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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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Health Innovation Think Tank Jumpstarts Discussion, Action on Industry Innovation

Tom Foley, director, global health solutions strategy at LenovoHealth, reignites the discussion on innovation in the healthcare industry. There’s often plenty of talk about innovation in healthcare. The walk, however, sometimes has trouble ...

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Can you spot the health IT theme in Cerner's playlist?

Cerner's user conference in Kansas City on Oct. 11. Photo via Twitter While Cerner has talked about a few big things at this week’s user conference in Kansas City, the EHR vendor’s President Zane Burke has also tried to light...

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Cerner tackles interoperability from two new angles

At the 2017 Cerner Health Conference this week, attended by more than 16,000 customers from around the world, the company put interoperability and patient access front and center. First, Cerner announced a new consumer-directed patient record, "...

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Former Cleveland Innovation exec faces prison in $2.7 million scam

Cleveland Clinic Innovations. Photo via Google Maps Former Cleveland Clinic executive Gary Fingerhut faces several years in federal prison after pleading guilty to fraud on Tuesday, Fingerhut, who was then director of Cleveland Clinic Innovations...

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Eric Hargan named acting Health and Human Services secretary

President Donald Trump has named Eric Hargan acting Health and Human Services Secretary after former HHS secretary Tom Price resigned on Sept. 29 amid a travel controversy. Hargan was just sworn in last week as deputy secretary of HHS, following a Se...

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Cerner's third-party apps draw crowds at annual conference

At the end of the day Wednesday, Tate Gilchrist was surprised he had not lost his voice, given all the questions he had fielded at the Cerner Annual Conference 2017 that ends Thursday in Kansas City. Gilchrist is a senior business developer for open ...

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Data on 150,000 patients exposed in another misconfigured AWS bucket

Kromtech Security researchers have discovered yet another unsecured Amazon S3 bucket. This time, the cloud server in question was linked to HIPAA-covered entity, Patient Home Monitoring, a vendor that provides U.S. patients with disease management se...

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