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Black Book: 84 percent of hospitals lack a dedicated security leader

One would think, after all of the high-profile cyberattacks on healthcare, from WannaCry to Petya to NotPetya, not to mention countless smaller assaults, that healthcare C-suite executives would take cybersecurity deadly seriously. That doesn’t...

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Our view: White House can't kill medical innovation by banning words like 'evidence-based' and 'transgender'

Abortion and gender reassignment surgery are technological advancements and medical breakthroughs – not everyone likes that fact, but it is true. And so is the reality that next-gen healthcare will be far superior to the status quo because of s...

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Apps for evidence-based medicine help physicians engage patients in shared decision-making

A sampling of medical reference apps from tech vendors on the market today. Manish Naik, MD, recently examined a patient in his office who was reluctant to get a flu vaccine because of a history of egg allergy. Naik conducted a quick search ...

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How NorthShore tweaked its Epic EHR to put precision medicine into routine clinical workflows

The new age of precision medicine and genetic testing demands a steep learning curve – for patients and physicians alike. Patients need to be aware of what tests they might benefit from, what the results might mean and what, if anything, can be...

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AHIMA releases 17 steps to cybersecurity as attacks increase

In response to an ever-worsening cybersecurity environment in healthcare, with an increasing number of cyberattacks on hospitals, health systems and clinics, the American Health Information Management Association has issued new cybersecurity guidelin...

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ONC posts patient-data matching best practices framework

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT published the Patient Demographic Data Quality Framework of best practices for data management processes that enable hospitals to more effectively match patient records. Developed in conjunction wi...

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Salesforce, Geneia release app for population health, value-based care

Credit: Salesforce.com Salesforce continued its march into healthcare this week when, along with analytics specialist Geneia, it unwrapped an app for population health and value-based care. The jointly developed tool, which the companies announce...

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Siemens Healthineers buys Fast Track Diagnostics for precision medicine tech

Siemens Healthineers bought Fast Track Diagnostics to build out its precision medicine technologies. Adding Fast Track Diagnostics molecular-testing technologies enables hospitals to target conditions such as respiratory infections, gastroenteritis, ...

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Menninger Clinic and how a small IT shop can eliminate paper records too

The Menninger Clinic in Houston, Texas, has just begun its EHR implementation journey. And it’s a biggie for a behavioral health institution ineligible for meaningful use reimbursement incentives. “Behavioral health is not covered by Medi...

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Salesforce, Genia release app for population health, value-based care

Credit: Salesforce.com Salesforce continued its march into healthcare this week when, along with analytics specialist Geneia, it unwrapped an app for population health and value-based care. The jointly developed tool, which the companies announce...

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AMIA, Pew: Congress must fund ONC EHR reporting program

The Pew Charitable Trusts and American Medical Informatics Association are pressing Congress on its cuts to the Office of the National Coordinator, which will prevent the agency from implementing the EHR reporting program required by the 21st Century...

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Virginia Hospital Center's secret to a smooth Epic EHR rollout: Staff satisfaction

Most organizations understand that rolling out a new EHR is no easy undertaking. All avenues must be considered before the initiative can even break ground: C-suite approval, market options and budget, to name just a few. But one crucial aspect is ge...

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