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Einstein Healthcare Network website leaves patient info accessible on Internet

A website databased containing information for patients at Einstein Healthcare Network had been left accessible on the Internet, the Pennsylvania health system announced last week.

Focused ultrasound gets attention in cancer moonshot initiative

Focused ultrasound, a rarely used technology to treat uterine fibroids, prostate cancer and other medical problems, may soon have a larger role to play in healthcare.

Poll: Most hospitals have been targets of ransomware attacks

A majority of hospitals in the U.S. have been the target of a ransomware attack or could potentially become a victim, according to a poll by  Healthcare IT News  and HIMSS Analytics.

New York health system sees few issues with e-prescribing efforts

One health system in the upper reaches of New York State is seeing very few issues with its e-prescribing efforts, even as some providers continue to struggle despite a March 27 deadline to have such services available.

Henry Ford shifts engineering department into IT to improve IoT security

Henry Ford Health System is taking major steps to shore up security of Internet of Things devices, including closely looking at how its departments are positioned.

Hospitals, informatics professionals: Proposed updates to 42 CFR Part 2 don't go far enough

Both the American Hospital Association and the American Medical Informatics Association, weighing in on a February proposal by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration to revise 42 CFR Part 2, say the rule does not do enough to remove current barriers impeding the exchange of substance use disorder information between providers.

FDA releases notice on adverse events tied to med devices worn during CT scans

Medical devices and wearables worn by patients during CT scans may cause adverse events, according to a safety notices from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Digital prescription systems miss potential drug errors

While dangerous drug errors are down significantly for hospitals that use digital medication orders, more than 10 percent of potentially fatal mistakes still slip through the cracks, according to a new report from the Leapfrog Group.

Karen DeSalvo: Tech can improve patients' access to health data

Changing the business model for healthcare requires changing the information model, National Coordinator for Health IT Karen DeSalvo told  The Wall Street Journal  in an interview.

OCR releases protocol for phase 2 of HIPAA audits

A new HIPAA audit protocol has been posted by the Department of Health and Human Services' Office for Civil Rights, reflecting the Omnibus Final Rule.