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Big data helps health system match patients to providers, needed services

University Hospital in San Antonio, Texas. Credit: Google Maps University Health System, in San Antonio, Texas, secured a 2,000-to-1 return on investment by driving new patients to mammogram screenings using analytics and marketing technology. Th...

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Opioid epidemic: Why aren't prescription drug monitoring programs more effective?

Long before the opioid epidemic was thought to be a public health emergency, prescription drug abuse and misuse were steadily increasing in the U.S.  To combat this, states and hospitals have been building technological platforms to enable presc...

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InTouch Health buys Reach Health, bolstering inpatient, outpatient telehealth presence

Credit: Google Street View In its second acquisition this year, InTouch Health, which develops enterprise telehealth technology for hospitals and health systems, announced that it acquire Reach Health, another telemedicine platform. The InTouch-R...

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American Well acquires Avizia, plans to expand acute care services

On Monday, telehealth company American Well announced that it will be acquiring fellow telemedicine company Avizia in late Q2 for an undisclosed sum.  The deal is expected to help American Well grow its acute care capabilities, which Avizia spec...

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Baystate Health finds ACO success with help from its own startup

Baystate Health in Springfield, Massachusetts. Credit: Google Maps Baystate Health in Springfield, Massachusetts, has been focusing on value-based care for quite some time. As a Next Generation Accountable Care Organization and a participant in t...

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FDA chief sees big things for AI in healthcare

Scott Gottlieb, MD, speaking at AcademyHealth 2018 event on April 26. Credit: Twitter At AcademyHealth’s 2018 Health Datapalooza on Thursday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration offered a vote of confidence for artificial intelligenc...

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Apple Health Records: Readers optimistic on adoption but skeptical small providers can use it

Photo credit: Justin Sullivan, Getty Images Apple Health Records are now in use at more than three-dozen leading U.S. health systems, including NYU Langone Medical Center, Partners Health Care, Penn Medicine, Geisinger, Johns Hopkins and Duke Uni...

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UNC Health uses Epic to pull in other EHR data to create better comprehensive patient view

Caldwell Memorial Hospital in Lenoir is among the hospitals in the UNC Health Care system. Credit: Google Maps It’s very difficult for physicians and other frontline caregivers to get complete pictures of patients’ healthcare, of cour...

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Senator blasts DoD EHR rollout as 'putting patient lives at risk'

Senator Murray speaking during the Senate Committee on Appropriations hearing on April 26. Credit: senate.gov Sen. Patty Murray, D-Washington, questioned the current progress of the initial Department of Defense EHR rollout at four test...

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Geisinger injects machine learning into clinical workflow to find health problems faster

Geisinger doctors and researchers have trained computers to read CT scans of patients’ heads to detect a life-threatening form of internal bleeding called intracranial hemorrhage. Because early and accurate diagnosis is critical, leading hospit...

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Ransomware attack against California provider breaches data of 85,000 patients

Center for Orthopaedic Specialists in West Hills, California. Credit: Google Maps The California-based Center for Orthopaedic Specialists (COS) is notifying 85,000 of its current and former patients that a ransomware attack on its IT vendor may h...

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Cape Fear Valley Health moves to Epic and calls it a CHR, not EHR

Cape Fear Valley Health in Fayetteville, North Carolina. Credit: Google Maps Cape Fear Valley Health, a 916-bed regional health system based in Fayetteville, North Carolina, has chosen Epic for a new initiative to unite all of its hospitals and c...

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