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LabCorp still recovering from ransomware, won't say if it's SamSam

Medical testing giant LabCorp is still recovering from a ransomware attack nearly a week later, but won’t say just how the hackers got in nor how many servers were impacted. LabCorp was forced to shut down its network on Sunday, after officials...

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More than half of Maine prescribers are now EPCS-enabled

Prescription opioid abuse in the U.S. is soaring. As the country's policymakers grapple with how to address this national emergency, great progress has been made in the state of Maine, which this month marks the first anniversary of a state law r...

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Top 3 CIO priorities? Patient experience, IT cost containment, innovation

In an industry such as healthcare, where imperatives shift by the month and technology evolves by the day, the issues competing for space in the minds of IT decision-makers are constantly changing too. Several key priorities are well known, others ar...

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Presentation: Finding value and taking analytics to the next level

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Hackers breach 1.5 million Singapore patient records, including the prime minister's

The Ministry of Health Singapore. Credit: Google maps Hackers breached the Singapore government’s health database with a “deliberate, targeted and well-planned” cyberattack, accessing the data of about 1.5 million patients, incl...

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Top patient safety pain points and where to focus improvement efforts

Many healthcare organizations are working to improve patient safety but serious challenges remain. Medical errors are among the leading causes of death in the U.S. and non-lethal harm occurs even more frequently – at a rate 10 to 20 times highe...

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Cass Regional EHR back online after ransomware attack: What you need to know

Cass Regional Medical Center. Credit: Google Street View Missouri-based Cass Regional Medical Center brought its EHR system back online on Monday, one week after it was hit by a ransomware attack. Hackers got into the system around 11 a.m. on Jul...

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Rural hospitals need more funding for broadband, telehealth, AHA says

Credit: Cleveland Clinic on YouTube The American Hospital Association said rural healthcare entities need more federal funding for technological infrastructure as basic as broadband connectivity, reimbursement for virtual visits and the means to ...

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BioEnterprise, Bounce Innovation Hub partner to support biomedical entrepreneurs

BioEnterprise in Cleveland, Ohio. Credit: Google Maps BioEnterprise and Bounce Innovation Hub on Thursday announced a partnership to combine their bioscience and entrepreneurial work.  BioEnterprise works with entrepreneurs to nurture ideas ...

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Human factors need to play bigger role in EHR design and implementation, AMA says

In an effort to assess how electronic health records are actually used in by physicians, researchers from American Medical Association and MedStar Health took a look at clinical workflows at four health systems – two that use Cerner and two tha...

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VA, IBM Watson Health extend precision cancer partnership to help veterans

The Department of Veterans Affairs and IBM Watson Health have announced a one-year extension to an ongoing public-private partnership applying the AI company’s technology to genomic data for cancer therapy. The precision oncology collaboration ...

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EHRs can improve patient safety – if they're optimized well

Contrary to current levels of frustration among clinicians and other users, EHRs hold the power to positively impact patient care. But that takes a more thoughtful and phased approach than simply implementing a new electronic health record platform o...

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