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Ransomware attack on NJ provider locks 16,000 patient records

Hackensack Sleep and Pulmonary Center in New Jersey. Credit: Google Maps New Jersey’s Hackensack Sleep and Pulmonary Center was hit by a ransomware attack in September that potentially breached the data of 16,476 patients. Officials discove...

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Ransomware attack on NJ provider locks more than 16,000 patient records

Hackensack Sleep and Pulmonary Center in New Jersey. Credit: Google Maps New Jersey’s Hackensack Sleep and Pulmonary Center was hit by a ransomware attack in September that potentially breached the data of 16,476 patients. Officials discove...

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Oklahoma health department 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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Oklahoma health department alerts 47,000 clients about data breach — for the second 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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CVS-Aetna merger will make an even bigger giant out of Epic

While early reports about the planned $77 billion merger between CVS and Aetna focused on massive market share in the pharmacy and insurance realms, there is also the promise of a new era in analytics, interoperability and population health at the he...

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MedPAC: Kill MIPS, make value-based care voluntary

The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission finalized its proposed recommendation to repeal MIPS payment tracking under MACRA, during its regular meeting on Thursday and revealed that it intends to make some bold recommendations to Congress about MIPS. ...

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Here's where 'Smart Hospitals' will make big tech investments in the near future

Most U.S. hospitals have a broad portfolio of digital technologies already in place and other innovations in early development or deployment stages, but far fewer qualify as so-called smart hospitals. What actually distinguishes a hospital or health ...

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VA likely wasted $1.1 billion on multiple efforts to modernize EHR, GAO says

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs spent $1.1 billion with 138 contractors from 2011 to 2016 on multiple efforts to modernize its legacy EHR system, Vista, according to a new report from the Government Accountability Office. The spending poses s...

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New Year's resolution: Dust off that EHR contract to make sure you're as protected as you think

Ever since hospitals started implementing electronic health record software, certain concerns have lingered in hospital executives’ minds about accountability, liability, even the threat of medical malpractice. And startling legal events of 201...

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Amazon misses deadline, sparks pharma speculation

Rumors have swirled that Amazon wants to get into the pharmaceutical business. The speculation only increased after Amazon missed a deadline to complete a pharmaceutical distribution application in Maine. On June 27, Amazon filed three applications f...

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Seeking a unified approach to mobile care collaboration

Organizations struggle to find balance between today’s mobile clinical communications tools and frontline workflow needs Healthcare organizations are undergoing a transformation as desktops are replaced with mobile devices to improve workflows ...

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Allscripts CEO Paul Black talks AI, machine learning and precision medicine

In part one of our two-part Q&A with Allscripts CEO Paul Black on Thursday, he explained how the acquisition this year of McKesson’s health IT business has vastly increased the company's scale nationwide, and how he plans to capitalize ...

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