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Measuring Interoperability: Listening and Learning

ONC will address a MACRA requirement to establish metrics for measuring interoperability by incorporating two new interoperability-related questions into the AHA Information Technology Supplement Survey and the CDC’s annual National Electronic Health Record Survey.

Member Voice: ‘Medical Error’ Study Shows Major Flaws, Should Be Retracted

Neuroradiologist Shayam Sabat, MD calls for BMJ to retract a clickbait paper it published titled “Medical Error: The Third Leading Cause of Death in the US,” which he says a “shoddy piece of scientific and statistical work which cannot stand the close scrutiny of peer physician researchers and professional statisticians.”

Business Associate’s Failure to Safeguard Nursing Home Residents’ PHI Leads to $650,000 HIPAA Settlement

Catholic Health Care Services of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia will pay a $650,000 settlement stemming from a 2014 data breach that left 412 patients information exposed when an unencrypted company-issued iPhone was stolen.

Cluster failure: Why fMRI inferences for spatial extent have inflated false-positive rates

A study investigating algorithms used to process functional MRI results finds that the algorithms used generate false-positive rates up to 70 percent, leading authors to question the validity of 40,000 studies.

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