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doctor talking with patient about health data
By Mike Miliard 04:46 pm July 20, 2018
Nearly two dozen chief information officers from leading U.S. health systems say they're keenly focused on patient engagement, a new report shows – while also trying to wring value from their technology infrastructure and innovate for the future.
LabCorp still recovering from ransomware
By Jessica Davis 04:36 pm July 20, 2018
Media reports claim that the notorious SamSam ransomware variant took down thousands of the medical testing giant’s servers through an RDP brute force attack, but the company won’t share the details.
More than half of Maine prescribers are now EPCS-enabled
By Bill Siwicki 01:07 pm July 20, 2018
On the first anniversary of the state's mandate, 51 percent of prescribers in the state are fighting the opioid crisis by using electronic prescription for controlled substances.
Hackers breach 1.5 million Singapore patient records, including the prime minister's

The Ministry of Health Singapore. Credit: Google maps

By Jessica Davis 12:45 pm July 20, 2018
In what officials say was a "deliberate," highly targeted attack, cybercriminals repeatedly targeted Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong’s personal records.
patient safety tech for medication
By Bernie Monegain 08:37 am July 20, 2018
Begin by eliminating the false sense of safety that manual reporting produces and, from there, target these key areas.
what you need to know about Cass Regional EHR ransomware attack

Cass Regional Medical Center in Harrisonville, Missouri. Credit: Facebook

By Jessica Davis 05:13 pm July 19, 2018
Hackers got into the Missouri health system’s network by a brute force attack on its remote desktop protocol, the same access used by the notorious SamSam ransomware variant.
Rural hospitals need more funding for broadband, telehealth, AHA says

Credit: Cleveland Clinic on YouTube

By Beth Jones Sanborn 03:33 pm July 19, 2018
American Hospital Association called on Congress to advance remote patient monitoring, reduce restrictions on tech, and include more hospitals in the Rural Health Care Program.
BioEnterprise, Bounce Innovation Hub partner to support biomedical entrepreneurs

BioEnterprise in Cleveland, Ohio. Credit: Google Maps

By Bernie Monegain 02:32 pm July 19, 2018
Cleveland Clinic-founded BioEnterprise and Bounce will share office space and tech incubator resources to mentor startups.
AMA explains why doctors should be involved in EHR design and implementation
By Mike Miliard 12:43 pm July 19, 2018
The American Medical Association and MedStar Health examined how physicians used Cerner and Epic electronic health records, and found a lot variability that could impact safety.
IBM Watson partners with Veterans Affairs to provide cancer treatment for veterans
By Dave Muoio 10:22 am July 19, 2018
The agreement is to continue the public-private partnership to connect AI technology with genomic data to provide cancer therapy for veterans.

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