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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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NIH partners with biopharma to speed development of cancer immunotherapy work

Aerial photograph from the Mark O. Hatfield Clinical Research Center on the National Institutes of Health Bethesda, Maryland campus. Photo via Wikipedia The National Institutes of Health and 11 biopharmaceutical companies will work together to fa...

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Athenahealth, Cerner, Epic see wide adoption of population health platforms

EHR vendors athenahealth, Cerner and Epic are seeing a strong cross-vertical deployment of their population health management offerings – more often than most third-party vendors, according to a new report research firm KLAS. HealthEC, IBM Wats...

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Epic's rival EHR vendors say they too are making the 'CHR' switch

Epic Systems CEO Judy Faulkner drove a stake into the ground when she said the company is transforming today’s EHR into a Comprehensive Health Record, a.k.a CHR. But health and IT executives should take note: The new moniker does not mean that ...

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Eric Topol draws line in sand: Patients own their medical data

In a firm, bulleted-list, notable author and physician-scientist Eric Topol, MD, sparked a Twitter debate on his insights about the barriers to giving patients their medical record -- and why the shift needs to happen. “Hospitals won’t or...

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What hospitals should consider when choosing AI tools

Some healthcare organizations are turning to artificial intelligence and machine learning because of the enhancements these advanced technologies can make to patient care, operations and security. But assessing the promises of the technologies can be...

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