Health IT

Healthcare information (HIT) systems are designed to connect all the elements together for patient data, reports, medical imaging, billing, electronic medical record (EMR), hospital information system (HIS), PACS, cardiology information systems (CVIS)enterprise image systemsartificial intelligence (AI) applications, analytics, patient monitors, remote monitoring systems, inventory management, the hospital internet of things (IOT), cloud or onsite archive/storage, and cybersecurity.

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Breached Change Healthcare server lacked multifactor authentication, UnitedHealth CEO admits

UnitedHealth CEO Andrew Witty told the Senate Finance Committee that systems have been rebuilt “from scratch” in light of the oversight.

May 1, 2024

Kaiser Permanente exposed data on 13.4 million members to tech companies

Tracking technologies sent patient information to advertisers such as Microsoft, Google and Meta.

April 26, 2024

Hackers were inside Change Healthcare’s systems 9 days before attack

UnitedHealth Group confirms hackers have personal data on “a substantial proportion of people in America."

April 24, 2024
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House to hold hearing on new patient data rights legislation

The bipartisan American Privacy Rights Act (APRA) would allow consumers to access and delete much of their personal data being held by private companies.

April 19, 2024
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Atrium Health sued for violating patient privacy, sharing data with Facebook and Google

In a court filing, the plaintiffs claim Atrium Health used Meta's Pixel code on its website, resulting in patients receiving targeted ads.

April 17, 2024

Massive data trove from Change Healthcare hack now for sale on dark web

Cybercriminal group RansomHub claims to have protected health information from nearly every American.

April 17, 2024
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Change Healthcare faces second ransom as cybercriminals leak stolen data

A new hacker group is claiming credit for the data breach, first reported in February. Change Healthcare has already paid criminals a $22 million ransom.

April 16, 2024
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This week in the Change Healthcare situation: A recap and update in 10 notable quotes

‘I have all kinds of nightmare scenarios playing out in my head, like how am I going to pay my bills?’

March 29, 2024

Around the web

Half a year after President Biden officially directed federal agencies in the executive branch’s bailiwick to “seize the promise and manage the risks” of AI, the White House has posted a status report.

U.S. physicians often receive payments from medical device manufacturers and pharmaceutical companies. New research in JAMA found a connection between receiving such payments and using specific devices—should the industry be concerned? 

Five of the largest U.S. medical societies focused on cardiovascular health are one step closer to seeing their paradigm-shifting proposal become a reality.

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