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Centegra takes HIPAA-compliant Facebook approach to put caregivers on same page

Centegra Health in Huntley, Illinois. Credit: Google Maps

By Bill Siwicki 04:30 pm July 18, 2018
Health system uses communications platform to go from a 65 percent patients seen rate for case managers to 91 percent – with a reduced number of FTEs, official says.
Cleveland Clinic biomedical engineering deal
By Bernie Monegain 03:01 pm July 18, 2018
Partners will build on existing relationship to advance research and treatments, they said.
ECRI to host unplugged AHRQ clinical guidelines
By Bernie Monegain 02:26 pm July 18, 2018
After HHS shut down the AHRQ site with two decades of medical information, ECRI announced it will make the evidence-based materials available.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services proposes new rule to combat note bloat

Seema Verma talking about new rule proposal on Twitter.

By Mike Miliard 01:12 pm July 18, 2018
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services proposes a new rule to combat note bloat, improve patient safety, advanced analytics and enable IT innovation.
phishing attack on Sunspire
By Jessica Davis 12:22 pm July 18, 2018
Employees fell victim to a targeted phishing campaign, which may have exposed sensitive data for some patients, including Social Security numbers and health insurance information.
Johnson & Johnson to build innovation lab at University of Pennsylvania
By Bernie Monegain 11:55 am July 18, 2018
Networking hub is designed to connect the company with Penn researchers and local startups to fast-track new technologies.
Phishing attacks breach Alive Hospice

Credit: Alive Hospice on Facebook

By Jessica Davis 10:07 am July 18, 2018
Two employee email accounts were breached by phishing attacks, which potentially gave hackers access to a trove of highly sensitive data that varied by patient.
Mobile app uses blockchain and FHIR to help patients manage their health data

The pilot app uses a blockchain- and FHIR-enabled EHR aggregator app to allow patients to securely organize and share their medical records.

By Bill Siwicki 09:48 am July 18, 2018
The startup is working in conjunction with Cape Fear Valley Health pilot test to add social features for Medicare beneficiaries with congestive heart failure.
blockchain for healthcare
By Bernie Monegain 08:56 am July 18, 2018
Hospitals ignoring blockchain risk being left behind, IT firms say, and they share advice about getting work underway.
Health Catalyst launches new hospital safety surveillance analytics
By Mike Miliard 04:59 pm July 17, 2018
Health Catalyst announced a new surveillance module for its Patient Safety Monitor suite that aims to help hospitals protect patient safety by deploying predictive analytics to monitor, predict and prevent inpatient risk.

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