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The results are in: Readers say VA officials should keep VistA EHR, not sign with Cerner

A screensnap of the VistA EHR. Credit: YouTube President Donald Trump ousted Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin, MD, last week, after about a month of reports of agency infighting and that found Shulkin was on poor terms with ...

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TriHealth hospitals pay $10 million to adopt IBM Watson Health enterprise imaging

Cincinnati based TriHealth will invest $10 million dollars to adopt a portion of IBM Watson Health Enterprise Imaging Portfolio. The investment means it can modernize its picture archiving and communication system infrastructure and employ artificial...

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Can Lean methodology help improve EHR documentation?

Clinical documentation improvement has been a major focus of many health systems' value-based care initiatives. But getting to more efficient and more accurate charting, especially for providers using older electronic health record systems, is a ...

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How a single source of truth database is helping one health system drive analytics success

Northern Dutchess Hospital in Rhinebeck, New York is part of the Health Quest health system. Credit: Google Maps Health Quest, a Hudson Valley-based health system comprising four hospitals and provider organizations, decided it needed a sing...

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DEA partners with states to share prescription data in opioid fight

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency has launched a coalition in partnership with 48 states, Puerto Rico and Washington, D.C., to share prescription drug information in support of ongoing investigations. The coalition will give those participants access ...

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International community care models offer many lessons for US, Mount Sinai study says

Skyline view of Icahn School of Medicine in New York. Credit: Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Millions of Americans today have the same life expectancy as the national average in the 1970s. But the U.S. can boost life expectancy by learni...

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Abbott releases firmware patch to fix cybersecurity flaws in 350,000 medical devices

Abbott released its second and final round of planned cybersecurity updates to its pacemakers, programmers and remote monitoring systems to fix severe cybersecurity flaws in the devices. The patch will update the battery performance alert, allowing t...

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A supercomputer center shows the security challenges of operating a healthcare hybrid cloud

Winston Armstrong and Sandeep Chandra, both of the San Diego Supercomputer Center will be speaking at the HIMSS Healthcare Security Forum in June. The San Diego Supercomputer Center at UC San Diego was an early adopter of cloud computing for heal...

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Protecting the endpoints

The top-line finding in the 2018 HIMSS Cybersecurity Survey, released in March, provided cold comfort to healthcare CIOs hoping for better news in the battle against breaches. “Of the 239 respondents in this year’s survey, 75 percent said...

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KLAS report explores health IT buying decisions, customer satisfaction

When choosing a vendor, customers focus on integration, consolidation and functionality, according to a new study from KLAS that looks at how IT decision-makers choose their technologies in different market segments. Satisfaction level of existing cu...

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Poll: Is the time right for consumer-facing apps like Apple Health Records to work?

Photo credit: Justin Sullivan, Getty Images Other consumer-facing companies, such as Google and Microsoft, have developed personal health record products in recent years, with limited success. Google experimented with the idea but shut it down in...

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Intermountain Healthcare's Navican launches precision cancer care services

3D rendered Illustration of a mutating cancer cell. Credit: Getty Images Intermountain Healthcare company Navican has partnered with SeraCare Life Sciences and Royal Philips to launch its TheraMap Precision Cancer Care services. SeraCare'...

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