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Randy McCleese named CHIME-HIMSS CIO of the Year

The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) and the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) have chosen Randy McCleese, MSIS, MBA, former CHIME board chair and chief information officer at Methodist Hospital in Henderson, Ky., as the recipient of the 2017 John E. Gall Jr. CIO of the Year award.

Cerner names Brent Shafer of Philips North America as new CEO

Brent Shafer, new CEO and chairman of Cerner, has served as CEO of Philips North America since Feb. 2014 after previously holding the title of CEO for the company’s global home healthcare business between 2010 and 2014.

Allscripts buys Practice Fusion for $100M

Once expected to be valued at $1.5 billion, cloud-based electronic health records vendor Practice Fusion will be acquired by larger EHR provider Allscripts for $100 million in cash.

10 future jobs in healthcare

Managing a hospital without any beds and advising customers on what kind of health insurance plans fits their needs will be tasks assigned to new jobs in healthcare, according to Frost & Sullivan partner Reenita Das.

FDA chief: ‘Pleased to see’ interest from big tech in healthcare

Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, MD, isn’t surprised tech giants like Apple and Google seem to be jumping into the healthcare space. He’s only surprised it took them so long to do so.

CMS: Secure texting OK, but not for patient orders

In response to a report that CMS had banned all text messaging between members of a healthcare team, even on secure platforms, the agency reaffirmed its stance that secure texting of patient information is allowed.

Cerner protests $62M Epic contract at University of Illinois

Cerner has filed a protest against rival Epic Systems winning a $62 million, seven-year contract to implement a new electronic health record system at the University of Illinois Hospital and Health Sciences System in Chicago, saying the bidding process unfairly favored Epic.

WannaCry attack, which impacted healthcare in May, blamed on North Korea

The WannaCry ransomware attack which affected hospitals in the United Kingdom and medical devices in the U.S. was the work of hackers in North Korea, according to Homeland Security adviser Tom Bossert.

Cerner billing system lawsuit dismissed by Wisconsin judge

A Wisconsin district court judge has dismissed the $16 million lawsuit filed by Fond du Lac, Wisconsin-based Agnesian Healthcare against health IT giant Cerner, leaving the door open to the dispute being settled through arbitration in Cerner's home state of Missouri.

Email most likely source of healthcare data breach

A survey of senior information technology and security professionals in healthcare found the most likely source of a data breach to be email—which the vast majority of respondents admitted to using frequently to transfer protected health information and consider critical to their organization.