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Hackers hijack MEDHOST site, redirecting users to threat

Nashville-based health IT company MEDHOST’s public website was hacked on Tuesday morning, with all public-facing URLs redirecting to another site. According to officials, the company’s account with its internet domain registrar was compro...

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KLAS: These vendors excel at data loss prevention, but they have weaknesses

When it comes to technology on the front lines of healthcare data security, data loss prevention software is one of the key defenses to safeguard protected health information – nearly as important as firewalls and antivirus. A new report from K...

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Aledade gets boost for ACO business with $23 million in new funding

A snapshot of Aledade's tool.  Aledade, a healthcare technology company launched in 2014 by former National Coordinator for Health IT Farzad Mostashari, MD, has filed a Form D with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Aledade reported...

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Prioritizing development of AI in workflow is biggest challenge for IT shops in 2018

The most common uses for artificial intelligence in healthcare today are for search, classification and reasoning, in that order. "AI is able to ingest massive amounts of data using technology such as text analytics and Natural Language Processi...

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OIG: HHS audit results reveal cybersecurity flaws in configuration, access controls

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services security controls need improvement, and there are flaws in its configuration management and access controls, according to a new Office of the Inspector General report. OIG audited four HHS operating di...

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123 million Americans exposed in misconfigured cloud database: What infosec leaders should know

Data analytics firm Alteryx breached the personal information of 123 million U.S. households after leaving its Amazon Web Services S3 cloud storage bucket open to the public, a new report from security firm UpGuard found. UpGuard discovered the open ...

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Health Share of Oregon teams up with Health Catalyst to co-develop machine learning opioid tool

Health Share of Oregon and analytics specialist Health Catalyst announced an arrangement to jointly create a tool that predicts the risk of opioid abuse.  Called Population Builder, the risk-prediction tool consists of machine-learning algorithm...

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As IT devices crowd the point of care, experts weigh new EMI risks

More than a decade ago, healthcare information technology leaders – concerned about electromagnetic interference (EMI) from mobile electronics – banned cellphones in patient care areas. While there was little empirical evidence documentin...

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Former ONC chief Karen DeSalvo to join Dell Medical School

Karen DeSalvo, MD, who served as National Coordinator for Health Information Technology from 2014 to 2016 and U.S. Assistant Secretary for Health from 2014 to 2017, will join the faculty at the Dell Medical School at The University of Texas at Austin...

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Kaspersky sues US Homeland Security Department over ban

Kaspersky Labs is firing back at the U.S. government and filed a lawsuit against the Department of Homeland Security for failing to provide the company basic due process. In the suit, filed Tuesday in the U.S. District Court for the District of Colum...

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OCR revamps HIPAA guidance in wake of opioid crisis, 21st Century Cures rules

As it works to implement the provisions of the 21st Century Cures Act, the Office for Civil Rights is also keeping an eye on the data sharing needs of the ongoing opioid crisis. In response to both, the HHS office has published some new information r...

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Cedars-Sinai accelerator companies announce deals with DoD, Merck, MD Anderson, and more

The Accelerator Class on Demo Day last week is the third hosted by Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Cedars-Sinai Medical Center's third accelerator class held its demo day last week as the 10 companies announced a slew of pilots, deployments...

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