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Allina applies analytics to patient data to save $45 million over 5 years

Credit: Allina Health Allina Health System has realized more than $45 million in performance improvement savings to its bottom line over the past five years. The large integrated delivery system of 13 hospitals and 82 clinics in Minnesota achieve...

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A guide to Blockchain at HIMSS18

Blockchain effectively broke into healthcare last year at HIMSS17 and has since been picking up steam.  Whether its promise of enabling secure access to medical records, streamlining hospital revenue cycle, improving information exchange and int...

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Agile vs. Waterfall development: When hybrid is the smartest approach

Spencer Reeser-Stout is a senior IT project manager at the University of Utah Health will be speaking at HIMSS18 in Las Vegas. The development process known as agile has been around IT for more than a decade. While most standard agile frameworks ...

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HIMSS Analytics survey: Medication safety falls perilously short of patient expectations

Patients trust that healthcare organizations will provide safe care. Unfortunately, that trust is often broken, according to the results of a survey of 1,131 patients and family members recently conducted by HIMSS Analytics and sponsored by BD. More ...

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Why the Amazon, Berkshire and JP Morgan plans should inspire hospital IT shops to act fast

Yes, Amazon rattled the healthcare market on Tuesday when it announced a partnership with Berkshire Hathaway and JP Morgan Chase to create a nonprofit healthcare company focusing on cost reduction, increased transparency and user satisfaction. And, n...

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Epic introduces new One Virtual System Worldwide interoperability initiative

Epic Systems announced on Tuesday afternoon the One Virtual System Worldwide initiative for clinicians across all organizations using Epic to exchange data and collaborate more around it. “We’re taking interoperability from being able to ...

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Congressman calls on Coast Guard to sign up for Cerner EHR

U.S. Representative Duncan Hunter, R-California, told Coast Guard officials at a hearing of the Sub-Committee of House Transportation and Infrastructure Tuesday to consider piggy-backing on the Department of Defense or Veteran Affairs EHRs, rather th...

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Epic Systems lands Best in KLAS award 8th year in a row

Epic, Optimum Healthcare IT and ECG Management Consultants received Overall Best in KLAS awards in the firm’s new Software & Services report released today.   Epic took the top Overall Software Suite category, ranking first for the eig...

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St. Luke's tackles value-based care with data warehouse and specialized analytics

St. Luke's Hospital in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Credit: Google Maps St. Luke's University Health Network uses data as a strategic part of its operations across all of its sites and with its approach to self-service business intellige...

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AI adoption rate picking up and radiologists are paying attention to workflow, career impact

You've probably heard that artificial intelligence and machine learning are set to transform healthcare with advances that were once hard to imagine. And you may have read that some think it could be changing the ways clinicians work in real and ...

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Amazon Web Services exec: We're interested in longitudinal health records for analytics and pop health

When Amazon announced that it is creating a new healthcare company with Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan Chase, the move signaled how the company is stepping into the industry.  During a pre-HIMSS18 Q&A just days ahead of that revelation, Pat...

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House committee berates HHS for noncompliance, ignoring oversight requests

Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-South Carolina, speaking at a House committee meeting in December. Credit: C-span The U.S. House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform is chastising the Department of Health and Human Services for its uncooperative postu...

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