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DHS: KRACK vulnerability puts every Wi-Fi connection at risk

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security issued a warning Monday morning on a fundamental operation flaw in the Wi-Fi Protected Access II (WPA2) protocol, which is designed to secure all modern protected Wi-Fi networks. WPA2 is used to secure and pro...

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Anthem to build new technology center in Atlanta

Anthem is building a 21-story health IT hub in Atlanta that will hold about 3,000 multi-disciplinary IT professionals. The Anthem Technology Center will create new capabilities that will enhance the consumer healthcare experience, help improve the qu...

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AMA initiative calls for common data model, uniting providers, health IT firms

A screen snap explaining the Integrated Health Model Initiative. Photo via AMA The American Medical Association has launched the Integrated Health Model Initiative, a platform it says will help move the healthcare industry toward a common data mo...

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Michigan-based psychiatric hospital picks Epic for EHR, data sharing

Pine Rest Campus Clinic in Grand Rapids. Photo via pinerest.org Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services, which includes a psychiatric hospital and a variety of mental health services, is preparing for an Epic Systems electronic health rec...

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Real-time analytics key to Providence Health's 'value infrastructure'

Providence Health and Services's Executive Vice President and Chief Clinical Officer Amy Compton-Phillips, MD. Photo via providence.org When Providence Health and Services began its shift into value-based care and improving patient outcomes, ...

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Mount Sinai, Sema4 data scientists tout brain cancer breakthrough

Sagittal MRI with contrast of a glioblastoma. Photo via ChristarasA Scientists at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and Sema4, a company of scientists, doctors, engineers, and genetic counselors,with roots at Mount Sinai, have pinpointe...

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Fighting physician burnout: How tech can undo the damage done by EHRs

When it comes to doctor burnout, technology is both the problem and a potential solution. “Let’s not dance around it – we all know how much the electronic health record has contributed to the physician burnout epidemic,” said ...

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Predictive analytics can spot patients not taking their medicine

Any health system trying to tackle population health management in any meaningful way has to grapple with the challenge of patients who don't adhere to their care plans – especially those who, for whatever reason, don't take their medic...

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Patient experience: Where does it actually begin?

The art of patient experience has gained purchase in the healthcare space and, as it has in other vertical industries, among UX gurus and IT shops alike. “Patient experience is everything, bricks-and-mortar, valet parking, that first greeting i...

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Rethinking Denials Management

By Jason Williams, Vice President, Strategy and Business Analytics, Change Healthcare The Denials Challenge Few hospitals would admit to not having a denials management program, yet one in five claims for services already rendered is denied or delaye...

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Report: Outcome Health employees misled advertisers

Photo via Outcome Health on Facebook Several employees of Outcome Health, a health IT startup with a $5.6 billion valuation, misled its advertisers with manipulated information, according to a report from the Wall Street Journal. The Chicago...

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Report: Digital unicorn Outcome Health misled advertisers

Photo via Outcome Health on Facebook Outcome Health, a health IT startup with a $5.6 billion valuation, misled its advertisers with manipulated information, according to a report from the Wall Street Journal. The Chicago-based company was founded...

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