Russian Indictments: ‘It’s About Time’

February 16th, 2018 by RSS Syndication

Cyber intelligence expert Tom Kellermann discusses the significance and impact of the announcement that 13 Russian nationals and three Russian entities were indicted Friday for allegedly meddling in the 2016 presidential election.

Why Some Entities Pay Extortionists to Unlock Patient Data

February 16th, 2018 by RSS Syndication

When faced with a ransomware attacks, why do some healthcare entities choose to pay extortionists a ransom to decrypt data? Security expert Ron Pelletier offers insights.

U.S. Indicts 13 Russians for Election Interference

February 16th, 2018 by RSS Syndication

‘Information Warfare Against the United States’ AllegedA U.S. grand jury has taken the extraordinary step of indicting 13 Russian nationals and three Russian companies for allegedly interfering with the U.S. political system, including the 2016 preside…

Looking at the CVS-Aetna Deal: One Academic Sees Major Disruptive Potential

February 16th, 2018 by Mark Hagland

Mark Hagland
One academic researcher looks at CVS Health’s acquisition of Aetna, and shares her perspective that the proposed deal could have a very big disruptive impact on U.S. healthcare—including on provider organizations

Survey: Infrastructure, Interoperability Key Barriers to Global HIT Development

February 16th, 2018 by Heather Landi

Heather LandiA new survey report from Black Book Research on global healthcare IT adoption and records systems connectivity finds nations in various phases of regional electronic health record (EHR) adoption. The survey results also reveal rapidly adva…

Penn Medicine Opens Up Telehealth Hub

February 16th, 2018 by Rajiv Leventhal

Rajiv Leventhal
Philadelphia-based Penn Medicine has opened its Center for Connected Care to centralize the health system’s telemedicine activities.

The Convergence of Healthcare Innovation and Compliance

February 16th, 2018 by RSS Syndication

With advances in big data, artificial intelligence, machine learning and more, healthcare is primed to innovate. But do HIPAA, GDPR and other regulatory standards inhibit the ability to innovate? Scott Whyte of ClearDATA discusses healthcare’s complex …

Unsecured PHI Leads to OCR Settlement with Closed Business

February 16th, 2018 by Hunton & Williams LLP

On February 13, 2018, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights announced that it had entered into a resolution agreement with the receiver appointed to liquidate the assets of Filefax, Inc. in order to settle potential violations of HIPAA. … Continue Reading

Roche to buy Flatiron Health for $1.9B

February 16th, 2018 by Evan Sweeney

One of the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies has agreed to buy Flatiron Health, a health IT company that built an EHR specifically for oncology providers that collects data for cancer research. The $1.9 billion deal is expected to close in the first half of 2018.

OIG emphasizes the impact of sophisticated data analytics in 2019 budget request

February 16th, 2018 by Evan Sweeney

The HHS Office of Inspector General is asking Congress for an additional $23.7 million to support the Health Care Fraud and Abuse Control program that has paid notable dividends for the government by leveraging sophisticated data analytics.