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The black market for hackers and cybercriminals is thriving, particularly regarding sales of credentials for Remote Desk Protocol servers – a popular entry point for ransomware – according to a report from cloud security provider Armor. Armor's Threat Resistance...
Precision medicine is just starting to gain ground in the healthcare industry. Most patients have yet to have medical care designed to enhance effectiveness or therapeutic value for select groups of patients, especially by utilizing genetic or molecular...
The BlueCross BlueShield Data Innovation Challenge has chosen five finalists to receive access to a limited HIPAA-compliant dataset – enabling them to test hypotheses on proposals to widen access to care, improve patient engagement and boost outcomes. WHY IT...
The first enforcement action and settlement related to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Right of Access Initiative is costing one Florida hospital $85,000. WHY IT MATTERSHHS Office for Civil Rights reached the monetary settlement with Bayfront...
SSM Health, a health system that serves Illinois, Missouri, Oklahoma and Wisconsin, is always looking for ways to reduce the cost of healthcare while increasing access for the patients it serves. THE PROBLEM As most in healthcare know, many of...
The Federal Health Architecture and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT ended federal support for the decade-old CONNECT data exchange project on September 6. WHY IT MATTERSCONNECT is an open source software and community project, jointly...
Following the successful trialling of the co-designed standards to improve the secure exchange of healthcare information in 2018, the Australian Digital Health Agency (ADHA) has announced that it is partnering with 42 organisations to ensure they are able...
Cloud-based IT vendor athenahealth announced Sept. 5 that longtime PatientKeeper CEO Paul Brient will be its new chief product officer. WHY IT MATTERSAs athenahealth continues charting a new course forward following a tumultuous past few years, it will be...
The Nashville-based Center for Medical Interoperability launched a testing program to evaluate the interoperability of the health care industry's connected technology platforms. WHY IT MATTERSThe C4MI Verified program is designed in part around recommendations made by the National Academy...
As healthcare data proliferates by the nanosecond, the challenges of aggregating and analyzing it all have never been greater – but neither have the opportunities when innovative applications are put to work mining and harvesting it for more...

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