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Intersystems and Epic EHR vendors global business
By Bernie Monegain 01:32 pm May 23, 2017
KLAS report found InterSystems appealed to many providers for its lower cost structure than Epic.
leaked NSA tools WannaCry ransomware
By Jessica Davis 01:15 pm May 23, 2017
While WannaCry exploited two of the NSA’s leaked hacking tools, EternalBlue uses all seven and has no kill-switch.While WannaCry exploited two of the NSA’s leaked hacking tools, EternalBlue uses all seven and has no kill-switch.
Trump cuts Medicaid
By Susan Morse 12:10 pm May 23, 2017
The cuts to Medicaid move from entitlement and a state-based per-capita grant program, eliminating all but the neediest from the benefit.
future health IT

Tom Sullivan at the Big Data & Healthcare Analytics Forum, where speakers and panelists discussed the biggest roadblocks to embracing emerging technologies.

By Tom Sullivan 11:22 am May 23, 2017
Persistent infrastructure and talent acquisition concerns render the industry not-quite-ready to embrace the next generation of health IT. But we’re getting close.

Mick Mulvaney, Office of Management and Budget Director, spoke last week at the White House. On Monday, he briefed reporters off-camera about the FY18 budget.

By Tom Sullivan 10:47 am May 23, 2017
The President’s proposal instructs the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT to prioritize interoperability and EHR usability with $22 million less than ONC had in years’ past.
Georgia Hospital Association cybersecurity
By Jessica Davis 10:00 am May 23, 2017
Officials said the goal is to provide each of the state’s 170 hospitals with the necessary cyber tools to prevent breaches.
Top EHR makers
By Tom Sullivan 09:30 am May 23, 2017
Analyst also advised hospitals to prepare now for rapid consolidation in the EHR and revenue cycle markets.
McKesson spinoff Change Healthcare bets big on blockchain
By Mike Miliard 03:53 pm May 22, 2017
Value-based care company joins heavy-hitters such as a IBM and Kaiser Permanente to explore new avenues for digital ledger platforms in the health industry.
Not so fast, Congress: VistA is more interoperable than you think

Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin.

By Jessica Davis 03:22 pm May 22, 2017
While Congress has long-spurned DoD and Veterans Affairs for failing to become interoperable, the VA isn’t necessarily to blame.
GE Women in Global Health

Global Health stats from the World Health Organization Assembly underway in Geneva, Switzerland.

By Bernie Monegain 03:20 pm May 22, 2017
The organizations are also releasing a documentary film about women making an impact at the grassroots level in traditionally under-represented communities. 

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