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House to merge cyberthreat info-sharing bills

The House has passed a second cyberthreat information-sharing bill, the National Cybersecurity Protection Advancement Act, which will be combined with the House Intelligence Committee's Protecting Cyber Networks Act before being sent to the Senate.

Young physicians see promise for fully connected health ecosystem

Physicians under the age of 40 are more likely to believe the industry will reach a fully connected technology environment soon, while those older than 40 think that move is at least five years away, according to a survey by MedData Point.

Interstate medical licensure compact will save physicians time, effort

The interstate medical licensure compact is getting closer to being formally effective--with many in healthcare touting it as a way to advance care across state lines, especially through telemedicine services.

Remote monitoring cuts hospitalizations for heart failure patients

Remote monitoring for heart failure patients resulted in fewer hospitalizations and deaths than a similar group of patients receiving usual care during a four-month study, but the benefits didn't last beyond the study period, according to an article published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research.

4 keys to HIPAA audit prep

With the delay of the Office for Civil Rights HIPAA audits, organizations would be wise to not push compliance further down the priority list. Yet many are woefully unprepared for both data breaches and the audits, according to Mark Fulford, a partner at LBMC Security & Risk Services.

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A Philadelphia hospital system's successes can serve as a blueprint for hospitals that aim to reduce the threat of sepsis, Hospitals & Health Networks reports.