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Alliance to press lawmakers to fight opioid abuse with interoperability

Health IT Now Coalition launched the Opioid Safety Alliance on Thursday, a working group aimed at advancing technology solutions to combat the opioid epidemic. IBM, Intermountain Healthcare, McKesson, Oracle, Walgreens and RelayHealth are just some o...

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Michigan genomic research lab protects data with de-identifier, multilayer platform

Thomas Kubisiak, MD, is a researcher at the Molecular and Behavioral Neuroscience Institute at the University of Michigan. The ability to share massive amounts of anonymized human genomic data between accredited hospitals and medical centers...

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Two Epic shops merge patient portal data

Wake Forest Baptist Health (above) and Novant Health are building new and innovative ways to share information. In the latest example of hospitals building new and innovative ways to share information, Novant Health and Wake Forest Baptist H...

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Accenture, Loopback partner to offer insights into clinical performance, cost for new value-based models

Accenture is joining forces with Loopback Analytics, a developer of population health management tools, to help hospitals and practices looking to succeed with emerging value-based care models. In particular, the companies are setting their sights on...

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Why AI tools are critical to enabling a Learning Health System

Talk about two grand visions: widespread adoption of artificial intelligence technologies and a Learning Health System. As healthcare steps closer to each it’s becoming increasingly clear that an LHS will be almost dependent on cutting-edge tec...

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Telehealth success story: 97% of Harris County TB patients took their meds during Hurricane Harvey

The Texas Army National Guard moves through flooded Houston streets from Hurricane Harvey. U.S. Army photo One of the strategic priorities for Harris County Public Health in Houston is to identify potential uses of emerging technologies and adopt...

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Here's how much top EHR vendors spent lobbying Congress in 2017

There’s big money at play in health IT. So it follows that technology vendors and often spend their share on lobbying Congress, too.  We checked OpenSecrets.org to see how much EHR makers allocated to lobbying the government last year and ...

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Analytics for population health: Governance comes first

Kate Mundell and Amber Theel of MultiCare Health will host a session at HIMSS on March 7. Most hospital, IT and clinician leaders at this point can agree that quality improvement is a must for population health management to succeed. Yet every pr...

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Paul Browne takes CIO spot at Henry Ford Health System

Henry Ford Health System has appointed Paul Browne CIO and Senior Vice President beginning Feb. 5. Browne specializes in leading transformational change in complex organizations and the development of business and clinical intelligence capabilities a...

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Senate confirms Alex Azar as secretary of Department of Health and Human Services

HHS Secretary nominee Alex Azar testifies before Senate on Nov. 29. Credit: C-Span The Senate on Wednesday voted 55 to 43 to confirm Alex Azar as secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services. The confirmation vote was taken after...

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NIH to launch genome editing research program

Genome therapy is a part of precision medicine that is slowly going mainstream as policy clarifies reimbursement. The National Institutes of Health, for instance, is working on removing barriers that slow the adoption of genome editing for treating p...

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Analytics for pop health: Governance comes first

Kate Mundell and Amber Theel of MultiCare Health will host a session at HIMSS on March 7. Most hospital, IT and clinician leaders at this point can agree that quality improvement is a must for population health management to succeed. Yet every pr...

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