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St. Jude Medical Responds to Poor Security Claims on its Cardiac Devices

August 31, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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St. Jude Medical officials have attested that the allegations made regarding the lack of security and safety of the manufacturer’s cardiac devices are “false and misleading.”

Only 29 Percent of Hospitals Conducting Precision Medicine But Efforts Are Gaining Momentum, Study Finds

August 31, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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Currently there is limited adoption of precision medicine programs across U.S. hospitals and the majority of organizations conducting precision medicine are focused on cancer, according to a recent study from HIMSS Analytics.

A New Study Looks at the Hidden Threats Within Network Traffic

August 30, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
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The Ponemon Institute and A10 Networks have released a new survey-based study that looks at a range of network traffic-related threats to data security in healthcare and other industries

Study: App Developed for Inpatient Rounding, Handoffs Improves Note Taking and Patient Care

August 30, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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A smartphone app built as an inpatient rounding and handoff tool was quickly adopted by clinicians and facilitated real-time data entry, according to a recent study.

ONC Announces Blockchain Health IT Challenge Winners

August 30, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) has announced the winners of its “Use of Blockchain in Health IT and Health-related Research Challenge.”

AMA Launches Enhanced Geospatial Mapping Tool Identifying Underserved Patient Care Areas

August 30, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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The American Medical Association (AMA) this week unveiled enhancements to its Health Workforce Mapper, an interactive mapping tool that can help healthcare providers identify underserved patient care areas.

In Oklahoma, a Regional HMO Deploys Predictive Analytics to Drive Better Health Outcomes

August 30, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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GlobalHealth, an Oklahoma City-based HMO, implemented a predictive analytics platform combined with human outreach to improve its care management program, resulting in an 18 percent reduction in ER encounters and a 22 percent reduction in readmissions.

Indiana Medical Clinic and Long Beach Health Plan Report Data Security Incidents

August 29, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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Orleans Medical Clinic located in southern Indiana reported that it was recently the victim of a hacking incident of its network server resulting in inappropriate access to the protected health information about 6,800 patients.

athenahealth Acquires Care Coordination Platform Patient IO

August 29, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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athenahealth has acquired Austin-based care coordination platform Patient IO (officially known as Filament Labs, Inc.) and the mobile solution will form the basis for athenahealth’s patient-facing mobile app, athenaWell.

Washington Debrief: ONC Announces Winners of App Challenges

August 29, 2016  |  Leslie Kriegstein, Vice President of Congressional Affairs, CHIME
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ONC has prioritized efforts to enable patients and clinicians to easily aggregate health information across health IT platforms, with an emphasis on the use open APIs and FHIR.

Muddy Waters Report: St. Jude Medical’s Cardiac Devices Vulnerable to Cyber Attacks

August 29, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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St. Jude Medical, a Minnesota-based global medical device manufacturer, saw its shares drop last week after a Muddy Waters Capital report noted demonstrations of cyber attacks to two of the company’s cardiac devices.

OCHIN Offers Data Aggregation System

August 28, 2016  |  David Raths
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OCHIN, an Oregon-based nonprofit health IT services organization, has launched a real-time data aggregation system that it says allows healthcare organizations to enhance care delivery and improve business operations.

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