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Watchdog says VA Secretary David Shulkin misused federal funds

VA Secretary David Shulkin, MD. Credit: Veterans Affairs U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin, MD, is under fire by the VA Office of Inspector General for improperly accepting tickets to Wimbledon and misusing government fu...

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Patient bedside education: Time to modernize?

In a new study of more than 400 participants, patient educators will provide education information through bedside laptops instead of printed materials in hopes of better engaging patients. Hurried conversations, paper brochures, and other l...

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Meet the CXO: Improving care experience, patient engagement

University of Chicago Medicine CXO Susan Murphy will be speaking at HIMSS18 on March 7.  As the healthcare sector shifts into the value-based care model, the need to engage the patient and improve care outcomes increases. For larger hospital...

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How do you manage documentation when inpatient, outpatient EHRs are different?

Andrea Hall is the director of clinical informatics at Shawnee Mission Medical Center and will be speaking at HIMSS18 on March 8. Information technologies are rapidly changing the face of medicine. But what happens when practice changes faster th...

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Tips for hospitals to succeed in the age of consumerism

Preston Gee is the Vice President of strategic marketing at Christus Health and will be speaking at HIMSS18 on March 7. The rise of consumerism in healthcare might seem like new ground to people in the industry, but when other industries are cons...

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Precision medicine: Huge promise, but high health IT-related hurdles, too

John Halamka (above) and Paul Cerrato to talk about some of the biggest obstacles holding back more widespread implementation of precision medicine at HIMSS18. In their new book, Realizing the Promise of Precision Medicine, Paul Cerrato and ...

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The future of harvesting patient generated health data

Ajay Mittal, associate director of IT at the American College of Cardiology, will be speaking at HIMSS18 on March 8. As remote monitoring becomes more and more popular providers are starting discussions about how to harvest and use the incoming d...

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How the VA is improving patient care through connected tech, teleheath

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin, MD. Credit: Twitter Since his appointment in early 2017, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin, MD, has made modernizing the agency a top priority. Shulkin has tak...

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What Trump's budget proposal means for hospitals

Credit: YouTube The federal budget unveiled by President Trump includes sweeping changes to federal health agencies but also brings welcome funding in key areas. “We’re concerned with the direction the administration is charting,&rdqu...

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Healthcare’s digital storm

Digital transformation. There’s probably been no bigger buzzword across industry in the last two years. The race for enterprise digitization is on, and now even early digital resisters are rapidly trying to catch up. If it took a while for peop...

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Trump earmarks $1.2 billion for VA-Cerner EHR project in proposed budget

Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin, MD, testifies before the House Appropriations Military Construction-VA Subcommittee. Credit: YouTube In the proposed budget from the Trump administration, the U.S. Department of Veteran Aff...

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OptumInsight advancing data and analytics at HIMSS18

OptumInsight CEO Eric Murphy. Credit: Eric Mueller photo OptumInsight CEO Eric Murphy said the company will focusing on a range of technologies at HIMSS18 from artificial intelligence to value-based care.  "Many organizations know healt...

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