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Intermountain partners with 10x Genomics for precision health research

Intermountain Healthcare in Murray, Utah. Photo via Google Maps Intermountain Precision Genomics will add 10x Genomics’ Chromium Genome Solution to Intermountain’s Translational Science Center. The center already houses several of the...

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Orbita enhances platform for voice assistants, chatbots, AI in health apps

Orbita, a voice and AI health IT technology company, has unveiled a major upgrade to its Orbita Voice platform that enables healthcare provider organizations to create and maintain applications for voice-assistants and conversational AI platforms lik...

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Where health and weather data meet: AccuWeather unveils Zika Risk Index app

AccuWeather announced a new app that shows the risk of being exposed to Zika in geographical locations across the United States. The Mosquito Zika Risk Index, also accessible through AccuWeather’s website, enables users to view what the company...

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Groups partner to better leverage HIEs for population health, quality improvement

The Strategic Health Information Exchange Collaborative and Network for Regional Healthcare Improvement will work together promote population health goals, quality improvement and cost reduction by tackling "different-yet-related aspects of heal...

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VA proposes CARE Act to address health IT problems

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs released a bill, which it presented to both the House and Senate, designed to address healthcare access and improve the veteran experience. The Veterans Coordinated Access and Rewarding Experiences Act would cr...

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Partners, UCB to tailor digital health solutions for epilepsy treatment

Photo via Google Maps Partners Connected Health, part of Partners HealthCare, and global biopharmaceutical company UCB are collaborating to develop digital health solutions designed to improve the lives of people living with epilepsy. The collabo...

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Beyond the hospital walls: Moving care forward by focusing on connected health

Rasu Shrestha, MD, chief innovation officer at UPMC and executive vice president at UPMC Enterprises, discusses how innovation can drive connected-health initiatives. While it’s difficult to predict what will happen next in Washington, ther...

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EHR-related malpractice claims are rising, and risk-mitigation strategies more important than ever

Malpractice claims for errors caused, all or in part, by electronic health records have risen significantly, according to a report from The Doctors Company, a physician-owned malpractice insurer. The study offers some useful tips to help providers pr...

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Amazon Alexa skill from Northwell Health points users to nearby ERs, away from long waits

A new skill for Amazon's Alexa voice assistant will direct New York patients to convenient emergency and urgent care locations with the shortest waits. The voice-powered Northwell Health skill can be downloaded for free by anyone using an Alexa-e...

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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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