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The American College of Surgeons (ACS) and the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) has released a joint statement  on physician-led team-based surgical care that identifies that redesigned perioperative care models should be based on what is best for the patient, individual institutions, and practitioners.

HHS OCR Ransomware Guidance Wednesday, August 03, 2016 Default-avatar

According to HHS, “One of the biggest current threats to health information privacy is the serious compromise of the integrity and availability of data caused by malicious cyber-attacks on electronic health information systems, such as through ransomware.”

Minneapolis – July 28, 2016 – Constellation, Inc., today announced it has entered into a letter of intent to sell its Health Information Technology (IT) business unit to JDL Technologies, Inc., a Communications Systems, Inc. (CSI) company. The proposed transaction is subject to due diligence and the negotiation and execution of a definitive purchase agreement. The parties expect the transaction to close in early October 2016. Terms of the proposed transaction were not disclosed.

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) will host a free webinar on Tuesday, July 26, 2016, 1:30 p.m. Central Daylight Time, to examine the practical applications of shared decision making for the management of chronic conditions and as a facilitator in the long term care planning needs of older adults.

AHRQ CANDOR Toolkit Wednesday, June 29, 2016 Default-avatar

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has a new online toolkit to help health care organizations and clinicians communicate with patients and families when something goes wrong with their care.