Health IT

Amid widespread concerns about hacking threats and privacy, HHS and industry leaders released voluntary cybersecurity practices to help protect healthcare organizations from threats and keep patient information safe.

Minnesota-based multinational conglomerate 3M has acquired speech recognition software developer M*Modal for $1 billion, according to a report by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. M*Modal provides healthcare technology and conversational AI-powered systems for transcribing doctors’ verbal notes.

Cleveland is yet again blazing new ground in healthcare. This time, myriad health systems are actively collaborating to share images. A first for the U.S., we believe. University Hospitals Health System (UH) is leading the charge that now includes more than two dozen hospitals, providers sites and health systems and counting. Here’s how they did it.

When Josh Gluck joined Pure Storage this past April, he arrived well-acquainted with the most pressing data-management issues affecting healthcare IT leaders today. He’d spent the previous two decades in hands-on leadership roles in the field, most recently as deputy CIO for Weill Cornell Medicine in New York City and, prior to that, as director of IT at New York Presbyterian Hospital. He continues to teach health policy and management at New York University. As Pure’s VP of global healthcare technology strategy, Gluck has wasted no time establishing himself as a go-to thought leader on everything having to do with, and made possible by, enterprise-level flash storage. He took our questions on flash and why it promises to remain a hot topic among healthcare IT leaders for many years to come.

GE Healthcare has announced it will sell its revenue cycle, ambulatory care and workforce management software units to private equity firm Veritas Capital for $1.05 billion, following earlier plans for General Electric to sell assets and rumors the entire company could be broken up.

AHIMA’s 87th convention and exhibit, “HIM without Walls” will be held September 26-30, 2015 in New Orleans. General sessions are designed to provide innovative approaches to healthcare delivery, industry insights and updates, motivation and inspiration, learn more.

Sixty percent of respondents to a survey about the health IT job market are "optimistic" about job opportunities over the next 12 months and another 18 percent are "extremely optimistic."

The Health Management Academy, a peer-to-peer knowledge exchange for the largest U.S. integrated health systems, has partnered with medPCU to launch The Academy medCPU Center for Advanced Solutions in Healthcare.

“A full 80 percent of hackers are affiliated with organized crime,” said strategist, consultant and author Marc Goodman in a discussion with California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom.

UCLA’s Clinical Informatics Fellowship Program has been approved by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), making it one of seven programs to earn the approval.

Epic Systems CEO Judith Faulkner has made Forbes' list of the world's billionaires at 663 on the list, with a net worth of $2.8 billion.Faulkner founded Epic in 1979 and recently made plans to ensure that the company stays private well into the future. More than half the U.S. population has its medical information stored in Epic software.

Cambia Health opened Cambia Grove, a new modern space designed to foster healthcare innovation and collaboration.