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Rethink forms (Part 2): 7 reasons why modern healthcare organizations need a dedicated eForms vendor

As discussed in the article, “Rethink forms (Part 1): Exploring 3 options for healthcare form management,” if your organization is still relying on pre-printed paper forms or has turned to the electronic health record (EHR) for electronic...

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Bipartisan House bill would designate cybersecurity chief for HHS

Reps. Billy Long, R-Missouri, and Doris Matsui, D-California, introduced a bill Wednesday that would allow the Department of Health and Human Services to restructure its cybersecurity personnel and allow the secretary to assign a single officer focus...

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Malware is lurking in Outlook invites; DragonFly set to attack

You know how important training users to avoid email phishing attacks is, but there’s another way hackers can get in: Microsoft Outlook calendar invites. That’s right. Malicious code can be spread by exploiting the Dynamic Data exchange p...

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Magic Johnson to keynote HIMSS18, focus on leadership, advocacy

From his decades as charismatic face of the Los Angeles Lakers – first as Hall of Fame point guard, now as president of basketball operations – to his current status as a billionaire investor and catalyst for positive change in the commun...

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Hospitals, don't wait to address these little-known IoT security issues

When it comes to securing the Internet of Things in healthcare, there are many issues that are known obstacles. And then there are those that are not as well-understood. Unfortunately, these issues pose security threats and need to be considered by i...

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Google powers up AI, machine learning accelerator for healthcare

With the mandate of fostering an ecosystem of applied machine learning startups, Google on Wednesday revealed the first four companies to join its Launchpad Studio and said this initial track is aimed squarely at healthcare and biotech. It’s no...

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Warren to CMS: Medical device identifier requirements should be a 'no-brainer'

Sen. Elizabeth Warren at a committee hearing on Oct. 31. Photo via senate.gov Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass, took the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Service to task on Tuesday for waffling on the policy to add unique device identifier informat...

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EHR fatigue has frustrated doctors looking to cut clinical hours

The burden and bureaucracy of modern medicine, not to mention technological frustrations, inflict a toll on U.S. physicians and appear to be major factors influencing their intentions to reduce clinical work hours or leave the profession, according t...

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For one scientist, the promise of precision medicine is personal

When Kristin Ciriello Pothier was 12 years old, her grandfather died of metastatic lung cancer. It was 1985, and there was no treatment available. “It spread very, very quickly from his lungs to his bones,” Pothier said. “We tried r...

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Rethink forms (Part 1): Exploring 3 options for healthcare form management

Even after implementing an electronic health record (EHR), healthcare leaders are surprised to find that, despite their large investment (and large expectations), form management challenges remain. Paper forms and the cumbersome, inefficient processe...

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One Drop collaborates with Fitbit for diabetes data analysis

A screen snap of One Drop app. Photo via iTunes One Drop, a digital diabetes care and self-management platform, has entered a multi-part collaboration with Fitbit designed to use Fitbit wearable data to bring enhanced data-driven care management ...

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Here's why 9 systems made planning for EHR go-lives a priority

There have been several major EHR go-lives that required years of planning resources - financial and staffing - to make it all work. Here are a few orgs that took the leap and the lessons they learned while tackling their projects. Mount Sinai&#...

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