CISO privacy security compliance HIPAA data breaches ransomware malware
By Bill Siwicki 02:13 pm May 24, 2016
With big issues on CISO plates, including malware, application security, cloud security and others, a new study from cybersecurity staffing firm SilverBull found that salaries are on the rise, with the highest up from $380,000 in January 2016.

In his book, Abraham Nussbaum, MD, laments a time gone by in the practice of medicine.

By 01:13 pm May 24, 2016
By Michelle Andrews, Kaiser Health News
medical device security cybersecurity data breaches Diabetes Technology Society DTSec
By Jessica Davis 10:54 am May 24, 2016
The public platform, DTSec, contains a set of security performance requirements to prevent cyberattacks and data breaches.
Medical University of South Carolina Philips patient monitoring patient engagement

The Medical University of South Carolina is an embarking on an 8-year plan to improve patient monitoring to provider more informed diagnostic and treatment services. 

By Bernie Monegain 10:29 am May 24, 2016
In a $36 million contract with Philips, the hospital system is working to improve the collection and management of patient data to standardize clinical practices and enable interoperability with other systems.
patient engagement wearable-as-a-service

iBeat's smartwatch-like device tracks heart activity and can send alerts should any irregularities occur. 

By Tom Sullivan 10:02 am May 24, 2016
Practice Fusion veterans, including former chief executive Ryan Howard, on Tuesday announced a new company called iBeat. The startup is working to create a device that will continuously monitor a user’s heart activity, the company said. Howard called the emerging offering a wearable-as-a-service.
interoperability ONC Precision Medicine

Advisors to ONC, which resides within Health and Human Services headquarters, suggested that ONC make accommodations for President Obama's Precision Medicine Initiative within the Interoperability Roadmap. 

By Jack McCarthy 09:18 am May 24, 2016
The advisory committee said that the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT should accelerate the definition and standards for President Obama's PMI and Patient-Generated Health Data. 
Healthcare IT News Best Hospital Awards EHRs population health
By Mike Miliard 08:18 am May 24, 2016
Healthcare IT News' annual awards spotlight exceptional hospital information technology shops based on workplace culture, leadership, professional development, salary and more.
OpenNotes Tom Delbanco

Tom Delbanco, MD, co-director of OpenNotes said the program has opened access to between 8 million and 10 million patients since it began in 2010. 

By Aditi Pai 07:01 am May 24, 2016
Delbanco also predicts that patients will stop using electronic health records or portals to read what doctors have written about them and, instead, view that on a smartwach, phone or other gadget. 
ransomware HIPAA OCR HHS privacy security Kansas Heart Hospital malware

Kansas Heart Hospital in Wichita paid the initial ransom but decided against paying the second request even though some of its data appears to still be locked. 

By Bill Siwicki 02:58 pm May 23, 2016
Kansas Heart Hospital declined to pay the second ransom, saying that would not be wise. Security experts, meanwhile, are warning that ransomware attacks will only get worse.
Epic Systems EHR electronic health record St. Charles Health System

St. Charles Health System in Bend, Oregon. Source: St. Charles Health System

By Bill Siwicki 12:48 pm May 23, 2016
The Oregon-based network said the new electronic health record system will help it improve care quality and coordination.

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