Source: Thinkstock By Thomas Beaton May 18, 2018 – The latest string of commercial and public payer healthcare fraud cases totaled $21.6 million from providers launching various schemes such as patient kickback agreements and false claims submissions. Public payer programs are frequently targeted by criminals and have a high risk of […]
Nearly a year after the initial announcement, Cerner can add another government contract to its belt: The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs will officially contract with the EHR-giant to overhaul its legacy VistA EHR. The pair made the announcement Thursday night, after a year of speculation over whether the contract […]
It’s a common misconception that precision medicine techniques are only able to be mastered by large and well-capitalized academic medical centers. But at the HIMSS Precision Medicine summit on May 17, two experts in genetics and molecular medicine explained how their community hospital has embraced personalized care with new technologies […]
This week Athenahealth is amid a takeover bid of at least $6.5 billion. Elliott Associates offered $160 per share in cash to take athenahealth private, and the investment firm appears willing to up the ante. While athenahealth has not publicly responded, here’s a look back at some of the moves by the company […]
Arkansas-based MedEvolve misconfigured its FTP server and exposed the data of 205,000 patients from two separate providers, the practice management software vendor confirmed to Healthcare IT News. First discovered by DataBreaches.net, the FTP server was configured to allow anonymous login, did not require login credentials and failed to display a banner […]
The overwhelming majority of large healthcare organizations worldwide are still susceptible to spoofing of their own email domains, also known as impersonation attacks, which are a leading vector for cyberattacks. Why? In part because they have not adopted the Domain-based Message Authentication, Reporting and Conformance, or DMARC standard, which detects […]
President Donald Trump plans to nominate acting U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie to permanently lead the agency, the President announced on Friday at the White House summit on prison reform. The news will come as a surprise to Wilkie, as the President hadn’t even told him before […]
The Cancer Informatics for Cancer Centers represents chief information officers and other informatics leaders from 70 National Cancer Institute-designated cancer centers nationwide. At the HIMSS Precision Medicine Summit on May 18, the two co-founders of CI4CC offered their thoughts on how the vast promise of precision oncology can be realized […]
Bio-IT World | Bio-IT World announced the winners of the 2018 Best Practices Awards this morning at the Bio-IT World Conference and Expo. Entries from Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Takeda Pharmaceuticals, AstraZeneca, Celgene Co., and Massachusetts General Hospital were honored.
Press Release Embargoed Until: Thursday, May 17, 2018, 1:00 p.m. ETContact: Media Relations(404) 639-3286 A third of treated recreational waterborne disease outbreaks during 2000 through 2014 occurred in hotel pools or hot tubs, according to a report published today in CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. Cryptosporidium (also known as […]
Leadership, culture key to surviving a cybersecurity crisis By Jessica Davis 12:35 pm May 17, 2018Retired Navy Commander Kirk Lippold will share his vision for leadership within an organization, including creating a culture of integrity and personal accountability, at the HIMSS Security Forum in June.
AI is key to precision medicine, but hospitals must have strategies for data integrity By Mike Miliard 01:44 pm May 17, 2018That goes both for IT buyers making decisions about technology and clinicians not getting “bamboozled” by questionable data science, experts said at the Precision Medicine Summit.
Source: Thinkstock By Thomas Beaton May 17, 2018 – Creating strong networks of high-quality healthcare providers can be a major challenge for any payer looking to expand its value-based care contract portfolio. Providers aren’t the only ones accepting risk when entering into pay-for-performance arrangements since payers are also putting revenue and […]
As the technology director at Inspira Health Network, François Bodhuin and his staff have their work cut out for them, as they strive to support the organization’s strategic growth, stay on top of technology needs and keep patient data secure. The New Jersey-based organization, in fact, is constantly looking to […]
One of the ongoing dilemmas faced by provider organizations with precision medicine is that for all the advances made in genomic research, sometimes it can still be hard to translate into routine clinical practice: Physicians don’t always know how best to turn genetic-based data into appropriate treatments. A key challenge […]
Source: Thinkstock By Thomas Beaton May 17, 2018 – Cigna has submitted a filing to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to complete a $67 billion acquisition of the pharmacy benefit manager (PBM) Express Scripts. The payer filed the merger agreement under a temporary parent company called Halfmoon Parent Inc. The […]