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patient records breached at Med Associates
By Jessica Davis 12:09 pm June 20, 2018
The healthcare billing claims vendor discovered a hacker accessed an employee workstation on March 22.
Mayo Clinic blockchain EHR
By Mike Miliard 09:30 am June 20, 2018
London-based Medicalchain is partnering with the health system to pilot an array of different distributed ledger projects.
VA open FHIR API project discussion at HL7 event
By Jessica Davis 04:15 pm June 19, 2018
Veterans Health Affairs’ director of standards and interoperability warns that FHIR is not a cure all, just one valuable asset in a tech toolbox.
MD Anderson to pay $4.3M for HIPAA violations

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By Jessica Davis 03:12 pm June 19, 2018
The cancer research center argued it didn’t need to encrypt its data as it was for research, but a federal judge upheld the OCR fine.
improving the quality of data

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By Bill Siwicki 02:58 pm June 19, 2018
Clinicians enter quality improvement data at the same time they enter charge capture data, enabling a more timely and robust quality effort.
MedStar pilot program for new apps

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By Mike Miliard 01:36 pm June 19, 2018
The apps will be evaluated in 10 different primary and specialty care settings.
Next-gen medical devices
By Bill Siwicki 12:13 pm June 19, 2018
Experts discuss where medical devices are headed as the internet of things continues to expand.
John Halamka speaking at HL7’s DevDays in Boston on Tuesday

John Halamka, MD, Beth Israel Deaconess CIO speaking at HL7’s DevDays in Boston on Tuesday. Credit: Twitter

By Jessica Davis 11:52 am June 19, 2018
While there are challenges to fully utilizing FHIR, the specification will support workflows and provider experience between the organizations and multiple EHRs, Halamka said at HL7’s DevDays.
Healthcare analytics discussed at HIMSS Big Data and Analytics event in San Francisco in June 2018
By Mike Miliard 08:46 am June 19, 2018
The HIMSS Big Data and Healthcare Analytics Forum showed that, even if healthcare still lags behind other industries in analytics prowess, it can (and probably will) make up a lot of ground in a short time.
Community Care of North Carolina deploys pop health platform to transform community care

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By Bill Siwicki 04:19 pm June 18, 2018
By taking a more patient-centered approach, CCNC crafted a more proactive care management strategy.

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