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  1. How much will the health IT Market be worth in 2017?

    As a health IT startup, we at Cognitive Medical Systems are often asked about the size of the market.  By Douglas W. Burke, President & Cofounder, Cognitive Medical Systems -
  2. HIMSS: Nearly a third of hospitals transmit patient data unencrypted

    When hospitals transfer data in an unencrypted fashion, it leaves that information vulnerable to be breached through various means. Additionally, unencrypted data can be tampered with during transit. Unfortunately, nearly a third of acute providers and less than half of non-acute providers encrypt sensitive data during transit, according to a survey from HIMSS. By Max Green -
  3. Telehealth for health systems: a look ahead

    In a recent blog post, Alan Roga, MD, FACEP, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Provider Market at Teladoc take a look ahead at telehealth for health systems.  By Staff -

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  1. OZ Systems, MDH, CHC to present findings on newborn screening

    Arlington, Texas-based OZ Systems, the Minnesota Department of Health's Newborn Screening Program and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will present findings on newborn screening technology during the Public Health Informatics Conference in Atlanta on Aug. 24.  By Erin Dietsche -
  2. Vigilias Telehealth settles on headquarters in Wichita, Kan.

    Vigilias Telehealth, a telemedicine company, signed a lease to establish its corporate headquarters in Wichita, Kan., according to the Wichita Business Journal. By Erin Dietsche -
  3. Health Center Partners of Southern California wins $1.5M HHS grant to improve HIT adoption

    HHS is giving $1.5 million to Health Center Partners of Southern California, a consortium of community health centers, to encourage the adoption of health information technology at its health centers.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  4. Complex software but simple workflow: A look into Nemours Children's EPCS platform

    As of April 2016, healthcare providers in New York are required to electronically submit prescriptions for controlled substances. The law requiring these electronic prescriptions intends to boost transparency and information regarding controlled substance prescriptions to help curb opioid abuse and overuse. While New York is the first state to mandate electronic prescriptions, enforced by civil and criminal penalties, other states are following suit, and the demand for an Electronic Prescriptions for Controlled Substances (EPCS) platform will likely increase.  By Akanksha Jayanthi -

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  1. Pivot Point Consulting hires CMIO, senior cybersecurity advisor: 7 things to know

    Healthcare IT consulting firm Pivot Point Consulting, has hired two experts to lead population health and cybersecurity.  By Kelly Gooch -
  2. Sansum Clinic reaches HIMSS Stage 6 for outpatient EHR

    HIMSS analytics recognized Santa Barbara, Calif.-based Sansum Clinic for achieving stage 6 on its EMR Outpatient Adoption Model. By Akanksha Jayanthi -
  3. Markham Stouffville Hospital in Canada upgrades MEDITECH EHR

    A hospital in Ontario, Canada, plans to adopt MEDITECH's latest web-based EHR platform. By Akanksha Jayanthi -
  4. NYC launches Zika information website as part of control efforts

    The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene has launched an interactive website with resources and information about mosquitoes in efforts to quell the spread of Zika and other mosquito-borne illnesses. By Akanksha Jayanthi -
  1. ONC seeks comments on draft interoperability standards

    The ONC has published the draft 2017 Interoperability Standards Advisory, which is now open for public comment. The ISA is the model by which the ONC coordinates identification, assessment and public awareness of interoperability standards and implementation specifications. By Akanksha Jayanthi -
  2. White House to review rule granting ONC oversight authority for IT certification

    A rule regarding modifications and new requirements to the ONC Health IT Certification Program expanding the ONC's oversight and authority to review health IT has been sent to the Office of Management and Budget for review. By Akanksha Jayanthi -
  3. OIG finds 'significant' security vulnerabilities in CMS' networks

    A test of CMS' data centers found four vulnerabilities in security controls in its wireless networks, some of which were deemed "significant." By Akanksha Jayanthi -
  4. WikiLeaks accused of publishing sensitive medical records

    Infamous hacker site WikiLeaks has released data detailing the private medical information of more than 100 people, according to an investigation by the Associated Press.  By Brooke Murphy -
  5. CommonWell members to allow patients direct access to health data

    CommonWell Health Alliance, a group of healthcare stakeholders seeking to advance interoperability and seamless data exchange through a set of services and specifications, announced Tuesday it is extending information access to patients as well. Members of the alliance plan to allow patients to access CommonWell's services and their health data with the hopes of boosting care quality and coordination among providers. By Akanksha Jayanthi -
  6. Baxter Regional signs Medical Asset Management for real-time coding updates: 4 key points

    Medical Asset Management, a healthcare consulting firm based in Atlanta, signed an agreement with Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home, Ark., to install two web-based software applications in the hospital's cardiac catheterization lab.  By Kelly Gooch -
  7. Health IT tip of the day: Align access policy with process across your organization

    As data breaches and compromised patient records become more of a headache for providers, accurately tracking who accesses sensitive information and how is a must.   By Staff -
  8. Start marks first clinical use of an Apple CareKit app for mental health

    Start, a depression-monitoring mobile app developed by Iodine, has been deployed across San Francisco-based TMS Health Solutions clinics in what marks the first instance of an app built with Apple CareKit software being used for mental health in a clinical setting. By Max Green -
  9. Children's Medical Center combines digital tech, conventional drugs in new trial

    In what may be the first initiative of its kind for kids, the Children's Medical Center of Dallas is conducting a trial using small sensors inside of pills to ensure medication adherence, according to The Dallas Morning News. By Max Green -

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