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NIST releases draft guidance on sharing cyberattack info

Healthcare providers can help one another when it comes to cyberattacks by sharing information with one another during and after and attack, and the National Institute of Standards and Technology has created draft guidelines on how organizations can handle those relationships.

Medical research needs transparency, more robust peer review

Big data projects by themselves won't effectively transform medical research without a cultural change rewarding transparency and cooperation, according to an article published at the  Journal of Medical Internet Research  focused on rooting out unreliable research.

Doc: ICD-10 delays teach medical professionals to embrace apathy

According to James Libecco, a single practitioner at Akron Skin Center in Ohio, the multiple delays to ICD-10 are teaching those in medicine to embrace apathy.

4 emerging healthcare jobs

With the healthcare sector poised to add 5 million jobs by 2020--and demand already beginning to surge--healthcare reform created new and emerging jobs to the mix, according to a new report.

AMA's Robert Wah channels Yoda on HIT's future

While American Medical Association President Robert Wah referred to "Star Trek" in his inaugural address in June, he called upon the spirit of "Star Wars" in his address to the House of Delegates at the AMA Interim Meeting last week in Dallas. More precisely, the edict from Master Yoda: "Do. Or do not. There is no try."

Aetna CISO: Mandate protection of health data by risk, not regulation

Healthcare companies are increasingly being targeted by cybercriminals, and as threats to consumers' private health information grow the industry must do more to prevent breaches, said Jim Routh, chief information security officer at health insurer Aetna.

Real-time clinical alerts improve care for NICU patients

In Rhode Island, hospitals are seeing improved outcomes and reductions in readmissions thanks to the use of real-time clinical alerts of admission, or "ADT alerts."

3 strategies for winning physicians over for ICD-10

Physician involvement is an especially crucial element at several levels for hospitals transitioning to ICD-10, according to healthcare IT consultant D'Arcy Guerin Gue.

Keys to viable HIEs going forward

Seven key elements are required to keep health information exchange organizations viable into the future, according to the  Journal of the American Health Information Management Association.

UMHS CIO Sue Schade: Culture change at health organizations takes time

When a CIO moves to a new organization, making changes takes time and patience, says Sue Schade, CIO at University of Michigan Hospitals and Health Centers.