Health Information Management

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Georgia, Alabama team up for state-to-state information exchange

A partnership between the Georgia Health Information Network and Alabama's One Health Record is growing connections among state health information networks in the south.

Health IT investments in Q3 hit $1.6B

Funding for health IT in the third quarter of 2015 rose 32 percent from Q2 with $1.6 billion in 148 deals, according to a report from Mercom Capital Group.

Cyberattacks threaten $305B in cumulative lifetime revenue in next 5 years

The healthcare industry stands to lose $305 billion in cumulative lifetime revenue due to cyberattacks that will take place during the next five years, according to a report from Accenture.

Theranos disputes former employees' claims about test inaccuracy

Health startup Theranos Inc. has made a name for itself in the industry by offering lab tests that require just a few drops of blood, but four former employees have claimed that this highly touted technology is used for just a small portion of the company's tests, the  Wall Street Journal  reported.

AAFP decries ONC's lack of 'necessary level of urgency' on interoperability

It's time for action on interoperability, Robert Wergin, M.D., board chair of the American Academy of Family Physicians, says in a  letter  responding to the  Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT's interoperability roadmap.

23andMe raises $115 million from new investors

Despite some stumbles in the past couple years, genetics company 23andMe is making a comeback.

Why healthcare cybersecurity must always evolve

Hospitals and healthcare providers every day are looking at ways they can keep patient data safe and prevent cyberattacks--and security plans need to be constantly evolving.

Google Ventures investor: Entrepreneurs have to ask 'why?' when creating digital health tools

Google Ventures aims to take life science entrepreneurs and introduce them to technology that they can use at their businesses, according to Krishna Yeshwant, M.D., an investor at GV who specializes in health and life sciences.

Why HIE design must focus on doctors' needs

Health information exchanges hold the potential to improve clinical data sharing, yet many overlook an essential early step--understanding how clinicians use the information they're requesting.

California governor signs data breach notification law

The Golden State is taking action following large scale data breaches at some of the country's most prominent health systems, which include UCLA Health.