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The findings of a comprehensive data breach report released by Verizon this week suggests that no industry is immune to cybercrime, and that the experiences of other affected industries can provide lessons for healthcare providers to safeguard their data. The findings of a comprehensive data breach report released by Verizon this week suggests that no industry is immune to cybercrime, and that the experiences of other affected industries can provide lessons for healthcare providers to safeguard their data. read more

Joining an ever-growing list of healthcare facilities looking to improve personalized medicine, Oregon Health & Science University this week announced a partnership with Intel Corp. aimed at speeding genomic analysis efforts.

An interactive decision dashboard format developed by researchers with the University of Rochester (N.Y.) School of Medicine & Dentistry can be adapted to create a clinically realistic prototype patient decision aid, according to an article published this week in  BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making . Such findings, the researchers say, represent the potential of interactive decision dashboards for fostering informed decision making.  read more

As an increasing number of patients and providers flock to health social networking sites to share information and connect with similar individuals, privacy remains a paramount concern. To that end, a comprehensive privacy framework is vital for such environments, according to research published this week in the  Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association .

Epic CEO Judy Faulkner said at this week's Health IT Policy Committee meeting that not being invited to be part of the CommonWell Health Alliance prior to its announcement at HIMSS13 last month has caused her to have doubts about its motives. read more

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has done a poor job overseeing its “Plan Finder” website, created to aid consumers in their search for appropriate medical coverage, according to a report unveiled this week by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services' Office of Inspector General. read more

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services will begin to conduct billing audits of providers who use electronic health records, according to a news alert issued this week by law firm Mintz Levin. read more

For the second time in less than a year, Oregon Health and Science University has suffered a major data breach, the facility announced this week. read more

It's somewhat self-serving that the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services published a notice in the  Federal Register  this week about its upcoming survey of the 115 covered entities that were audited for HIPAA compliance in 2012 pursuant to the Office for Civil Rights' (OCR) pilot audit program. read more

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