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Majority of Hospitals Allow Patient Access to Health Data; Physicians, Consumers Want More Digital Interaction

As health information technology (IT) continues make its way into the healthcare sphere, hospitals and health systems have worked to leverage these …

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Trump Administration Announces Initiative to Improve Patient Access to EHR Data

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Seema Verma and White House Senior Advisor Jared Kushner on March 6 announced the …

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What Healthcare Providers Must Know About the HIPAA Security Rule

Healthcare organizations are facing increasingly sophisticated cybersecurity attacks, which is pushing entities to remain vigilant in keeping …

Digital Health

Researchers Followed EHR Patterns to Find Undiagnosed Genetic Diseases

Data gleaned from electronic health records suggests that patients diagnosed with heart failure, stroke, infertility, and kidney failure could …


CMS official: Moving physicians into advanced APMs under MACRA a 'top strategic goal'

Alphabet, Apple & Microsoft have filed 300+ healthcare patents; Epic won't challenge VA's 2017 decision to select Cerner & more — 10 health IT key notes

Federal prosecutors warn of fraud risks for health IT

As more startups enter the healthcare space, health IT companies that aren't aware of the industry's unique fraud and abuse laws could draw the ire …

Lana Awad is engineering the brain-machine interfaces that will transform humanity

Perfect vision is great. But like any advantage it comes with limitations. Those with ease don’t develop the same unique senses and strengths as someone who must overcome obstacles, people like Lana Awad, a neurotech engineer at CTRL-Labs in New York, who diagnosed her own degenerative eye disease …

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HIPAA guidelines should evolve with wearable technology

With Fitbit’s recent announcement of its plans to purchase Twine Health, a HIPAA-compliant, cloud-based health management platform, applications of …

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N.Y. hospital data breach, 135,000 patients potentially affected

An Albany, N.Y. hospital suffered a data breach affecting about 135,000 patients when an unauthorized party gained access to its servers.

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Where are CIOs overinvesting their time and resources? 36 answers from industry experts

Maximizing EHR Use of Problem Lists for Improved Health Outcomes

Healthcare organizations, policymakers, and health IT developers can take steps to increase clinician EHR use of problem lists for improved health …

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UCSF researchers take issue with Epic's 'CHR' definition, offer alternate meaning

The C should stand for connected, not comprehensive, say tech, policy and clinical experts at the school's Center for Digital Health Innovation.

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Special Report: The policies, processes and technologies to guard the Internet of Things for healthcare

Experts are anticipating the wrath of cybercriminals targeting the hundreds of thousands of IoT devices already deployed in 2018 and beyond.

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Patient-Focused Health IT Innovation the Next Frontier for Healthcare

March 13, 2018 - Now that providers have near universally adopted EHR systems across the country, what is the next frontier for healthcare …

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Michael McCoy, M.D. Shares His Perspectives on the Current Moment in Healthcare IT

Mark HaglandFollowing the conclusion of the annual HIMSS Conference, Michael McCoy, M.D. shared with Healthcare Informatics his perspectives on the …

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To beat digital divide, time for “the talk” with your IT vendors

<b>Think ePHI and beyond, not just EHR.</b> A medical practice’s starting point for getting a handle on vendors might be the electronic health record (EHR), …

Digital Health

Is Office 365 HIPAA Compliant?

Posted By HIPAA Journal on Mar 12, 2018<p>Share this article on:<p><b>Is Microsoft Office 365 HIPAA compliant? Can healthcare organizations use Office 365 and</b> …


HIMSS18 takeaway: Big energy for innovation, but many old hurdles still standing

The post-EHR era is well and truly here, but EHR-centric challenges are still as thorny as ever.

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HIMSS: Healthcare Ransomware, Data Breaches Top Industry Threats

March 08, 2018 - For the second straight year, healthcare data breaches were cited as a top threat to the industry, according to the annual HIMSS …


Will Tight Budget Impede OCR's HIPAA Mission?

While the director of the Department of Health and Human Services' Office for Civil Rights says HIPAA enforcement remains a top priority for the …


Athenahealth CEO Jonathan Bush shares his evolving dream of innovation

From bad software to better cloud services to a platform that fosters an ecosystem of internal and external innovation, the EHR executive explains …

Health Care Technology

VA study of wearables, AI shows promise for heart failure patients

A new study, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, applied wearable biosensors to post-acute heart failure patients and deployed …

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Cybersecurity must be a hands-on boardroom concern, expert says

Providers must move cybersecurity out of IT and into the boardroom, according to Symantec Distinguished Healthcare Architect, and treat it as a …

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Malware attack causes breach of 134,512 patient records

St. Peter’s Surgery and Endoscopy Center was hit with the second-largest healthcare breach of 2018.

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The biggest healthcare data breaches of 2018 (so far)

News<p>by Jessica DavisMarch 12, 2018<p>St. Peter’s Surgery and Endoscopy Center was hit with the second-largest healthcare breach of 2018.<p>News<p>by Jessica …

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ONC chief Donald Rucker lays out his agency's very full plate

The National Coordinator explains how they are approaching 21st Century Cures, TEFCA, info blocking, EHR usability, the power of smartphones to drive …


NIH, experts warn healthcare pros to stay vigilant to thwart hackers

Leaders from Allscripts, NIH, Albany Medical Center and others offered a sobering look at cyberattack risks, calling for bigger budgets and a …


ONC leaders call for fewer regulations, not more

As the agency works to advance an array of big projects, ONC is also focused on reducing documentation and quality reporting burdens for providers.

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