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Cerner go-live in Dublin helps historic hospital say goodbye to paper records

Rotunda Hospital in Dublin, Ireland. Credit: Alison Cassidy Dublin's Rotunda Hospital, founded in 1745, is the world's oldest continuously operating maternity hospital. It was the site of the first C-section in Ireland, performed in ...

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NH-ISAC to hospitals: Implement DMARC in 2018 or risk domain hijacking

The healthcare industry is at the highest risk of phony email, with 57 percent of messages being fraudulent or unauthenticated, often caused by domain hijacking, according to a new study from the National Health Information Sharing and Analysis Cente...

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UPDATED: 62 Indiana hospitals named in $300 million fraud suit over EHR kickbacks

Georgia-based CIOX Health handled records for many of the hospitals named in a lawsuit for allegedly overbilling patients for their own medical records. Lawyers with a South Bend, Indiana law firm have filed suit against 62 hospitals throughout t...

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John Halamka to lead new peer-reviewed blockchain journal

John D. Halamka, MD, has just added blockchain to a growing portfolio of healthcare IT work he has taken over the years. The founders of a new peer-reviewed online journal “Blockchain in Healthcare Today” have named Halamka editor-in-chie...

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Feds say VA failed to report 90% of poor-performing providers

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs failed to report 90 percent of poor-performing providers to state and national databases, which are designed to prevent those doctors from practicing in other states and endangering patient lives, according to ...

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LifeOmic offers customers $1 million guarantee it will block cyberattacks

LifeOmic, a genomic data management company, will reimburse its customers up to $1 million for loss of data caused by unauthorized account activity. Credit: LifeOmic LifeOmic announced Tuesday that it will offer its healthcare customers a guarant...

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EHRs in the cloud: Why smaller healthcare providers are making the leap

Add one more to the growing list of healthcare providers moving their EHRs into the cloud. Coastal Orthopedics in Conway, South Carolina, consolidated its legacy electronic health records and practice management systems into the cloud and is seeing t...

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Denise Hines receives Woman of the Year in Technology Award

Women in Technology honor HIMSS North America Board Chair Denise Hines with the Small Enterprise Award. HIMSS North America Board Chair Denise Hines received the Woman of the Year in Technology – Small Enterprise Award, from Women in Techno...

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GE Healthcare's new mammogram tech aims to give patients control

GE Healthcare illustration of new mammogram screening that gives control to the women undergoing screening. GE Healthcare unveiled new mammogram technology called Senographe Pristina Dueta this week at RSNA2017 underway at McCormick Place in Chic...

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Women have better digital skills but men land the lucrative tech work

Brookings Institution in Washington DC Men typically dominate high-paying tech jobs, but a new study from the Brookings Institution finds women have better digital skills. The study from the Metropolitan Policy Program at the Brookings Institutio...

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62 Indiana hospitals named in $300 million fraud suit over EHR kickbacks

Georgia-based CIOX Health handled records for many of the hospitals named in a lawsuit for allegedly overbilling patients for their own medical records. Lawyers with a South Bend, Indiana law firm are suing 62 hospitals throughout the state, clai...

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FCC proposal suggests rural broadband expansion is in the works

Mignon Clyburn, Ajit Pai, Chairman, and Michael O'Rielly are three of the five commissioners for the FCC. Credit: fcc.gov The Federal Communication Commission released a proposed update to the Rural Health Care Program las...

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