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Healthcare lessons learned from 'hacktivist' attack

Hospitals cannot assume they're safe from hackers, writes Daniel J. Nigrin, M.D., in a perspective on healthcare cybersecurity at  The New England Journal of Medicine.

CHIME announces new organization to aid CSOs

The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives has launched a new organization to offer support to healthcare leaders in senior IT security positions.

Health IT projects get chunk of $54 million PCORI funding

Thirty-three new research projects split more than $54 million in funding from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) Board of Governors--including some that are IT-related.

4 misconceptions about ICD-10

Sue Bowman, senior director of coding policy and compliance at AHIMA, addresses four misconceptions surrounding the transition to ICD-10. 

VA audit: Many employees manipulated data under supervisors' orders

An audit released this week by the Department of Veterans Affairs healthcare system uncovered even more cases of fraud, data manipulation and staff intimidation to cover up extreme delays in care.

Physician practice: 4 things to consider before hospital integration

The drive toward accountable care that rewards doctors based on quality has the nation's small practices--and even some of the larger ones--courting hospital and health system buyers.  FierceHealthcare  examines the quesitons physician practices need to consider to help them decide whether joining a health system or hospital is right for them.  

Patients withholding info from EHRs has far-reaching consequences

I hope I'm not the only person who finds the results of a study recently published in the  Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association  on patient perceptions of electronic health record users troubling.

FDA's restructured IT efforts focus on transparency, efficiency

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has been focused on restructuring its IT efforts to offer greater transparency and efficiency in customer support and services, its Deputy Commissioner for Operations Walter S. Harris said in a blog post.

Hospital IT leaders work to leverage big data

As big data becomes more widely used in healthcare, hospitals and other organizations are continually trying to find ways to use the information while addressing any concerns that may arise.

NIH funding to help 23andMe expand gene database

Genetic testing company 23andMe has been awarded a $1.4 million grant from the National Institutes of Health, only a year after the U.S. Drug and Food Administration ordered the company to stop its DNA tests.