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Clinical interruption from cyberattacks on the rise, phishing biggest culprit

Hospital IT and security executives should know that hackers are by no means finished with slicing and dicing healthcare. Ransomware strains such as WannaCry, Petya and NotPetya were only shots across the bow -- there are sure to be many more such cy...

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Expect more weaponized malware as hackers focus on cashing in

Healthcare providers are overwhelmingly concerned by the potential threat of a breach caused by email and are making cyber resilience strategies to protect against ransomware and malware a top initiative over the next 12 months, according to a new re...

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Networking, new learning opportunities for Women in Health IT at HIMSS18

There are more events and sessions tailored for women in health IT executives and professionals at HIMSS18 than ever before. These include the Women in Health IT networking reception, of course, and talk of shattering the glass ceiling – which ...

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The next big thing in pharmacy supply chain: Blockchain

Blockchain has the potential to transform healthcare in general and the pharmacy supply chain in particular. The distributed ledger technology could offer legislative, logistical and patient safety benefits for pharmaceutical supply chain management....

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The cybersecurity balancing act: more education, technology or training?

Healthcare organizations are putting their money where their security concerns are. Information technology budgets allocated specifically to cybersecurity have grown over the past three years – as the number of healthcare organizations dedicati...

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Oklahoma alerts 47,000 clients about data breach for the 2nd time

Oklahoma Health Care Authority. Credit: Google Maps The Oklahoma Department of Human Services is notifying 47,000 clients their records may have been breached -- and it’s the second breach notification about the same incident because DHS ne...

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FDA to add new voluntary approval pathway for medical devices

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is planning to add a new voluntary, alternative pathway for medical devices, FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, MD, announced Monday. The flexible pathway will lean on more modern criteria for a reference standard ...

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LinkedIn's hottest emerging IT careers: machine learning, data science and big data

At a growth rate of 650 percent, data scientists are in-demand according to a new report from LinkedIn. Job growth in the healthcare sector outpaced all other industries for freelancers in the new LinkedIn 2017 U.S. Emerging Jobs Report, and tech...

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Philips acquires VitalHealth to bolster population health portfolio

Royal Philips has acquired VitalHealth for its cloud-based population health management technology. Founded in 2006 by Mayo Clinic and the Netherlands-based Noaber Foundation, VitalHealth develops tools – for outcome measurement, patient engage...

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FDA's Gottlieb suggests corporate-sponsored monitoring program could curb opioid epidemic

FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, MD, testifying in front of Congress in June. Credit: YouTube U.S. Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, MD, presented the idea of creating a corporate-sponsored, nationwide prescription drug mo...

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Walgreens partners with NewYork-Presbyterian to offer in-store telemedicine

Telemedicine continues to go mainstream as more pharmacy chains introduce remote consults within corner drug stores.  NewYork-Presbyterian and Walgreens are collaborating to offer remote access to NYP physicians on Walgreens’ website and a...

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Walgreens partners with NewYork-Presbyterian to offer in-store telemedicine

Telemedicine continues to go mainstream as more pharmacy chains introduce remote consults within corner drug stores.  NewYork-Presbyterian and Walgreens are collaborating to offer remote access to NYP physicians on Walgreens’ website and a...

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