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IEEE publishes medical device security guidance for software development

IEEE Cybersecurity Initiative is addressing medical device security with a new set of software development guidelines.

Alabama seventh state to adopt interstate licensure compact

The Federation of State Medical Boards Interstate Licensure Compact is one step closer to reality, with Alabama becoming the seventh state to adopt the measure, according to a post at  Healthcare Dive.

Telediabetes 'warrants prominent place' in healthcare

Telemedicine intervention to help people with diabetes has the potential to help patients with glycemic control, reduce body weight and increase exercise.

4 ways healthcare should use current IT to innovate

Innovation in the healthcare space should move forward using the IT capabilities already in play through "human-centered design thinking," Lyle Berkowitz, M.D., writes at his "Change Doctor" blog.

Optum pulls out of project

Optum, the technology wing of UnitedHealth Group tasked with buoying after its rocky start, is discontinuing its work on the government run insurance website after declaring "mission accomplished" on Thursday.

FDA warns of security vulnerabilities in infusion pumps

Vulnerabilities in computerized infusion pumps could allow unauthorized users to gain access to the devices and modify the doses they deliver, according to a warning from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

HIT to boost interspecialty communication can reduce hospitalizations

Increased communication between primary care physicians and specialists was associated with lower rates of potentially avoidable hospitalizations in a new study of Medicare patients. Greater use of health IT found to make that more so, according to the authors.

Health Data Consortium CEO: Barriers to full use of health data must be overcome

Healthcare's progress when it comes to data use has grown by leaps and bounds, but that doesn't mean all barriers have been overcome, according to Chris Boone, CEO of Health Data Consortium.

Bill calls for 18-month ICD-10 grace period

A new bill introduced this week in the House would require end-to-end testing of the transition from ICD-9 to ICD-10 by the Health and Human Services Department, and would provide an 18-month transition period to the new code set.

Health leaders disappointed in what 21st Century Cures Act lacks

The latest iteration of the 21st Century Cures Act, released Wednesday, is seeing criticism from many healthcare organizations--not over what has been added to it, but because of what is still left out.