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Millennials most willing to share health data

Despite the increase of cyberattacks and hacks on the healthcare industry, patients are still willing to share their health data anonymously, according to a Truven Health Analytics/ NPR  poll.

Employees could leave health systems vulnerable to hacks

Healthcare organizations are vulnerable to cyberattacks in many ways, with a big threat being the company's own employees, according to Ari Baranoff, assistant special agent in charge for the US Secret Service's Criminal Investigative Division.

FDA to prioritize clinical decision support, med device accessories in 2015

The Food and Drug Administration has put it out its regulatory agenda for 2015.

How to create a hospital cybersecurity framework

As cyberattacks on the healthcare industry increase in intensity, hospitals and healthcare providers must establish a cybercentric framework.

Hospital CEO: Providers need data on the benefits of ICD-10

Many healthcare providers are against transitioning from ICD-9 to ICD-10. To that end, the best way to get them to embrace the new coding system is to show how it will benefit their practice and patients, says Marty Fattig, CEO of Nemaha County Hospital in Auburn, Nebraska.

How data on patient outcomes can help clinicians improve care quality

Using and comparing data about patient outcomes can help clinicians work to improve care, as well as start conversations about quality improvement, according to a case study published in  eGEMs (Generating Evidence & Methods to increase patient outcomes.)

Older adults prefer e-prescribing

Older adults expect and prefer their prescriptions to be ordered electronically, according to a study published in AHIMA's  Perspectives in Health Information Management.

Congressman starts 2015 with push to repeal medical device tax

Repealing the medical device tax will be the first effort put forth by Rep. Erik Paulsen as the 114th Congress gets under way.

HITRUST adds privacy controls to security framework

The Health Information Trust Alliance will include privacy controls in version seven of its Common Security Framework.

Donna Cryer: Interoperability essential to improve patient care

The ability for patient data to follow an individual as they go from hospital to home and beyond is becoming an essential part of healthcare. Donna Cryer, a liver transplant survivor and health IT advocate, knows that full well.