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Hacking humans: Jane Metcalfe talks neobiology, consumers' role in health data

Jane Metcalfe speaking at TEDx San Francisco. Credit: YouTube Humans have hacked all sorts of computer systems, but now we are starting to hack ourselves — specifically, our health and biology. “We [are at] the dawn of what I call the...

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Apple is developing custom health information tracking chips

Apple is looking to hire engineers to develop a custom chip for more sophisticated health information tracking and applications, according to a CNBC report. CNBC said it got the information from a job posting from Apple’s Health Sensing hardwar...

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IBM responds to recent Watson media coverage

Back in 2011, IBM's new Watson technology was the focus of a lot of excited expectation about what its artificial intelligence platform – having famously bested human opponents on Jeopardy! – could do for healthcare. Seven years later...

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CMS, USDS innovators on the future of Blue Button 2.0

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services on Monday held its first White House hackathon. The topic: Blue Button 2.0. Ahead of the event, I spoke with two technologists, one from CMS and one from the United States Digital Service (which worked w...

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Cloud-based PACS system cuts imaging costs by half for rural hospital

Republic County Hospital in Belleville, Kansas. Credit: Google Maps Republic County Hospital in North Central Kansas had an imaging problem: Its picture archiving and communications system was supplied by the radiology group that read images for ...

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AHRQ, Social Security Administration aim to attract FHIR developers

AHRQ Director Gopal Khanna speaking at Blue Button 2.0 Developer Conference at the White House on Tuesday. WASHINGTON, DC — The Agency for Health Research and Quality and the Social Security Administration here on Monday announced plans for...

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5 traits of extraordinary entrepreneurs

Venture capitalist John Doerr speaking at a panel discussion at the Blue Button 2.0 Developer Conference at the White House. WASHINGTON, DC – During a panel discussion at the Blue Button 2.0 Developer Conference here at the White House on M...

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CMS Administrator Seema Verma calls on payers to release claims data in API format

CMS Administrator Seema Verma speaking at the White House Blue Button 2.0 Developer Conference on Monday. Credit: Twitter WASHINGTON, DC – Administrator Seema Verma urged health insurance companies to follow the Centers for Medicare and Med...

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Amazon, Google, IBM, Microsoft, Oracle and Salesforce pledge to remove interoperability barriers

WASHINGTON, DC – A broad coalition of technology giants took the stage in an unscheduled session at the Blue Button 2.0 Developer Conference here in the White House.  Specifically, Amazon, Google, IBM, Microsoft, Oracle and Salesforce came...

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Canadian pharmacist fined for routinely accessing health records of acquaintances

Sobeys pharmacy in Windsor, Nova Scotia. Credit: Google Maps A pharmacist in Canada has been fined and suspended from practice for six months for spying on the electronic health records of 46 people she knew, including her child's girlfriend....

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Major Australian EHR rollout approaches halfway mark

Intersystems booth at HIMSS18. It contains some of the most remote areas on earth and communities of people suffering from diseases that have no place in a developed nation, but despite colossal challenges, the Northern Territory is on track to d...

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Challenging the status quo: one health system’s digital transformation journey

In this new podcast hear Dan Trott, Healthcare Field Director, Dell EMC as he speaks with Shane Rodabaugh, Executive Director of IT Infrastructure, Baptist Health, on how Baptist Health is transforming its technology, people and processes to be...

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