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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.

Report forthcoming on security incidents at

The Government Accountability Office said it plans to release a report later this year on security incidents at the federal health exchange website,

RSA president Amit Yoran: Security a 'mindset problem'

Security is an issue in every market and every industry, with healthcare as no exception. At the RSA Conference this week, RSA President Amit Yoran spoke about the future of security.

Medicare contractors experience year-over-year improvement to info security programs

Gaps in Medicare contractors' information security programs decreased in 2013 from the year before, according to a new report published this month by the Office of Inspector General for the Health and Human Services Department.

GAO: VA, other federal agencies, must address cybersecurity weaknesses

Much work remains at federal agencies, including the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, to shore up systems against persistent cyberthreats, according to the Government Accountability Office.

Olympus waited to alert U.S. hospitals of scopes' superbug risk

Olympus Corp. warned hospitals in Europe about the risk of patient infections associated with a certain type of gastrointestinal scope two years before the devices were linked to a deadly superbug outbreak in California, the  Los Angeles Times  reports.

FDA releases guidance to clarify use of clinical trial data collected outside US

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration released draft guidance on clinical trial data in an effort to make it easier to apply data collected abroad in the United States.

Telemedicine reimbursement, broadband growth gain bipartisan support on Capitol Hill

Telehealth advocates gathered on Capitol Hill Tuesday to push for the advancement of the service through reimbursement and broadband growth to reach patients in rural areas.

VA sees sharp drop in PHI breaches in March

The number of veterans impacted by data breaches fell by 65 percent in March compared to February, according to a report by the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Geisinger Precision Health Center opens in Pennsylvania

Geisinger Health System's new Precision Health Center in Forty Fort, Pennsylvania, is open for business as of Monday.