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New plans to expand the use of digital technology across the NHS

The NHS names 12 health IT “global exemplars” that will receive $13 million in health IT funding to establish best practices and a new digital health academy.

ARH continues to dodge questions on computer breach

Appalachian Regional Healthcare (WV) responds to a local paper covering its ransomware-related computer outage by sending a legal notice explaining that if the paper continued to “deliberately publish statements which defame ARH, or cast it in a false light, we will have no other recourse but to consult with our attorneys in WV, to determine appropriate legal action."

The Ethics of Behavioral Health Information Technology

A JAMA article argues that flagging emergency department frequent fliers with special icons in EHR software is unethical and clinically inappropriate because it could influence the initial interaction in a way that might lead to biased diagnostic judgment.

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