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A precision medicine fight is brewing between clinicians, public health

Robert Green, MD, a medical geneticist and physician-scientist at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School.

By Tom Sullivan 10:33 am June 14, 2017
While doctors want to know everything they can, public health is far more cautionary when it comes to screenings.
HIMSS, PCHAlliance urge FCC to move quickly on widespread broadband
By Bernie Monegain 09:01 am June 14, 2017
Organizations say broader access will support remote-based monitoring and home-based primary care for those with chronic conditions.
By Gus Venditto 07:23 am June 14, 2017
Memories of the May WannaCry attacks have started to fade but the threat to healthcare systems is not going away. In fact, while the risk has been seen mostly in IT administrative systems and EHRs, many believe that the threat to medical devices is even greater.
VA Cerner EHR
By Jessica Davis 04:11 pm June 13, 2017
Appropriations Committee says the VA must detail how the new EHR would be interoperable with the DoD and private sector systems.
Oscar health clinical dashboard
By 03:47 pm June 13, 2017
The new tool pulls together Oscar member’s health history, lab results, prescriptions, any hospital admits or discharges and also integrates with hospital systems and telemedicine sessions.
facial recognition

Facial recognition technology can be used as the first factor of authentication.

By Bill Siwicki 03:25 pm June 13, 2017
Hospitals not already using modern tools for two-factor authentication, such as facial recognition and push notifications, should take note of how they can block malware and other common cyberthreats.
precision medicine

Sharon Zehe, attorney for Mayo Clinic Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology.

By Jessica Davis 02:36 pm June 13, 2017
Privacy protections, fraud guidelines and issues with discrimination need to be addressed before widespread adoption, expert says.
genetic testing Seattle children's
By Mike Miliard 02:24 pm June 13, 2017
Seattle Children's has launched nationwide network with more 60 other hospitals and health systems to improve ordering, retrieval, interpretation and reimbursement for genetic tests.
precision medicine

Quest Diagnostics has made a new acquisition hopes to expand precision medicine services to community oncologists nationwide. Quest Diagnostics photo

By Bill Siwicki 01:43 pm June 13, 2017
Development of evidence-based services for guiding treatment decisions within EHRs and care plan workflows is expected to be an outcome of two new acquisitions.
HP healthcare computer
By Bill Siwicki 12:18 pm June 13, 2017
Inpatient settings require fully functional computing devices to access clinical information, especially ones with security at the fore as cybercriminals target healthcare.

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