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First IT-savvy med students graduate under pioneering AMA program

The first graduating classes from some of the 32 medical schools to participate in the American Medical Association's pioneering curriculum modernization initiative are now ready to take their tech savvy to hospitals and practices nationwide. Med...

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Interoperability posing big challenges in the UK too

Matthew Swindells, from NHS England, chats with Charles Alessi, MD, of HIMSS International, about how the U.K. health system is evolving in the age of technology during eHealth Week. Credit: HIMSS TV As the U.S. healthcare system continues to gra...

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Sequoia Project restructures to make eHealth Exchange, Carequality twin pillars

The Sequoia Project announced plans to implement a new corporate structure this summer that will emphasize its role as a convener for nationwide interoperability initiatives, leading to two distinct subsidiaries: eHealth Exchange and Carequality. Tog...

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Indiana psychiatric facilities to roll out Cerner EHR, revenue cycle software

The Indiana Family and Social Services Administration, FSSA, announced plans to roll out integrated EHR and revenue cycle management software across six state-run inpatient psychiatric facilities. FSSA is the third customer this week to sign-on ...

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Healthcare investor Triventures backs genomics company Genoox in $6 million funding round

Genoox, a genomic analytics company that aims to make it easier for clinicians and researchers to act on genetic sequencing results, today announced it has secured $6 million in a funding round. The round was led by Triventures, a venture capital fun...

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HIMSS expands international presence because 'we are all facing the same challenges'

Charles Alessi, MD, (left) and Bruce Steinberg join HIMSS international leadership team. HIMSS announced that it has hired new top executives, Charles Alessi, MD and Bruce Steinberg, as UK e-Health Week kicks off in London. Alessi is the new HIMS...

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Cerner has almost double EHR global market share of closest rival Epic, Kalorama says

Cerner leads the worldwide EHR market with Epic taking the second spot, Allscripts in third and GE Healthcare at fourth.  “In the competition for large healthcare systems, it's the top four EHR companies mainly participating with some ...

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Why hospitals need to adopt a 'retail mindset' when it comes to analytics

The in-house analytics projects at Rapid City Regional Hospital have also shown some interesting findings about costs and opportunities for revenue in their retail approach to their pharmacy operations. With rising drug costs, valu...

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Columbia Medical Associates saves $6.5 million in total cost of care by tackling ED visits

Part of the group practice's strategy is to train triage nurses to work with providers to schedule urgent appointments, even double booking when necessary. Columbia Medical Associates, a multi-specialty group practice based in ...

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DHS warns of security flaws in GE, Philips, Silex medical devices

Serious security flaws were discovered in Philips, GE and Silex medical devices that, if exploited, could allow authorized access and let a hacker obtain elevated privileges, according to two separate U.S. Department of Homeland Security ICS-CER...

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DoD responds to report calling Cerner EHR 'not operationally suitable'

The Department of Defense, along with EHR vendor Cerner and contractor Leidos, held a call with reporters late Friday in response to a report finding that MHS Genesis implementation is not effective and slamming the massive modernization work’s...

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Intermountain lab expands precision medicine with pharmacogenomics RxMatch service

Intermountain Precision Genomics Core Laboratory announced today it is expanding RxMatch. The pharmacogenomics service – the study of how genes affect a patient’s response to medication – will be made available to all Intermountain ...

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