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EU's GDPR privacy law
By Jessica Davis 02:37 pm May 25, 2018
The European regulation is much more stringent than HIPAA, and those health systems that handle EU patient data, even in the U.S., must adjust their privacy measures to comply.
Children's Mercy Kansas City

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By Bill Siwicki 02:23 pm May 25, 2018
Achieving Stage 7, the top stage, in the HIMSS Analytics Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model is quite a feat. It shows that a healthcare provider organization is playing at the top of its game in health IT.
Minnesota ransomware attack

Credit: Associates in Psychiatry and Psychology

By Jessica Davis 01:57 pm May 25, 2018
While only about 6,500 patients were impacted by a cyberattack on Associates in Psychiatry and Psychology in March, the provider's transparency in its breach notification is a valuable example for other organizations.
By Jessica Davis 11:28 am May 25, 2018
In March, the Internet Engineering Task Force approved the Transport Layer Security version 1.3, the key function to enable HTTPS function on the web.
Next-gen patient engagement
By Bill Siwicki 08:08 am May 25, 2018
Hospitals are shaping always-on consumer experiences with cutting-edge digital health tools as well as scheduling apps, workflow tools and more ways to access care.
Elliott Management pressures athenahealth
By Mike Miliard 04:47 pm May 24, 2018
The activist investor sends athena's board a letter showcasing an "outpouring of positive reactions" to a potential $160-per-share sale, but the company says it will take its time making a decision.
EHR market share in flux
By Mike Miliard 04:27 pm May 24, 2018
New KLAS report tracks the ups and downs of more than 200 hospital contracts in 2017.
UPMC remote patient monitoring
By Bill Siwicki 01:45 pm May 24, 2018
Its clinical use of remote monitoring is focused on congestive heart failure, advanced illness care, tobacco treatment services and inflammatory bowel diseases.
senate gives veterans affairs $5.2 billion to expand private care
By Jessica Davis 11:37 am May 24, 2018
Passing with a 92-5 vote, the legislation also will mandate the agency participate in national PDMP data sharing network.
confirming identification for data security in healthcare
By Bill Siwicki 09:58 am May 24, 2018
After audits revealed several gaps in identity management, the health system turned to an IG vendor to help it understand which users have access to what and, more importantly, ensure users have the right access to data.

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