ONC patient-generated health data

Validic's VitalSnap enables a phone's camera to share data from devices that are otherwise not connected. 

By Jack McCarthy 09:39 am October 20, 2016
Sutter is using Validic’s digital health platform to monitor patients with Type 2 diabetes in one pilot. In the other, Amita Health is implementing TapCloud’s technology for behavioral health, stroke, orthopedic surgery and other medical conditions. 
Clearwater cybersecurity ransomware
By Jessica Davis 07:05 am October 20, 2016
The intent is to help healthcare CIO and CISOs improve IT compliance and risk management posture, as well as information resource management.
Children's clinic ransomware
By Jeff Lagasse 06:53 am October 20, 2016
Hackers attacked the computers systems of Rainbow Children’s Clinic and deleted some patient records housing sensitive data. 
reactive proactive analytics security

CRISP COO Brandon Neiswender said that providers need a learning capability to understand patterns, build profiles, and identify access problems.

By Bill Siwicki 06:36 am October 20, 2016
Healthcare organizations must be proactive about protecting patient data. But that doesn’t mean it’s safe to skip the reactive reporting and linear approach, the COO of a health information exchange explains.

Meredith Walker, co-founder of Amy Poehler’s “Smart Girls” organization jokes with Girls Who Code participants at a Dell event last July.

By Bernie Monegain 02:59 pm October 19, 2016
Technology giant Dell is partnering with Girls Who Code, a national nonprofit dedicated to closing the gender gap in technology.
St. Joseph HIPAA violation

Protected health information from SJH was accessible on the Internet from Feb. 2011 until Feb. 2012, via Google and also perhaps through other search engines.

By Bernie Monegain 12:36 pm October 19, 2016
After an incident exposed the protected health information of 31,800 people, the organization failed to conduct a proper risk analysis, according to federal officials.
Healthcare last security vulnerabilities
By Jessica Davis 12:14 pm October 19, 2016
The biggest problem? Outdated IT and tight budgets make it hard to fend off growing throngs of hackers.
IBM Ginni Rometty HIMSS17

IBM CEO Ginni Rometty. Source: Fortune Live Media via Flickr.

By Tom Sullivan 09:58 am October 19, 2016
IBM's tech-savvy chief has been instrumental in the company's supercomputing work with Watson, the surprising partnership with Apple to create health apps, and she has boldly proclaimed that cognitive computing is the future of healthcare. 
MACRA virtual groups AHA
By Jeff Lagasse 09:51 am October 19, 2016
Physician practice trade groups contend that the newly-minted final MACRA rule will make it harder for them than their larger provider counterparts. 
M*Modal cloud risk-adjustment

M*Modal CEO Scott MacKenzie. 

By Bernie Monegain 07:13 am October 19, 2016
The service can be used to boost performance by capturing disease burden and risk-adjustment factor scores.

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