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The Center for Internet Security's service uses software from the cybersecurity vendor Akamai aimed at proactively ident...
02/18/2021
CIS launches no-cost ransomware service for U.S. hospitals

The Center for Internet Security's service uses software from the cybersecurity vendor Akamai aimed at proactively identifying, blocking and mitigating threats. #HITsecurity

The Center for Internet Security's service uses software from the cybersecurity vendor Akamai aimed at proactively identifying, blocking and mitigating threats.

The Rochester facility, which won't open until staff COVID-19 safety comes more into focus, will enable to the two organ...
02/18/2021
Google to establish Minnesota office as projects with Mayo Clinic expand and mature

The Rochester facility, which won't open until staff COVID-19 safety comes more into focus, will enable to the two organizations to build on their "shared cultures of collaboration" said Mayo CIO Cris Ross. #HealthIT

The Rochester facility, which won't open until staff COVID-19 safety comes more into focus, will enable to the two organizations to build on their "shared cultures of collaboration" said Mayo CIO Cris Ross.

Although weekly telemedicine visits shot up twenty-three-fold during the first few months of the COVID-19 pandemic, over...
02/18/2021
Telehealth used less in disadvantaged areas, Health Affairs study finds

Although weekly telemedicine visits shot up twenty-three-fold during the first few months of the COVID-19 pandemic, overall visit volume decreased by 35%. #Telehealth

A Health Affairs study found that telemedicine use during the COVID-19 pandemic was lower in communities with higher rates of poverty – suggesting that the industry must address the digital divide in order to ensure widespread access to virtual care. The study, which was conducted by researchers f...

Regional Cancer Care Associates used machine learning algorithms to identify patients at highest risk for COVID-19 durin...
02/18/2021
Machine learning helps cancer center with targeted COVID-19 outreach

Regional Cancer Care Associates used machine learning algorithms to identify patients at highest risk for COVID-19 during the pandemic, and help it direct care coordination resources. #smartHIT

Regional Cancer Care Associates used machine learning algorithms to identify patients at highest risk for COVID-19 during the pandemic, and help it direct care coordination resources.

ANSI/CTA-2090 puts the focus on three must-haves, according to the Consumer Technology Organization: human trust, techni...
02/18/2021
CTA intros new trustworthiness standard for healthcare AI

ANSI/CTA-2090 puts the focus on three must-haves, according to the Consumer Technology Organization: human trust, technical trust and regulatory trust. #smartHIT

ANSI/CTA-2090 puts the focus on three must-haves, according to the Consumer Technology Organization: human trust, technical trust and regulatory trust.

The initiative aims to recognize and support vendors across the UK that are implementing integrated care through #intero...
02/18/2021
PRSB launches vendor scheme to support integrated care

The initiative aims to recognize and support vendors across the UK that are implementing integrated care through #interoperability.

The initiative aims to recognise and support vendors across the UK that are implementing integrated care through interoperability.

The platform will use machine learning and AI to take billions of clinical data points provided by the health systems fo...
02/18/2021
Leading health systems form Truveta to aggregate and sell anonymized patient data

The platform will use machine learning and AI to take billions of clinical data points provided by the health systems for searchable health insights. #smartHIT ( via Healthcare Finance News )

The platform will use machine learning and AI to take billions of clinical data points provided by the health systems for searchable health insights.

In response to a complex and patchwork system, Olivia Adams built macovidvaccines.com to offer a more streamlined experi...
02/18/2021
Athenahealth developer creates COVID-19 vaccine website from maternity leave

In response to a complex and patchwork system, Olivia Adams built macovidvaccines.com to offer a more streamlined experience for Massachusetts residents seeking appointments. #WomenInHIT #PopHealthIT

In response to a complex and patchwork system, Olivia Adams built macovidvaccines.com to offer a more streamlined experience for Massachusetts residents seeking appointments.

The task of prioritizing #COVID19 vaccine distribution is complicated, and one health system turned to AI to help get th...
02/17/2021
How AI can help get COVID vaccines in order

The task of prioritizing #COVID19 vaccine distribution is complicated, and one health system turned to AI to help get their program in order. #smartHIT #PopulationHealth ( via AIPoweredHealthcare )

As doses of the COVID-19 vaccine are distributed around the country, healthcare policymakers and providers are discussing how best to prioritize who should be toward the front of the line for inoculations. After all, even among eligible patients there are those who are more susceptible to the virus....

ChristianaCare Chief Information Security Officer Anahi Santiago says she's drawn some lasting lessons from the hectic p...
02/17/2021
Cybersecurity in a pandemic year: One CISO's perspective

ChristianaCare Chief Information Security Officer Anahi Santiago says she's drawn some lasting lessons from the hectic past 12 months, which offered a powerful reminder that "the human component is integral to the success of information security." #HITsecurity

ChristianaCare Chief Information Security Officer Anahi Santiago says she's drawn some lasting lessons from the hectic past 12 months, which offered a powerful reminder that "the human component is integral to the success of information security."

The moves represent the new president's continued efforts to overhaul the agency amidst the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. #Go...
02/17/2021
Biden administration announces next round of HHS hires

The moves represent the new president's continued efforts to overhaul the agency amidst the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. #GovHIT

The Biden administration this week announced the latest round of appointments to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Although some vacancies are still drawing attention – a permanent administrator for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services among them – the new hires show th...

"People like it, they've gotten used to it and they're comfortable with it," says the behavioral health provider's CIO. ...
02/17/2021
Helio Health uses telehealth to solve access issues for Medicaid population

"People like it, they've gotten used to it and they're comfortable with it," says the behavioral health provider's CIO. "Telehealth is going to be a permanent part of our care model." #HealthEquity

"People like it, they've gotten used to it and they're comfortable with it," says the behavioral health provider's CIO. "Telehealth is going to be a permanent part of our care model."

For AI to have impact, it must take a human-centered approach, easily integrate into physician workflows and be friendly...
02/17/2021
AI can help make physicians' lives easier

For AI to have impact, it must take a human-centered approach, easily integrate into physician workflows and be friendly to use. #smartHIT ( via Healthcare Finance News )

For AI to have impact, it must take a human-centered approach, easily integrate into physician workflows and be friendly to use.

Blue Shield of California has signed a contract with the state of California to develop a vaccine allocation algorithm w...
02/17/2021
California taps Blue Shield to oversee an equitable vaccine distribution plan

Blue Shield of California has signed a contract with the state of California to develop a vaccine allocation algorithm with a focus on equitable and efficient distribution. #HealthIT ( via Healthcare Finance News )

California and its Governor Gavin Newsom have received backlash for the state's slower-than-expected vaccination distribution so far.

In response to the pandemic, The Mount Sinai Hospital relied on various technologies to help oversee medication manageme...
02/17/2021
Managing medications amidst a pandemic

In response to the pandemic, The Mount Sinai Hospital relied on various technologies to help oversee medication management, including administration workflows and inventory management. #pharmacy #healthcare (AD)

In response to the pandemic, Mount Sinai relied on various technologies to help oversee medication management, including administration workflows and inventory management.

The device is said to be the first that can track cardiovascular signals and multiple biochemical levels in the body at ...
02/16/2021
New wearable patch can monitor blood pressure, caffeine levels

The device is said to be the first that can track cardiovascular signals and multiple biochemical levels in the body at the same time. #DigitalHealth #HealthIT

The device is said to be the first that can track cardiovascular signals and multiple biochemical levels in the body at the same time.

Bloomberg reports that the software has blocked users, lost registrations, double-booked appointments and crashed for up...
02/16/2021
New Jersey blames Microsoft for weeks of vaccine rollout glitches

Bloomberg reports that the software has blocked users, lost registrations, double-booked appointments and crashed for up to three days. #PopHealthIT

Bloomberg reports that the software has blocked users, lost registrations, double-booked appointments and crashed for up to three days.

Dr. Tanuj Gupta, vice president at Cerner Intelligence, talks gender and racial algorithm bias, whether AI could replace...
02/16/2021
Cerner AI expert discusses important 'misconceptions' about the technology

Dr. Tanuj Gupta, vice president at Cerner Intelligence, talks gender and racial algorithm bias, whether AI could replace clinicians, and how machine learning should be regulated. #smartHIT

Dr. Tanuj Gupta, vice president at Cerner Intelligence, talks gender and racial algorithm bias, whether AI could replace clinicians, and how machine learning should be regulated.

South Korea's intelligence officials told lawmakers there that Pyongyang had attempted to steal insights into COVID-19 t...
02/16/2021
North Korea tried to hack Pfizer vaccine data, reports say

South Korea's intelligence officials told lawmakers there that Pyongyang had attempted to steal insights into COVID-19 treatments, but the success of the attempt is unclear. #HITsecurity

A report Tuesday from South Korea's Yonhap News Agency on Tuesday alleged that the regime of Kim Jong Un had tried to tap into the servers of a local drugmaker to obtain data on the Pfizer vaccine. WHY IT MATTERS The charge from South Korea's National Intelligence Service, reportedly relayed to Seou...

The telecommunications giant is seeking to expand its reach in healthcare whilst dealing with strikes and imminent redun...
02/16/2021
BT looking to expand into healthcare amidst cutbacks

The telecommunications giant is seeking to expand its reach in healthcare whilst dealing with strikes and imminent redundancies. #HealthIT

The telecommunications giant is seeking to expand its reach in healthcare whilst dealing with strikes and imminent redundancies.

French health insurance company Mutuelle Nationale des Hospitaliers (MNH) has experienced a ransomware attack that has d...
02/16/2021
French health insurance company MNH hit with ransomware attack

French health insurance company Mutuelle Nationale des Hospitaliers (MNH) has experienced a ransomware attack that has disrupted the company's healthcare operations. #HITsecurity

The attack has caused their websites and telephone platform to become unavailable.

The technology can locate drugs that activate certain genes common to those who suffer the worst coronavirus symptoms. #...
02/16/2021
A new machine learning approach may find treatment options for COVID-19

The technology can locate drugs that activate certain genes common to those who suffer the worst coronavirus symptoms. #PopHealthIT ( via Healthcare Finance News )

The technology can locate drugs that activate certain genes common to those who suffer the worst coronavirus symptoms.

The electronic health record giants began preparing their systems to assist with COVID-19 vaccination efforts this past ...
02/15/2021
Epic, Cerner offer updates on COVID-19 vaccine rollout efforts

The electronic health record giants began preparing their systems to assist with COVID-19 vaccination efforts this past year. #HealthIT

The electronic health record giants began preparing their systems to assist with COVID-19 vaccination efforts this past year.

The research team noted that lung tissue gets stiffer as a person gets older, showing different patterns of gene express...
02/15/2021
MIT researchers use AI to find drugs that could be repurposed for COVID-19

The research team noted that lung tissue gets stiffer as a person gets older, showing different patterns of gene expression than in younger people. #smartHIT

The research team noted that lung tissue gets stiffer as a person gets older, showing different patterns of gene expression than in younger people.

The health system was conducting around 25 to 50 virtual visits a day; at the height of the pandemic, that rose to nearl...
02/15/2021
NYU Langone Health used its FCC grant to expand Epic-linked telehealth

The health system was conducting around 25 to 50 virtual visits a day; at the height of the pandemic, that rose to nearly 8,000. NYU Langone Health worked with Cisco, Apple and others for clinician-to-clinician video. #Telehealth

The health system was conducting around 25 to 50 virtual visits a day; at the height of the pandemic, that rose to nearly 8,000. It worked with Cisco, Apple and others for clinician-to-clinician video.

Their five recommendations and strategies for integration with primary care focus on new approaches to patient screening...
02/15/2021
ECRI, EHR Association put forth safety practices for behavioral health IT

Their five recommendations and strategies for integration with primary care focus on new approaches to patient screening, clinical documentation and data sharing. #HealthIT

Their five recommendations and strategies for integration with primary care focus on new approaches to patient screening, clinical documentation and data sharing.

Digital health leaders discuss practical ways to mitigate evolving problems in large-scale digital projects during a rec...
02/15/2021
'Diversity of thought' missing from blueprint projects, says NHS leader

Digital health leaders discuss practical ways to mitigate evolving problems in large-scale digital projects during a recent virtual HETT fireside chat. #HealthIT

Digital health leaders discuss practical ways to mitigate evolving problems in large-scale digital projects during a recent virtual HETT fireside chat.

Former FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn says addressing the long-term consequences of systemic racism in healthcare will ...
02/15/2021
Devices alone won't solve healthcare disparities

Former FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn says addressing the long-term consequences of systemic racism in healthcare will require candid and honest conversation. #HealthEquity

Former FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn says addressing the long-term consequences of systemic racism in healthcare will require candid and honest conversation.

The two most critical results for Sentara have been the efficiency and speed of cloud migration and the external-facing ...
02/15/2021
Sentara Healthcare secures its apps with shielding technology

The two most critical results for Sentara have been the efficiency and speed of cloud migration and the external-facing security posture achieved. #HITsecurity

"This process has been instrumental in our seamless move to the cloud and digital-transformation program," says CISO Dan Bowden. "We now don't move anything to the cloud without shielding it."

"The vaccine rollout is the ultimate test for AI to showcase the breadth of time-saving and efficacy capabilities, and d...
02/14/2021
AI has advantages for COVID-19 vaccine rollout, but potential dangers too

"The vaccine rollout is the ultimate test for AI to showcase the breadth of time-saving and efficacy capabilities, and demonstrate its full value for healthcare leaders." -- Lori Jones, Olive #smartHIT

Healthcare organizations can harness machine learning to schedule vaccines, streamline patient communications and even prioritize access – but the technology is hardly infallible.

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Not long ago I published an article about the use of computed tomography (CT) to scan chest organs in patients with suspected COVID-19. The article resonated with the audience while CT imaging was positively acknowledged both in Moscow and New York. Some readers, being also regular health care consumers, expressed concern about the safety of imaging studies in the article titled: “Computed tomography causes cancer”. Prof. Sergey Morozov, CEO of Moscow Center of Diagnostics & Telemedicine explained to me when CT can actually be harmful. Alternative approaches In April and May, early diagnosis of the lung changes typical in COVID-19 pneumonia in the outpatient CT centers gave rise to an effective patient routing mechanism: some patients were quarantined and treated outpatiently in the comfort of their homes, while the others were hospitalized and received emergency medical care. In June the statistics showed a decrease in the overall number of chest CT studies conducted in the Moscow outpatient CT centers. At the moment, the operation of the CT and MRI facilities has been fully restored back to admitting medically ill patients. Wide application of the antibody testing for COVID-19 helped to shape a different system for the provision of medical care during the pandemic. https://medium.com/@s.samburskiy/computed-tomography-does-not-cause-cancer-89fd6383ed01 #ArtificialIntelligence #Telemedicine #ComputedTomography #Cancer #Covid19
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Perhaps, I suspect if they knew (really knew) what is at stake they would be more careful Laziness does not cover it, just look at the hoops they go through because of universal precautions. It is a pain to deal with the gloves, the needles, etc. And yet they do it as they understand the consequences. Why can't we extend that same level of understanding to their computing behavior.
Nuance Transcription started layoffs today and it was done very poorly! No notice whatsoever so can prepare!