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Athenahealth timeline leading up to the current takeover bid

Credit: athenahealth on Twitter This week Athenahealth is amid a takeover bid of at least $6.5 billion.  Elliott Associates offered $160 per share in cash to take athenahealth private, and the investment firm appears will...

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VA officially signs with Cerner on EHR modernization project

Acting Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie delivers a brief statement during the daily news conference at the White House on May 17. The VA later announced its decision to sign Cerner contract. Photo by Chip Somodevilla, Ge...

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Community hospitals can do precision medicine too – here's how

Gabriel Bien-Willner, MD, and Jennifer Buhay speaking at the HIMSS Precision Medicine Summit in Washington, D.C. on May 17. It's a common misconception that precision medicine techniques are only able to be mastered by large and well-capitali...

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Proposals: Last call for security, analytics speaker submissions for October events

Speaker proposals are being accepted for the Healthcare Security Forum in Boston Oct. 15-16, and the Big Data & Healthcare Analytics Forum in Boston, Oct. 22-23. The deadline for submission is May 25. Both events offer cutting-edge spea...

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Vecna and Imprivata partner on biometric palm vein scanning for secure patient check-in

Vecna Technologies, a developer of patient self-service systems, has integrated its onsite patient check-in platform with Imprivata's PatientSecure identification technology. Through the partnership, hospitals and ambulatory practices will b...

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AI is key to precision medicine, but hospitals must have strategies for data integrity

A panel discussion during the HIMSS Precision Summit in Washington, D.C. on Thursday. Artificial intelligence holds huge promise for the advancement of precision medicine. Indeed it will be essential for the data-intensive techniques of personali...

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Leadership, culture key to surviving a cybersecurity crisis

For a healthcare organization, a security incident that disrupts routine services is on par with a natural disaster. To mitigate this, most organizations put into place response plans to ensure patient care goes on uninterrupted in the event of a cri...

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Crisp Regional Health goes to Cerner for EHR, revenue cycle management, CommunityWorks

Crisp Regional Health picked healthcare IT tech giant Cerner for a cloud-based integrated EHR and revenue cycle management system for its acute, ambulatory and post-acute care facilities. This is just one of several contracts Cerner has closed recent...

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Johns Hopkins unveils new computational method for precision oncology

One of the ongoing dilemmas faced by provider organizations with precision medicine is that for all the advances made in genomic research, sometimes it can still be hard to translate into routine clinical practice: Physicians don't always know ho...

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Updated: Athenahealth takeover bid might be substantially more than $6.5 billion

Activist investment firm Elliott Associates criticized the executives and board of directors at athenahealth for not responding to the firm’s $6.5 billion offer to acquire the company a week after it was sent.  Athenahealth initially said ...

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Mobile app helps rural patients with pre- and post-op care

SeemlessMD app is among the apps utilized in hospitals to deliver customized daily lessons to those with scheduled surgeries to help better prepare for surgery and assist with post-op recovery. The state of rural healthcare is dwindling...

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Leveraging the Cloud to Streamline Security for Strategic Growth

As the technology director at Inspira Health Network, François Bodhuin and his staff have their work cut out for them, as they strive to support the organization’s strategic growth, stay on top of technology needs and keep patient data s...

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