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HIMSS, AMDIS comment on Precision Medicine Initiative security plans

The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) and the Association of Medical Directors of Information Systems (AMDIS) have teamed up to provide comments on the data-security plans for the Precision Medicine Initiative.

3 ways to improve physician engagement with telemedicine

To move past reluctance by physicians to engage with telemedicine, Robert Pearl, M.D., says there will need to be "effective leadership from physician-leaders who have the credibility to influence their colleagues' behavior."

Health IT's role in battling the opioid addiction crisis

The effort by the Obama administration and health officials to tackle the opioid addiction crisis in the United States is heating up--and health IT has a role to play.

When it comes to cybersecurity, don't overlook staff education

In April 2014, the FBI issued warnings about the healthcare industry's vulnerability to cyberattacks. In particular, the agency called the possibility of increased cyberintrusions likely, given the combination of the shift to online systems and a lack of preparation by most organizations.  

NYT Editorial Board: Fed protections necessary for employer use of employee health data

Federal protections for employees are necessary as employer access to health data and analysis grows, according to the  New York Times'  Editorial Board.

FTC backs provision advancing telemedicine services in Alaska

The Federal Trade Commission is throwing its support behind a telemedicine provision that's part of legislation working its way through the Alaska Senate.  

Report: Challenging CEO reason for high turnover at Google's Verily

Former employees of Google's Life Sciences wing, Verily, are citing issues with the CEO as the reason for the turbulence it's facing, according to a  STAT  report.

CBO: Broadband services bill for SNFs would save $18M

A bill that would allow nursing facilities to apply for funds for broadband services could save $18 million, according to a report from the Congressional Budget Office.

Lawmaker wants to require providers to inform patients of ransomware attacks

As ransomware attacks on the healthcare industry grow, Rep. Ted Lieu (D-Calif.) says breach notification laws should be updated to reflect the new threat.

Use of data-sharing platforms for clinical trials limited

Use of platforms designed to provide access to individual patient data in order to increase transparency of clinical trial data has been limited, according to a research letter published in the  Journal of the American Medical Association.