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Inova Health's Patricia Mook: CNIOs must understand how different generations adapt to technology

Nurses are in a place where technology is changing how they do their jobs tremendously fast--and the divide between tech capabilities of different generations is a challenge, says Patricia Mook, chief nursing information officer at Falls Church, Virginia-based Inova Health System.

Indiana hospital hit by ransomware

Another health system has fallen victim to ransomware, this time in Indiana.

ATA16: VA to establish five new telemental health resource centers

The Department of Veterans Affairs is banking on the promise of telemedicine to improve access to care, announcing this week five new resource centers dedicated to the services.

Mercy Virtual teams up with Penn State to bolster ICU monitoring

Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center will soon work with Chesterfield, Missouri-based Mercy Virtual on virtual monitoring for the medical center's intensive care unit.

Telecom companies lag behind Google, Apple in digital health space

As Apple and Google take a greater role in healthcare innovation, telecom companies fall short of success in the industry.

New Hampshire Health Information Organization's Jeff Loughlin: Let vendors hash out HIT standards

Lingering interoperability problems and subsequent alterations to the federal Meaningful Use program create an ever-changing landscape for public health information exchanges (HIEs), which by some reports are feeling the brunt of the industry's frustration.

Making data available for research a priority at Geisinger Health System

WASHINGTON--Patient data needs to be made available for research, and that's an effort Geisinger Health System is working hard at, Andy Faucett, director of Policy and Education, said during the Health Datapalooza security and privacy summit.

Telemental health services bridge gaps in care, but regulatory issues a barrier

Telemental health helps to bridge the gaps that exist in providing mental health services to patients, but there are many barriers to providing such services, according to a survey of telemental health laws in all 50 states by law firm Epstein Becker Green.

FDA releases 'leap frog' draft guidance on 3-D printed devices

The U.S. Drug and Food Administration has released draft guidance on 3-D printed medical devices, to provide its "initial thinking" on the technology.

Jocelyn Samuels: Freeing and protecting data are not mutually exclusive goals

The first privacy and security portion of Health Datapalooza could not be more timely nor more important in a world where healthcare data is increasingly at risk, Jocelyn Samuels, director of the Health and Human Services Department's Office for Civil Rights, said during opening remarks at Wednesday's event.