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US House members possibly impacted by CareFirst cyberattack

Consumers impacted by a cyberattack on CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield may have also included House lawmakers.

VA fails cybersecurity audit for 16th straight year

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, which failed its Federal Information Security Management Act Audit for Fiscal Year 2014, is taking major steps to fix its cybersecurity in the wake of increasing scrutiny over vulnerabilities and cyberdeficiencies at the agency.

21st Century Cures Act passes through committee with unanimous approval

Despite concerns raised by healthcare groups and leaders over the 21st Century Cures Act, the legislation today was unanimously approved by the House Energy and Commerce Committee.

VA launches innovation series for creation of prosthetic limbs

A new initiative by the Department of Veterans Affairs aims to create better prosthetic limbs with the help of engineers, health professionals and others.

4 issues providers face when adopting telemedicine services

Telemedicine implementation comes with many considerations, the least of which is figuring out where to start, according to panelists at the Institute for Health Technology Transformation conference in Boston.

Allscripts lays off 250 employees

Electronic health record vendor Allscripts is eliminating 250 jobs, which represents 3.5 percent of its global workforce.

Kaiser CIO: Tech and high-quality care go hand in hand

Kaiser Permanente's mission is to deliver high-quality and affordable care, and that can't be done without effective use of technology, says Dick Daniels, Kaiser's executive vice president and chief information officer.

Alabama rolls tide forward for implementing interstate licensure compact

The Federation of State Medical Board's Interstate Medical Licensure Compact is ready to be formally implemented with the addition of Alabama to the roster of states supporting the legislation.

UPMC patient data illegally accessed by third-party vendor

Information of patients treated at Pittsburgh-based UPMC's emergency departments was accessed and copied by the employee of a third-party vendor.

Hospital CIO: Train clinicians, physicians on ICD-10 now

Despite attempts to once again derail ICD-10, with about 140 days to go it seems implementation will nonetheless happen Oct. 1. That means it's time to train employees on the new code set.