10 most-read health IT stories from August

The following health IT stories in Becker's Hospital Review were the most-read in August.

  1. Missouri mom accused of violating HIPAA by taking son's photo is suing Mercy Hospital
    The mother of a patient at Mercy Hospital in Springfield, Mo., is suing the hospital for allegedly detaining her and claiming she violated HIPAA after she took a picture of her son during an appointment.
  1. Community Health Systems hacked, 4.5M patients' information compromised
    Franklin, Tenn.-based Community Health Systems reported a cyberattack affecting nearly 4.5 million people.
  1. Cleveland Clinic, MedStar, others begin to monetize their innovation
    Several health systems are turning their homegrown innovations into marketable products.
  1. Conflicting views on Epic's interoperability
    A Congressman, Epic's president and several reports offer conflicting views on whether Epic's EHR platform is interoperable.
  1. Cerner to acquire Siemens Health Services for $1.3B
    Cerner announced earlier this month it will acquire Siemens' health technology division for $1.3 billion cash.
  1. 30 things to know about mHealth
    Mobile health is a burgeoning industry within the health IT sphere, spurred by the proliferation of personal mobile devices. While industry experts expect to see the mHealth industry continue to grow, its path will not be without setbacks.
  1. Exclusive: Dr. Farzad Mostashari on his career, his new startup and closing gaps in the healthcare system
    Farzad Mostashari, MD, discusses his career so far, the launch of his new company and his goals, both for Aledade and the healthcare industry in general.
  1. Uber for healthcare? Former Uber engineer launches house call app
    A former Uber computer engineer has launched a physician-on-demand app. 
  1. Epic president testifies on interoperability
    At an Aug. 15 meeting of the governance subgroup of the Health IT Policy Committee, Epic President Carl Dvorak asserted the EHR platform is able to, and has successfully, exchanged data with a large variety of facilities and IT systems.
  1. 25 things to know about hospitals, health systems' investments in IT
    Over the past few years, hospitals and health systems have been acquiring IT products at unprecedented rates.

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