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LabCorp goes down after network breach, putting millions of patient records at risk

North Carolina-based LabCorp Diagnostics, one of the largest clinical laboratories in the U.S., was forced to shut down its network on Sunday after officials detected suspicious activity, according to a recent U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission ...

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Microsoft, Walmart ink AI, cloud pact to take on Amazon

Walmart and Microsoft on Tuesday signed a five-year engineering partnership to bring the fight against online giant Amazon to the artificial intelligence, cloud computing and retail arenas.   The companies have been making concerted moves into h...

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HHS eliminates 20 years of evidence-based medical guidelines

AHRQ Office. Credit Google Street View The federal government eliminated nearly 20 years of medical guidelines accumulated and curated by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. AHRQ web pages for the National Guideline Clearinghouse...

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Keynote presentation: Rise of the knowledge network

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Hospitals up the ante for medical transcription tools as vendors modernize with automation, voice recognition

Medical transcription tools have long been legacy products but as vendors inject modern technologies, notably automation and voice recognition, new data suggests that hospitals are going to deploy more of these products and services amid broader digi...

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ONC opens innovation contest for Certified Health IT Product List data

The Certified Health IT Product List Data Challenge, launched this past week by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT, is offering big money for new ideas about how its voluminous and detailed specs can better serve hospitals and healt...

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What gender disparities among Boston hospital execs reveal about women in health IT

Gender and racial disparities are real in healthcare. Women are paid significantly less than men for the same work. That holds true in IT shops, for physicians as well as executive leadership and a new study focusing on the latter demonstrates that g...

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Opioid epidemic: UNC Health Care to integrate Epic EHR with state's PDMP

Credit: UNC on Facebook The University of North Carolina Health Care at Chapel Hill announced plans to integrate its Epic EHR with the state’s controlled substance reporting system.  UNC, in so doing, joins the growing ranks for provid...

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Next-gen clinical decision support tools: Analytics and health data in the EHR workflow

Clinical decision support technology is becoming more popular among healthcare provider organizations to blend large volumes of information and ensure that the key details do not escape the attention of the care team. The fast rise of artificial inte...

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Still underinvesting in cybersecurity? It'll cost you $408 per patient record

Healthcare data breaches cost the sector about $408 per patient record, three times more than any other industry, according to the new Ponemon Cost of a Data Breach Report. Breaches have cost healthcare sector more than others for the last eight year...

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Security's next act: serving as an enabler of innovation

On left, Healthcare IT News Editor-in-Chief Tom Sullivan moderates a panel at the Healthcare Security Forum in San Francisco in May. Just about any security professional can attest that the CISO and infosec teams are often seen as the so-cal...

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Social determinants of health gain traction as UnitedHealthcare and Intermountain build new programs

Two high-profile healthcare organizations – Intermountain Healthcare and UnitedHealthcare – are investing millions to tackle social determinants of health.  These are the latest examples of the rise of social determinants in various ...

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