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Technology a catalyst for top health industry safety, security efforts

Of 50 initiatives highlighted on CSO's annual list of groundbreaking safety and security efforts, 11 are endeavors in the healthcare industry, with eight of those recognized in the top 20.

State med boards, Senates tackle telemedicine

Telemedicine bills are making their way through medical boards and state senates from Florida to Oregon.

HHS effort focuses on innovation for pressing healthcare issues

Health data and child obesity are among the problems that entrepreneurs are searching for solutions to as part of an effort by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Anthem partners with credit monitoring service in wake of data breach

In the wake of a breach at Anthem that compromised the information of about 80 million current and former customers, the insurance company will work with AllClear ID to provide identity theft repair and credit monitoring services.

Casual conversation key to beginning vendor-CIO partnership

The best place to start a solid relationship between a chief information officer and a vendor is right at the beginning, according to Daniel Morreale, president of the New Jersey chapter of HIMSS.

Electronic decision aids to improve doctor-patient talks

An international team of researchers has developed a prototype electronic decision aid to help keep the medical information up to date and to foster meaningful conversations between patients and their doctors.

Med schools embrace innovation to help students learn new tech

As the healthcare workforce grapples with using new technologies proliferating the market, medical schools are taking steps to make sure those entering the industry are prepared for new innovation.

Black Book: Robust data exchange still a decade away

Despite efforts to create health information exchanges, the United States is still at least 10 years from achieving a secure, robust exchange of patient data, according to a new report from Black Book Research.

Arkansas Senate puts forth bill banning telemedicine use for abortions

A bill that would ban a physician from prescribing drugs through telemedicine passed the Arkansas Senate on Thursday, 29-4.

Tools tackle complexity of translating codes to ICD-10

Researchers studying the difficulties of mapping between ICD-9 and ICD-10 have created tools to deal with the complexity, according to an article published in the  Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association.