Healthcare IT

NIST’s NCCoE Seeks Comments on Draft Guide for EHR Mobile Device Security

The National Institute of Standards and Technology‘s National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence is seeking public comment on its draft guide for securing medical and patient information on mobile devices. NIST said Thursday the “Securing Electronic Records on Mobile Devices” document is the first in a series of publications providing guidance on the use of open …

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Mitre, UVA Partner to Build Predictive Analytics-Based Tools; Richard Shannon Comments

The University of Virginia Health System has teamed up with Mitre to build tools for the analysis of patients’ health data. UVA said Friday Mitre will provide consulting services for UVA as the academic health center works to develop predictive analytics-based systems intended to detect risk of lung failure, hemorrhage and other conditions among patients …

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Accenture Releases Human Services Suite Version 7.1 for Benefits Application Processing; Adelaide O’Brien Comments

Accenture has launched a new version of a set of software platforms designed to help government agencies manage and track applications for Medicaid benefits and other public services. The company Thursday Human Services Suite version 7.1 is comprised of Citizen Self-Service Portal, Accenture Public Service Platform and Benefits Management System. The …

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Cerner to Refresh Military Anatomic Pathology Lab System; Travis Dalton Comments

Cerner has been contracted to refresh the Military Health System’s anatomic pathology laboratory information system for the Defense Health Agency. The company will install its server hardware, peripheral equipment and services in the Defense Department’s anatomic pathology laboratories worldwide and issue the company’s CoPathPlus software licenses, Cerner said July 8. DHA intends to …

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Accenture-Avanade Team to Update English, Scottish Healthcare Email Service; Aimie Chapple Comments

Accenture and Avanade have been selected to migrate the email service of England’s Health Department and Scotland’s National Health Service to a new cloud-based platform in a move to help social workers collaborate. The companies will implement a new directory and Lync collaboration technology for instant messaging, voice over Internet …

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VA Evaluates Mobile Apps for Patient, Provider EHR Access; Kathy Frisbee Comments

The Department of Veterans Affairs is field-testing new mobile applications that work to help healthcare providers and patients connect with the VA’s Vista electronic health records system, FCW reported Wednesday. Adam Mazmanian writes that the Mobile Blue Button and Summary of Care apps as well as the upcoming Patient Viewer app work to provide …

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Xerox Gets CMS Certification for Data Mgmt Tool in New Hampshire

Xerox has received a Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services certification in New Hampshire for a platform the company built to process Medicaid applications. The company said Tuesday its Xerox Health Enterprise system received the certification after the roduct passed the Medicaid Enterprise Certification Toolkit’s federal requirements. New Hampshire Medicaid has used the platform since March 2013 …

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Arkansas Insurance Marketplace Picks CSG to Assess Health Options Implementation; Robin Chacon Comments

The Arkansas Health Insurance Marketplace’s board of directors has chosen CSG Government Solutions to assess how the organization implements its small business health options program. CSG will perform independent verification and validation services both on AHIM’s technology implementation for the program and its compliance with the Affordable Care Act, CSG said …

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Noblis, DoD Scientists Use BioVelocity in Ebola Diagnostics Research

A team of Noblis and government scientists have reported 10 new genomic signatures of the Ebola virus in a paper published in the Viruses journal, which the nonprofit organization says could indicate potential shortcomings in current diagnostic techniques. Noblis said Thursday it collaborated with the Defense Department‘s Medical Countermeasure Systems organization and used the organization’s BioVelocity tool …

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CAE Offers Tablet-Operated Software to Control Patient Simulator; Robert Amyot Comments

CAE‘s healthcare business has unveiled its new tablet-operated software for controlling the METIman patient simulator’s physiology and responses to treatment during patient care training. The company said Tuesday Vivo provides facilitators full manual control of the patient simulator and enables alternative physiological models for training sessions. “We developed Vïvo for today’s healthcare learning environment, which …

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