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Rural hospitals need more funding for broadband, telehealth, AHA says

Credit: Cleveland Clinic on YouTube The American Hospital Association said rural healthcare entities need more federal funding for technological infrastructure as basic as broadband connectivity, reimbursement for virtual visits and the means to ...

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BioEnterprise, Bounce Innovation Hub partner to support biomedical entrepreneurs

BioEnterprise in Cleveland, Ohio. Credit: Google Maps BioEnterprise and Bounce Innovation Hub on Thursday announced a partnership to combine their bioscience and entrepreneurial work.  BioEnterprise works with entrepreneurs to nurture ideas ...

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Human factors need to play bigger role in EHR design and implementation, AMA says

In an effort to assess how electronic health records are actually used in by physicians, researchers from American Medical Association and MedStar Health took a look at clinical workflows at four health systems – two that use Cerner and two tha...

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VA, IBM Watson Health extend precision cancer partnership to help veterans

The Department of Veterans Affairs and IBM Watson Health have announced a one-year extension to an ongoing public-private partnership applying the AI company’s technology to genomic data for cancer therapy. The precision oncology collaboration ...

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EHRs can improve patient safety – if they're optimized well

Contrary to current levels of frustration among clinicians and other users, EHRs hold the power to positively impact patient care. But that takes a more thoughtful and phased approach than simply implementing a new electronic health record platform o...

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Centegra takes HIPAA-compliant Facebook approach to put caregivers on same page

Centegra Health in Huntley, Illinois. Credit: Google Maps Centegra Health System opted to participate in CMS' Bundled Payments for Care Improvement initiative. But at first, it wasn't sure how it was going to track, chart and monitor a pa...

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Cleveland Clinic joins forces with Case Western in biomedical engineering deal

Cleveland Clinic and Case Western Reserve University unveiled plans to work together to advance research and education in biomedical engineering. The goal is to create a portfolio of laboratory breakthroughs that could lead to life-changing treatment...

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ECRI to host unplugged AHRQ clinical guidelines

ECRI Institute announced that it will host the medical guidelines that Health and Human Services shut down on July 17.  HHS closing the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality site meant losing a centralized source of trustworthy, evidence-ba...

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CMS head Seema Verma: We are not leveraging the value of American clinicians

Seema Verma talking about new rule proposal on Twitter. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services on Wednesday called for documentation of E/M visits to be scaled back.  The move follows last week’s proposed rule that would b...

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Patient data exposed for months after phishing attack on Sunspire

Several employees of Sunspire Health, a nationwide network of addiction treatment facilities, fell victim to a phishing email campaign, which may have exposed personal patient information for about two months. Hackers were able to access some employe...

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Johnson & Johnson to build JPOD innovation lab at University of Pennsylvania

Johnson & Johnson on Wednesday announced plans to launch an innovation center with the University of Pennsylvania.  Specifically, J&J will collaborate with the University of Pennsylvania on the project and locate its JPOD within the Penn...

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Phishing attacks breach Alive Hospice for 1 to 4 months

Credit: Alive Hospice on Facebook Two employees of Tennessee-based Alive Hospice fell for phishing attacks, which potentially breached patient data for one to four months. During a review of their email system on May 15, officials discovered unau...

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