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Change Healthcare's enterprise blockchain tech now available for hospitals, practices, payers

Change Healthcare has launched what it's calling the first enterprise-scale blockchain network in healthcare. By using the distributed ledger technology, hospitals, physician practices and payers can longitudinally track the real-time status of c...

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Google, Microsoft grapple with gender inequality lawsuits

Microsoft and Google are embroiled in lawsuits accusing them of paying men more than women for doing the same work -- which highlight the realities of gender inequality among women in technology and healthcare. Women health IT professionals, in fact,...

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Hackers expose data of 30,000 Florida Medicaid patients

Florida’s Agency of Healthcare Administration. Credit: Twitter Florida’s Agency of Healthcare Administration is notifying 30,000 Medicaid patients their data may have been breached after an employee fell for a malicious phishing email...

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Health attorney: Hospitals must focus on risk assessments and breach response to strengthen cybersecurity

The last few years have shown cybersecurity is a major issue within the healthcare sector, which has fueled a shift toward better awareness among healthcare organizations -- including buy-in at the executive level -- to increase security program fund...

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Allscripts buys Practice Fusion for $100 million

Allscripts continues to be in acquisition mode, further building out its client base in the ambulatory space by buying Practice Fusion for $100 million in cash. The deal is expected to close in the first quarter of 2018, officials said. The addition ...

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University of Iowa Children's Hospital puts patient experience first

Patients who can make it to the 12th-floor viewing area of the hospital and football fans at the UI Hawkeyes' Kinnick Stadium wave to each other after the first quarter of every Iowa home game. Credit: YouTube  Patient engagement is impo...

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HIMSS18 Patient Engagement and Experience Summit: New strategies for precision medicine, telehealth, social determinants

Lots of health systems pay lip service to patient-centric care, but what does that really mean? As healthcare continues its transition to paying for value and outcomes, toward managing wellness rather than treating disease, making the patient an acti...

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IDNs favor Health Catalyst, Arcadia, Philips Wellcentive for population health, KLAS says

Following its October report examining some of the core functionalities most widely in use by population health vendors, a new report from research firm KLAS offers more advanced insights on the specific performance of vendors. Among its findings, KL...

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ONC’s draft interoperability framework floats ‘network of networks’ concept

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology released the much anticipated Trusted Exchange Framework to bolster its interoperability work as required by the 21st Century...

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Cybercriminals turning to smaller providers and health IoT in 2018

IoT devices are commonplace in hospitals and healthcare facilities so security plans are needed to protect them. This past year was another challenging one for healthcare organizations as they remained under sustained attack by cybercriminals who...

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SHIEC expands 'Patient Centered Data Home' initiative, linking HIEs nationwide

The Strategic Health Information Exchange Collaborative announced a nationwide expansion of what it calls the Patient Centered Data Home. Essentially, PCDH is an inter-HIE data sharing system and notification that allows patients' records to foll...

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Adventist Health chooses Cerner for revenue cycle, cloud-based clinical apps

Adventist Health in Roseville, California. Photo via Google Maps Roseville, California-based Adventist Health executives announced the health system would hand over its revenue cycle management services to health IT giant Cerner.    Wit...

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