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May 24, 2017  10:23 AM

HHS announces launch of new cybersecurity center

Kristen Lee Kristen Lee Profile: Kristen Lee
CMS, cybersecurity, hhs

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will soon launch a healthcare focused cybersecurity center, according to a

April 14, 2017  1:56 PM

New ONC challenge focuses on accuracy and reliability of health data

Tayla Holman Tayla Holman Profile: Tayla Holman
health data security, health information exchange, ONC

A new ONC challenge is seeking ways to ensure the accuracy and reliability of health data, also known as data provenance. Data provenance refers to information about when the data was created, by whom, and whether it was changed during its electronic exchange. Data provenance -- and ensuring...


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 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...


February 24, 2017  3:48 PM

Gaining a new appreciation for health IT at the 2017 HIMSS conference

Tayla Holman Tayla Holman Profile: Tayla Holman
Artificial intelligence, Health IT, HIMSS

Attending the 2017 HIMSS conference -- my very first foray into the largest annual health IT gathering -- was daunting, to say the least. Navigating the massive Orange County Convention Center and adjoining Hyatt Regency, hundreds of exhibitor booths, as well as juggling interviews and social...


February 23, 2017  4:31 PM

HIMSS 2017 conference: new health IT beyond meaningful use and EHRs

Shaun Sutner Shaun Sutner Profile: Shaun Sutner
CMS, HIMSS, Meaningful use, ONC

The HIMSS 2017 conference, as usual, put up some good numbers. This year's edition of the country's biggest annual gathering of the health IT tribes registered...


February 17, 2017  5:04 PM

Health data breaches and hacker attacks spiked dramatically in 2016

Shaun Sutner Shaun Sutner Profile: Shaun Sutner
cybersecurity, OCR, PHI

Health data breaches triggered by hacking attacks spiked by 320% in 2016 and ransomware became widespread, according to a report by a health IT cybersecurity firm. Released the week before


February 2, 2017  12:17 PM

Vendor calls for reversal of Joint Commission CPOE texting ban

Shaun Sutner Shaun Sutner Profile: Shaun Sutner
CMS, CPOE, Joint Commission

Cries of protest arose when the Joint Commission prohibited secure texting of computerized physician order entries, but now the level of disenchantment among some in the...


January 25, 2017  1:34 PM

Under pressure, ONC still making noise

Shaun Sutner Shaun Sutner Profile: Shaun Sutner
FHIR, hhs, HIMSS, HL7, ONC

With its leadership and programs in flux because of uncertainty accompanying the new administration, ONC has produced a flurry of activity lately punctuated by a slate of sessions scheduled for HIMSS 2017 in Orlando coming up Feb. 19. But even as remaining


January 11, 2017  10:12 AM

ICD-10 glitches cause CMS to back off

Shaun Sutner Shaun Sutner Profile: Shaun Sutner
CMS, ICD-10, PQRS

It turns out the transition to ICD-10 didn't go quite as smoothly as previously thought, particularly for the small practice physicians who were


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