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Healthcare Organizations face an average of one cyber attack per month

  In a report by Ponemon Institute, it was noted that Healthcare cyber security needs to improve with an average cyber attack coming to cyber attack once per month. The survey, State of Cybersecurity in Healthcare Organisations 2016, was conducted on 535 IT and IT security practitioners in small- to medium-sized healthcare organizations in the U.S.


AHA to CMS: Cease all or nothing approach to meaningful use – Healthcare IT News

The American Hospital Association(AHA) urged the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to be more flexible with the meaningful use EHR reimbursement program.


Ransomware to Wreak Havoc In 2016, ICIT Study Says – Healthcare IT News

The Institute for Critical Infrastructure Technology said ransomware is so common that it’s becoming its own economy and criminals will be increasingly targeting healthcare entities via social engineering and other tactics.


mHealth to Account For $18 Bn Growth In 2016

  In a report by Market Intel Reports, it was noted that mHealth market will account for nearly $18 Billion in 2016 alone. Despite barriers relating to regulation, patient acceptance and privacy concerns, MIR estimates further growth at a CAGR of 40% over the next 5 years. The forecasts and historical revenue figures are individually segmented for 5 individual submarkets, 29 use case categories, 5 ecosystem player categories, 6 geographical regions and 34 countries.   […]


Healthcare providers driving population health with data, mobile apps, telehealth tools – Healthcare IT News

As 67 percent of healthcare organizations have population health management programs in place, experts say information technology is key in making them work.


Physicians should note recent HIPAA guidelines for apps – Modern Medicine Network

Although the department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has provided guidance for app developers working with providers, there may still be some confusion surrounding the issue. The uses of apps and the extent to which they must adhere to HIPAA vary widely.

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