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Doc: Telehealth could be a boon for primary care

Telehealth is a good solution for off-hours primary care, writes Lan Nguyen, M.D., a primary care physician practicing in Olympia, Washington.

Hospital hackers exploiting a flaw experts warned about in 2007

Hackers are exploiting flaws on computer servers that the government and security experts red flagged as early as 2007. 

University of Utah Health Care cites strong leadership for myriad IT improvements

The University of Utah Health Care over the past eight years has made many improvements when it comes to IT, from hiring its first chief medical informatics officer to creating grate engagement between the IT team and clinicians.

Digital health funding sees record-setting start to 2016

This year is shaping up to be a big one for digital health funding after the sector receieved a record-setting amount for the firstt quarter, according to a StartUp Health report.

Law professor: Ransomware hitting 'critical mass;' healthcare orgs must prepare

From coast to coast, U.S. hospitals are falling victim to ransomware, with some coming away unscathed and others ultimately paying the price requested. This type of attack will not slow down anytime soon, law professor Shaun Jamison, J.D., Ph.D., tells  FierceHealthIT, and as the problem hits critical mass, organizations must be prepared.

Memorial Sloan Kettering goes high-tech with new surgery center

A surgery center opened this year by New York City's Memorial Sloan Kettering Center relies on technology and innovation to help out patient cancer surgery patients.

Why providers should gather details on patients' data sharing preferences

Gathering details on patient preferences when it comes to their personal data is the first step providers must take to ensuring they build "the relationship needed to support lifelong data use and sharing," Carolyn Peterson, senior regulatory specialist at Mayo Clinic, writes in a viewpoint at  eGEMs (Generating Evidence & Methods to improve patient outcomes).

Doctor: To ensure accuracy, motivate patients to read medical records

When it comes to gaining a complete view of a patient's health, story gathering and storytelling is key, according to Dhruv Khullar, M.D., and one way to facilitate that is by letting patients read their medical records.

Boston Children's CIO focused on building culture of innovation

As chief innovation officer of Boston Children's Hospital, John Brownstein is building partnerships with health IT companies, as well as working internally to usher in greater innovation in the healthcare space.

CMS guidance clarifies fed matching rates for state Medicaid IT systems

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has released guidance on federal matching rates for activities related to state Medicaid IT systems.