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NueMD Top Five - February 2018

What health IT gadgets are athlete's using in this year's Olympic games? Which healthcare program will receive funding under the recent spending bill? Could a UV lamp prevent the spread of Influenza? [cont...]

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Jennifer Henderson

Jennifer Henderson is a NueMD writer currently living in Atlanta, GA. She enjoys commas, hot dogs, and long walks on the internet. 

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CISOs Top Concerns Identified and Phishing Scams Are the Primary Fear

A recent study by the Ponemon Institute says Chief Information Security Officers, or CISOs, are concerned about falling victim to a cybersecurity attack. Almost 70 percent of CISOs said they feel their organization will face a data breach in 2018. [cont...]

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Scott Rupp

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Scott E. Rupp is a writer and an award-winning journalist focused on healthcare technology. He has worked as a public relations executive for a major electronic health record/practice management vendor, and he currently manages his own agency, millerrupp. In addition to writing for a variety of publications, Scott also offers his insights on healthcare technology and its leaders on his site, Electronic Health Reporter.

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NueMD Top Five - January 2018

How will researchers get to know our gut? Why are some hospitals getting penalized over patient safety? What does the CDC say about this year's flu season? [cont...]

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Jennifer Henderson

Jennifer Henderson is a NueMD writer currently living in Atlanta, GA. She enjoys commas, hot dogs, and long walks on the internet. 

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HIPAA May Curb Patient Engagement

A lot of time is spent discussing HIPAA and its place in the world of information security and patient data access. Now, there seems to be a new conversation emerging on the topic: HIPAA may be affecting patient engagement efforts. [cont...]

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Scott Rupp

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Scott E. Rupp is a writer and an award-winning journalist focused on healthcare technology. He has worked as a public relations executive for a major electronic health record/practice management vendor, and he currently manages his own agency, millerrupp. In addition to writing for a variety of publications, Scott also offers his insights on healthcare technology and its leaders on his site, Electronic Health Reporter.

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Insider healthcare breaches second to hacking in July 2017

Cybercrime is becoming increasingly common, with protected patient data in the healthcare sector a major target. Indeed, a recent report from the Herjavec Group predicted that in the next three years, by 2020, the number of healthcare industry ransomware attacks will quadruple. Still, despite the growing issue, the major threat targeting patient healthcare is seemingly not criminals, but insider error. [cont...]

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Kevin McCarthy

Industry News Editor

An avid traveler and news junkie, Kevin covers a range of topics from healthcare technology to policy and regulations. As a former journalism student, he enjoys finding stories relevant to small practices and is passionate about keeping them informed. Before joining NueMD, Kevin worked for Turner Broadcasting as a Programming Intern where he conducted legal research and contributed to editorial content development. He received his bachelor's degree in Communication from Kennesaw State University and currently serves as the Industry News Editor at NueMD.

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Healthcare Getting Better At Preparing for Cybersecurity Issues: HIMSS

The 2017 HIMSS Cybersecurity Survey has been released and the annual measure of success or not again sets about to provide us insight into what healthcare organizations are doing to protect their information and assets, “in light of increasing cyber-attacks and compromises affecting the healthcare sector,” the healthcare analytics firm says. [cont...]

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Scott Rupp

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Scott E. Rupp is a writer and an award-winning journalist focused on healthcare technology. He has worked as a public relations executive for a major electronic health record/practice management vendor, and he currently manages his own agency, millerrupp. In addition to writing for a variety of publications, Scott also offers his insights on healthcare technology and its leaders on his site, Electronic Health Reporter.

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Study finds medical device technology 'unprepared to defend' against cyber attacks

Security is no joke, we now know. Medical device security is no different. They pose a huge problem to hospitals, a new study -- "Medical Device Security: An Industry Under Attack and Unprepared to Defend” – says. [cont...]

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Scott Rupp

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Scott E. Rupp is a writer and an award-winning journalist focused on healthcare technology. He has worked as a public relations executive for a major electronic health record/practice management vendor, and he currently manages his own agency, millerrupp. In addition to writing for a variety of publications, Scott also offers his insights on healthcare technology and its leaders on his site, Electronic Health Reporter.

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Should your practice embrace social media? 4 major benefits

Social media is a major presence in modern life, with many Americans having one or more social media profiles. For example, according to 2016 statistics from the Pew Research Center, out of the total number of U.S. adults with internet access, a sizeable majority - some 79 percent - use the site Facebook. Other popular platforms include Twitter and Instagram. [cont...]

Kevin McCarthy's picture

Kevin McCarthy

Industry News Editor

An avid traveler and news junkie, Kevin covers a range of topics from healthcare technology to policy and regulations. As a former journalism student, he enjoys finding stories relevant to small practices and is passionate about keeping them informed. Before joining NueMD, Kevin worked for Turner Broadcasting as a Programming Intern where he conducted legal research and contributed to editorial content development. He received his bachelor's degree in Communication from Kennesaw State University and currently serves as the Industry News Editor at NueMD.

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Multiple countries impacted by enormous ransomware attack

On Friday, May 12, 2017, an enormous ransomware attack infected computers across an array of companies and government organizations, based in some 99 countries, BBC News reported. Cases were observed from the U.S. to the U.K., to Russia and China. CNN stated that the nations with the highest concentration of attacks were Taiwan, Russia and the Ukraine.  [cont...]

Kevin McCarthy's picture

Kevin McCarthy

Industry News Editor

An avid traveler and news junkie, Kevin covers a range of topics from healthcare technology to policy and regulations. As a former journalism student, he enjoys finding stories relevant to small practices and is passionate about keeping them informed. Before joining NueMD, Kevin worked for Turner Broadcasting as a Programming Intern where he conducted legal research and contributed to editorial content development. He received his bachelor's degree in Communication from Kennesaw State University and currently serves as the Industry News Editor at NueMD.

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Employees Will Engage In Unsafe Data Behaviors Even In Healthcare

The latest Dell End-User Security Survey, the results of which were actually published in February prior to the annual HIMSS conference, paints a picture of a workforce caught between two imperatives: being productive and efficient on the job, and maintain the security of company data. [cont...]

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Scott Rupp

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Scott E. Rupp is a writer and an award-winning journalist focused on healthcare technology. He has worked as a public relations executive for a major electronic health record/practice management vendor, and he currently manages his own agency, millerrupp. In addition to writing for a variety of publications, Scott also offers his insights on healthcare technology and its leaders on his site, Electronic Health Reporter.

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