WHAT IS NEEDED TO BEGIN DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION

Whether you are a healthcare professional or in charge of digital security in any other industry, a comprehensive look into your digital presence can help mitigate risk and costs. This article outlines what IS a digital transformation, why you need one, and how to get there. Included is a List of five things needed to effectively disrupt how you do business today and digitally transform your company

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CREDIT CARD APPLICATIONS CAUSE DATA BREACH FOR A PHYSICIAN PRACTICE

Carolina Oncology Specialists is alerting patients about a potential incident in which personal information apparently is being used for financial fraud. The name of one patient was used to open a credit card and several others were alerted that an application was received in their name. Over 500 patients were ultimately affected.

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MEET ‘MEANINGFUL MEASURES,’ THE INITIATIVE CMS SAYS WILL REDUCE REGULATORY BURDEN.

The new program aims to streamline quality measures providers are required to meet, rewarding outcomes rather than micromanaging processes. The new CMS initiative is aimed at reducing hoop-jumping of healthcare providers.

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BUTTERFLY IQ GETS FDA CLEARANCE FOR CHIP-BASED, SMARTPHONE-CONNECTED ULTRASOUND

A New York based company has received FDA clearance for an iPhone-connected portable ultrasound scanner that uses an easy-to-manufacture semiconductor chip rather than the piezoelectric crystals used by traditional ultrasounds. Butterfly’s Ultrasound-on-a-chip technology enables a low-cost window in the human body, making high-quality diagnostic imaging accessible to anyone.

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HOSPITALS UTILIZE ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE TO TREAT PATIENTS

Healthcare providers are getting into the artificial intelligence game, and the technology is being used in myriad ways. The ability of computer systems to assume tasks for humans has improved efficiency in virtually every industry. Learn how data is processed through machine learning to improve patient outcomes.

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FUNNY (BUT TRUE) NEWS: THIS HALLOWEEN IS SCARING UP RECORD SALES OF CANDY, COSTUMES AND DÉCOR

This may not be good news for your waistline, but your sweet tooth might appreciate it: Halloween candy sales are crackerjack this year. Halloween candy sales rose 4.1 percent from last year, reaching a high of $4.1 billion. Overall sales for all products, like costumes, decorations, cards and candy, will reach a record $9.1 billion.

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