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Leidos CEO Roger Krane said his company's client, the Cleveland Clinic, might pursue more business in Abu Dhabi, in addition to the 4.4 million square foot multi-specialty hospital it opened there in 2015.

By Bernie Monegain 11:13 am August 17, 2016
Leidos, which along with Cerner and Accenture, last year won a $9 billion contract to provide the Department of Defense with a new electronic health record at DoD facilities worldwide, has recently positioned itself to gain even more healthcare business.
FTC Practice Fusion privacy

FTC’s Bureau of Consumer Protection director Jessica Rich said that Practice Fusion's actions led patients to share sensitive information without knowing it would be made public. 

By Jessica Davis 11:06 am August 17, 2016
Under the settlement, the EHR-vendor will be closely monitored by the FTC for compliance and liable for up to $40,000 in penalties for any violation.
By Kaiser Health News 11:00 am August 17, 2016
Fine print of many marketplace health plan documents allows them to refuse a range of services, disproportionately affecting women, study says.
FHIR API precision medicine

Translational Software CEO Don Rule said the new API can be used to integrate testing into clinical workflows and overcome that barrier to the common use of pharmacogenomics. 

By Mike Miliard 09:31 am August 17, 2016
By helping spot gene-based drug interactions, Translational Software says the interface could spur more routine clinical use of genomic data.
Maryland public health EHRs

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By Jack McCarthy 07:36 am August 17, 2016
The Public Health Information Technology Maturity Index can help officials understand how well they are using IT and data to respond to outbreaks and epidemics. 
cybersecurity Internet of Things
By Bill Siwicki 07:06 am August 17, 2016
Forrester Research offers insight into best practices to prevent criminals from wreaking havoc as IoT innovation outpaces medical device security.
Cedars-Sinai Healthcare Accelerator

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By Tom Sullivan 02:21 pm August 16, 2016
The academic medical center turned to its inaugural Healthcare Innovation Accelerator class for new technologies and services to improve patient care. 
By Jessica Davis 10:46 am August 16, 2016
It appears the threat actor known as ‘batwhatman’ infiltrated the developer’s SVN server and stole JAVA application codes, customer data and employee information.
Surescripts interoperability
By Bernie Monegain 09:33 am August 16, 2016
The network now conducts more transactions daily than Amazon or Uber, according to CEO Tom Skelton.
Carequality Epic interoperability

Dave Cassel, who leads the Sequoia Project's Carequality initiative, said that health information exchange among competing EHRs is no longer a promise and that it is here today and working under the Carequality Interoperability Framework. 

By Bernie Monegain 08:01 am August 16, 2016
The framework will make interoperability work happening today widespread as more and more EHR vendors, HIEs and providers join the network, according to an Epic executive.

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