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FDA medical device plan zeros in on cybersecurity, public-private partnership

The Food and Drug Administration released its plan to improve medical device safety, which includes a reorganization of its medical device center and a Congressional plan to launch a public-private partnership focused on cybersecurity. The five-point...

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Update: VA loses acting CIO Blackburn, creating more uncertainty for EHR project

Scott Blackburn is leaving Veteran Affairs. Credit: C-span The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Chief Information Officer Scott Blackburn resigned late Tuesday night after four years of leadership on a wide range of technology projects under b...

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How Apple's Health Records could reshape patient engagement

A screensnap of Apple's personal health record feature with iOS 11.3. As a longtime collaborator with Apple – since before it even beta-tested its Health Records project, live now at 39 hospitals – San Francisco-based Di...

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DARPA gives Kryptowire $5.1 million for smartphone-based health tracking

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency awarded a $5.1 million contract to Kryptowire, for technology that can gather and aggregate smartphone sensor data. The Department of Defense hopes to deploy predictive analytics to track the health of U....

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What are the challenges to getting precision medicine into the mainstream?

Daryl Pritchard and Nephi Walton, MD, will be speaking on the subject at the HIMSS Precision Medicine Summit in Washington, D.C. Research and innovation in personalized medicine are surging. However, adoption of personalized medicine technol...

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UNC Health reaches Stage 7 with advanced EMR, analytics capabilities

Caldwell Memorial Hospital in Lenoir is among the hospitals with a Stage 7 designations in the UNC Health Care system. Credit: Google Maps UNC Health Care has reached Stage 7, the highest level on the HIMSS Analytics EMR Adoption Model, whic...

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VA outlines plans to get off GAO high-risk list

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is setting in motion plans to finally get the agency off of the Government Accountability Office's high-risk list, by addressing ongoing deficiencies in its healthcare system. The VA has been in the hot sea...

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US, UK accuse Russia of actively targeting internet routers, devices

Russian hackers are actively targeting devices that control the flow of internet traffic to gain access and spy on Western governments and businesses, according to a rare joint alert from the U.S. and U.K. released Monday. Delivered by the Department...

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Vineti closes on $33.5 million Series B financing to speed patient access to cell and gene therapies

Cloud-based startup Vineti, co-founded by GE Ventures and Mayo Clinic Ventures, has closed on a $33.5 million Series B round of funding. The San Francisco-based company will put the capital to work on expanding its cloud-based software automation and...

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California medical device manufacturer reports breach of 30,000 consumers

Inogen's portable oxygen concentrator. Credit: YouTube California-based Inogen, a manufacturer of portable oxygen concentrators, notified 30,000 customers that their data was breached after the hack of an employee email account in January, ac...

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Follow the money: Where Gartner, IDC and HIMSS Analytics say hospitals will invest the most in 2018

IT spending is on the rise. Everyone working in healthcare leadership positions, information and technology, or even remotely paying attention to the sector already knows that. And for executives trying to balance a budget to stay competitive amid a ...

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CIO reflections from HIMSS18: What to do with all that EHR data

HIMSS18 attendees discuss EHRs on the showroom floor at HIMSS18. The HIMSS18 Global Conference held in Las Vegas, Nevada was once again a delight to attend and exchange thought leadership among fellow colleagues. It seemed that thousands of ...

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