Andy Kinnear looks back at his time at BCS Health and Care
Another View: On seeing one person’s records
Thousands of servers infected with new Lilocked (Lilu) ransomware
AI Could Slash Diagnosis Costs in Stable Chest Pain Patients
Humans vs AI
States With Drug Monitoring Programs See Fewer Prescriptions, Hospitalizations
Drug monitoring programs are state-based electronic databases that collect and monitor prescribing and dispensing information of controlled prescription drugs.1 Currently, 37 states have operational monitoring programs, and 11 states have enacted legislation to establish a program, which is not fully operational.2
The researchers noted that monitoring programs vary by state. Some have mandates requiring all providers to register and use the program on initial prescribing, regardless of practice setting. They can also require use of the program every 12 months after initial prescribing for continuing prescriptions. Other states may have noncomprehensive mandates that only require registration, or have a weak use requirement, or both.1
Guthrie to use AI-based system to help anticipate sepsis
New technologies for evidence-based care are boosting patient outcomes
10 Areas Where Artificial Intelligence Can Revolutionize Primary Care
Top areas where AI can have a significant effect on primary care include risk prevention and intervention, population health management, and device integration.
Healthcare Most Impacted by Data Breaches, Insiders Root Cause
Once again, insider error was found to be the primary cause behind the majority of data breaches across all sectors; the Egress report shows healthcare was the most impacted industry.
Ransomware Attacks Double in 2019, Brute-Force Attempts Increase
A new report from McAfee sheds light on the current threat landscape: ransomware attacks are seeing a resurgence, while brute-force attacks on RDP and SMB have steadily increased this year.
Cybersecurity Leaders Increasingly Face Alert Fatigue, Tune Out Apps
A recent CRITICALSTART report shows the majority of cybersecurity leaders are seeing 10 or more alerts each day, of which, 50 percent are false-positive; each alert takes more than 10 minutes to investigate.
CDC launches $900M effort to improve drug overdose data
Prompt notification eases pain of data breaches, consumers say
Decision support systems evolving to better serve docs and patients
Mental health websites in Europe found sharing user data for ads
AMA launches Practice Transformation Initiative to combat physician burnout
What population health IT vendors are doing to support SDOH
Volume of EHR Related Medical Malpractice Claims Keeps Rising
One Scientist’s Quest to Bring DNA Sequencing to Every Sick Kid
Prescription drug databases lead to fewer opioid-related inpatient stays, ED visits
Four ways to maintain access to patient data during natural disasters
Artificial intelligence in medicine raises legal and ethical concerns
Why cyber survey shows it’s time to improve security awareness
ONC picks The Sequoia Project to set info exchange rules
Mayo Clinic, Cerner expand into UK with new Oxford partnership
The provider, designed to bring leading-edge technology to its preventative health efforts, will be located on Portland Place in central London. It stems from the collaboration first announced in 2017 between Mayo and Oxford University Clinic – which is itself a project of both Oxford University and Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
Black Book ranks the top EHR vendors in regions across the globe
- UK/Ireland: Allscripts; Cerner, Epic, Meditech (679)
- Canada: Allscripts; Epic, Meditech (403)
- Mexico: Harmoni MD Medware; Everis, MV Soul (99)
- Central Europe: Agfa; Cerner, Chipsoft, Epic, Mediasys Dedalus, Philips (377)
- Scandinavia: Cambio; Agfa, Dips, Epic, Tieto Lifecare (424)
- Brazil: Everis; Intersystems, Philips (256)
- Africa: Cerner; DXC, Epic, Intersystems (260)
- Oceania: Allscripts; Cerner, IBM, Intersystems, Napier (390)
- India: Omni MD; Allscripts, MD Synergy, Millennium, Spigot (511)
- Southeast Asia: Epic; Allscripts, Intersystems, Mimsys, Napier (428)
- China: Philips; Cisco, IBM, Yon You (78)
- Middle East: Epic; Cerner, DXC (140)
Surprising Number of Healthcare Employees Have No Cybersecurity Training
6 Best Practices To Improve Your Mobile Health App
When Apps Get Your Medical Data, Your Privacy May Go With It
OCR Shares Best Practices for Managing Malicious Insider Threats
In a recent newsletter, HHS OCR revealed key steps organizations should take to mitigate and better detect malicious insider threats through risk assessments, data inventory, and other methods.
Cloud needs a modern data foundation, modern data needs a cloud foundation
Utilizing Technology and Data to Improve Care for Patients With Complex Needs
The American Journal of Managed Care® (AJMC®) recently spoke with Christine Sawicki, senior director, specialty product development and innovation, CVS Health, about the impact new technology can have on patient experience, health outcomes, and drug spending.
82% IoT Devices of Health Providers, Vendors Targeted by Cyberattacks
Most IoT cyberattacks result in downtime, compromised data, end-user safety, brand or reputational damage, or a loss of intellectual property, according to a new Irdeto report.
Machine learning approach looks to reduce MRI scan times, costs
Social engineering attacks still rising, as hackers become cagey
Duke leverages AI to identify patients with early stage sepsis
Technologies Helping Medical Practices Boost Patient Engagement, Efficiency
* Review existing technologies to see how (if at all) they address patient engagement goals
* Pull together best practices and other insights from peers
* Create a list of the top three “easy wins” the practice can accomplish to boost patient engagement using technology
* Get stakeholders involved in changing the practice around this technology
Investments in social determinants will pay off, with better outcomes and value
Weekly News Recap
- Life insurance startup Ethos, which uses predictive analytics based on a customer’s EHR data rather than a medical exam to predict lifespan, raises $60 million in Series C funding round.
- A KLAS-convened customer review of Cerner’s revenue cycle management progress finds that the user base feels the Cerner is listening, but they are frustrated with lack of progress since the initial meeting a year ago and are questioning both Cerner’s ability to execute and its sense of urgency.
- Epic holds its UGM in Verona, WI.
- Private equity firm Warburg Pincus acquires a majority interest in therapy EHR vendor WebPT.
- Health Catalyst files its first quarterly earnings report following its July 25 IPO.
- Politico reports that the VA’s initial rollout of Cerner will be delayed several months to October 2020.
- A VA OIG report finds major backlogs of paper records scanning from outside providers at eight VA facilities, with some records going back to 2016 still piled up in storage rooms.