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Another week chock full of health IT developments but the most significant had to do with cybersecurity and patient safety. 

The transition to ICD-10 is going well, according to the first numbers released by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. 

The Senate voted 74-21 in favor of the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act of 2015 which incentivizes companies to share cyberthreat data with the government.

Cleveland Clinic has unveiled its 10th annual listing of the 10 most powerful medical innovations for 2016. 

An employee's inappropriate access to patient records and fraudulent claims led to termination from Bon Secours St. Francis Health System.

The Leapfrog Group's annual Hospital Safety Scores indicate that improvements in patient safety remain elusive. 

Rather than wait for EHR vendors to incorporate quality measures into their software, researchers from Evanston, Illinois-based NorthShore University HealthSystem created a quality improvement and practice-based initiative in neurology using their EHR. 

The American Medical Association and MedStar Health’s National Center for Human Factors in Healthcare have developed a comparative EHR User-Centered Design Evaluation Framework to promote transparency around how EHRs are designed and user-tested.

The Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (CISA) has cleared numerous hurdles but faces more before it becomes a law that secures private data networks against malicious hackers.

The more digital health tools are adopted, the greater the disparities among at-risk populations, according to a study published in the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology.

HIMSS, AHIMA and IHE have banded together to produce a report that's meant to serve as a guide for those working on developing interoperability standards. 

The next generation of EHRs require three major improvements, according to a paper published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research (JMIR).