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Medi-Cal ditches $179M IT modernization project

California has decided to scrap a $179 million computer modernization project for its Medi-Cal program and start over, reports  California Healthline.

CMS anticipates big role for health IT in CPC+ initiative

Technology will play a big role in the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' massive multi-payer initiative to boost primary care quality, which was announced Monday.

Johns Hopkins eyes health IT accelerator to bring new biz to Baltimore

Johns Hopkins is in the planning stages for a new healthcare accelerator that would help bring health IT ventures to Baltimore.

California hospital turns to telemedicine robot for neurological consults

A California health system that has only one full-time neurologist is getting help from a new robot that can connect team members with specialists 24/7.

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.