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    VA extends EHR modernization contract with Oracle

    Even though patient safety and technical concerns have plagued the years-long rollout of the new electronic health record, the Department of Veterans Affairs extended its contract with Oracle Health for another 11 months.

    By June 14, 2024
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    Protected health data may have been compromised during Ascension cyberattack

    Hackers gained access to the major nonprofit’s systems early last month after a worker accidentally downloaded a malicious file, Ascension said.

    By June 13, 2024
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    Artificial intelligence

    Amid mounting interest and investment in the space, it's clear AI’s applications in healthcare will only continue to grow.

    By Healthcare Dive staff
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    Complex environments, 24/7 availability: Why cybersecurity poses a unique challenge for hospitals

    Andrew Carney, from HHS agency ARPA-H, explains why hospitals struggle with cybersecurity and talks about a new program that aims to help them defend their technology environments.

    By June 13, 2024
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    White House partners with Microsoft, Google on cybersecurity for rural hospitals

    The technology giants will offer free or low-cost cybersecurity tools to rural hospitals, which often have limited resources to combat the rising number of cyberattacks.

    By June 12, 2024
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    Teladoc Health names former insurance exec as new CEO

    Chuck Divita will take the reins as CEO immediately, about two months after the telehealth vendor’s longtime chief executive abruptly departed following flagging financial performance at the company.

    By June 10, 2024
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    The need for sustainable healthcare: Beyond private equity

    Read how physician-owned models prioritize patient care over profits in today's healthcare landscape.

    By Theo Koury, MD • June 10, 2024
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    Nearly 75% of health workers say documentation impedes patient care: survey

    Most respondents said they hadn’t seen a decrease in the time or effort needed to document patient care, and they reported working late to finish note-taking.

    By June 7, 2024
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    Kaiser Permanente School of Medicine’s outgoing CEO on how technology aids student learning

    Before his job as CEO ends this summer, Mark Schuster spoke with Healthcare Dive about the new medical school and how immersive technologies can aid instruction.

    By June 6, 2024
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    Wyden urges HHS to require healthcare cybersecurity standards

    Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., said the agency’s approach to cybersecurity is inadequate and advocated for mandatory resiliency standards, periodic audits and technical support for providers.

    By June 5, 2024
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    Uber Health leader departs for General Catalyst

    Caitlin Donovan will join the venture capital firm at the end of June, according to a LinkedIn post.

    By June 3, 2024
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    Change Healthcare cyberattack

    HHS says providers can tap Change to issue data breach notifications after cyberattack

    The update is a win for provider groups who have urged the agency to clarify which organizations need to report a data breach and notify patients after the cyberattack.

    By June 3, 2024
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    Why the healthcare industry needs a comprehensive cloud security platform

    Healthcare's cloud adoption increases cyber threats, with 633 breaches in a year. Invest in CNAPPs for comprehensive protection of sensitive data and compliance.

    By Dan Benjamin, Sr. Director of Product Management, Prisma Cloud, Palo Alto Networks • June 3, 2024
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    The importance of shared decision-making and informed choice in healthcare

    Proper shared decision-making and informed choice drive quality and patient satisfaction. See how.

    June 3, 2024
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    Healthcare payments firm Waystar plans $1B IPO

    The digital health IPO market has stagnated in recent years, but a successful listing by Waystar could help break the ice, one expert said. 

    By May 30, 2024
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    Hospital emergency visits, inpatient admissions decrease after ransomware attack

    Nearby unattacked hospitals were affected too, suggesting the consequences from a ransomware attack reach beyond targeted facilities, according to a JAMA study. 

    By May 30, 2024
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    Otsuka defies digital health downturn with new company

    With “no playbook out there” to fall back on, the new company is taking a long-term approach as it develops its portfolio, an Otsuka Precision Health executive told MedTech Dive.

    By Elise Reuter • May 29, 2024
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    Veradigm exploring sale, names new interim CEO

    The healthcare technology company was delisted from Nasdaq this year after failing to file timely financial reports for months.

    By May 28, 2024
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    More than a third of healthcare organizations aren’t prepared for cyberattacks: report

    Thirty-seven percent of healthcare organizations did not have a cyberattack contingency plan in place, despite half having experienced an attack, according to a new survey from Software Advice.

    By May 23, 2024
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    Change Healthcare cyberattack

    Providers urge HHS to clarify Change data breach reporting requirements

    More than 50 provider groups are asking the federal government to publicly state that UnitedHealth should handle data breach reporting stemming from the cyberattack on its subsidiary.

    By May 21, 2024
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    HHS agency launches program to automate cybersecurity at hospitals

    The program will invest more than $50 million to create a software suite that can automatically find potential vulnerabilities that hackers could exploit and deploy fixes.

    By May 20, 2024
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    TV screens broadcasting branded messaging enhance the patient experience in orthodontic offices

    UPshow CONNECT is a patient engagement platform that leverages ChromeOS. It enhances the patient experience, boosts brand reputation and offers seamless integration for individual clinics and the corporate office. 

    May 20, 2024
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    Epic continued to outstrip EHR competitors in 2023: report

    Epic was the only vendor to see a net increase in acute care market share last year, while Oracle Health saw its largest net hospital loss on record, according to Klas Research.

    By May 17, 2024
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    The state-by-state impact of Ascension’s cyberattack

    Ascension reported Friday it restored electronic health record and patient portal access across the system.

    Updated June 14, 2024
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    ONC to provide grants for AI, behavioral health projects

    The agency seeks projects that evaluate and improve healthcare data used by AI and accelerate the use of health IT products among mental healthcare providers.

    By May 15, 2024
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    Black Basta ransomware is toying with critical infrastructure providers, authorities say

    The threat group has impacted more than 500 targets worldwide, including those in healthcare.

    By David Jones • May 13, 2024