5 most popular health IT stories in May

Here are the five most-read health information technology stories from Becker's Hospital Review in May, beginning with the most popular:

1. The most-Googled disease in each state

One thing people have in common throughout the U.S. is how often they Google search HPV, according to TermLife2Go.

2. Vulnerability found in Philips' EMR puts patient data at risk

The Department of Homeland Security and Philips issued an alert April 30 that the information technology vendor's EMR system Tasy has a cross-site scripting vulnerability that could put patient information at risk.

3. Why patients are giving up on portals

Although patient portals often have a lot of valuable features, patients' use of the portals is declining at surprising rates.

4. How hospitals are responding to Microsoft operating system vulnerability

Hennepin Healthcare activated a command center in the evening of May 14 after learning that versions of Microsoft's Windows operating systems had a vulnerability that could be used similar to the WannaCry worm.

5. FDA approves Medtronic's iPad-based remote pacemaker programming system

A system that allows physicians to manage Bluetooth-enabled pacemaker devices using an app on an Apple iPad has been approved by the FDA, medical technology maker Medtronic announced on May 2.

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