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Study: Nearly 7 in 10 Healthcare Orgs Have Compromised Email Credentials

A new study of Dark Web email vulnerabilities in the healthcare industry has revealed that 68 percent of healthcare organizations have compromised email credentials, and 80 percent of the positive data set includes actionable password information, simplifying hackers’ efforts to infiltrate the network.

Just 6 Percent of Upstate New Yorkers Use Telemedicine, Survey Finds

Just 6 percent of adults from upstate New York reported that they have used telemedicine, according to a recent survey commissioned by Excellus BlueCross BlueShield.

Survey: Women in Tech Identify Wage Inequality, Workplace Gender Bias as Ongoing Obstacles

Wage inequality compared to male colleagues, workplace gender bias and a shortage of female role models are among the main barriers faced by women working in the technology field, according to a new survey by global technology association ISACA.

IBM Teams Up with Salesforce on Artificial Intelligence

IBM and Salesforce, a customer relationship management provider, have announced a strategic partnership to deliver joint solutions designed to leverage artificial intelligence.

New Research Points to ER, Patient Improvements with HIE Use

A study of hospital emergency departments has found that hospitals can significantly improve both the quality of care and operational efficiency when their physicians access a patient’s medical records in the HIE.

New York-Based Cardiologist and Neurologist Charged in $50 Million Healthcare Fraud Scheme

A cardiologist, a neurologist, and others in New York have been arrested on charges that allege the group fraudulently billed public health care programs and private insurance companies of more than $50 million.

Health System Leaders Issue Statement in Support of Medicaid Expansion, Gains Made Under the ACA

Amid reports that Republican U.S. lawmakers expect to unveil, as soon as this week, the text of long-awaited legislation to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the leaders of several prominent health systems gathered in Washington, D.C. today for a panel discussion about protecting innovation and coverage.

Report: Health IT Venture Capital Funding Increases to $5.1 Billion in 2016

In 2016, venture capital funding, including private equity and corporate VC, in the healthcare information technology (health IT) sector totaled $5.1 billion in 622 deals, a new record for the sector, according to an annual report from Austin, Texas-based Mercom Capital Group.

AHIMA Publishes Toolkit for On-Site OCR HIPAA Phase 2 Audits

The American Health Information Management Association’s (AHIMA) has released its newest toolkit, the “External HIPAA Audit Readiness Toolkit,” to assist organizations in preparing for Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Phase 2 audits.

Report: Predictive Genetic Testing Market to Reach $4.6B by 2025

The global predictive genetic testing and consumer/wellness genomics market is anticipated to reach $4.6 billion by 2025, according to a report from Research and Markets.

CVS Health Selects Epic EHR System for its Care Management Programs

CVS Health, based in Woonsocket, R.I., will use Epic as the electronic health record (EHR) system for CVS Specialty's care management programs.

Report: By 2020, Patient-Generated Health Data Use Expected to Soar

The U.S. could reach a “critical mass” of physicians using patient-generated data from devices such as wearables by 2020, according to new research released by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA).

Hack of Appointment System at Emory Healthcare Affects 80,000 Patient Records

Atlanta-based Emory Healthcare has reported that in January a hacker demanded a ransom after accessing one of the health system’s appointment systems and deleting the appointment information database. The hack affected the records of about 80,000 patients.

Study: 87 Percent of Healthcare Organizations Will Adopt IoT Technology by 2019

In just two years, by 2019, the majority of healthcare organizations (87 percent) will have adopted Internet of Things (IoT) technology and 76 percent believe it will transform the healthcare industry, according to a study from networking provider Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company.

Vermont HIE Adds Home Telemonitoring Data to Statewide Network

The Vermont Health Information Exchange (VHIE), Vermont’s statewide network that gives health care providers the ability to electronically exchange and access patient data, is now making telemonitoring information available to providers connected to the HIE.

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