Health data breaches Protenus
By Bill Siwicki 07:03 am October 14, 2016
Some 118 security incidents were either reported to the Department of Health and Human Services or first disclosed in the media in Q3 2016, compared with 89 in Q2 and 63 in Q1, a Protenus report finds.
health concierge Accolade CTO

Accolade's new Chief Technology Officer, Harish Naidu, said the company wants to expand its concierge services to millions of people. 

By Bernie Monegain 06:56 am October 14, 2016
The Seattle-based company, which aims to re-engineer how consumers manage their care’ also brought on a vice president of product management to advance its platform.
NIH brain neural dust
By Bernie Monegain 11:57 am October 13, 2016
New National Institutes of Health funding will go toward neural dust, autism, Alzheimer’s, stroke and brain-related conditions.
Precision Medicine Geisinger Partners

Eric Dishman, director of the PMI Cohort Program, wants to recruit a million people for precision medicine.

By Bernie Monegain 11:42 am October 13, 2016
The National Institutes invests a new $5.5 million to start recruitment and build the infrastructure.
States Medicaid expansion

Credit: US Department of Agriculture via Flickr. 

By Kaiser Health News 10:39 am October 13, 2016
U.S. States are finding the need to stretch dollars as part of the Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act. Such strategies include hiring private managed care companies, shifting long-term care services to community settings and restricting use of expensive prescription drugs. 
WHO excise population health jobs

Source: Marlith via Wikipedia. 

By Jeff Lagasse 09:41 am October 13, 2016
The World Health Organization highlighted the upsides of taxing sugary drinks or unhealthy foods and, while healthier populations are an important part, the benefits also include increased government revenue and new jobs. 
legal record EHR malpractice

Jodi Daniel, partner with Crowell & Moring and former policy director at ONC, recommended that providers include legal risks associated with EHRs in risk mitigation strategies. 

By Diana Manos 07:08 am October 13, 2016
Electronic health records platforms are leaving doctors exposed by making it hard to demonstrate what they did and why. Some providers are even settling malpractice suits and not because of guilt. Hospitals cannot ignore the issue anymore.
Security budgets breaches rise

Scott Aldridge of the IT Process Institute said that changes to IT infrastructure can make organizations vulnerable to breaches. 

By Bill Siwicki 06:59 am October 13, 2016
IT Process Institute CEO Scott Alldridge said healthcare organizations need to support security spending and technologies with IT and process rigor to avoid breaches.
Sarah Bush Jerry Esker

Sarah Bush Health System CEO Jerry Esker. 

By Bernie Monegain 12:20 pm October 12, 2016
Esker’s CEO post becomes official as the system focuses on patient safety, begins to roll out a Cerner EHR.
KLAS interoperability challenging EHRs

Source: KLAS

By Bernie Monegain 10:52 am October 12, 2016
The research firm found that no vendor community excels at exchanging records with other vendors and while providers see value in participating in CommonWell and Carequality only a small subset are actively sharing data today.

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