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Congressman calls on Coast Guard to sign up for Cerner EHR

U.S. Representative Duncan Hunter, R-California, told Coast Guard officials at a hearing of the Sub-Committee of House Transportation and Infrastructure Tuesday to consider piggy-backing on the Department of Defense or Veteran Affairs EHRs, rather th...

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Epic Systems lands Best in KLAS award 8th year in a row

Epic, Optimum Healthcare IT and ECG Management Consultants received Overall Best in KLAS awards in the firm’s new Software & Services report released today.   Epic took the top Overall Software Suite category, ranking first for the eig...

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St. Luke's tackles value-based care with data warehouse and specialized analytics

St. Luke's Hospital in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Credit: Google Maps St. Luke's University Health Network uses data as a strategic part of its operations across all of its sites and with its approach to self-service business intellige...

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AI adoption rate picking up and radiologists are paying attention to workflow, career impact

You've probably heard that artificial intelligence and machine learning are set to transform healthcare with advances that were once hard to imagine. And you may have read that some think it could be changing the ways clinicians work in real and ...

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Amazon Web Services exec: We're interested in longitudinal health records for analytics and pop health

When Amazon announced that it is creating a new healthcare company with Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan Chase, the move signaled how the company is stepping into the industry.  During a pre-HIMSS18 Q&A just days ahead of that revelation, Pat...

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House committee berates HHS for noncompliance, ignoring oversight requests

Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-South Carolina, speaking at a House committee meeting in December. Credit: C-span The U.S. House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform is chastising the Department of Health and Human Services for its uncooperative postu...

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Clearwater Compliance lands top KLAS rank for cybersecurity advisory services

Healthcare cyber risk management and compliance solutions vendor Clearwater Compliance was awarded the top spot in the Cybersecurity Advisory Services category of the “2018 Best in KLAS Awards: Software and Services” report. Clearwater sc...

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AI is disrupting clinical practice so how tech is implemented matters

As artificial intelligence continues to find its way into clinical workflows, the reaction of healthcare professionals runs the gamut: Some are dubious, some are overly optimistic, some are surely scared the technology could soon make their jobs obso...

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Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway, JPMorgan Chase partner to build healthcare company with focus on tech

Amazon, the world’s ubiquitous online store, revealed today it is collaborating with Warren Buffet, who heads Berkshire Hathaway, and the bank JPMorgan Chase to build an independent, nonprofit healthcare company with the goal of increasing user...

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Research initiatives focus on blockchain tech to improve pharmacy supply chain

The Center for Supply Chain Studies is working on its next round of research to explore how blockchain-based distributed ledger technology can be used to enhance and improve the pharmacy supply chain. The organization is putting together teams for tw...

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Call for speaking proposals: HIMSS Precision Medicine Summit

HIMSS is now accepting speaking proposals for the Precision Medicine Summit, May 17-18 in Washington, DC. Precision medicine is one of the hottest and most transformative topics in healthcare, and over two days, speakers will share their work, discus...

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Augmented intelligence: The next frontier in health imaging

New imaging techniques are helping radiologists, cardiologists, oncologists and other diagnosticians with greater anatomical and clinical details, highlighting the need for fast access to imaging reports and results and collaborative workflows. Augme...

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