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    More than 600K patients affected in UNM Health hack

    Meanwhile, Ohio-based Memorial Health System struggles to get back online after a ransomware attack. By Kat Jercich for Healthcare IT News The University of New Mexico Health System began notifying patients earlier this month about a recent cybersecurity incident resulting in potential data exposure. According to the system’s…

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    The US Patent Office has granted Dolbey a patent for Vision Click – voice-activated image searching technology

    The US Patent Office has granted Dolbey and Company, Inc. patent number 11,024,305 that covers the use of image searching with voice recognition commands. CINCINNATI, OHIO, UNITED STATES, August 2, 2021 — The US Patent Office (USPTO) has granted Dolbey and Company, Inc. patent number 11,024,305 that covers…

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    Epic will require all U.S. employees to get COVID-19 vaccine

    By Kat Jercich for Healthcare IT News Epic Systems will require all U.S.-based employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by October 1. The electronic health record giant sent a notice on Friday informing staff of the new policy, along with updated guidance around masking. “We need our…

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    Journal excerpt: Provider struggles

    ACDIS Journal Excerpt from The ACDIS CDI Blog No matter the level of training and preparation you put into implementing a new technology, you’ll likely still encounter some struggles along the adoption journey. Inevitably, regardless of the project, there will always be a few troublesome providers, according to Vaughn…

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    10 best, worst states for healthcare

    By Kelly Gooch for Becker’s Hospital Review  Americans receive the best healthcare in Massachusetts, according to an Aug. 2 state ranking published by personal finance website WalletHub. For the ranking, WalletHub compared the 50 states and Washington, D.C., across 44 measures of cost, accessibility and outcome. Measures ranged from cost of…

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    US News’ Best Hospitals 2021-22 Honor Roll

    By Mackenzie Bean for Becker’s Hospital Review  U.S. News & World Report released its best hospitals rankings for 2021-22 on July 27, with Mayo Clinic earning the top spot for the sixth consecutive year. To compile the 32nd annual ranking, U.S. News compared more than 4,750 hospitals nationwide across 15 specialties and…

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    CMS releases 4 final payment rules: 16 things to know

    By Alia Paavola for Becker’s Hospital Review CMS on July 29 released its annual final payment rules for hospices, inpatient psychiatric facilities, inpatient rehabilitation facilities and skilled nursing facilities. Sixteen things to know about the rules: Hospices Under the final rule, hospices will see a 2 percent increase…

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    Guest post: The problem of ‘critical values’

    By Howard Rodenberg, MD, MPH, CCDS for ACDIS CDI Blog You would think that actually defining something would make it easier to recognize. That statement assumes, of course, that you can actually define what you’re trying to see. (I’m reminded of Justice Potter Stewart’s quote on obscenity, “I…

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