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Virginia proposes tracking provider prescribing habits with PDMP

The Virginia State Senate is considering legislation that would increase its prescription drug monitoring program use to oversee prescriber habits. Introduced by Del. Christopher Head in January, the bill unanimously passed the Virginia House of...

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A guide to precision medicine sessions at HIMSS18

Precision medicine is much more than a far-off future of gene editing and personalized regimens. At HIMSS18, in fact, real success stories will be shared, alongside advice for overcoming obstacles of the technological, regulatory, and cultural sort. ...

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Tennessee hospital's EHR hacked by cryptocurrency mining software

Decatur County General Hospital in Parsons, Tennessee. Credit: Google Maps Parsons, Tennessee-based Decatur County General Hospital is notifying 24,000 patients of a breach, stemming from a hacker remotely installing software onto its electr...

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Atrium Health buys Navicent Health

Carolinas HealthCare renamed itself Atrium Health on Wednesday and with its new acquisition, will expand into Georgia. Credit: Google Maps One day after Carolinas HealthCare rechristened itself as Atrium Health, the system announced that it will ...

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Digital transformation recipe for hospitals: consumerism, IoT and personalized medicine

David Chou, Chief Information and Data Officer at Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, will be hosting a session at HIMSS18 on March 7. Digital transformation. It’s happening all over the world. So much so, in fact, consultancy I...

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Columbia launches new Epic-enabled Center for Precision Dental Medicine

Columbia University College of Dental Medicine this week announced that it will establish a new Center for Precision Dental Medicine, which will make heavy use of technology to enable data-driven research, advancing understandings about the link betw...

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Tips to tackle the biggest cyber challenge hospitals face: medical device security

The ECRI Institute put managing medical device cybersecurity threats at numero uno on its 2018 list of top 10 challenges facing healthcare.  When dealing with medical device cybersecurity, ECRI’s focus has been largely making sure it provi...

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How Northwell uses telehealth tools to increase organ donations and transplants

The emergency department at Huntington Hospital in New York. Credit: Northwell Health In October, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed a number of executive orders to work toward improving donation numbers. This included making “Lauren&rsq...

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Athenahealth names Jeff Immelt chairman of the board

Credit: SarekOfVulcan. Athenahealth appointed former GE CEO Jeff Immelt as chairman of its board of directors. Immelt’s appointment is part of a series of strategic initiatives athenahealth started in 2017 to create a more focused and effic...

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GE Healthcare, IOC collaborate on precision medicine analytics platform for the Olympics

The Olympic Games are starting to prove themselves not just as a showcase for the world's elite athletes, but for leading-edge health IT initiatives. A week ago we reported how the HIMSS Olympic Healthcare Interoperability Initiative alongside SN...

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Court dismisses lawsuit that claimed Epic EHR was overbilling for anesthesia

A U.S. District Court judge in Florida has rejected allegations that EHR giant Epic Systems broke the law by overbilling for anesthesia procedures. The ruling comes as other EHR vendors, notably eClinicalWorks and Allscripts, have lawsuits filed agai...

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Anthropologist, CIO team up to tackle medication adherence in Italy

Claudio Saccavini is CIO of Arsenàl.It Consortium of the Veneto Research Centre for eHealth Innovation who helped developed the patient app. The Veneto region in northeastern Italy, extending from the Dolomite Mountains to the Adriati...

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