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Augmented Reality In Healthcare Will Be Revolutionary

Augmented reality is one of the most promising digital technologies at present – look at the success of Pokémon Go – and it has the potential to …

Augmented Reality

OIG to Audit EHR Incentive Payments | Orthopedics This Week

Legal & Regulatory Feature<p>OIG to Audit EHR Incentive Payments<p>Walter Eisner • Fri, August 11th, 2017<p>If your practice receives incentive payments to …

Health Care

At the Health IT Summit-Philadelphia, a Frank Discussion of the Challenges around MACRA | Healthcare Informatics Magazine | Health IT | Information Technology

At the Health IT Summit in Philadelphia, sponsored by <i>Healthcare Informatics</i> and being held at the Warwick Hotel in central Philadelphia, a panel of …

Health Care

Carbon Black may be leaking terabytes of customer data

Researcher claims the top security firm is exposing thousands of files from major companies, which are being leaked via its API key from its …


Population health: The pieces are starting to fit together

Speakers at the Pop Health Forum in October will address a range of challenges and opportunities from analytics to chronic care management to patient …

Digital Health

Two maps show just how much Allscripts boosted its EHR footprint by buying McKesson's tech

Geography matters more than many people probably realize, and this month’s big deal gives Allscripts a much stronger market share west of the …


Protenus: Healthcare to exceed more than 1 data breach per day in 2017

Siemens to update medical scanner software to deal with security bugs

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - German industrial group Siemens <SIEGn.DE> expects to update software in some of its medical scanners by the end of the month to deal with vulnerabilities that could, in theory, allow some of this equipment to be hacked, a company spokesman said on Monday.<p>Last week, the U.S. …


Comparing 11 top telehealth platforms: Company execs tout quality, safety, EHR integrations

We asked company leaders from American Well to Zipnosis to explain how their services work, and why they are seeing a surge in telehealth interest.

Medical Technology

OIG warns EHR vendors it will 'vigilantly' crack down on false claims tied to meaningful use

Agency says the eClinicalWorks False Claims Act settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice signals a new area of healthcare fraud.

John O'Brien

What to know about risk, coverage before you buy cyber insurance

Policies pick up support as cyber threats increase in frequency and hospitals face stiff fines tied to data breaches.


ECW False Claims Act violation a new area of healthcare fraud

As a wake-up call to other health IT vendors, the OIG's senior counsel airs a video in which he calls eClinicalWorks' False Claims Act violation a …

Health Care

Epic says it absolutely supports patient access to medical records despite reports of tense chat with Biden

The EHR vendor said the issue was related to how it could translate a patient’s EHR information in a way that is easy to understand.

Joe Biden

Independent physician practices spend more than twice as much on health IT than their hospital-owned counterparts

Health IT costs are steadily increasing for physician practices across the country, but privately owned practices are absorbing a much larger portion …

Allscripts Will Acquire McKesson’s EIS Business for $185 Million

Allscripts announced this afternoon that it will acquire McKesson’s Enterprise Information Solutions health IT business for $185 million in cash.The …


OCR Stresses Employee Training Need in PHI Security

August 01, 2017 - The need for strong employee training only increases as the healthcare risk landscape grows and threatens PHI security, according …


HIEs Seek to Become One-Stop Shop for MACRA Reporting

Regional and state health information exchanges (HIEs) have played an important role in delivering pertinent data at the point of care to better …

Health Care

5 Lessons Learned in OCR HIPAA Settlements

July 31, 2017 - Healthcare organizations cannot assume that they will never experience a data breach or data security incident. Failure to update …

Risk Management

Information Security Expert Predicts that the “Enron of Data Breaches” is Coming | Healthcare Informatics Magazine | Health IT | Information Technology

Recent major cyber attacks on the healthcare community, such as Petya and WannaCry, have created unprecedented levels of fear on IT security …


Hal Wolf named CEO of HIMSS, digital health veteran to replace Steve Lieber

HIMSS has named Harold "Hal" Wolf III to be its new president and chief executive officer, following an extensive search process, the association …

Digital Health

The cloud is changing IT workflows. Here's how

The cloud’s flexibility is appealing for workflow efficiency and innovation with sharing research, streamlining patient records and developing new …

Health Care Technology

One-third of eClinicalWorks customers prepping to switch EHR vendors, KLAS says

While the recent DOJ settlement is pushing some clients over the edge, another third say they feel “stuck” in their contracts, the report finds.

U.S. Department of Justice

Could Amazon or Apple actually make a dent in the EHR market?

The space is ripe for disruption, but switching vendors is difficult and that will make building a new electronic health record platform, and …

Health Care Technology

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Wait! What? Amazon and Apple eye building EHRs

Just weeks after rumors hinted that Apple is working on a way to bring health records together on iPhones, Amazon appears to have launched an …


These doctors think electronic health records are hurting their relationships with patients

Dr. Albert Chan demonstrates inputting medical information into an electronic health record. Many doctors are fed up with how time-consuming EHRs …

Medical Technology

How hospitals can shore up cybersecurity on a 'skinny' budget

The ongoing staffing shortage and budget constraints are making it difficult to protect health information, but it’s possible to piece together an …


EHR installs carry huge financial risks, Moody's says

Rolling out new electronic health record systems puts hospitals at a significant risk of financial losses, according to a new report by credit rating …

Health Care

How a fish tank helped hack a casino

Hackers are constantly looking for new ways to access people’s data<b>.</b> Most recently, the way was as simple as a fish tank.<p>The hackers attempted to acquire data from a North American casino by using an Internet-connected fish tank, according to a report released Thursday by cybersecurity firm …