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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, 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 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 last week on EnterpriseTech, writer Alison Diana explains how healthcare organizations are now relying on Cloud to do more than support electronic medical records.  While the healthcare industry has lagged behind others in cloud adoption, Research and Markets says an "increasing number of companies are coming forward, adopting and utilizing cloud-based applications."

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A March 25, article, by Tamara Rosin in Becker’s Health IT & CIO Review, points out the exhorbitant costs of information security violations: “The financial repercussions of an information breach," according to the article, "are staggering.” The article refers to the recent, very high-profile, "hacks in healthcare — at Anthem, Community Health Systems and Premera Blue Cross”, and other leading businesses.

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