Health IT Pulse:

March, 2017

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March 31, 2017  12:06 PM

Medical record breaches down in 2016, but internal threats proliferate

Tayla Holman Tayla Holman Profile: Tayla Holman
Data breach, Ransomware

Financial services may have replaced healthcare as the most breached industry in 2016, but that doesn't mean healthcare is in the all-clear. According to a report by IBM Security, the healthcare industry suffered fewer medical record breaches in 2016 compared to the previous year. In 2015

March 23, 2017  2:56 PM

Demand for telehealth services causes price increase

Kristen Lee Kristen Lee Profile: Kristen Lee
telehealth, Telemedicine

The price of telehealth services may only continue to increase in the coming years as healthcare providers and businesses are using online consultations more and more. This has not only increased the demand...


March 9, 2017  12:30 PM

AMA, provider groups call for delay of 2015 certified EHRs

Kristen Lee Kristen Lee Profile: Kristen Lee
CEHRT, certified EHR technology, EHR

The American Medical Association and 102 other physician groups have called on CMS and ONC to delay the use of 2015 certified EHRs beyond the current timeframe of required use starting in 2018 because they are concerned the


March 2, 2017  9:17 AM

Use of remote patient monitoring technologies increased worldwide in 2016

Kristen Lee Kristen Lee Profile: Kristen Lee
remote patient monitoring

Fueled by the increased use of connected medical devices for patient care, the number of remotely monitored patients grew 44% in 2016, according to a report by Berg...


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