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Alameda Health System hires Mark Amey as new CIO, citing Epic expertise

Oakland, California-based Alameda Health System has named its new chief information officer. Mark Amey will relocate to the Bay Area from San Diego, where he was most recently associate CIO at University of California San Diego Health.

Alameda Health appointed Amey in the same week that Sanford Health named former VA Secretary David Shulkin, MD, as its chief innovation officer.

Cybersecurity: Innovating staff buy-in and avoiding silver bullet tools

Hackers are constantly innovating attack methods and organizations need to follow suit, by following trends and choosing cybersecurity tools that fit their business needs.

HHS HCCIC cybersecurity alert: New Ryuk ransomware quickly racking up damage

Similar to the notorious SamSam variant that has wreaked havoc on the healthcare sector, the new ransomware only infects crucial assets and resources.

GAO to review DoD Cerner EHR implementation status

Included in an amendment to the Senate appropriations bill, the accountability office would be required to assess any underlying issues that would impact future deployments of the Cerner EHR.

Poll: Should the VA put Cerner EHR plans on hold?

The Veterans Affairs Department's EHR project CHIO stepped down Friday, and the agency still doesn’t have a permanent CIO – should the VA keep pushing forward without proper IT leadership?

HRSA to give $125 million to community health centers for IT-enabled quality improvement

The grants from the HHS agency aim to boost use of health information technology for cost-efficiencies and outcomes improvement at small hospitals.

Fax machines can be hacked to breach a network, using only its number

While CMS Administrator Seema Verma called for the end of fax machine use by 2020, new Check Point research found a hacker could steal data from a flaw in the fax protocol.

How blockchain can help with healthcare's patient matching problem

The technology alone won’t fix patient ID issues but it can bring some of the data accessibility, interoperability, integrity and security hospitals need.

142 healthcare data breaches in Q2, 30% caused by repeat offenders

More than 3 million patient records were breached between April and June, highlighting an even bigger issue: Risk increases over time without proper education or reporting.