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Researchers chart roadmap to restore trust in big data

A team of international researchers is urging the health and science community to ‘redouble its commitment’ to be open and transparent and deliver effective and robust governance frameworks under which personal health information can be u...

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Allscripts, Cerner offer a glimpse at tech priorities in new earnings reports

Allscripts' revenue was up 23 percent and earnings up 142 percent for the second quarter of 2018. Cerner's revenues were up 6 percent, but earnings were down by the same number. Two of the largest publicly-traded health IT vendors have some v...

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CMS proposes final rule for promoting interoperability program, eliminates redundant reporting measures

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services on Thursday issued a new rule that it hopes will, among other things, advance interoperability and reduce administrative burdens. Through a request for information issued in April, CMS received stakehold...

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How NorthShore's Epic EHR is impacting its precision medicine primary care model

As consumer at-home genetic tests become more popular, patients are increasingly interested in how their inherited health impacts their future wellness. At the same time, some hospitals are exploring ways to incorporate genetic information into the d...

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Where hospitals plan big AI deployments: diagnostic imaging

Hospital and radiology specialists will invest some $2 billion every year to deploy artificial intelligence technologies for medical imaging, Signify Research said, and the firm estimated that will happen by 2023. Signify’s AI medical imaging c...

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SamSam ransomware hackers bank $6 million and counting from victims

The hackers behind the notorious SamSam ransomware variant have made more than $6 million from their victims since 2015. And with new major victims during the last few weeks, there’s no end in sight. Healthcare organizations need to fill those ...

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Finding actionable data means 'not boiling the ocean'

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Presentation: Agile security for the modern healthcare organization

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Third-party vendor error exposes data of 19K patients for 2 months

Credit: Orlando Orthopaedic Center A transcriptionist vendor for Orlando Orthopaedic Center made an error during a software upgrade, which resulted in the exposure of 19,101 patient records for about two months. All patients who received medical ...

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Carequality and CommonWell rollout bi-directional health information exchange

CommonWell Health Alliance presentation at HIMSS18. Credit: Twitter CommonWell Health Alliance and Carequality on Thursday kicked off live health information sharing between CommonWell members and healthcare organizations that have adopted the Ca...

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AMIA says draft federal data strategy will improve data sharing, analytics

The American Medical Informatics Association has voiced its support for the draft Federal Data Strategy, noting that if properly deployed it could improve information sharing and analytics for healthcare research and more. The government's data s...

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Fed up with hunting down other providers' test results, physician built a new platform

Medical Offices of Manhattan Healthcare can be chaotic for caregivers, especially when it comes to the logistics of tracking down a patient's results on tests ordered by other providers. Clinicians can spend an excessive amount of time and en...

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