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Nuance: Special Communication Service

A cyberattack against Nuance takes down all of its cloud services, including dictation and transcriptions, with users turning to Twitter seeking answers from a non-responsive Nuance.

Senators urge VA to lean on DOD in health record push

In a June 26 letter, Senators Johnny Isakson (R-GA) and John McCain (R-AZ) urge VA Secretary David Shulkin to lean on the Pentagon for advice as they move forward with their plan to implement Cerner across all healthcare facilities.

A Reality Check for IBM’s AI Ambitions

A MIT Technology Review article argues that IBM is overhyping the capabilities of its Watson technology, but still has value due to the library of clinical data it has amassed.

Troops wrongly prescribed damaging drugs before deployment due to failures in IT system, senior doctor warns

In England, senior military doctors blame the Ministry of Defence’s EHR for overprescribing anti-malarial drugs prior to troop deployments, explaining that medics are frequently unable to access soldiers’ prescription histories.

Effect of Electronic Reminders, Financial Incentives, and Social Support on Outcomes After Myocardial Infarction

A JAMA study investigating the use of electronic pill bottles, combined with social support tools, and a lottery incentive finds no improvement to medication adherence rates among discharged MI patients.

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  1. I read your updates daily and value them highly. For that reason, I want to be sure to let you know that Nuance has been in touch with our organization on a regular basis with updates throughout the downtime caused by the cyber attack.







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