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Mount Sinai to build new precision medicine supercomputer
By Mike Miliard 03:49 pm November 18, 2019
The health system's second "big omics data engine," or BODE 2, funded in part by HHS, will have 15 terabytes of memory, 14 petabytes of raw storage and a peak speed of 220 teraflops per second – nearly double that of its predecessor.
By Bill Siwicki 12:35 pm November 18, 2019
The palm print identity authentication system connects 750,000 patients to their Epic EHR – in one case, even when a patient was having a stroke and unable to speak.
By Tammy Lovell 11:28 am November 18, 2019
An investigation by the Financial Times found popular sites disclosed personal information to third party companies.
By Nathan Eddy 10:24 am November 18, 2019
The nudges in reprogrammed electronic health records prompt medical assistants to set up a screening order for doctors to sign once they see the patient.

Analysis is key in shaping care for individual patients as well as across organisations and health systems. 

By Ellen Coughlan 05:38 am November 18, 2019
Ellen Coughlan, programme manager at the Health Foundation, provides insight on how the charity helped create a free and openly available tool for organisations to take the first step toward realising the value of the data they collect.
Technology optimization: Refining clinical decision support
By Bill Siwicki 12:49 pm November 15, 2019
Five CDS technology pros describe some comprehensive best practices for making the technology work optimally for provider organizations.
By Nathan Eddy 10:36 am November 15, 2019
Just under half (49 percent) of all post-acute providers surveyed said the state of their staff's health information technology proficiency is either "extremely poor" or "non-existent," a new Black Book report shows.
By Mike Miliard 09:20 am November 15, 2019
Researchers sought to assess and benchmark how physicians view electronic health record usability, as defined by a standardized metric, and use that to evaluate how poor UX correlates with feelings of job frustration and burnout.
How provider organizations can prepare cybersecurity incident response and recovery

Richard Staynings, chief security strategist at Cylera, speaking at a past HIMSS Healthcare Security Forum.

By Bill Siwicki 12:34 pm November 14, 2019
Two healthcare cybersecurity experts who will be speaking at the upcoming HIMSS Healthcare Security Forum offer comprehensive advice on everything from breach containment to security operations centers.
By Mike Miliard 09:41 am November 14, 2019
Despite HIPAA's right of access rule, and CMS and ONC prioritizing consumer access in their forthcoming 21st Century Cures regs, a new scorecard shows that providers have some work to do.

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