HHS Responds to Federal Cybersecurity Mandates

At the urging of two presidential executive orders and a portion of the Cybersecurity Act of 2015, HHS is working to develop a stronger cybersecurity infrastructure.

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Where Personalized Medicine and Litigation (Might) Collide
May23

Where Personalized Medicine and Litigation (Might) Collide

Personalized medicine made the news recently when, on April 6, 2017, the FDA allowed the marketing of 23andMe’s genetic health risk tests for ten diseases or conditions.

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A Simple API: Will it solve healthcare’s interoperability problems?
May22

A Simple API: Will it solve healthcare’s interoperability problems?

In the near future, as integration becomes easier and migration to the healthcare cloud continues its acceleration, the average health system’s portfolio of digital health offerings is likely to become expansive. Health systems should focus on proper information governance principles now.

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WannaCry Ransomware Attacks Put Organizations on Alert
May19

WannaCry Ransomware Attacks Put Organizations on Alert

A chord of fear has been struck in many organizations—both healthcare and others—after the ransomware attacks that occurred last week that infected more than 200,000 computers across 150 different countries.

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Managing and Implementing Remote Patient Device Data in the EHR
May17

Managing and Implementing Remote Patient Device Data in the EHR

This monthly blog highlights and discuss emerging trends and challenges related to healthcare data and its ever changing life cycle. By Kapila Monga “Mr. Watson—come here—I want to see you.” These were the first words spoken over the telephone by inventor Alexander Graham Bell on March 10, 1876. According to popular legend, this call was also the first time the telephone was used to summon help, as Bell had just spilled acid.1 In a...

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