Today's Top 20 Health IT Articles
  • HHS warns hospitals about 'smishing'

    One of the latest ways hackers are getting into hospital and health system IT networks is through "smishing," or phishing via text messages, HHS reported Aug. 10.
  • Americans' level of concern about healthcare AI, by generation

    Older Americans are more concerned than their younger counterparts about artificial intelligence being used in their healthcare, business analytics firm Morning Consult reported.
  • Johns Hopkins data breach toll increases — 300,000 patients affected

    The data breach toll due to a hacking incident at Baltimore-based Johns Hopkins Medicine has increased from 5,500 people to 310,405, WBAL reported Aug. 10. 
  • Becker's Health IT + Digital Health + Revenue Cycle Live Conference

    From cybersecurity to AI, consumerism & health equity — 240+ speakers at Becker's Health IT + Digital Health + RCM meeting will show how (and when) tech is the silver bullet. Join us this fall.
  • 9 facts that show Epic's dominance

    Here are nine notes on Epic's dominance in the U.S. EHR market.
  • Health systems face IT labors shortages, yet some are eliminating jobs

    Hospital and health system CIOs told Becker's that IT staffing remains a major challenge for their organizations as they are in a global competition with other companies for talent, yet some of them have been forced to lay off their IT employees this year due to financial and operational challenges. 
  • 50 most common passwords for C-suite executives

    Top executives aren't immune to weak passwords that put the entire organization at risk for a cyberattack.
  • 3 Microsoft healthcare job openings

    Microsoft recently posted several job openings related to its health business. Below are three open positions as of Aug. 11:
  • Reimagine your Hybrid Work Strategy in Life Sciences

    Biotech and pharma companies are being held back by old communication tech. Join experts to learn how a better collaboration platform can cut costs, improve talent retention + more.
  • Mercy receives Epic 'Gold Stars' designation

    St. Louis-based Mercy has been placed in the top 16 percent of all health systems using the Epic Systems application.
  • Your EHR is the Most Powerful Tool You Have: Steps to Getting the Most Out of your Epic Investment

    Epic has changed the face of healthcare; becoming the one source of truth and reporting for many organizations. It provides a wide range of comprehensive functionalities across patient experience, clinical documentation, reporting, and the revenue cycle. It has truly transformed the patient experience with portals for convenient appointment scheduling, viewing of medical records, and the ability for patients to easily communicate with their providers. It’s highly customizable and configurable based upon the needs of the organization and can be tailored to tie in with existing workflows. Its interoperability allows streamlined communication and workflows across internal departments with rich data reporting and actionable insights to drive decision making. Lastly, given the critical importance of quality clinical data in healthcare pared with regulatory compliance such as HIPAA, Meaningful Use and MACRA, Epic helps organizations maintain data security and avoid compliance related fines and penalties.
  • 18% of healthcare employees use ChatGPT regularly at work

    Less than one year after ChatGPT's debut took the digital aspect of many industries by storm, 18 percent of healthcare employees say they use the tool frequently, according to a July LinkedIn poll conducted by Becker's. 
  • How 1 CIO is creating a tech environment that is adaptive, sustainable

    Julie Eastman, Orange, Calif.-based UCI Health's new CIO, says as technology continues to develop rapidly, architecture will matter more than ever. This is why the CIO is laser-focused on creating an adaptive IT stack that can evolve with the organization's changing needs.  
  • Sanford looks to gen AI, predictive models to alleviate administrative burdens

    Sanford Fargo (N.D.) Medical Center is applying predictive models and risk stratification to its electronic medical record to inform clinical decision-making, Susan Jarvis, vice president of operations of the health system, told Becker's. 
  • Kansas health system cuts documentation time in half with AI

    The University of Kansas Health System has been able to cut clinicians' documentation time from five hours to one using AI technology from Abridge, Fox4 News reported Aug. 9.  
  • Cigna looks to break into digital health

    Cigna Healthcare is offering customers new digital health tools through a partnership with Virgin Pulse.
  • Vanderbilt subsidiary, Standigm collaborate for AI drug discovery

    Nashville Biosciences, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Nashville, Tenn.-based Vanderbilt University Medical Center, is collaborating with Standigm, a company that uses artificial intelligence for drug discovery and development, to customize AI models for drug discovery.
  • Mount Sinai to install digital AI assistant

    New York City-based Mount Sinai Health System is partnering with digital health company Clearstep to install new digital and artificial intelligence tools within the system.
  • 327 healthcare data breaches reported so far in 2023

    Over 40 million patients have been affected by the 327 data breaches that have been reported to the HHS' Office for Civil Rights since the start of 2023.
  • Meet the chief marketing officers of US News' top 22 hospitals

    The chief marketing officers at U.S. News & World Report's 2023-24 Honor Roll hospitals come from a variety of backgrounds, including a former Coca-Cola executive, an ex-TV reporter, and a one-time manager for country star Billy Ray Cyrus.
  • Health systems appointing new marketing chiefs

    Here are three hospitals and health systems appointing new chief marketing officers to their teams, as reported by Becker's since June 20:
  • Epic, Microsoft expand partnership

    Epic clients can now run their EHR databases on Microsoft's Azure Large Instances, with New York City-based Mount Sinai becoming the first.

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