Thursday, September 10, 2015

EHR, Cyber-attacks, Genomic Databases and much more

ONC: Rate of EHR Replacements Among Providers Up Significantly
New data show that the percentage of eligible professionals and hospitals that switched electronic health record vendors quadrupled between meaningful use program years 2013 and 2014. Meanwhile, Texas has made $15.3 million in incorrect EHR incentive payments under the Medicaid meaningful use program.Health Data Management et al.
Latest Cyberattack Affects at Least 10M; UCLA Wins Data Breach Case 

 New York-based insurer Excellus BlueCross BlueShield has disclosed a cyberattack that could have compromised the personal records of more than 10 million individuals. Meanwhile, a California judge ruled that UCLA Health is not responsible for the unapproved release of a woman's medical records. Health Data Managementet al.  
HIMSS Releases Top Health IT Policy Priorities for Congress
The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society has published its annual "congressional asks," naming interoperability, cybersecurity and telehealth as the top policy priorities that lawmakers should address in the next year. Healthcare IT News,Politico's "Morning eHealth."
Researchers Build Genomic Database To Analyze Millions of Genetic Variants  

A team of researchers at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard is using data analytics to identify millions of genetic variants in the human exome, which is the 1% of the genome that codes for proteins. The researchers say such analysis could help improve diagnoses for individuals with complex conditions. The Atlantic.  c

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