CHIME calls on Senate committee to push for patient ID matching, quality measure reporting

The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives address the need for patient identification, quality measurements and more in recent recommendations to the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions.

VA's Stephen Warren: Cybersecurity a 'cultural' responsibility

Outgoing Department of Veterans Affairs CIO Stephen Warren shared the agency's streamlined cybersecurity strategic objectives on a call with reporters July 1, stressing the importance of maintaining security while simultaneously ensuring mission delivery.

Leapfrog Group CEO: HIT funds should go toward ensuring systems are safe

Technology is meant to make work at hospitals easier and improve patient care, but often installing new systems can go awry and many health administrators lack experience with the new tools, according to Leah Binder, president and CEO of the nonprofit Leapfrog Group.

Digital health market continues to 'mature' in 2015

The digital health market continues to mature as we move into the second half of 2015, with Fitbit's IPO and a focus on personalized medicine leading the way, according to a mid-year report from StartUp Health.

Healthcare gets poor rating for application security

The healthcare industry fares poorly compared to other industries in reducing application security risk, according to a report from application security vendor Veracode.


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