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Secretary Price Announces HHS Strategy for Fighting Opioid Crisis

HHS Secreatry Tom Price, MD announces $485 million in funding that will be made available to all 50 states fund efforts to combat the opioid epidemic.

Tanium exposed hospital’s internal network in product demos

Cybersecurity company Tanium puts its own client’s network at risk by using an installation of its software at El Camino Hospital (CA) to do product demonstrations for two years without permission, revealing server and computer names, employee information, and real-time security vulnerabilities during the demonstrations.

Using telephony data to facilitate discovery of clinical workflows

National Coordinator for Health IT Don Rucker, MD publishes a paper suggesting that analyzing telecommunication activity within healthcare settings may help developers target clinical workflows in need of redesign.

How technology supports accurate risk adjusting for Medicare ACOs

The Advisory Board Company EVP Jon Kontor, MD offers a primer on how to optimize EHRs to be able to better manage clinical and financial risks within value-based payment models.

Direct to Consumer Digital Medical Devices – A Cautionary Tale for Entrepreneurs

Venture Valkerie offers a warning to entrepreneurs considering a direct-to-consumer approach to medical device sales.

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