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A September 9, Modern Healthcare article, by Adam Rubenfire, reported that, "Excellus Blue Cross and Blue Shield, a Rochester, N.Y.-based insurer, disclosed Wednesday afternoon that it was the victim of a sophisticated cyberattack by hackers who may have gained access to over 10 million personal records."

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In an article earlier this week from Healthcare Dive, author Julie Henry shares some news about how Google Alphabet will benefit the healthcare industry.

Within Alphabet, Google's Calico team will be researching cures for age-related diseases, and developing potential interventions that will counteract such diseases.  This team is comprised of scientists in the fields of medicine, drug development, genetics, and molecular biology.

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In an article yesterday from Healthcare Informatics, author Rajiv Leventhal explains how web-based toolkits used by patients and providers in hospitals have the ability to increase patient engagement and improve communication with clinicians.

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In an article yesterday from Healthcare IT News, editor Eric Wicklund how mobile health medical inquiry systems (MIS) have been proven to both reduce errors and bolster adherence.  According to researchers, MIS can be an ideal way to reduce medication errors and boost patient engagement through home health monitoring.

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In an article last week from Healthcare IT News, Editor-in-Chief Tom Sullivan shares information about the features of Windows 10 that are specifically tailored to healthcare settings.  

Microsoft CEO, Satya Nadella, keeps speaking of the "One Windows" strategy, which will give hospitals that ability to consolidate various devices onto Windows 10.  However, until that day comes, Microsoft has incorporated some healthcare-focused functionality into the new operating system (OS).

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In an article earlier this week from Healthcare IT News, Technology Evangelist Nathan Wenzler shares some of the key takeaways from Ponemon's recently published study of Privacy & Data Security in Healthcare.  The bottom line: Healthcare organizations must do more to protect sensitive data from breach threats.  With 91% of respondents falling victim to at least one data breach in the past 2 years, healthcare IT teams must take action.

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In an article yesterday from Healthcare IT News, Managing Editor Erin McCann shares the news that the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has officially released a long-awaited mobile security guide, specifically written for protecting medical data.  This 82-page book offers healthcare institutions insights into how to bolster mHealth cybersecurity.

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In an article last week from Healthcare IT News, Editor-at-Large Bernie Monegain shares that New York-Presbyterian Healthcare System, one of Derive's customers, will use Athenahealth's cloud-based models for care coordination, population health management, and clinical integration.

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In a Healthcare IT News article earlier this week, contributing writer Jack McCarthy explains how the Department of Defense Health Agency (DHA) is working to modernize its IT infrastructure in order to develop up-to-date, fully-operational IT services for its military health system.  David Bowen, CIO for the Military Health System says that these "efforts are on schedule".

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In an article earlier this week from Healthcare IT News, Editor-At-Large Bernie Monegain, shares that Athenahealth unveiled a secure text messaging service that can be integrated with their cloud-based EHR platform called athenaText.  This will allow any healthcare professionals across the country to join the Athenahealth network by accessing athenaText at no cost via mobile.

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