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Cyberattacks highlight changing dynamics between CIOs, CISOs

As the increasing intensity of cyberattacks causes waves in the healthcare industry, it also brings to light the changing roles of chief information officers and chief information security officers.

3 ways data analytics can transform healthcare

Analytics can and will change healthcare as we know it--but several obstacles remain, according to healthcare consultant David Lee Scher, M.D.

GAO: CMS on target with ICD-10 readiness efforts

The Centers for Medicaid & Medicare Services has taken positive steps to help prepare the healthcare industry for ICD-10, but every organization must prepare in advance if the transition is to be successful, according to a report published late last week by the Government Accountability Office.

Medicare covers lung cancer screening for first time

Effective immediately, Medicare will now cover screening for lung cancer using Low Dose Computed Tomography (LDCT), according to an announcement from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.

Security experts on Anthem breach: The biggest threat lurks inside your company

The impact of the recent cyberattack on health insurance company Anthem is rippling through the industry--but health IT leaders and experts say they're not surprised it happened. The bigger threat, they say, comes from inside your organization. 

Details emerge in Anthem hack

The healthcare industry, which lags behind others when it comes to cybersecurity, now faces what is shaping up to be the largest breach of healthcare data in history. Details are emerging about who may have perpetrated the attack and how they gained access. 

FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg to leave post in March

U.S. Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Margaret Hamburg, after nearly six years on the job, will step down in March.

Why healthcare should be more like Amazon

Healthcare needs to be more like Amazon in order to achieve patient engagement, David  Chou, chief information officer at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, says in an  interview  at  Healthcare Informatics.

Provider consortium seeks FCC funding to boost broadband services

While telemedicine adoption is on the rise, many providers find their Internet speeds can't keep up with increasing use of technology necessary to support such services.

Colorado, Maryland HIEs experiment with ways to leverage data

As the amount of data flowing through health information exchanges grows, those in charge of the systems are looking at ways to capitalize on that data and use it to help patients.