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Hacker: Patient data of 500,000 children stolen from pediatricians

Privacy & SecurityHacker: Patient data of 500,000 children stolen from pediatriciansCybercriminals can find databases left exposed on outdated or free platforms as easily as searching on the word ‘patient,’ according to DataBreaches.net.The patient records of about


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Zika fight: Bacteria-laden mosquitoes unleashed in Florida to combat virus

Zika Zika fight: Bacteria-laden mosquitoes unleashed in Florida to combat virus MONROE COUNTY,


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Tom Price calls on HHS to ‘reimagine’ how to carry out its mission

Government & PolicyTom Price calls on HHS to 'reimagine' how to carry out its missionHealth and Human Services Secretary unveils a new initiative designed to optimize ways the department operates.U.S. Department of Health and Human Services


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Carolinas HealthCare IT chief: Interoperability will be solved in 5 to 6 years

InteroperabilityCarolinas HealthCare IT chief: Interoperability will be solved in 5 to 6 yearsCraig Richardville said the holy grail of widespread health information exchange will begin maturing quickly in a shorter period of time than many people


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Blockchain and healthcare privacy laws just don’t mix

Privacy & SecurityBlockchain and healthcare privacy laws just don't mixLeaders are intrigued by the digital ledger technology's potential, but intrigue alone won’t get it past regulations. Attorney Sharon Klein at the law firm Pepper Hamilton, along


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How to fix healthcare’s greatest cybersecurity weakness: People

Privacy & SecurityHow to fix healthcare's greatest cybersecurity weakness: PeopleBut governance, training and, yes, monitoring can go a long way to reducing a system’s risk, expert says.A healthcare organization’s workforce is its greatest cybersecurity threat, but


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Less than half of hospitals run IoT pilots, but more are on the way

Connected HealthLess than half of hospitals run IoT pilots, but more are on the wayWhile 40 percent are running projects, IDC says 73 percent of executives are prepared to start Internet of Things work this year.The


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Cloud-based master patient index could offer patient-matching relief

Cloud ComputingCloud-based master patient index could offer patient-matching reliefHospitals that plug into the Verato Universal MPI can reconcile patient records even with other providers, the vendor said.Verato on Tuesday released its Universal MPI, a master patient


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Congress presses VA secretary on VistA interoperability, costs

Government & PolicyCongress presses VA secretary on VistA interoperability, costsShulkin reiterated his July deadline for choosing the path forward for the outdated EHR to the House Committee on Appropriations on Wednesday.All options are still on the


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Congress mandates regular reports on Cerner’s DoD EHR progress

Electronic Health Records (EHR, EMR)Congress mandates regular reports on Cerner's DoD EHR progressLawmakers included enhanced requirements for reporting on the major EHR project are in the 2017 Department of Defense Appropriations Act.Congress has added new reporting


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