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Next-generation sequencing is bringing precision medicine into the clinical realm

Genomic sequencing has come a long way in a short time, and its potential to drive even faster innovations in precision medicine is enormous. To capitalize on that opportunity, however, health systems need data – lots of it, from all sorts of p...

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American Well, Medtronic partner for combined telehealth and remote patient monitoring

Remote patient monitoring company Medtronic’s Medtronic Care Management Services business is partnering with telemedicine technology and services vendor American Well to enable a complete telehealth system focused on the unique needs of the com...

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HIMSS-IIP testing tool gets green light as alternative to ONC-approved method

The Office of the National Coordinator announced that as part of the Immunization Integration Program, HIMSS successfully demonstrated its testing method can serve as an alternative to the ONC-approved method of testing transmissions to immunization ...

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HIMSS-IIP testing tool get green light as alternative to ONC-approved method

The Office of the National Coordinator announced that as part of the Immunization Integration Program, HIMSS successfully demonstrated its testing method can serve as an alternative to the ONC-approved method of testing transmissions to immunization ...

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Allscripts links up with Zocdoc appointment scheduling tech

The Allscripts EHR now can link with healthcare information and appointment booking app Zocdoc through Zocdoc’s participation as an integrator in the Allscripts Developer Program. This will enable a connection by API between Zocdoc’s onli...

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Health Innovation Think Tank focuses on forging a path toward value

Pamela Peele, chief analytics officer at UPMC Health Plan and UPMC Enterprises, stresses the importance of having patient data to an engaged audience. Value-based care is quickly approaching the tipping point – and is pegged to become the d...

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Assessing the reliability of cloud vendors in healthcare

  John Houston, UPMC vice president of security and privacy and associate counsel at shares his experience with cloud vendors and how he approaches questions of uptime reliability and security. He spoke at the Healthcare Security Forum in Se...

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Report: VA Secretary Shulkin interviewed for HHS secretary role

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ Secretary David Shulkin, MD, was interviewed by the White House for the Department of Health and Human Services Secretary position, according to a report by the Wall Street Journal. Shulkin is a top cont...

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Watson exec lays out 3 principles of AI: Purpose, transparency, skill

Artificial intelligence, machine learning and cognitive computing hold so much promise alongside the growing concern about replacing human jobs. “We are beginning a journey of translating big data into insights and into value,” said Kyu R...

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Epic, CVS hope analytics partnership will rein in drug prices

EHR giant Epic Systems and CVS pharmacy are working together to boost access to lower-cost drugs for patients. Employing analytics and data sharing, the partners say they will spotlight the lower-cost alternatives for prescribers. CVS Health will tap...

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EHR satisfaction survey 2017: After years of frustrations, user wish-list turns positive

In our third annual Healthcare IT News EHR Satisfaction Survey we asked hospital leaders, IT professionals and clinicians to rate their inpatient electronic health records systems. Their answers are illustrative of the hopes and frustrations of the f...

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Cost is top threat to care quality, and fixing that can repair our broken healthcare system

Peggy O’Kane, founder and president of the National Committee for Quality Assurance.  The $2.7 trillion that America spends on healthcare every year is overshadowing doctors’ ability to provide quality care to patients — bu...

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