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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 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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In an article yesterday from HIT Consultant, Mercy Health's CMIO Dr. Stephen Beck, explains how Mercy Health is using telehealth solutions to overcome healthcare challenges, while increasing the quality of care.  Roeen Roashan of IHS Technology explains how changes in this field are necessary to allow healthcare organizations to operate more efficiently and effectively "amid rising expenses, an aging population and an increasing prevalence of chronic diseases".

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In an article last week from Healthcare IT News, author Tom Sullivan describes the launch of one NYU Langone Medical Center's new registration system.  This system includes palm scanning, eCapture tools, and uses the Samsung Galaxy Tab.

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In an article this week from Healthcare IT News, author Chris Bowen describes how having direct access to patients' personal health records leads cyber thieves directly to them.  According to IBM research, "the vast majority of cybercrime is highly organized and generating unprecedented profits."  

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In an article last week from Computerworld, writer Sharon Gaudin explains how researchers at MIT and Harvard University are partnering with Google and its cloud platform to carry out genomic analysis to find cures for diseases like Diabetes and Cancer.  Using Google's cloud, researches can store, analyze, and share major amounts of data, that will help them make huge improvements to human health.

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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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