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By Jessica Davis 04:56 pm October 12, 2018
The Food and Drug Administration issued a cybersecurity alert on two Medtronic devices that could allow a hacker to hijack the software update process to change the device’s function. Medtronic disabled the online software update to eliminate the flaw. IMPACT
By Bill Siwicki 02:19 pm October 12, 2018
This case study shows how UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital accomplished that reduction by sending new mothers home with a free blood pressure cuff and access to a remote monitoring portal.
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By Jessica Davis 02:14 pm October 12, 2018
For more than a month, two separate employee accounts were compromised by the cyberattacks before the IT department discovered the hack.
HIMSS Chapter leaders on NHIT Week.
By Tom Sullivan 10:49 am October 12, 2018
Technology was critical but so, too, were the personal and patient-centric stories shared on Twitter this week.
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By Jessica Davis 10:33 am October 12, 2018
The two nonprofit health IT groups hope to strengthen public-private partnerships and advance policy, starting by collaborating on the next Health Datapalooza.
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By Tom Sullivan 09:20 am October 12, 2018
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is working with HIMSS Healthbox to reach out to investors and better understand the barriers to innovation. WHY IT MATTERS
By Dean Koh 04:38 am October 12, 2018
The IT journey in clinical systems in Singapore dates back to the 1980s and by the early 2000s, two distinct electronic medical record (EMR) systems emerged from the two integrated clusters. However, this meant that sharing of patient information, especially those moving from different clusters, was a big challenge.
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By Mike Miliard 04:53 pm October 11, 2018
Penn Medicine is pursuing a new initiative it says will innovate electronic health records for 21st Century medicine. The goal, officials say, is to make the technology more interactive and responsive to clinicians – nudging the EHR into a new era where it's not just a documentation system but a crucial tool for care delivery.
Anahi Santiago, Heather Roszkowski and Cris Ewell.

CISOs Anahi Santiago, Heather Roszkowski and Cris Ewell.

By Mike Miliard 02:35 pm October 11, 2018
Keeping software up to date without disrupting care delivery requires a plan for regular patching – and responding to emergency alerts when necessary.
By Dave Muoio 11:49 am October 11, 2018
Skipping out on comprehensive device documentation and risk assessment will cripple an organization's cybersecurity program, experts say.

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