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New York joins New Jersey drug-monitoring program

New York has joined New Jersey's prescription drug monitoring program.

Human error a leading cause of cybersecurity incidents

No person is perfect, and human error is cause for concern when it comes to security across most sectors--the healthcare industry being no exception, a Verizon Enterprise Solutions report finds.

Health professionals mixed on nursing state licensure compact

Requirements that nurses be licensed in every state they want to work in are creating barriers to use of new forms of healthcare, including telemedicine, according to some industry professionals.

Providers anticipate increasing investments in health technology

Providers have a favorable outlook when it comes to finances in 2016, with most executives anticipating increasing investment in health IT to lower costs and raise care quality, according to a recent survey.

FDA officials: National system of evidence generation requires interoperability, connectivity

Interoperability of health information and connectivity between patients, clinicians, hospitals, health insurers and others are foundational elements for a national system of evidence generation for clinical decision research, according to U.S. Food and Drug Administration officials Robert Califf and Rachel Sherman.

Court prevents HIE contractor from destroying data

A federal court in Illinois has ruled against a health information exchange contractor that had planned to destroy patient data as it goes out of business, according to  Law360.

Don't ignore data management when setting sights on new initiatives

It is imperative for healthcare organizations to ensure that their provider data is well-managed, even as sights are set on new initiatives, Julie A. Dooling, senior consultant at Just Associates Inc., writes at the  Journal of the American Health Information Management Association.

What healthcare can learn from Minecraft for care coordination

Making healthcare systems more like the video game Minecraft could help to improve coordination of care, but exclusion of patients from decision-making, the billing process and implemenataion of unique systems get in the way.

Maine becomes second state to require e-prescribing of controlled substances

Maine now requires e-prescribing of all controlled substances, a move that comes a month after New York became the first state to do so.

CHIME to FDA: Collaboration on med device security between vendors, providers critical

The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives lauds the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for its work on medical device cybersecurity in a recent letter, but also says that increased collaboration between manufacturers and providers is critical.