Kindbody launches mobile fertility pop-up
By Bernie Monegain 03:22 pm July 31, 2018
Kindbody also recruited executives from Oscar Health, Mount Sinai and One Medical to use centralized database and patient-facing tools.
Virginia links all of its ERs to improve care, trim costs

Virginia Governor Ralph Northam with Bruce Lo, MD, medical director of emergency medicine at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital.

By Bill Siwicki 03:00 pm July 31, 2018
The ability to view information on a patient's 10 previous ED visits across different health systems saved on unneeded imaging tests and prevented the prescription of narcotics, one physician said.
UnityPoint Health phishing attack

Unitypoint Health's Meriter Hospital in Madison, Wisconsin. Credit: Google Maps

By Jessica Davis 11:56 am July 31, 2018
This is the second breach for the health system this year, and the biggest health data breach of 2018 in the U.S.
Nextflex invests in health monitoring systems

Credit: Facebook

By Bernie Monegain 10:47 am July 31, 2018
Skin-like health monitoring systems, epidermal sensors for robotic knees, and more are in development, according to the flexible hybrid electronics manufacturing organization.
eclinicalworks fined by HHS OIG for patient safety risk
By Jessica Davis 10:07 am July 31, 2018
Just one year after it settled with the DOJ for $155 million, OIG dinged the cloud-based EHR vendor for violating the settlement terms in its corporate integrity agreement.
Microsoft hosts worldwide competition for women entrepreneurs
By Bernie Monegain 05:05 pm July 30, 2018
Tech giant’s contest will award the amount to just two companies with at least one woman founder thatare close to releasing a product. 
Microsoft patent application

Microsoft patent application. Credit: WIPO

By Bernie Monegain 02:53 pm July 30, 2018
With a prototype medical device, the software giant aims to replace the traditional cuff monitor for tracking blood pressure.
HIMSS makes new appointments to its boards of directors

HIMSS named four officers to its Enterprise Board of Directors. From left: Manish Kohli, MD, Dana Alexander, RN, Christopher Ross and Henning Schneider

By Mike Miliard 02:36 pm July 30, 2018
New members on two different boards include informatics professionals from Advocate Aurora and Mayo Clinic, as well as leaders from Kaiser Permanente and KPMG.
HIMSS Healthcare Security Forum to focus on business continuity, breach response
By Jessica Davis 02:30 pm July 30, 2018
Former White House CIO and CBS star Theresa Payton will keynote the two-day event, focused on the threat landscape, boardroom involvement and the tools to shore up vulnerabilities.
James Paul Gfrerer nominated as VA CIO
By Jessica Davis 10:13 am July 30, 2018
If confirmed, James Paul Gfrerer will work closely with ONC’s Genevieve Morris on the Cerner EHR modernization project.

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