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Today’s Rundown

  1. Should hospitals pay up following a ransomware attack? The answer is far from simple
  2. Datapalooza17: Tom Price emphasizes a hands-off approach to health IT oversight
  3. Precision medicine will falter without a parallel focus on delivery, researchers say
  4. Competence, convenience key to attracting new patients

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Should hospitals pay up following a ransomware attack? The answer is far from simple

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 cybercriminalAs hospitals and health systems battle the growing threat of ransomware, they are also coming face-to-face with an increasingly tricky decision about whether to pay the ransom. Each option is accompanied with its own baggage, former FBI agents and cybersecurity analysts told FierceHealthcare, which leaves health systems victimized by ransomware attacks facing a web of complexities and few desirable outcomes.

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Datapalooza17: Tom Price emphasizes a hands-off approach to health IT oversight

Thursday, April 27, 2017 For Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, data and technology hold tremendous promise for the healthcare industry, but an inflexible regulatory environment makes that same technology burdensome and destructive. During his keynote address on the first morning of Health Datapalooza hosted by AcademyHealth, Price vacillated between praising the importance of data and technology in today’s healthcare environment and lamenting the government’s overbearing role that stifles innovation.

Precision medicine will falter without a parallel focus on delivery, researchers say

Thursday, April 27, 2017 Researchers say the advancements driving precision medicine will have little impact without a concurrent focus on delivery. A “Precision Delivery Initiative” would complement President Barack Obama’s Precision Medicine Initiative by integrating predictive analytics into clinical workflows, tapping into innovative data sources and empowering patients to use their own data to support personalized medicine.

Competence, convenience key to attracting new patients

Thursday, April 27, 2017 When patients choose a physician, convenience and trust tend to be their top criteria, according to a new study.

News of Note

Scott Gottlieb was approved 14-9 by the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions to lead the the Food and Drug Administration. His nomination now moves to a vote in the full Senate. STAT article

Partners Healthcare announced a strategic partnership with Persistent Systems to develop an open-source platform allowing clinicians to integrate new digital tools. Press release

A healthcare attorney reviewed the mounting concerns associated with ransomware attacks on medical devices, including recent warnings to Abbott from the FDA regarding vulnerabilities in cardiac devices. Forbes article

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