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Data breach costs rise 23 percent since 2013

The cost of a data breach on the affected company is $3.8  million, a jump of 23 percent from 2013, according to a Ponemon Institute report sponsored by IBM.

Medicaid managed care organization rule supports EHRs, health info exchange

The new proposed rule that updates the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' Medicaid managed care organization (MCO) regulations supports both electronic health record systems and health information exchange.

How ERs can improve their relationship with police

Emergency departments deal frequently with high-risk patients and victims of violence, and as a result they often face heightened security concerns. Therefore, it's imperative that they strive to cooperate with the police without compromising patient privacy, according to a recent paper published in the  Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine.

Independent researcher discovers infusion pump security flaws

Through an independent investigation on medical infusion pumps, security researcher Billy Rios found security vulnerabilities in the devices, which prompted the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to issue a warning on the tools.

ICD-10 will cause various problems for EDs

Emergency departments will feel negative impacts from the changeover to the new ICD-10 coding system, according to a paper published this month in the  American Journal of Emergency Medicine.

VA struggles with security continue; number of vets impacted rises

Veterans who saw their personal health information compromised rose once again in April after a sharp fall in March; 987 vets were affected last month, according to a report from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

Cloud videoconferencing for healthcare has benefits, detractors

Videoconferencing from the cloud, compared to more traditional technologies, has many benefits, but issues may still arise in using such a platform.

Health IT should rely on design, not engineering

When creating new technology for healthcare, new tools should not be engineered so users have to conform to them, but designed with how it will be used in mind, according to Leonard D'Avolio, director of Informatics at Ariadne Labs, a joint venture of Brigham and Women's Hospital and the Harvard School of Public Health.

4 factors impacting quality in health data warehouses

The frequency and method for updating a data warehouse, start date and the dynamic nature of data in the source electronic health record all affect the quality of information used for research and quality initiatives, according to a study from the Cleveland Clinic.

Bill would OK telehealth use by VA healthcare providers across state lines

A new bill introduced by House lawmakers would allow health professionals working for the Department of Veterans Affairs to practice telemedicine across state borders.