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Mike Miliard | November 13, 2015 | 11:00 PM | Network Infrastructure, Privacy & Security, Workforce
Michael Kaiser, executive director of the National Cyber Security Alliance, offers his advice for developing a well-trained and proactive healthcare workforce, one attuned to the needs of health systems as they face growing cybersecurity threats. More
Jessica Davis | November 13, 2015 | 04:37 AM | Electronic Health Records, Mobile, Network Infrastructure
It's not just hospitals. Or even payers. Some 392 million health records have been accessed in 1,931 PHI breaches across a staggering 90 percent of industries, according to preliminary findings from a new Verizon report. More
ROSEVILLE, CA | Bernie Monegain | November 12, 2015 | 04:37 PM | Mobile, Quality and Safety, Telehealth
Intel-GE Care Innovations, which connects the care continuum to the home, has announced it will extend its collaboration with the University of Mississippi Medical Center to take on chronic illness in southeastern U.S. More
Jack McCarthy | November 12, 2015 | 12:04 PM | Electronic Health Records
The lack of effective patient data matching is an ongoing obstacle to seamless information exchange between organizations, according to a new study released this week by The Sequoia Project and the Care Connectivity Consortium. More
Mike Miliard | November 12, 2015 | 10:57 AM | Data Warehousing, Network Infrastructure, Privacy & Security
By necessity, the healthcare industry has seen big changes in its approaches to cybersecurity since 2008, according to a new HIMSS report, which finds a noticeable shift from a compliance-based approach to one focused on risk management. More
Susan Morse | November 12, 2015 | 09:55 AM | Business Intelligence, ICD-10 & Coding, Network Infrastructure
The Utah health system, a longtime IT leader, is consolidating revenue cycle functions -- totaling $5 billion in annual gross patient revenue -- across its 22 hospitals and more than 100 physician clinics. More
PLYMOUTH MEETING, PA | Bernie Monegain | November 12, 2015 | 09:41 AM | Quality and Safety, Clinical, Medical Devices
ECRI Institute has released its 2016 list of worst technology hazards occurring today. Any of the items listed on the top 10 list could be deadly. More
DANVILLE, PA | Jessica Davis | November 12, 2015 | 05:17 AM | Electronic Health Records, Mobile, Quality and Safety
In a novel initiative, Geisinger Health System is launching a refund program for patients not met with "kindness and compassion," President and CEO David T. Feinberg, MD, announced this week. More
SALT LAKE CITY | Bernie Monegain | November 11, 2015 | 10:03 AM | Business Intelligence, Quality and Safety, Analytics
A telling sign that Health Catalyst is gearing up for an IPO is the announcement today that Jack Kane (John A. Kane) is joining the board of the data warehousing and analytics and outcomes company. More
Skip Snow | November 11, 2015 | 09:25 AM | Electronic Health Records, Health Information Exchange (HIE), Quality and Safety
Epic President Carl Dvorak wrote much of the original code in the system and made some of the enduring architectural decisions empowering its growth. With the company since 1987, he is often referred to as the technology brains of the organization. More
Jessica Davis | November 10, 2015 | 03:27 PM | Pharmacy, Mobile, Network Infrastructure
The largest U.S. drugstore chain and telehealth provider MDLive are expanding their virtual care collaboration to 20 more states, bringing the total to 25. Walgreens also just unveiled a new app that rewards daily wellness measurements. More
Mike Miliard | November 10, 2015 | 10:47 AM | Mobile, Privacy & Security, Policy and Legislation
Just 25 percent of healthcare institutions with an official mobile messaging platform use internal, company-authorized tools, a new report shows. The rest make use of consumer apps that don't offer the security needed to comply with regulations, such as... More