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EHR clinical data

A new strategy to track sepsis incidence and outcomes is using electronic clinical data provides more objective estimates than insurance claims.

By Bernie Monegain 01:28 pm September 14, 2017
Authors from Brigham and Women's Hospital urge switch from using claims numbers to mining electronic health records.
Revenue cycle companies ZirMed, Navicure to merge
By Jeff Lagasse 11:00 am September 14, 2017
New company’s name and leadership structure not decided yet, buy companies says deal gives new entity broader penetration.  
Kaspersky banned by Homeland Security

Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe, CIA Director Mike Pompeo, Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats, NSA Director Admiral Michael Rogers, Defense Intelligence Agency Director Lt. General Vincent Stewart and Director of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency Robert Cardillo testify before the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence on May 11.

By Jessica Davis 10:29 am September 14, 2017
While Kaspersky has continuously denied any wrongdoing, the Department of Homeland Security is giving agencies just 90 days to remove all software from systems.
 Senate IoT security legislation

Orgs should formalize their own medical device security policies because IoT security legislation​ is coming.

By Bill Siwicki 09:47 am September 14, 2017
The Internet of Things Cybersecurity Improvement Act would set minimum standards that are immediately needed.
WuXi NextCODE

Rob Brainin will serve as the executive vice president and chief operating officer of WuXi NextCODE.

By Bernie Monegain 03:45 pm September 13, 2017
Company will continue to push toward digitizing, managing and analyzing genomic big data.
young talent in cybersecurity

Michael Kaiser, Executive Director of the National Cyber Security Alliance, spoke at the HIMSS Security Forum in Boston on Wednesday.

By Tom Sullivan 03:25 pm September 13, 2017
While 18- to 26-year-olds are showing interest in cybersecurity, there’s a disconnect in the language around the field, skills and opportunities.
FDA and medical device security

Suzanne Schwartz, MD, is the associate director for science and strategic partnerships at the agency's Center for Devices and Radiological Health.

By Mike Miliard 01:33 pm September 13, 2017
Manufacturers must also work to continually assess new cyber risks to the medical devices on the market.
UMass Memorial Epic EHR

UMass Memorial Health Care in Worcester, Massachusetts

By Bernie Monegain 01:23 pm September 13, 2017
System says $700 million price tag encompasses several other projects beyond just the EHR system.
HIPAA compliance pitfalls

"As soon as you identify issues that could turn into problems, you have to seek help. And don’t try to do it alone,” said Matt Fisher at the HIMSS Security Forum in Boston on Monday.

By Jessica Davis 12:44 pm September 13, 2017
Healthcare attorney Matthew Fisher on how providers can work toward better compliance policies and avoid common mistakes.
hospitals should join an ISAC

Former Secretary of Homeland Security Tom Ridge and HHS CISO Christopher Wlaschin at the HIMSS Security Forum in Boston.

By Tom Sullivan 10:46 am September 13, 2017
Cyberintelligence experts, prominent infosec pros and an HHS official all agree – health org’s need to share information security information now.

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