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An article by author, Jessica Davis, of HIMSS Media, in yesterday's (9/5/2017) edition of Healthcare IT News, entitled, "Hackers are ransoming 26,000 unsecured MongoDB databases, security researchers find", alerts readers about specific ransomware attacks throughout the end of last year "into early 2017".

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An article by author Nitin Natarajan, entitled, "How to prepare for cyberattacks that strike during a public health crisis", was featured yesterday (8/22) on the Healthcare IT News website. From the article: "Whether because of a nefarious manmade or natural disaster, hospital IT shops often find themselves strapped during a crisis.

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June 8, 2017: An article in the June 7, edition of Healthcare IT News (a publication of HIMSS Media), by Mike Miliard, is entitled: "Healthcare leaders: Predictive analytics will save health systems millions." According to the article, "More than half of healthcare executives polled for a new Society of Actuaries survey see predictive analytics saving their organizations 15 percent or more of their total budget within the next five years." Miliard provides the caveat that, "big hurdles related to data, technology a

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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 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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In an article yesterday from Healthcare IT News, author Sherree Geyer explains how using mobile apps can help cut costs for hospitals by reducing readmissions.  Using these apps can help keep patients away from hospitals or doctors' offices, which is also beneficial to the patient.

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