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Women have better digital skills but men land the lucrative tech work

Brookings Institution in Washington DC Men typically dominate high-paying tech jobs, but a new study from the Brookings Institution finds women have better digital skills. The study from the Metropolitan Policy Program at the Brookings Institutio...

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62 Indiana hospitals named in $300 million fraud suit over EHR kickbacks

Georgia-based CIOX Health handled records for many of the hospitals named in a lawsuit for allegedly overbilling patients for their own medical records. Lawyers with a South Bend, Indiana law firm are suing 62 hospitals throughout the state, clai...

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FCC proposal suggests rural broadband expansion is in the works

Mignon Clyburn, Ajit Pai, Chairman, and Michael O'Rielly are three of the five commissioners for the FCC. Credit: fcc.gov The Federal Communication Commission released a proposed update to the Rural Health Care Program las...

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Google Cloud strikes imaging partnerships with Change Healthcare, Dicom

At the RSNA annual meeting in Chicago this week, several IT companies struck or extended deals with Google Cloud aimed at helping hospitals tackle the storage challenges posed by precision medicine, improve radiology workflows, bring machine learning...

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GE Healthcare builds out AI, radiology partnerships with Intel, Nvidia

GE Healthcare has partnered with Nvidia to fast-track artificial intelligence adoption in healthcare and with Intel to boost digital imaging. The Nvidia partnership builds on GE Healthcare’s 10-year alliance with the company to bring the most s...

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Health system fined $2 million for making patient data public online — twice

Cottage Health System in Santa Barbara, California. Credit: Google Maps Santa Barbara, California-based Cottage Health System and affiliated hospitals have agreed to a $2 million settlement with California over failure to implement basic, reasona...

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An inside look NewYork-Presbyterian's AI command center

NewYork-Presbyterian’s Weill Cornell Medical Center. At an off-site support building two miles from NewYork-Presbyterian’s Weill Cornell Medical Center, registered nurses use artificial intelligence to monitor what’s happening a...

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The biggest interoperability holdup? There's no business case for it

The healthcare industry has struggled to figure out the right way to make interoperability happen for years. Seen as the holy grail for the sector, nationwide interoperability, while touted as a major focus for many, is elusive. In fact, a Rand repor...

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Amazon, Cerner to ink healthcare pact

The cloud business arm of Amazon is expected to team with healthcare tech giant Cerner to help analyze clinical data and predict available treatments, according to reports. The official announcement is expected to be made by AWS CEO Andy Jassy at the...

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Is Apple poised to enter EHR market? New patents have the industry buzzing

A new wave of speculation from industry analysts is putting Apple in the spotlight over its supposed plans for creating a new sort of EHR – the soul of a new device, so to speak. The new speculation is fueled by the patents Apple has recently s...

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Most say they would pay for employee-subsidized genetic testing

As genetic tests become less expensive, more diverse in their diagnostics and easier to administer, they're starting to proliferate and find their way into the coverage offered by commercial payers. Wamberg Genomic Advisors and Global Healthcare ...

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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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