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IBM’s analysis said over 100 million healthcare records were reportedly compromised.

Nearly three out of four organizations believe running a hybrid IT environment is critical to success and keeping pace with the competition, according to a recent survey of IT leaders in financial, retail, healthcare and other industries.

State laws governing privacy are barriers to effective health information sharing, National Coordinator Karen DeSalvo, MD, MPH, MSc, testified during a joint hearing before the U.S. House's subcommittee on Information Technology and subcommittee on Health Care, Benefits and Administrative Rules.

The average healthcare organization experiences a cyberattack nearly 12 times per year, or one attack per month, according to a new report on cybersecurity in medicine.

The annual HIMSS Conference & Exhibition attracts tens of thousands of attendees with educational sessions, networking events, a bustling exhibit hall and more. CMIO.net asked HIT leaders to share their their thoughts on highlights from the conference.

 

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Healthcare organizations' top three IT trends

In a survey conducted by Peak 10, healthcare organizations are increasingly relying on cloud technology in the fight against the constant bombardment of data security hacking.

New Adobe software could help healthcare go paperless

Adobe Systems has announced a series of software integrations that could boost efficiency and productivity for the healthcare industry. The Silicon Valley software company unveiled Adobe Sign, a mobile app that can help organizations move to a completely digital system for processing medical forms and applications.

IBM: Healthcare industry ranked no. 1 for cyberattacks in 2015

IBM’s analysis said over 100 million healthcare records were reportedly compromised.

Survey: HIEs to boost interoperability for payers, providers

Physician practices and hospitals are fighting an uphill battle when it comes to developing necessary infrastructure to support sending and exchanging secure data, according to a recent survey of current and potential provider and payer health information exchange (HIE) users.

Survey: Hybrid IT solutions embraced by three-quarters of companies

Nearly three out of four organizations believe running a hybrid IT environment is critical to success and keeping pace with the competition, according to a recent survey of IT leaders in financial, retail, healthcare and other industries.

NTT DATA acquiring Dell's IT consulting division for $3.1B

NTT DATA of Japan has agreed to acquire Dell's IT consulting division for a $3.1 billion.

Hearing on health IT progress calls for more HIPAA clarification

State laws governing privacy are barriers to effective health information sharing, National Coordinator Karen DeSalvo, MD, MPH, MSc, testified during a joint hearing before the U.S. House's subcommittee on Information Technology and subcommittee on Health Care, Benefits and Administrative Rules.

McKesson cutting workforce by 4%

EHR vendor McKesson is cutting its U.S. workforce by almost four percent or about 1,600 jobs, according to Bloomberg.

Report: Healthcare organizations endure an average of one cyberattack per month

The average healthcare organization experiences a cyberattack nearly 12 times per year, or one attack per month, according to a new report on cybersecurity in medicine.

VA contracts worth $22 billion for IT, cybersecurity

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) awarded 21 contracts worth up to $22.3 billion for IT infrastructure improvements, cybersecurity, and operations and network management.

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