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Kaiser Permanente IT workers

Kaiser building in Oakland, California. Photo via Coolcaesar

By Bernie Monegain 12:18 pm September 15, 2017
Staff accuses Kaiser of putting patients and data at risk by stalling contract negotiations.
healthcare cybersecurity

Michael Figueroa, Executive Director of the Advanced Cyber Security Center, speaking at the HIMSS Security Forum in Boston Sept. 13.

By Tom Sullivan 12:02 pm September 15, 2017
Yes, health entities need to be held responsible for protecting patient data but public shaming isn’t making that happen. There’s a better way forward.
St Jude Medical cardiac rhythm management product, pacemaker

The FDA getting involved in ordering a recall marks a major change in direction for the agency and medical device manufacturers.

By Richard Staynings 11:50 am September 15, 2017
Last week the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) took the unprecedented step of recalling a biomedical device because of concerns over its lack of cybersecurity.
google gender-based discrimination suit
By Bernie Monegain 11:33 am September 15, 2017
Three former employees say they were assigned to positions that paid them less than their male colleagues.
new encryption security strategy

North York General Hospital is an academic medical center in Toronto, Canada. Photo via Google Maps

By Bill Siwicki 11:18 am September 15, 2017
The tech is designed to bring medical staff and patients closer together through private online communications, protecting this exchange of data as well as sensitive data at rest.
Population health

Brendan FitzGerald, Research Director at HIMSS Analytics speaking at the HIMSS Pop Health Forum in Boston earlier this year.

By Tom Sullivan 04:01 pm September 14, 2017
HIMSS Analytics says hospitals are still learning to leverage clinical and business intelligence tools, but the outcomes gleaned from pop health could one day put meaningful use to shame.
Epic's App Orchard

The PeraTrend tool shows clinicians a dashboard that indicates the patient's condition in real-time. Photo via PeraTrend

By Mike Miliard 03:36 pm September 14, 2017
APIs bring third-party analytics tools into the Epic platform, helping hospitals get more out of EHR investments, hospital CIO says.
3-D printing of human organs
By Bill Siwicki 02:09 pm September 14, 2017
Prellis Biologics says it is overcoming a major obstacle to success, and just raised $1.8 million in new seed funding.
Swedish Cancer precision medicine

Swedish Cancer Institute in Seattle. Photo via Google Maps

By Bill Siwicki 01:55 pm September 14, 2017
The machine learning and data-sharing effort is designed to strengthen, accelerate and potentially expand the delivery of precision medicine in breast cancer care.
Epic releases new interoperability tool
By Bernie Monegain 01:39 pm September 14, 2017
The EHR vendor says Share Everywhere is designed to empower MyChart users to allow clinicians to view medical records.

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