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Telehealth success story: 97% of Harris County TB patients took their meds during Hurricane Harvey

The Texas Army National Guard moves through flooded Houston streets from Hurricane Harvey. U.S. Army photo One of the strategic priorities for Harris County Public Health in Houston is to identify potential uses of emerging technologies and adopt...

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Here's how much top EHR vendors spent lobbying Congress in 2017

There’s big money at play in health IT. So it follows that technology vendors and often spend their share on lobbying Congress, too.  We checked OpenSecrets.org to see how much EHR makers allocated to lobbying the government last year and ...

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Analytics for population health: Governance comes first

Kate Mundell and Amber Theel of MultiCare Health will host a session at HIMSS on March 7. Most hospital, IT and clinician leaders at this point can agree that quality improvement is a must for population health management to succeed. Yet every pr...

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Paul Browne takes CIO spot at Henry Ford Health System

Henry Ford Health System has appointed Paul Browne CIO and Senior Vice President beginning Feb. 5. Browne specializes in leading transformational change in complex organizations and the development of business and clinical intelligence capabilities a...

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Senate confirms Alex Azar as secretary of Department of Health and Human Services

HHS Secretary nominee Alex Azar testifies before Senate on Nov. 29. Credit: C-Span The Senate on Wednesday voted 55 to 43 to confirm Alex Azar as secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services. The confirmation vote was taken after...

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NIH to launch genome editing research program

Genome therapy is a part of precision medicine that is slowly going mainstream as policy clarifies reimbursement. The National Institutes of Health, for instance, is working on removing barriers that slow the adoption of genome editing for treating p...

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Analytics for pop health: Governance comes first

Kate Mundell and Amber Theel of MultiCare Health will host a session at HIMSS on March 7. Most hospital, IT and clinician leaders at this point can agree that quality improvement is a must for population health management to succeed. Yet every pr...

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AI is transforming business processes but data quality and workforce challenges remain

Artificial intelligence is starting to have a transformative impact on many industries, healthcare included, as it moves beyond the theoretical and into common practice. "We are no longer on the brink of change resulting from AI — we are a...

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Chatbot campaign for flu shots bolsters patient response rate by 30%

Communicating with patients can be tough. Reminder pamphlets often go straight into the rubbish and emails are deleted before they are read. But one doctor found that chatbots could be a key to patient outreach.  Brett Swenson, MD, is no strange...

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Apple to launch Health Records app with HL7's FHIR specifications at 12 hospitals

A screensnap of Apple's personal health record feature with iOS 11.3. After many months of rumors, Apple announced that it is launching a personal health record (PHR) feature with iOS 11.3, the beta of which launched Wednesday to us...

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Michigan genomic research lab protects data with de-indentifier, multilayer platform

Thomas Kubisiak, MD, is a researcher at the Molecular and Behavioral Neuroscience Institute at the University of Michigan. The ability to share massive amounts of anonymized human genomic data between accredited hospitals and medical centers...

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Researchers build model to predict health data breaches

The number of healthcare breaches in the last few years is staggering, which inspired Texas State University Assistant Professor Alexander McLeod to look into how modeling exposure can determine why these types of breaches continue to proliferate. Wh...

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