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Department of Veterans Affairs Review of Alleged Transmission of Sensitive VA Data Over Internet Connections

An audit report released by the Office of the Inspector General validates earlier rumors that the VA has been routinely transmitting sensitive patient information across unencrypted telecommunication networks, including patient names, Social Security numbers, birth dates, and EHR data.

Business news briefs: Human error the cause of UPMC electronic issue

A system-wide problem with UPMC’s EHR (Cerner) resulted in all facilities shifting back to paper charting for three hours. Human error was identified as the root cause.

Cisco Study Reveals 74 Percent of Consumers Open to Virtual Doctor Visit

Cisco releases a press release, blog post, and infographic advertising the findings of its Customer Experience Report on health care. The study concludes that 74 percent of consumers are OK with virtual doctor visits.

Health Care Providers Give Cloud Vendors High Marks on Security

KLAS releases a report on cloud-based software solutions. Security and reliability were the two primary factors identified as preventing widespread adoption, despite high marks in both areas from actual users.

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  1. “The rated vendors in this report are Allscripts, Cerner, and Siemens”

    Why only these 3 vendors? I know Allscripts has been making a strong push to move client data to the cloud, glad to see the high marks. Allscripts recent purchase, Jardogs, is the #1 KLAS patient portal–coupled with a renewed effort to work with KLAS to increase client satisfaction, I think you’ll see a spike in Allscripts KLAS scores.

    Mr. H, how was Allscripts at HIMSS, what’s your take on Paul Black and the exec team? Have thy turned the corner? They have signed new Sunrise clients and I hear upgrading a lot of their current Sunrise Clinical clients to integrated Sunrise Clinical and Financial. Now with dbMotion dont you think they are positioned as good as anyone for value based care? I just dont see that many HIT vendors who have that kind of product spread.

  2. There is a TON of talk the Cerner is in talks to buy Nextgen. This buzz started before HIMSS and has taken off like wildfire.

    The buyout would make sense.







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