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Virtual care: primed to solve healthcare’s cost and quality challenges

Brian Jack, MD, professor and chair of the Department of Family Medicine at Boston University School of Medicine and Boston Medical Center, discusses how virtual health can support clinicians by providing solutions in the home. As the population ...

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Children's National Health System wins HIMSS Enterprise Davies Award for pediatric concussion care

Children's National Hospital, Sheikh Zayed Campus. Photo via Children's National Washington, D.C.-based Children’s National Health System on Wednesday won a HIMSS Enterprise Davies Award for its pediatric concussion care initiatives...

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Medsphere Systems, Stockell Healthcare merge in marriage of EHR, revenue cycle tech

Medsphere Systems and Stockell Healthcare Systems will merge, uniting under one banner Medsphere’s subscription-based electronic health record system and Stockell’s suite of revenue cycle management tools. The transaction is expected to o...

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Intermountain partners with 10x Genomics for precision health research

Intermountain Healthcare in Murray, Utah. Photo via Google Maps Intermountain Precision Genomics will add 10x Genomics’ Chromium Genome Solution to Intermountain’s Translational Science Center. The center already houses several of the...

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Orbita enhances platform for voice assistants, chatbots, AI in health apps

Orbita, a voice and AI health IT technology company, has unveiled a major upgrade to its Orbita Voice platform that enables healthcare provider organizations to create and maintain applications for voice-assistants and conversational AI platforms lik...

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Where health and weather data meet: AccuWeather unveils Zika Risk Index app

AccuWeather announced a new app that shows the risk of being exposed to Zika in geographical locations across the United States. The Mosquito Zika Risk Index, also accessible through AccuWeather’s website, enables users to view what the company...

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Groups partner to better leverage HIEs for population health, quality improvement

The Strategic Health Information Exchange Collaborative and Network for Regional Healthcare Improvement will work together promote population health goals, quality improvement and cost reduction by tackling "different-yet-related aspects of heal...

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VA proposes CARE Act to address health IT problems

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs released a bill, which it presented to both the House and Senate, designed to address healthcare access and improve the veteran experience. The Veterans Coordinated Access and Rewarding Experiences Act would cr...

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Partners, UCB to tailor digital health solutions for epilepsy treatment

Photo via Google Maps Partners Connected Health, part of Partners HealthCare, and global biopharmaceutical company UCB are collaborating to develop digital health solutions designed to improve the lives of people living with epilepsy. The collabo...

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Beyond the hospital walls: Moving care forward by focusing on connected health

Rasu Shrestha, MD, chief innovation officer at UPMC and executive vice president at UPMC Enterprises, discusses how innovation can drive connected-health initiatives. While it’s difficult to predict what will happen next in Washington, ther...

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EHR-related malpractice claims are rising, and risk-mitigation strategies more important than ever

Malpractice claims for errors caused, all or in part, by electronic health records have risen significantly, according to a report from The Doctors Company, a physician-owned malpractice insurer. The study offers some useful tips to help providers pr...

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Amazon Alexa skill from Northwell Health points users to nearby ERs, away from long waits

A new skill for Amazon's Alexa voice assistant will direct New York patients to convenient emergency and urgent care locations with the shortest waits. The voice-powered Northwell Health skill can be downloaded for free by anyone using an Alexa-e...

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