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CMS reduces reporting requirements
By Jessica Davis 12:03 pm April 18, 2017
A new CMS proposal, developed in response to feedback from the healthcare industry, contains guidelines to reduce the EHR reporting burden on providers.
Worcester Polytech health IT innovation lab
By Bernie Monegain 11:17 am April 18, 2017
With $17 million in funding from the state and GE Healthcare, WPI said the lab will advance digital health and medical device development and create new jobs in the region.
phishing as a service
By Jessica Davis 05:55 am April 18, 2017
Hospitals can hire white hat hackers to conduct anti-phishing campaigns but the dark web boasts eerily similar offerings to cybercriminals, too. Infosec pros share tips for using one and avoiding the other. 
By Bill Siwicki 03:24 pm April 17, 2017
Investors spent a whopping $1.6 billion in VC funding during the first quarter of 2017. Appointment booking and mHealth topped the IT areas they targeted.
Cerber Locky ransomware
By Jessica Davis 01:45 pm April 17, 2017
Ransomware continues to be the most heavily used malware by hackers, with more invasive methods on the horizon, a new report from Malwarebytes revealed.
Black Book Cerner VistA
By Jessica Davis 01:04 pm April 17, 2017
The research firm ranked Cerner number one in all categories for the best vendor to replace VistA. Number 2? Allscripts. Epic struggled with cost control and go-lives.
health data breaches Protenus
By Bill Siwicki 11:53 am April 17, 2017
There were 39 breach incidents in March, affecting 1,519,521 patient records, Protenus says in a new report.
IBM Continuum Analytics Anaconda

IBM senior vice president Bob Picciano said Anaconda will enable data scientists to build deep learning apps. Photo via Twitter. 

By Bernie Monegain 11:10 am April 17, 2017
Big Blue will make Anaconda available on its PowerAI software for developers creating cognitive computing tools.
Soon-Shiong University Utah
By Jessica Davis 10:48 am April 17, 2017
Emails reveal details of the strings attached to Patrick Soon-Shiong’s $12 million donation to the University of Utah.
St. Jude Medical faulty defibrillators
By Jessica Davis 01:11 pm April 14, 2017
The agency says St. Jude Medical continued to ship faulty defibrillators despite issues with rapid battery depletion.

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