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2018-05-25 10:37

The European regulation is much more stringent than HIPAA, and those health systems that handle EU patient data, even in the U.S., must adjust their privacy measures to comply.

2018-05-25 10:23

Achieving Stage 7, the top stage, in the HIMSS Analytics Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model is quite a feat. It shows that a healthcare provider organization is playing at the top of its game in health IT.
Children's Mercy Kansas City has achieved HIMSS Stage 7 on the ambulatory side, joining an elite group of just 10.8 percent of health systems. The achievement comes with many benefits.

2018-05-25 09:57

Minnesota-based Associates in Psychiatry and Psychology is notifying 6,546 of its patients that their data may have been breached after a ransomware attack hit the provider in March.

2018-05-25 07:28

In March, the Internet Engineering Task Force approved the Transport Layer Security version 1.3, the key function to enable HTTPS function on the web. On the surface, the new encryption model shores up network communications and provides substantially improved security features.

2018-05-25 04:08

Hospitals are shaping always-on consumer experiences with cutting-edge digital health tools as well as scheduling apps, workflow tools and more ways to access care.

2018-05-25 03:00

Let's put the GDPR compliance deadline in perspective. It should change the way we look at privacy and data.

2018-05-24 12:47

As Elliott Management Corp. impatiently taps its feet, waiting for athenahealth to come to a decision about its offer to take the company private in a potential $7 billion sale, the hedge fund is upping the pressure on the cloud-based IT vendor.

2018-05-24 12:27

Of the 216 hospitals that contracted for a new electronic health record system in 2017, a hefty 80 percent of them were smaller acute care sites with 200 or fewer beds, a new KLAS study shows. Those hospitals are making their mark on the EHR market, looking for specialized technology that meets their unique needs and tight budgets.

2018-05-24 10:00

Machine learning and advanced analytics are now the centerpiece for companies that got their start as Hadoop distributors.

2018-05-24 09:45

Before remote patient monitoring, UPMC did not have easy access to patients at home and was relying on visiting nurses to get data, which didn't happen every day. Moreover, home-based patients could not access UPMC care on their own time – the providers would call them or visit them primarily based on its schedule.

2018-05-24 07:37

The Senate overwhelmingly approved the VA Mission Act on Wednesday, overhauling private sector care options for veterans.

2018-05-24 05:58

After failing several audits, the health system turned to an IG vendor to help it understand which users have access to what and, more importantly, ensure users have the right access to data.

2018-05-23 12:39

LifeBridge said they discovered the breach on March 18, which involved malware that infected the server that hosts their EMR, patient registration and billing systems.

2018-05-23 12:30

The dashboard can help health systems manage the stringent privacy rules of the EU's looming General Data Protection Regulation, which goes into effect this week.

2018-05-23 07:54

After a year serving as the top tech strategist at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Greenstein to join LHC Group.

2018-05-23 07:12

Agency seeks app that enables clinicians to report safety issues within the EHR workflow.

2018-05-23 05:34

Convincing the C-suite that there's ROI in projects that may seem intangible is a necessary skill to drive success in accountable care.

2018-05-23 04:30

Eliminating bias in the data and algorithms that drive artificial intelligence and machine learning initiatives requires constant vigilance on the part of not only data scientists but up and down the corporate ranks.

2018-05-22 12:37

Security organizations just made it easier and more effective for hospitals to deploy and operate the dominant infosec frameworks.

2018-05-22 11:45

As the healthcare sector continues to shift into value-based care and consumers become more involved in the care process, telemedicine and big data will continue to hold a crucial role in advancing patient care.

2018-05-22 10:47

Health IT can often contribute to frustrations, but smart and well-designed technology can offload work, streamline processes and generally make nurses' lives easier.

2018-05-22 10:00

One in six people around the globe lack a legal identity, making it almost impossible for them to get real jobs, to vote, and to own property. Blockchain promises to give them proof of identity.

2018-05-22 09:41

The provider group worked with its inside responder and outside counsel to restore data and successfully contain the security incident.

2018-05-22 06:45

That burdens hospitals with the responsibility to ensure affordability, access and ethics to avoid making a broken healthcare system even worse.

2018-05-22 04:43

Hospitals can use the tool to assess connectivity options such as Epic’s Care Everywhere, Carequality, CommonWell, the Sequoia Project, others.

2018-05-22 04:00

Defining KPIs can be a whole different ballpark when you're in public sector IT. But even if you're not, the takeaway from these stories can easily be applied to the private sector: focus on the impact, the people, the customer, and success will follow.

2018-05-21 10:18

Southcoast Health shows how video-based interpretation is improving patient engagement and experience, and allaying the fears of patients with limited English proficiency.

2018-05-21 10:03

On a call with investors, Burke praised the EHR pilot at the Defense Department and suggested those negative media reports may have involved a competitor.

2018-05-21 09:31

Denise Olivares explains that women tend to be good at piecing together various data sets, as she does in working with healthcare payers to identify risk within a patient population.

2018-05-21 08:24

Supreme Court sides with Epic and other employers over workers in the May 21 decision, with Justice Neil Gorsuch writing the 5-4 majority opinion.

2018-05-21 07:55

As the emerging role can open new doors it’s becoming clear that successful women share these six professional traits.

2018-05-21 06:00

GSK began an overhaul transformation of its R&D data and analytics infrastructure three years ago. Here's what it looks like today.

2018-05-21 04:51

EHRs will feature automation analytics, telemedicine, genomics and more in the not-too-distant future.

2018-04-19 05:00

If you thought your company culture was good or bad or a static thing within the organization, well, guess again.