Healthcare in the News: March, 2017

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Here is your roundup of healthcare technology and finance news for the month of March.


International Women's Day: A time to applaud Women in Health IT

In celebration of International Women's Day, Healthcare IT looks back at some of their top articles around women in Health IT. Read more here


The Potential for Blockchain to Transform Electronic Health Records

Read how MIT Media Lab and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center are using the concept of Blockchain to explore the next evolution of Electronic Health Records. 


Risk-Based Cybersecurity Approach Key in HHS IT Strategic Plan

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recently released their Information Technology Strategic Plan FY 2017 - 2020 and outlined 5 key goals and initiatives including:

  1.  IT workforce
  2. Cybersecurity and privacy
  3. Shared services
  4. Interoperability and usability
  5. IT Managerment

You can read the full report here.


Poorly implemented IT systems lead to medication errors

A study released by the Pennsylvania Patient Safety Advisory (PPSA),  found that computerized prescriber order entry (CPOE) systems, pharmacy IT systems and electronic medication administration tools were frequently to blame for medication errors. Nearly 70% of those errors reached the patient. Read about the study and the PPSA's recommendations here.