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September 30, 2020
A suspected ransomware attack on Universal Health Services is an existential crisis for healthcare organizations that needs to be addressed, according to one security expert.
August 14, 2020
EHR vendors are designing data authorization scopes for third-party health apps. It's a process that hinges on patient trust and requires transparency.
November 18, 2019
The Google-Ascension partnership is a 'PR failure' that demonstrates a need for greater transparency about what happens to patient health data.
October 11, 2019
Ransomware attacks are insidious. Experts urged healthcare CIOs to invest in proactive security measures to combat the growing threat.
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Kaiser Permanente's new medical school will combine cutting-edge tech and a clinical setting to train future doctors. Continue Reading
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An FDA innovation challenge pushes developers to create pain management devices as a way to address the ongoing opioid crisis in the United States. Continue Reading
Industry consolidation, tech reporting mandates, heavy workloads and 'EHR fatigue' are causing high levels of stress and work dissatisfaction among healthcare professionals, experts say. Continue Reading
Hospital CIOs who want to ensure that their environments are protected should be sure to implement multifactor authentication and AI-based monitoring to prevent data breaches. Continue Reading