The OIG conducts staged cyber attacks on the Indian Health Services computer network and finds significant and addressable vulnerabilities. During the exercise, OIG hackers were able to access internal IHS networks and databases, uncover user account and password details, and remotely take over IHS computer terminals.
A group of New York hospitals along with researchers from the New York Genome Center will team up with the IBM Watson group to start work on a new Watson application that will evaluate a patient’s genome and EMR data, and then reference medical literature and a library of medical charts to help create a personalized treatment plan based on outcomes probability. To start, researchers will focus on glioblastoma, an aggressive and malignant brain cancer.
A non-scientific study conducted by Stoltenberg Consulting during HIMSS finds that a lack of resources is the number one barrier to advancing meaningful use adoption, followed by restricted timeframes, a lack of buy in, and competing IT projects.