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  1. 4 key trends in medical imaging technology

    Peer60 has released a new report on trends in medical imaging technology. Here are four key trends to follow in this field. By Carrie Pallardy -
  2. Quest Diagnostics faces class action lawsuit following data breach: 3 things to know

    Law firm Newman Ferrara has filed a class action lawsuit against Madison, N.J.-based Quest Diagnostics for a data breach.  By Carrie Pallardy -
  3. Dell Services establishes new analytics, cloud platform for healthcare: 3 key points

    Dell Services has signed an agreement with Zebra Medical Vision to launch a new medical imaging research platform. By Carrie Pallardy -

Integrating new expandable technologies

Surgery and the technologies used to perform them are rapidly evolving to include expandable devices. These new expandable devices deliver the benefits of a minimal approach with a maximum footprint for restoration in both vertebral augmentation and spinal fusion procedures.
  1. 31% of CIOs bypassed when it comes to IT purchasing decisions

    The third annual Global CIO Survey from Logicalis U.S. has found nearly a third of CIOs are regularly bypassed by line-of-business executives when it comes time to make IT purchasing decisions, according to an Executive Insight report. By Carrie Pallardy -
  2. 28 recent health IT tips and strategies from CIOs, vendors and industry experts

    Here are 28 recent insights, strategies and tips from industry insiders and experts.  By Max Green -
  3. Health IT tip of the day: Monitor the weakest links in your chain

    The drive to the cloud is picking up speed, but is cloud security ready to meet demand?  By Max Green -
  4. IBM Watson Health Unit names Dr. Kyu Rhee chief health officer

    IBM appointed Kyu Rhee, MD, chief health officer for the Watson Health Unit, Fortune reports. By Akanksha Jayanthi -

2015 in review: Seven tips for hospitals

This session will review some of the major legal, regulatory and legislative developments of 2015, focusing on how they may affect hospital transactions going forward, particularly when fair market value and commercial reasonableness are legal imperatives for those transactions.
  1. 46% of hospitals spend less than $500k on cybersecurity: 3 things to know

    Despite the increasing threat of cybersecurity, many hospitals continue to have significant vulnerabilities in their web security. By Carrie Pallardy -
  2. IT outsourcing on the rise: 3 key points

    A new survey conducted by Black Book indicates healthcare providers will increasingly turn to IT outsourcing solutions as financial uncertainty persists. By Carrie Pallardy -
  3. 11 latest healthcare data breaches

    The following healthcare data breaches were reported on Becker's Hospital Review within the past month.  By Akanksha Jayanthi -
  4. Moody's: Cyberattack threat could affect credit ratings

    The fallout of cyberattacks don't just affect protected health information. A new report from Moody's Investors Services says the threat of cyber attacks may start to play a role in organizations' credit ratings. By Akanksha Jayanthi -
  1. DOD reaches interoperability milestone with VA

    The Department of Defense has achieved its EHR interoperability requirement as outlined in the National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2014. The NDAA required the EHR systems of the DOD and the Department of Veterans Affairs to be interoperable. Frank Kendall, Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics, notified the Committee on Appropriations of the achievement via letter. By Akanksha Jayanthi -
  2. Voalte deploys over 11,000 Zebra Technologies' mobile computers in US hospitals

    Voalte® announced yesterday that it has recently deployed its 11,000th Zebra Technologies’ healthcare mobile computer.  By Staff -
  3. Dignity Health selects athenahealth's population health platform

    San Francisco-based Dignity Health plans to implement athenahealth's population health service platform athenaCommunicator Enterprise. By Akanksha Jayanthi -
  4. Report suggests linking patient health records to HIEs instead of EHRs

    As consumer engagement in healthcare continues to grow, there is a parallel rising demand for patient access to their health records. Currently, most patient portals are linked to provider's EHR in a single organization, but a new report from an ONC contractor suggests linking patient portals to health information exchanges may provide a more comprehensive view of a patient's overall health. By Akanksha Jayanthi -
  5. Startup Insider: Smart Scheduling

    Chris Moses, cofounder and CEO of Smart Scheduling, was a neuroscience student at MIT looking for a way to have a broad impact on healthcare when he attended a hackathon at the school in 2012. It was at that event, called Hacking Medicine, where he heard a physician pose the problem he would eventually design a company to address.  By Max Green -
  6. Health IT tip of the day: Secure remote access to patient data with two-factor authentication

    As more and more devices are able to access secure network data in hospitals, fewer traditional solutions make the cut for cybersecurity.  By Max Green -
  7. Prime, CoverMyMeds help seniors avoid high-risk meds with tech pilot program

    More than half (57 percent) of Medicare beneficiaries were less likely to be prescribed medications that may cause potential health risks thanks to a pilot risk-alert program implemented by St. Paul, Minn.-based Prime Therapeutics LLC and CoverMyMeds, the nation's largest electronic prior authorization (ePA) platform.    By Brooke Murphy -
  8. US Senate Committee passes Rural Health Care Connectivity Act, a push toward telemedicine

    The Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation passed a bill that would promote the expansion of care delivery services in rural communities last Friday.  By Brooke Murphy -
  9. Top five ways providers can leverage data to manage risk

    Identifying and managing high-risk patients when they're not in a healthcare facility is still a relatively new process for providers.  By Jimmy Liu -

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