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How Integris Health fortified data security with identity governance

After Integris Health failed several security audits, the Oklahoma health system concluded it was time to implement an identity governance program. Previously, employees and contractors were accessing the organization's Epic electronic health rec...

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LifeBridge Health reveals breach that compromised health data of 500,000 patients

Northwest Hospital is part of the LifeBridge Health regional healthcare organization based in northwest Baltimore. Credit: Google Maps A cybersecurity breach within Baltimore, Maryland-based LifeBridge Health and LifeBridge Potomac Professionals ...

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ClearData releases GDPR compliance tools for hospitals

ClearData on Wednesday announced that it has developed new cloud-based dashboard and reporting technology to help its healthcare customers maintain their compliance with the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation.  The rule, w...

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Bruce Greenstein departs as HHS CTO, heads back to private sector

Just a year after being appointed to the job, HHS Chief Technology Officer Bruce Greenstein is stepping down to rejoin the private sector. He will join LHC Group, a provider of in-home and post-acute care services, as chief innovation and technology ...

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ONC kicks off $80,000 EHR safety contest

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT announced a new developer contest focusing on EHR safety.  ONC has a history of looking to private sector app developers for innovations that bolster the use of health data, such as Blue Butto...

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How to communicate the value of value-based analytics initiatives

Healthcare is on the cusp of value-based care but providers are still fishing in the fee-for-service waters because there is no incentive to make the switch, for now. Leigh Williams has a metaphor she likes to use to describe the shift from fee-f...

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HITRUST, NIST team up on cybersecurity certification

HITRUST has launched a certification program for the NIST Cybersecurity Framework. Through the HITRUST CSF Assurance Program and assessment scorecard for the NIST Framework, hospitals and health systems can deploy a more effective and efficient way t...

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Digital health: Hospitals must keep pace or be exposed to risk, experts say

From left: Lisa Schmitz Mazur and Bernadette Broccolo. 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 adv...

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Nurse burnout? Try telehealth, clinical decision support and analytics tools, expert says

Just like physicians, nurses can burn out. Healthcare is a highly demanding field, and sometimes nurses just hit a wall. One of the things that can contribute to nurse burnout is health IT. Too much technology, demanding too much of a nurse's tim...

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SamSam hackers hit Indiana's Allied Physicians of Michiana

Allied Physicians of Michiana in South Bend, Indiana. Credit: Google Maps Hackers hit Indiana-based Allied Physicians of Michiana on Thursday with SamSam, one of the most prolific ransomware strains targeting the healthcare sector this year....

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Precision medicine paradox: Tech outpacing policy

Aviva Debeer of IBM Watson Health said developers need to design experiences that engage patients in their own health at the HIMSS Precision Medicine Summit. Precision medicine is the great healthcare promise of today and the future. Successful i...

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HIMSS releases free interoperability environmental scan

HIMSS released its Environmental Scan of Interoperability Initiatives to collect in one place the health information exchange options that currently exist for hospitals.   The free tool comes as health IT shops grapple with more than a dozen EHR...

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