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IBM Watson head leaves role amid struggles, declining revenue

IBM Watson Health division head Deborah DiSanzo is stepping down and will move into a role on IBM Cognitive Solutions’ strategy team, an IBM spokesperson confirmed to Healthcare IT News in an emailed statement. WHAT HAPPENED IBM Cognitive Solut...

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Healthcare innovators want a playbook to 'end pilot purgatory'

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A futurist predicts what healthcare will look like in the late 2020s

Michael Rogers speaking at the Big Data and Healthcare Analytics Forum in Boston on Monday. BOSTON — Picking a point out on the horizon, the late 2020s, Michael Rogers gave a glimpse of the changes coming to healthcare by that time. “...

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Analytics with social determinants drives millions in value-based savings at Carilion

Life-Guard 10, one of Carilion Clinic's three advance life support helicopters, on final approach to Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital, the region's only Level 1 Trauma Center. Carilion Clinic in Virginia has been on a path toward value-...

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Partners HealthCare to build new center of excellence, with focus on patient experience

(Photo: Google Maps) Partners HealthCare this week announced the lauch of its new center of excellence, called Pivot Labs, incorporating human-centered design techniques to drive improvements in preventive care, chronic disease management and car...

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Minnesota DHS data breach heats up: State officials spurn notification delay

Joanna Clayborne, commissioner of Minnesota IT Services, testifying in the Minnesota Senate on Oct. 17. (Credit: Minnesota Senate) Minnesota state senators grilled the state's Department of Health and Human Services on Thursday for taking fou...

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Online patient scheduling tech lowers no-show rate at Prevea Health to 4%

Wisconsin-based Prevea Health is an integrated multispecialty group practice with more than 350 primary care providers and specialists, 40 health centers and 26 employer-based clinics. Its caregivers place great importance on patient-centric care and...

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Where wearables fit into the future of precision medicine

As wearables evolve, and new apps and devices emerge, the need for standards to exchange that data across platforms and products will arise, said speakers at the Connected Health Conference in Boston on Friday. BOSTON – Speakers at the Conn...

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Consumerism driving hospitals to break down cybersecurity boundaries

Sentara CISO Dan Bowden, speaking at the Healthcare Security Forum on October 15 Hospitals have spent years implementing firewalls and security controls to establish a perimeter. Now they’re at a crossroads as consumerism and patient experi...

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Wellness tools for population health need radical simplicity, experts say

BOSTON – Corporate wellness programs today are challenged by technology. But it's because of an abundance of tools rather than a lack of options. "It's a crowded ecosystem. Our clients have an average of 12 employee and wellbeing v...

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AMA's bet on a collaborative initiative to better organize health data

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Integration platform leads to enhanced quality reporting at Osler Health

New Jersey-based Osler Health is a clinically integrated network of physicians who work collaboratively to deliver quality care for 86,000 lives in value-based contracts. The network transformed into an accountable care organization from an independe...

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