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How Blockchain can help with healthcare's patient matching problem

Blockchain. The distributed ledger technology has considerable promise in healthcare and, as so often happens with emerging technologies, it’s being hailed as something close to a cure-all for just about everything. From cybersecurity to electr...

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Flagler Hospital uses AI to create clinical pathways that enhance care and slash costs

Flagler Hospital in Saint Augustine, Florida Flagler Hospital in Saint Augustine, Florida, is using artificial intelligence tools to improve the treatment of pneumonia, sepsis and a dozen other high-cost, high-mortality conditions. Usually, it&rs...

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Arnot Health uses secure texting to slash ED door-to-floor times by 36%

Qliq secure texting app. Credit: YouTube Bed turnover is important, both to the hospital and the patient. Consumers need to be treated by clinicians at the appropriate level of care as soon as possible, and hospitals depend on operational efficie...

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Dems blast VA 'cronyism' after ProPublica report, launch investigation

A team of House and Senate Democrats launched an investigation into cronyism at the Department of Veterans Affairs after a ProPublica report found that three friends of President Donald Trump are influencing policy and personnel decisions at the agen...

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Deloitte: Interoperability hindered by lack of incentives in private sector

Major advancements in technology have led to a significant increase in the number of innovative healthcare solutions that generate, collect, and analyze data, but a new report from the Deloitte Center for Health Solutions warns that the lack of inter...

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CMS proposes changes to Medicare ACO program that boost telehealth, ease EHR requirements

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services late Thursday proposed overhauling the Accountable Care Organization program in a number of ways related to EHRs and risk-based payment models.  On the technology front, and as part of the Administr...

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Amazon says it is building primary clinics for employees

The online retailer is planning to build primary care clinics for Seattle employees. Another clue about Amazon’s intentions for healthcare emerged on Thursday when reports broke that the online retailer is planning to build primary care cli...

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142 healthcare data breaches in Q2, 30% caused by repeat offenders

The healthcare sector suffered 142 healthcare data breaches from April through June, impacting 3.14 million patient records – nearly three times the number reported in the first part of the year, according to the latest Protenus Breach Baromete...

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Denver hospital deploys hand hygiene monitoring system to boost adherence

Credit: Google Maps Health systems are constantly working to decrease their rates of hospital-acquired infections. Beyond the obvious patient safety concerns, their bottom lines could depend on it, with new Medicaid payments systems that some sta...

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ClearData earns new HITRUST cert for cloud security offerings

ClearData's recent certification for HITRUST Common Security Framework Version 9.1 will further improve its ability to help healthcare clients maintain some three-dozen complex privacy and security controls, officials said. By achieving HITRUST C...

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Arnot Health uses secure texting to slash ED door-to-floor times by 36 percent

Qliq secure texting app. Credit: YouTube Bed turnover is important, both to the hospital and the patient. Consumers need to be treated by clinicians at the appropriate level of care as soon as possible, and hospitals depend on operational efficie...

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Community Health Systems under scrutiny for EHRs, meaningful use

In a brief mention contained in its Form 10-Q, filed with the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission, publicly-traded Community Health Systems revealed that it is facing a "civil investigative demand" related to its "adoption of ele...

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