Quality and Safety

A cybersecurity expert sits in a darkened room in front of a computer screen
By Kat Jercich 01:00 pm November 24, 2020
Remote patient monitoring ecosystems should not be treated in the same way as traditional endpoints, say cybersecurity experts.
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By Kat Jercich 01:24 pm November 23, 2020
The system's Epic electronic health record has been in "read-only" status at several of the system's sites, with MyChart patient portals also inaccessible.
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By Kat Jercich 10:59 am November 23, 2020
A recently published JAMIA paper argues that design, implementation and policy considerations must be taken into account when developing virtual care technology.
By Jeff Lagasse 05:13 pm November 19, 2020
Automating risk stratification kept patients out of the ER, giving financial incentive to move to an alternative payment model.
Christopher Krebs testifying
By Kat Jercich 11:38 am November 18, 2020
 The ousting comes on the heels of a joint warning from the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, HHS and the FBI about "increased and imminent" cyber threats to hospitals.
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By Kat Jercich 09:58 am November 16, 2020
The data comes amidst new reports that cybercriminals are using industry-standard encryption methods to enact attacks that bypass detection.
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By Kat Jercich 11:19 am November 13, 2020
 As COVID-19 surges and supply lines become critical, health system leaders are working toward real-time visibility and predictive tools for inventory, pricing, lead times and demand trends.
Boston Children's Hospital
By Bill Siwicki 11:15 am November 13, 2020
The hospital uses Cerner’s cloud deployment model to give clinicians a role-based communications system and give nurses a mobile tool for advanced clinical workflows.
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By Kat Jercich 01:05 pm November 12, 2020
Citing patient safety, the agency says it has "significant concerns" regarding the electronic health record vendor's compliance with its obligation under a 2017 Corporate Integrity Agreement.