By Mike Miliard 11:24 am April 18, 2016
A U.S. district court jury in Wisconsin has found in Epic Systems' favor, awarding the EHR giant $940 million in damages in its trade secrets lawsuit against Mumbai-based Tata Consultancy Services. The massive settlement seems likely to be reduced on appeal.
By Jack McCarthy 10:07 am April 18, 2016
The bill gives the Veterans Affairs money to digitize claims processing, advance telemedicine, and modernize its electronic health record software, but only once it proves interoperability with the DoD and private sector. 

NIST fellow Ronald Ross said the agency is gearing up to publish new best practices that help hospitals avoid and withstand cyberattacks. 

By Bill Siwicki 07:59 am April 18, 2016
The imminent set of best practices will help healthcare organizations become more penetration-resistant, more effective at limiting damage attackers can inflict and ultimately better able to withstand cyberattacks. 

IT Process Institute CEO Scott Alldridge said that good security is about having the right controls in place that users cannot circumvent.  

By Bill Siwicki 05:47 pm April 15, 2016
Healthcare entities that want to be well positioned against cybersecurity threats must know what resources they have, how those are configured, and tightly control any changes, IT Process Institute chief executive Scott Alldridge said.
By Mike Miliard 04:42 pm April 15, 2016
Now that Apple is no longer issuing security updates for the software, known vulnerabilities are wide open to exploitation, the security experts say.   
By Jeff Lagasse 03:20 pm April 15, 2016
The hospital that gained notoriety earlier this year for paying criminals $17,000 in ransomware attack is now set to build a new emergency department and campus beautification work. 
By Jessica Davis 11:42 am April 15, 2016
The diagnoses of 27.3 percent of patients with depression and 27.7 percent of patients with bipolar disorder were missing from their primary care electronic health records, a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association has found.
By Mike Miliard 11:27 am April 15, 2016
The move toward population health and alternative payment models has seen providers embracing innovative approaches to care delivery, including significant investments in health information technology, according to the spring 2016 Economic Outlook survey from Premier.
By Tom Sullivan 09:29 am April 15, 2016
Sanders is calling for a single payer system, while Clinton said she would support expanding the Affordable Care Act to insure every American.
By Bill Siwicki 03:31 pm April 14, 2016
The deal ties Dell’s population health solutions into Ensocare’s cloud service for care coordination, the vendors said.

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