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New DirectTrust CEO Sees Potential for Applying its Trust Framework in Other Healthcare Contexts

David Raths, Contributing Editor In July the nonprofit DirectTrust named former Cerner executive Scott Stuewe its new CEO to replace founding CEO Dr. David Kibbe. In a recent interview with Healthcare Informatics, Stuewe spoke about working more closely with EHR vendors and expanded opportunities for his organization’s trust framework.

GUEST BLOG: The Cybersecurity Shortage: Closing the Gap

Mac McMillan The gap between the level of cybersecurity preparation that should exist in the current environment, and the reality, is both troubling and in need of closer examination, says cybersecurity Mac McMillan

MUSC Telehealth Leaders Share Their Roadmap to Success

Heather Landi, Associate Editor Three key telehealth leaders at the Medical University of South Carolina share lessons learned in building a robust program of telehealth services to address chronic disease and health disparities across the state.

Six Lessons From Boston Children’s ‘Hacktivist’ Attack

David Raths, Contributing Editor Boston Children's Hospital CIO Daniel Nigrin, M.D., discussed how the distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack his organization endured in 2014 spurred it to action.

UnitedHealth Group Plans to Unveil Health Record for Members, Providers in 2019

Rajiv Leventhal, Managing Editor Health insurer UnitedHealth Group will be unveiling a “fully integrated and fully portable individual health record,” CEO David Wichmann said on the on the company’s third-quarter earnings call yesterday.

Healthcare Groups to CMS: ACOs Need More Time in One-Sided Risk Models

Rajiv Leventhal, Managing Editor Healthcare associations have written to CMS, urging the agency to reconsider its proposed regulation that would push ACOs more quickly into two-sided risk models.

AMIA to Honor Informatics Leaders

David Raths, Contributing Editor At its 2018 Annual Symposium in San Francisco next month, the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) will honor several informatics luminaries with its Signature and Leadership Awards.

Seven Companies, Four Individuals Indicted in Billion-Dollar Telemedicine Fraud Conspiracy

Rajiv Leventhal, Managing Editor Four individuals and seven companies have been indicted in a $1 billion telemedicine fraud scheme, the Department of Justice announced this week.

UC Davis Health’s Physician-Specific Approach to Addressing Burnout

Rajiv Leventhal, Managing Editor In Sacramento, clinical and IT leaders at the University of California, Davis (UC Davis) Health have been eager to develop and roll-out a program to improve physician efficiency levels within the EHR.

Anthem Agrees to Record Payment—$16M—for Largest U.S. Health Data Breach

Heather Landi, Associate Editor Anthem, Inc. has agreed to pay $16 million to HHS' Office for Civil Rights to settle potential HIPAA Privacy and Security Rules violations in the largest U.S. health data breach in history.
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