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Healthcare investor Triventures backs genomics company Genoox in $6 million funding round

Genoox, a genomic analytics company that aims to make it easier for clinicians and researchers to act on genetic sequencing results, today announced it has secured $6 million in a funding round. The round was led by Triventures, a venture capital fun...

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HIMSS expands international presence because 'we are all facing the same challenges'

Charles Alessi, MD, (left) and Bruce Steinberg join HIMSS international leadership team. HIMSS announced that it has hired new top executives, Charles Alessi, MD and Bruce Steinberg, as UK e-Health Week kicks off in London. Alessi is the new HIMS...

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Cerner has almost double EHR global market share of closest rival Epic, Kalorama says

Cerner leads the worldwide EHR market with Epic taking the second spot, Allscripts in third and GE Healthcare at fourth.  “In the competition for large healthcare systems, it's the top four EHR companies mainly participating with some ...

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Why hospitals need to adopt a 'retail mindset' when it comes to analytics

The in-house analytics projects at Rapid City Regional Hospital have also shown some interesting findings about costs and opportunities for revenue in their retail approach to their pharmacy operations. With rising drug costs, valu...

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Columbia Medical Associates saves $6.5 million in total cost of care by tackling ED visits

Part of the group practice's strategy is to train triage nurses to work with providers to schedule urgent appointments, even double booking when necessary. Columbia Medical Associates, a multi-specialty group practice based in ...

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DHS warns of security flaws in GE, Philips, Silex medical devices

Serious security flaws were discovered in Philips, GE and Silex medical devices that, if exploited, could allow authorized access and let a hacker obtain elevated privileges, according to two separate U.S. Department of Homeland Security ICS-CER...

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DoD responds to report calling Cerner EHR 'not operationally suitable'

The Department of Defense, along with EHR vendor Cerner and contractor Leidos, held a call with reporters late Friday in response to a report finding that MHS Genesis implementation is not effective and slamming the massive modernization work’s...

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Intermountain lab expands precision medicine with pharmacogenomics RxMatch service

Intermountain Precision Genomics Core Laboratory announced today it is expanding RxMatch. The pharmacogenomics service – the study of how genes affect a patient’s response to medication – will be made available to all Intermountain ...

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Precision medicine: 'We want to make sure people feel respected,' clinical ethicist says

While precision medicine continues picking up momentum it’s going to change many aspects of healthcare, notably shared decision making in the doctor-patient relationship, confidentiality and data privacy. Managing those is going to require a hu...

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Next-gen analytics: Here's what's coming in the future

The healthcare analytics market is booming and will be worth close to $54 billion worldwide by 2025, according to a March 2018 report from Grand View Research. Given the need to achieve the Triple Aim, along with the rise of precision medicine and th...

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New cloud-based machine learning tools offer programmatic approach to security

For years, many healthcare organizations tended to be skeptical and resistant (if not outright hostile) to the idea of storing their data, particularly protected health information, in the cloud. IT and security decision-makers had deep reservations ...

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Apple Health Records: Where early adopters see the biggest impact so far

Many players in the healthcare industry are closely watching how Apple Health Records are performing in this rapidly changing market.  A major shift in what makes up a record of patient care is already underway. EHR vendors are working to transf...

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