Breaching a Hospital Network Takes Only Five Hours, Hackers Say

Hackers claim they can breach a healthcare organization in less than five hours, according to the 2018 Black Report survey from software company Nuix.

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Report Calls for More Modern Health IT Approach from ONC

A work group of more than 40 health IT experts representing clinicians, patients, hospitals, and technology companies brought together by the Bipartisan Policy Center and Health IT Now released a report that calls for revamping industry policy—including an overhaul of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT’s (ONC’s) health IT certification program to focus on consumer protections.

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Trump Administration Announces Initiative to Tackle Health Record Interoperability Issues

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Seema Verma on Tuesday announced several new Trump Administration initiatives aimed at tackling complex electronic health record (EHR) interoperability issues and increasing patient access to healthcare data.

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Family Doctors Want to Reduce Health IT Burdens

A trade group representing family practice physicians is asking federal health officials to be mindful of the administrative burdens on family doctors and offered solutions to improving the current regulatory environment.

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Trump’s Proposed Budget Seeks to Eliminate AHRQ, Slash OCR and ONC Funding

Major cuts to healthcare industry oversight agencies are suggested in the FY 2019 budget proposal released by the Trump Administration this week.

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Survey Findings Uncover Physicians’ Health IT Concerns

Efficacy and evidence are two main areas of concern for physicians when it comes to new digital health solutions, according to a new survey from the American Medical Association.

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