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ONC's hopes for more cash dim with release of federal draft funding bill

A draft funding bill released by the House Appropriations Committee gives the Health and Human Services Department $298 million more than last year, but the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT's funding will remain at $60 million.

Deven McGraw heads to OCR as deputy director for health information privacy

Deven McGraw, who was an integral part of the Health IT Policy Committee's Privacy and Security Workgroup, will step into a new role at the Health and Human Service Department's Office for Civil rights as the deputy director for health information privacy.

Obama: a 'documented disaster' was a "documented disaster," President Barack Obama told  Fast Company  in an interview on technology in the District of Columbia.

Education key to bolstering remote-access security for providers

In his own doctor's office, cybersecurity expert Gary Glover found he could gain unauthorized access to physician practice data.

How competing Philadelphia hospitals are closing the information gap

Southeastern Pennsylvania-based health information exchange HealthShare Exchange has eased the flow of information in Philadelphia where there are multiple overlapping health systems.

4 ways to retain patient engagement by designing for behavior

For patients to not only become engaged in their own healthcare through use of digital tools, but stay engaged, developers, behavioral scientists and designers need to work together, according to behavioral health scientist Steph Habif.

Laptop thefts put Long Island health system patient information at risk

Information of patients at North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System in New York may have been compromised after the left of laptops from a contractor's office.

FDA, PatientsLikeMe team up to research drug safety

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration and PatientsLikeMe soon will work together to use patient-reported data to better understand drug safety.

Fire CEOs who don't see cyberattacks as a business risk

Many chief executive officers don't embrace the threat of a cyberattack as a business risk, and healthcare organizations should fire those high-level executives immediately, Mansur Hasib, M.D., writes at  Enterprise Tech.

ICD-10 grace period could have negative impact on implementation

New legislation that calls for a grace period or transition period to ICD-10 is misguided and could have negative impacts on implementation of the new code set, according to proponents of ICD-10.