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  1. 5 recent vendor contracts, go-lives

    The following health IT vendor contracts and go-lives were announced in the past week.  By Akanksha Jayanthi -
  2. 3 cybersecurity tips from Google's security and privacy lead

    Gerhard Eschelbeck is Google's vice president of security and privacy engineering, where he leads a team that protects Google users from hackers. What's his main tip for securing networks? By Akanksha Jayanthi -
  3. Catholic Health Care Services agrees to $650,000 HIPAA violation settlement

    Catholic Health Care Services of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia has agreed to settle potential HIPAA violations for $650,000 and implement a corrective action plan after a theft of a mobile device compromised the protected health information of 412 nursing home residents. By Akanksha Jayanthi -

Remote pharmacy services: Getting more than you expect from an RPS partnership

Learn how you can leverage remote pharmacy services, create a lasting partnership, discover opportunities for increased performance and patient satisfaction, and identify additional benefits of using RPS.
  1. 4 reasons for ransomware's rise

    In the latest ransomware incident in healthcare, a hacker accessed the medical records of four different healthcare organizations, seeking a ransom and threatening more data dumps in the future. The healthcare industry is likely to experience more ransomware-related incidents, as security experts warn such attacks are on the rise.  By Akanksha Jayanthi -
  2. Three ways eCommerce can help provider-sponsored plans thrive

    PSPs are becoming the new "darling" in the health insurance industry. Recently 26 new provider-sponsored plans (PSPs) were added and PSP enrollment increased 10 percent from 2014 to 2015, according to the 2016 AIS Directory of Plans., Setting up a PSP is one thing; making it financially successful is another.  By Jonathan Rickert, CEO, Array Health -
  3. Former Oracle VP named Informatica CIO

    Redwood City, Calif.-based software company Informatica has dubbed Graeme Thompson CIO, according to The Wall Street Journal. By Erin Marshall -
  4. Alphabet appoints first African American to board of directors

    Google's parent company, Alphabet, has added the Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association President and CEO Roger Ferguson, PhD, to its board of directors, according to USA Today. By Erin Marshall -

Patients are today's new payers. How are you handling this change?

With the rising cost of health care, and the increased financial burden to patients as a result of cost shifting with HDHPs, patients are the new payer.
  1. CipherHealth, HealthStream partner to offer Orchid

    New York City-based CipherHealth and Nashville, Tenn.-based HealthStream have joined forces to offer Orchid, a digital nurse rounding solution. By Erin Marshall -
  2. 31 teams are competing to develop diagnostic tools using patient data

    The intersection of genomics, big data and personalized medicine is populated with a variety of wild ideas about how the near-future of medicine might look. What better way to explore the roots of that future than through some healthy competition? That's the approach Houston-based Rice University is taking. By Max Green -
  3. McKesson divests IT unit; Cerner, Epic, athenahealth among vendors with highest revenues; VA enlists IBM Watson to fight cancer — 6 health IT key notes

    Here are six recent news updates on key health IT companies. By Akanksha Jayanthi -
  4. 5 most popular health IT stories from June

    Here are the five most-read health IT stories on Becker's Hospital Review in June, starting with the most-read. By Akanksha Jayanthi -
  1. Missouri AG urges state to adopt prescription drug monitoring program

    Missouri is the only state that has not implemented a prescription drug monitoring program, and the state's attorney general is urging lawmakers to implement such a program. By Akanksha Jayanthi -
  2. Execs more likely to pay ransom if they've been previously hacked, survey finds

    Whether an organization pays a ransom may depend on if it has faced a ransomware attack previously. The majority of IT executives (84 percent) whose organizations had not faced a ransomware attack said they would never pay a ransom, but almost half of executives (43 percent) whose organizations had been attacked said they would, according to a survey from cybersecurity and application delivery solutions provider Radware. By Akanksha Jayanthi -
  3. Android ransomware attacks increase four-fold in past year

    Ransomware attacks aren't limited to computers and network servers. Mobile phones can be targeted too, and they are increasingly being hit with this type of malware. Over the course of a year, the number of ransomware attacks on Android phones increased almost four-fold, according to a Kaspersky Lab report. By Akanksha Jayanthi -
  4. CHI St. Luke's joins Greater Houston HIE

    Houston-based CHI St. Luke's Health has connected to the Greater Houston Healthconnect health information exchange, a network that includes eight hospitals, 16 emergency centers and more than 1,100 physicians. By Akanksha Jayanthi -
  5. How digital health will drive value through MACRA

    In many ways, MACRA is the best legislative incarnation of the triple aim that defines healthcare's value today. As the Meaningful Use program winds down, the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 aligns incentives so that good physicians win and patients get better, faster.  By Joe McDonald, co-founder of Epharmix -
  6. Hackers breach Mass General vendor, compromise 4,300 records

    Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston is notifying patients of a privacy incident after learning hackers accessed the electronic files of a third-party vendor. By Akanksha Jayanthi -
  7. Take control of healthcare identity protection and information sharing

    Last week, the Department of Justice announced the takedown of 300 criminals responsible for $900 million in fraudulent healthcare billings— the largest in history. And one of the charges leveled against the defendants, aggravated identity theft, points to the root cause of the problem — healthcare identity information stolen in data breaches or by insider fraud.  By Scott Gordon, chief operating officer, FinalCode -
  8. MACRA 101: 9 Things you need to know

    In a recent Hayes Management Consulting blog, Don Michaels, Ph.D, provides 9 things you need to know about MACRA.  By Staff -
  9. Update: Hacker now selling 9.3M records on dark web, threatens more data dumps

    The hacker that posted 655,000 patient records for sale online has returned with a new sale: A database reportedly hacked from a health insurance company containing 9.3 million patient records. By Akanksha Jayanthi -

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