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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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By Melissa Leong 01:36 am October 11, 2018
Healthcare IT News Asia Pacific hears from Marcus about what healthcare organisations can learn from National Geographic's consumer engagement experience.
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By Mike Miliard 03:41 pm October 10, 2018
As part of National Health IT Week, two HIMSS Davies Award winners share advice and best practices for putting technology to work fighting the abuse epidemic.
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By Jessica Davis 02:08 pm October 10, 2018
HITRUST launched a security program to help start-up companies bolster their privacy and security foundations, including the adoption of the most comprehensive risk management, compliance and security services.
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By Bill Siwicki 01:59 pm October 10, 2018
This case study shows how clinicians reduced the number of orders for one specific test from roughly 90 per month to five – helping with antimicrobial stewardship along the way.
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A screensnap of the Amazon S3 bucket indicating thousands of protected personal information were leaked from from MedCall Advisors. Credit: Databreaches.net

By Jessica Davis 12:17 pm October 10, 2018
A researcher discovered the North Carolina-based tech vendor is leaking protected patient data through its Amazon S3 bucket twice in a month.
HIPAA complaince audit form
By Corinne Smith 11:15 am October 10, 2018
As HIPAA was written when most providers still used paper charts, the framework today has plenty of room for improvement.

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