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Former Cleveland Innovation exec faces prison in $2.7 million scam

Cleveland Clinic Innovations. Photo via Google Maps Former Cleveland Clinic executive Gary Fingerhut faces several years in federal prison after pleading guilty to fraud on Tuesday, Fingerhut, who was then director of Cleveland Clinic Innovations...

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Eric Hargan named acting Health and Human Services secretary

President Donald Trump has named Eric Hargan acting Health and Human Services Secretary after former HHS secretary Tom Price resigned on Sept. 29 amid a travel controversy. Hargan was just sworn in last week as deputy secretary of HHS, following a Se...

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Cerner's third-party apps draw crowds at annual conference

At the end of the day Wednesday, Tate Gilchrist was surprised he had not lost his voice, given all the questions he had fielded at the Cerner Annual Conference 2017 that ends Thursday in Kansas City. Gilchrist is a senior business developer for open ...

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Data on 150,000 patients exposed in another misconfigured AWS bucket

Kromtech Security researchers have discovered yet another unsecured Amazon S3 bucket. This time, the cloud server in question was linked to HIPAA-covered entity, Patient Home Monitoring, a vendor that provides U.S. patients with disease management se...

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Athenahealth: Leadership, support can help doctors avoid burnout

A new athenahealth survey of more than 1,000 physicians who are part of the athenahealth network reveals that doctors who have confidence in their own capabilities and a staff who view themselves as capable are the most likely to avoid burnout. Physi...

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Trump signs executive order that may destabilize ACA marketplaces

President Donald Trump on Thursday signed an executive order expanding access to "association health plans" Thursday, ostensibly to allow small business -- and perhaps individuals -- to purchase a type of health insurance that circumvents&n...

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Telehealth picks up speed as providers see value despite challenges

KLAS partnered recently with the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives to ask more than 100 healthcare organizations about their plans for telehealth deployments. Despite ongoing questions about reimbursement and regulation, virtual...

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What can anti-phishing efforts learn from fall prevention strategies?

Since before 2013, hospitals and other healthcare facilities knew that falls were a serious problem, and massive resources were marshalled to reduce or prevent patient falls. In January 2013, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality commissione...

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Intermountain to study whether a blood test can detect breast cancer

Intermountain Healthcare has launched a three-year study to see if a blood test that looks for DNA from a cancer tumor might be able to detect breast cancer earlier.   As Intermountain Healthcare researchers conceive the project, the blood test ...

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Azalea Health, Prognosis Innovation Healthcare merge, targeting rural providers

Azalea Health, a web-based healthcare systems and services vendor, is merging with Prognosis Innovation Healthcare, a vendor of an electronic health records system targeting rural and community hospitals. Azalea’s expertise is in the cloud-base...

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How tele-stroke tools helped Avanti Hospitals treat 1,500% more patients

Avanti Hospitals in East Los Angeles. Photo via Avanti Health system Avanti recently became Tier 1 stroke certified at its four hospitals by partnering with USC Keck Medicine for on-call, academic-quality tele-stroke consultations. The benefits o...

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As vendors target opioid crisis, familiar tech hurdles slow them down

While much the tech on the market to help healthcare tackle the opioid crisis has proven results, there are still some major hurdles to overcome before vendors can expect a major impact. Specifically, the issues surround technology, culture, educatio...

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