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Keck Medicine tests Black Box to improve patient safety by monitoring surgeons

Researchers at Keck Medicine of USC are testing a custom recording tool that holds surgeons accountable to provide patients’ piece of mind.  The researchers implemented a custom recording tool similar in concept to a flight recorder on an ...

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21st Century Oncology to pay OCR $2.3 million for 2015 breach

Florida-based 21st Century Oncology has agreed to a $2.3 million fine to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services stemming from a 2015 data breach that affected more than 2.2 million patient records. The Fort Myers cancer care provider - whic...

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Mercy Health signs on with AVIA Innovator Network

Mercy Health's Anderson Hospital in Cincinnati. Credit: Google Maps Cincinnati-based Mercy Health, with nearly two dozen hospitals and 500 care sites across Ohio and Kentucky, has joined the AVIA Innovator Network. AVIA is an alliance of...

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Lifespan taps GE Healthcare for data analytics to improve patient experience and slash $182 million

Lifespan announced a new kind of unique alliance with GE Healthcare to deploy data analytics, improve patient flow and focus on lowering costs.  The organizations on Tuesday described the arrangement as a shared-risk model in which they will joi...

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The mashup approach: How healthcare can save billions on AI and machine learning

Healthcare is at a two-tined fork: One strip leads to repeating the same mistakes others have already made while the more enlightened rail learns from those instead.  That avenue is not a foregone conclusion. Hospitals’ development and imp...

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Cerner sued by CliniComp for patent infringement as EHR battle continues

Just a little more than a month after a judge dismissed its lawsuit against the federal government for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs-Cerner EHR deal, CliniComp has fueled a new legal war against the EHR giant. This time, the California-base...

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Former IBM exec Star Cunningham on the keys to value-based care

“In the coming years… I believe we’ll see a strong consumer adoption for health-related products that consumers pay for out of their pocket to give them something to improve their health.” – Star Cunningham The heal...

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Institute for Healthcare Improvement's Tejal Gandhi on building a culture of patient safety in hospitals and at home

Tejal Gandhi talks about keeping patients safe in May 2017. Credit: YouTube When the National Patient Safety Forum and the Institute for Healthcare Improvement merged in May, its leadership sought to create a stronger voice for patient safety. Th...

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GHX unveils supply chain tool for Epic EHRs, eyes future partnerships

Global Healthcare Exchange, which develops technology for healthcare supply chain management, has launched what it said is a first-of-its-kind tool to help clinicians with the documentation of supplies and implants at the point of care. The cloud-bas...

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Football fan waves toward children's hospital supports patient experience in Iowa City

Green and white. Black and gold. At 825 Stadium Drive in Iowa City, these are the colors that fill your vision. On certain fall Saturdays Kinnick Stadium, home of the University of Iowa Hawkeyes football team, transforms itself from the synthetic fib...

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Girl Scouts prep STEM pilot to foster next generation of women in IT

Credit: GirlScouts.org Girl Scouts of the USA is gearing up to kick off a pilot program in early 2018 designed to encourage young women’s interest in science, technology, engineering and math to ultimately create a more diversified workforc...

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85% of physician practices weathered cyberattacks, disrupting care, risking safety

Hospital IT and security executives should know that hackers are by no means finished with slicing and dicing healthcare. Ransomware strains such as WannaCry, Petya and NotPetya were only shots across the bow -- there are sure to be many more such cy...

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