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EHR player NextGen eyes mobile tech with $34 million takeover of Entrada
By Bill Siwicki 11:49 am April 14, 2017
Company says it sees mobile health systems as some of the most valuable real estate in healthcare.  
NewYork-Presbyterian CMS accountable health
By Bernie Monegain 11:40 am April 14, 2017
CMS initiative aims to boost outcomes, reduce cost and find innovative ways to deliver care to underserved populations.
Sansoro Health Venture Forum winner
By Bernie Monegain 10:59 am April 14, 2017
EHR data integration company plans to use the funding to accelerate its growth.
FBI Security cyber attacks

Malcolm Palmore, FBI assistant special agent in the cyber division in San Francisco will deliver a keynote address on cybersecurity at the Privacy & Security Forum in May.

By Bill Siwicki 10:17 am April 14, 2017
Cyber division agent says healthcare organizations should make use of the FBI to better prepare them to ward off cyberattacks.
Hospital medical errors
By Beth Jones Sanborn 10:01 am April 14, 2017
Tool allows purchasers to estimate the number of avoidable deaths among covered lives, related financial details.
HIPAA Security Rule
By Jessica Davis 03:23 pm April 13, 2017
Metro Community Provider Network failed to create a security management plan to protect patient data, an HHS investigation found.
Blockchain in healthcare
By Mike Miliard 02:23 pm April 13, 2017
If the technology is going to fix healthcare’s interoperability and security problems, policymakers, IT pros and executives need fresh perspectives.
HIMSS delay 2015 edition EHR deadline
By Bill Siwicki 02:16 pm April 13, 2017
Organization asks HHS to move the deadline from Jan. 1, 2018, to July 1, 2018, to account for government delay in releasing final specs.
 Erie County Medical Center hacked

Erie County Medical Center reached out to state police cybersecurity investigators shortly after the breach was discovered, and the FBI has joined the ongoing investigation.

By Jessica Davis 12:59 pm April 13, 2017
While officials declined to say whether the attack was ransomware, the hack returned the Buffalo-based provider to pencil and paper.
how blockchain works
By Mike Miliard 12:25 pm April 13, 2017
To say the technology is advanced is an understatement, but hospitals should understand the reasons that it’s getting so much attention.

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