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Microsoft, Adaptive partnership bets AI-biotech combo can decode our immune system

A virus and antibodies under a microscope. Microsoft and Adaptive Biotechnologies announced a joint arrangement to leverage artificial intelligence and machine learning with biotechnologies to ultimately decode the human immune system. The deal f...

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Lawyer: Class action suit against eClinicalWorks will 'make it right' for customers

eClinicalWorks this week was charged in a class-action suit, the second since its $155 million dollar False Claims settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice on May 31, 2017. The complaint alleges that the EHR vendor engaged in deceptive practice...

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2018 industry predictions from women in health IT leaders

It’s no doubt 2017 was filled with a great deal of the unexpected, in all sectors. Healthcare found itself in an interesting position, where the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services canceled two of its bundled payment models and invested ...

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Blockchain network-as-a-service platform scores $10 million from AMA-backed Health2047

San Francisco-based startup Akiri on Wednesday launched a blockchain-based network-as-a-service platform for healthcare. It's fueled by $10 million in funding from Health2047, an innovation enterprise whose founding investor is the American Medic...

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Blockchain network-as-a-service platform scores $10 million from AMA

San Francisco-based startup Akiri on Wednesday launched a blockchain-based network-as-a-service platform for healthcare. It's fueled by $10 million in funding from Health2047, an innovation enterprise whose founding investor is the American Medic...

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Telepharmacy at rural hospitals provides big savings, quality improvements

When a prescription is updated the system sends an order via an electronic interface to Grand River nursing staff to dispense to the patient. Grand River Hospital and Medical Center, a 13-bed critical access hospital in Western Colorado whic...

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eClinicalWorks hit with second class-action suit, charged with 'deceptive' practices

EHR vendor eClinicalWorks has been charged in a new legal suit that aims to both recover damages and obtain restitution for what the plaintiffs allege is fraud and breach of contract relating to the vendor’s EHR offering, according to a documen...

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CMS unveils new portal for MACRA reporting

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has launched a new website to help physicians and eligible clinicians taking part in the Quality Payment Program more easily submit 2017 performance data. “While under the various legacy programs (...

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FCC could lift $400 million cap for rural program, giving broadband a boost

Ajit Pai leads the Federal Communications Commission. Credit: C-span The Federal Communications Commission issued a notice of proposed rulemaking Tuesday afternoon that would fortify its work to improve rural healthcare in America.  The...

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#EmpowerHIT Twitter Chat: Healthcare Interoperability – A Look Ahead

As 2017 draws to a close, functional interoperability continues to be a concern for clinicians and healthcare leaders in an effort to move information more seamlessly and with exacting purpose in 2018. Given the collective impact of universal informa...

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Telepharmacy at rural hospitals provide big savings, quality improvements

A prescription is updated the system sends an order via an electronic interface to Grand River nursing staff to dispense to the patient. Grand River Hospital and Medical Center is a 13-bed critical access hospital in Western Colorado with an aver...

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CMS clarifies policy on texting patient info across healthcare teams

Following some confusion, a Survey & Certification Letter sent last week has reaffirmed CMS’s stance on texting patient information, specifying that messages sent among clinicians are permissible so long as healthcare teams use a secure pla...

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