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Lurie Children's Hospital cut its reference checking time to 3 days
By Bill Siwicki 08:53 am July 24, 2018
Some 4,000 physician and nurse candidates have been entered into the Chicago hospital's hiring system, with a nearly 90 percent completion rate, the director of talent acquisition says.
NHS to bolster hospital IT with $540M in new spending
By Mike Miliard 03:32 pm July 23, 2018
The UK's new Secretary of State for Health and Social Care says tech transformation is coming to the National Health Service as he pledges big investments.
NYC is Dell's top choice for best cities for women entrepreneurs

New York City beat the San Francisco Bay Area for the top spot for women entrepreneurs based on Dell’s criteria.

By Bernie Monegain 02:54 pm July 23, 2018
Dell’s ranking of the places successfully working to attract and support innovative women in health IT and other industries.
Hill Physicians Medical Group in San Ramon is using AI, machine learning to improve care
By Bill Siwicki 01:47 pm July 23, 2018
Efficiencies gained have allowed the Hill Physicians Medical Group to increase the number of patient charts collected for risk adjustment efforts by more than 200 percent.
next-gen precision medicine will focus on consumerism, EHR integration
By Bill Siwicki 10:20 am July 23, 2018
Experts say emerging tools could become as important to precision medicine as HTML is to the web.
FirstNet, the first nationwide public safety wireless broadband network
Sponsored
By 09:52 am July 23, 2018
FirstNet, the first nationwide public safety wireless broadband network, was established via congressional legislation for much-needed law enforcement, fire and emergency medical personnel communications.
doctor talking with patient about health data
By Mike Miliard 04:46 pm July 20, 2018
Nearly two dozen chief information officers from leading U.S. health systems say they're keenly focused on patient engagement, a new report shows – while also trying to wring value from their technology infrastructure and innovate for the future.
LabCorp still recovering from ransomware
By Jessica Davis 04:36 pm July 20, 2018
Media reports claim that the notorious SamSam ransomware variant took down thousands of the medical testing giant’s servers through an RDP brute force attack, but the company won’t share the details.
More than half of Maine prescribers are now EPCS-enabled
By Bill Siwicki 01:07 pm July 20, 2018
On the first anniversary of the state's mandate, 51 percent of prescribers in the state are fighting the opioid crisis by using electronic prescription for controlled substances.
Hackers breach 1.5 million Singapore patient records, including the prime minister's

The Ministry of Health Singapore. Credit: Google maps

By Jessica Davis 12:45 pm July 20, 2018
In what officials say was a "deliberate," highly targeted attack, cybercriminals repeatedly targeted Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong’s personal records.

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