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Shawnee Mission Medical Center hits Stage 7 in HIMSS Analytics EHR adoption model

Shawnee Mission Medical Center in Kansas. Credit: Google Maps From the get-go, Miriam, Kansas-based Shawnee Mission Medical Center executives and staff recognized the value of engagement between patients and physicians, while understanding docume...

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Once again, insiders caused the biggest breaches in the past month

TheDarkOverlord has a history of using Twitter to shame breached organizations. Photo via @Twitter Hacking incidents caused the majority of healthcare breaches in October, but insider errors impacted an even greater amount of patient re...

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New opioid adherence pilot program utilizes digital pill

Opioid adherence remains a hot topic in healthcare amidst the ongoing epidemic in the U.S., and a solution may lie within the pills themselves. In a study recently published in Anesthesia & Analgesia, researchers testing eTectRx’s digi...

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Banner Health hits snags migrating two hospitals from Epic to Cerner EHR

University Medical Center, Tuscon, Arizona, campus. Credit: Google Maps Banner Health is running into problems as it works to move two hospitals it acquired in 2015 from the University of Arizona from an Epic electronic health record installation...

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Nomad starts freelance job marketplace for telehealth providers

Nomad Health's online freelance marketplace for healthcare professional staffing now includes postings for telehealth positions alongside traditional healthcare roles. With the updated service, doctors interested in telehealth practice will be ab...

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Workflow hurdles, reporting challenges are slowing cardiac IT consolidation

Hospitals and health systems want to consolidate their various cardiology IT solutions, according to a new report from KLAS, but challenges related to clinician workflow and the ability to consolidate structured reporting with a single vendor have hi...

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Ambra expands cloud-based image sharing with Atrius Health, Envision Radiology

Ambra Health announced that Atrius Health and Envision Radiology both picked its imaging management service. The cloud-based tools will enable Atrius and Envision to exchange radiology images within their health systems. Ambra said its platform offer...

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UC Davis gets $2M from AHRQ to test telemedicine program for children with physical disabilities

The University of California at Davis Health System has received a $2 million grant over five years to test a telemedicine program for children with cerebral palsy, spina bifida, spinal cord injuries, and other disabilities. According to the&nbs...

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Texas Medical Center launches $25 million venture fund to back emerging healthcare tech

Texas Medical Center has created a $25 million venture fund to support early-stage companies across Houston’s healthcare network. TMC has announced investments in five startups for 2017. The medical center’s move is the newest addition to...

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Geisinger takes its precision health initiative to national stage

Geisinger is expanding it’s the precision health program it started in 2014 to include the entire country. The work will be based in the Washington D.C. area. Geisinger executives say the initiative is intended to boost the health system’...

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Is health IT really ready for a FHIR takeover?

Thirty years ago, interoperability was a lot simpler. If you could exchange data between two IT systems, you had interoperability. But in the three decades since, the amount of data and the number of sources of data for an individual or a population ...

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Telehealth policy changes mean big revenue opportunities for hospitals

Telemedicine is becoming increasingly popular as the financial benefits for providers who offer it come to light. And new policy changes in Washington and around the country are poised to rattle the reimbursement landscape and open big opportunities ...

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