December 05, 2016


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  1. Healthcare gets a 'D' on cybersecurity report card

  2. Hospitals to invest in information sharing, lab technology

  3. How New York RHIO tackles patient matching

  4. Population health lessons from Banner Health's telemedicine program

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Healthcare gets a 'D' on cybersecurity report card

Healthcare security professionals are less confident in their ability to assess security risk than in the past. That’s part of the reason network security firm Tenable gave the industry an overall “D” grade on its global cybersecurity report card.

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Hospitals to invest in information sharing, lab technology

Hospitals are investing heavily in technology designed to streamline laboratory procedures and preemptively verify reimbursement, while also focusing on privately run systems to manage health information.

How New York RHIO tackles patient matching

Healthix, the largest Regional Health Information Organization (RHIO) in New York state, uses a fully automated system to create a single healthcare record for patients with data that comes from more than 300 participating providers.

Population health lessons from Banner Health's telemedicine program

When Banner Health launched its iCare telemedicine program in 2014, health system leaders learned quickly that listening to patients is key to the success of the program.

News of Note

Virtual reality may be struggling to cross over into the gaming mainstream, but doctors are excited about the role it could play in medical treatment and therapy. An immersive experience named Joy is being tested for its ability to alleviate loneliness among long-stay hospital patients. Mashable article

A small study in The Lancet found machine learning and augmented reality could treat phantom limb pain. It found that motor execution of the phantom limb, aided by machine learning, augmented and virtual reality and gaming, is a noninvasive, nonpharmacological and engaging treatment with no identified side effects. The Lancet study

It can be daunting for patients and visitors to find their way through a hospital’s campus. Overlook Medical Center in Summit, New Jersey, is tackling this problem by offering a downloadable indoor mobile GPS system to help people reach their destinations. H&HN article


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