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 •  December 29, 2017

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services clarified its position on texting in a new memo to state surveyors this week, noting that while texting physician orders is still prohibited, exchanging patient information on a secure platform is permitted. The clarification comes weeks after the Report on Medicare Compliance, a newsletter distributed...

Fierce Health Care

 •  October 23, 2017

A North Carolina-based health system that serves 15 counties throughout the state is grappling with system disruptions associated with what it calls a “new form of the WannaCry virus.” FirstHealth of the Carolinas began experience network downtime last Tuesday which it traced to a malware attack, according to an announcement on its website. The...

Fierce Health Care

 •  September 12, 2017

NorthShore University HealthSystem is partnering with a clinical genetic testing lab to integrate genomic data into the health system’s EHR to detect diseases earlier and even predict a patient’s risk of certain cancers. The new collaboration, announced on Tuesday, incorporates tests by Ambry Genetics into NorthShore’s Genomic Health Initiative and...

Fierce Health Care

 •  July 24, 2017

Hospitals already have their hands full fighting off sector-specific cyberattacks, but a new warning from researchers indicates the industry needs to do more to prepare for the ripple effects of a cyberattack against the nation’s power grid. Like the healthcare industry, automation within utility systems has created new cybersecurity...

Fierce Health Care

 •  June 23, 2017

Mounting concerns about the impact of electronic health records on patient safety have forced providers and developers to take a deeper look at some of the inherent flaws in their systems. This year, EHR management topped the ECRI Institute’s list of top ten patient safety concerns, and experts have noted that most hospitals don’t have a formal...

Fierce Health Care

 •  October 26, 2015

home visits and telehealth consultations to make it more convenient to meet with a doctor Set the tone for employees by working with other executives to identify areas that need transformation, identify the tools needed to make the transition, communicate ...