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83% OF MEDICAL IMAGING DEVICES RUN ON UNBACKED OPERATING SYSTEMS

HITInfrastructure | March 13, 2020

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1.2 million IoT devices in thousands of physical locations across enterprise IT and healthcare organizations in the US. Researchers found that the over 50 percent jump was due to the Windows 7 operating systems reaching its end of life, leaving hospital organizations vulnerable to attacks that could disrupt care or expose sensitive medical information. High-profile, IoT-focused cyberattacks force industries to recognize and manage the risks associated with deploying IoT devices to protect ...

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MEANINGFUL USE, HITECH SPARKED SPIKE IN EHR VENTURE CAPITALISM

EHR Intelligence | March 26, 2020

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Following the introduction of the HITECH Act’s meaningful use program, entrepreneurship and venture capitalism in the health IT field increased, according a study conducted in JAMA Network Open. Although increased entrepreneurship and venture capitalism in health IT may promote EHR innovation, especially at early-stage companies, clinicians remain dissatisfied with the product. The health IT business only saw about $2.7 billion in investments beginning in 2000. Following the passage of the...

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ILLUMINA FORMS 15-YEAR CANCER SEQUENCING DEAL WITH ROCHE

MedCity News | January 15, 2020

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Although it faced a setback earlier this month when regulators put the kibosh on its deal to acquire a rival company, genetic sequencing equipment maker Illumina will leave the J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference with two new partnering deals under its belt. The San Diego-based company and Swiss drug and diagnostics maker Roche said Monday that they had formed a partnership to increase availability of genomic testing to patients with cancers. The 15-year, non-exclusive partnership is meant to broa...

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CAQH CORE APPROVES TWO-DAY RULE TO ACCELERATE PRIOR AUTHORIZATION PROCESS

HIT Consultant | February 06, 2020

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CAQH CORE, a multi-stakeholder organization representing a broad spectrum of health plans, providers, vendors, and government entities, has voted to set two-day time limits on how quickly health plans must request additional supporting information from providers and make final determinations on prior authorization requests. With this operating rule, CAQH CORE participating organizations agreed to update requirements in the CAQH CORE 278 Prior Authorization Infrastructure Rule. The new requiremen...

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83% OF MEDICAL IMAGING DEVICES RUN ON UNBACKED OPERATING SYSTEMS

HITInfrastructure | March 13, 2020

1.2 million IoT devices in thousands of physical locations across enterprise IT and healthcare organizations in the US. Researchers found that the over 50 percent jump was due to the Windows 7 operating systems reaching its end of life, leaving hospital organizations vulnerable to attacks that could disrupt care or expose sensitive medical information. High-profile, IoT-focused cyberattacks force industries to recognize and manage the risks associated with deploying IoT devices to protect ...

Read More
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MEANINGFUL USE, HITECH SPARKED SPIKE IN EHR VENTURE CAPITALISM

EHR Intelligence | March 26, 2020

Following the introduction of the HITECH Act’s meaningful use program, entrepreneurship and venture capitalism in the health IT field increased, according a study conducted in JAMA Network Open. Although increased entrepreneurship and venture capitalism in health IT may promote EHR innovation, especially at early-stage companies, clinicians remain dissatisfied with the product. The health IT business only saw about $2.7 billion in investments beginning in 2000. Following the passage of the...

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ILLUMINA FORMS 15-YEAR CANCER SEQUENCING DEAL WITH ROCHE

MedCity News | January 15, 2020

Although it faced a setback earlier this month when regulators put the kibosh on its deal to acquire a rival company, genetic sequencing equipment maker Illumina will leave the J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference with two new partnering deals under its belt. The San Diego-based company and Swiss drug and diagnostics maker Roche said Monday that they had formed a partnership to increase availability of genomic testing to patients with cancers. The 15-year, non-exclusive partnership is meant to broa...

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CAQH CORE APPROVES TWO-DAY RULE TO ACCELERATE PRIOR AUTHORIZATION PROCESS

HIT Consultant | February 06, 2020

CAQH CORE, a multi-stakeholder organization representing a broad spectrum of health plans, providers, vendors, and government entities, has voted to set two-day time limits on how quickly health plans must request additional supporting information from providers and make final determinations on prior authorization requests. With this operating rule, CAQH CORE participating organizations agreed to update requirements in the CAQH CORE 278 Prior Authorization Infrastructure Rule. The new requiremen...

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