HHS floats major changes to HIPAA Privacy Rule
The HHS Office for Civil Rights on Thursday proposed substantial new changes to HIPAA Privacy Rule, with the goal, the agency says, to further value-based reimbursement and improve care coordination by enabling greater patient and family ac…
Amazon launches HealthLake, a platform for storing and analyzing health care data
During its re:Invent 2020 virtual keynote today, Amazon launched Amazon HealthLake, a service that enables health care organizations to store, transform, and analyze up to petabytes of life science data in Amazon Web Services. Amazon says t…
Cerner Corporation Just Beat Earnings Expectations: Here's What Analysts Think Will Happen Next
Cerner Corporation (NASDAQ:CERN) shareholders are probably feeling a little disappointed, since its shares fell 4.4% to US$70.48 in the week after its latest quarterly results.
After 8 Months of Delays, VA Launches New Electronic Medical Records System
After several months-long delays, the Department of Veterans Affairs has announced a major milestone in adopting a new electronic health records system: the launch of the Cerner Millennium EHR at a hospital in Spokane, Washington
Physicians, nurses and support staff respond differently to data breach security policies: study
The different subcultures of physicians, nurses and support staff will influence whether employees violate information security policies, including locking the EHR workstation, according to Binghamton (N.Y.) University researchers.
Fewer than half of healthcare institutions met national cybersecurity standards last year
Only 44% of healthcare institutions met national cybersecurity standards in 2019, according to an annual report from consulting firm CynergisTek. That's a slight drop from 45% compliance in 2017 and 47% in 2018.
Targeted cyberattacks on telehealth vendors skyrocketed along with adoption, report finds
As telehealth usage surged as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, so did targeted cyberattacks on telehealth providers, according to a new report from cybersecurity ratings firm SecurityScorecard and dark web research company DarkOwl.
Breastfeeding's legacy may protect against diabetes
Breastfeeding secures delivery of sugar and fat for milk production by changing the insulin sensitivity of organs that supply or demand these nutrients, a new study led by UT Southwestern scientists suggests. The findings, published in this…