Vital Sign Monitors Pose Vulnerability to Hacking

Cybersecurity researchers found in a simulation that heart monitors and other devices that monitor a patient’s vital signs in the hospital are vulnerable to hacking and other cyberthreats, according to a new report.

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Health IT Vendors, Software Developers Look to Streamline Automated Organ Donation Process

A successful organ transplant process hinges on timely notification of organ availability and communications between the recipient and donor teams.

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Healthcare Providers Increasingly Considering Cyber Insurance

In the healthcare industry, breach is the new black. The healthcare industry has become a favorite cyberattack target among hackers—and the tide shows no signs of slowing any time soon.

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Study: US Hospitals Won’t Have EHRs at Full Capacity Until 2035

According to the findings, investigators forecast that the majority of hospitals will not reach Stage 7 of HIMSS Analytics’ EHR adoption model until 2035, absent major policy changes or leaps in technological capabilities.

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ONC Moving Too Slowly on Information Blocking, say Health IT Stakeholders

Health IT stakeholder groups are frustrated with what they see as lack of progress from the government in combating the practice of information blocking, according to a letter sent to ONC.

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CMS: Providers Should Get Rid of Fax Machines by 2020

Federal health officials announced their goal this week to eliminate fax machines from physician offices by 2020.

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