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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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Biggest EHR challenges for 2018: Security, interoperability, clinician burnout

From left, Michelle C. Lardner, RN, Kris K. Wilson and Matthew Ernst Moving into 2018, hospitals and health systems continue to face many challenges in implementing, maintaining and upgrading their electronic health record systems. These challeng...

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Trump administration says North Korea 'directly responsible' for WannaCry

Kim Jong Un. Credit: Wikimedia North Korea was directly responsible for the WannaCry ransomworm that infected over 300,000 devices in more than 150 countries in May, the Trump administration’s Homeland Security Adviser Tom Bossert announced...

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Telehealth tactics: A look at Penn Medicine's three-tiered approach

While there is nothing really new about video-based collaboration — or even telemedicine for that matter — a technology ecosystem is emerging to make next-generation medical visits and business interactions mainstream. That means it shoul...

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Clinicians still struggle to quickly access EHRs at point of care

Computers and workstations on wheels (WoWs) were designed to help clinicians spend less time working from nursing-station desktops and more time at the point of care. The reality, however, is that the ideal has yet to be fully realized. All too often...

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Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital cuts readmissions by 58% using email to coordinate care

Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital. Credit: UCSF It might even seem overly simple, but using an email approach to care coordination between physicians can not only improve outcomes and provider satisfaction, but also have a fairly profound...

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Penn Medicine data scientist gives lessons for applying AI to precision medicine

As precision medicine efforts gain speed, more and more health systems are working hard to get their arms around vast troves of fast-moving data. And they're relying on technology – which is evolving at an equally rapid pace – to help...

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Black Book: 84% 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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VA to require Cerner prioritize interoperability, secure data exchange in EHR project

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs released its report on the functional requirements expected of Cerner with the EHR modernization project. Typically, these documents are provided to vendors attempting to bid on government contracts. However, V...

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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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