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Google hires Geisinger CEO to chart healthcare strategy

Google has tapped Dr. David Feinberg, who has served as chief executive of Danville, Pennsylvania-based Geisinger since 2015, to help it develop and expand its healthcare strategy. WHY IT MATTERS Feinberg will be tasked with organizing and innovating...

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Tech key to redesigning outdated model of outpatient care in the UK

The traditional model of outpatient care is creating unnecessary pressure on patients, clinicians and the NHS as a whole, a new report from the UK's Royal College of Physicians (RCP) warns.  Excluding A&E, outpatient appointments ac...

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Precision med AI application can predict cellular DNA repair

A new report shows how a machine-learning algorithm is able to predict how human and mouse cells respond to DNA breaks induced by CRISPR gene editing technology. The research points toward a potential future where AI could help guide cells' own n...

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Precision medicine is too complex for EHRs, KLAS says

KLAS on Thursday published a report that found healthcare providers are skeptical about the role electronic health records will play within precision medicine initiatives. WHY IT MATTERS The idea that EHRs will not be the platform of choice for preci...

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WannaCry highlighted weaknesses in emergency responses to cyber attacks

Last year’s WannaCry ransomware attack on the UK health service did more than expose weaknesses in healthcare cyber resilience – it also highlighted weaknesses in emergency responses to healthcare cyber attacks. Speaking at the recen...

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Report on informatics systems in NHS Wales raises "alarming findings"

The Welsh Assembly Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has questioned the “competence, capability and capacity" across the system to digitise healthcare services in Wales after an inquiry uncovered a “raft of problems”, from d...

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Leadership, clinical engagement key to digitizing healthcare in Turkey

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Making a persuasive business case for bigger AI investment

The genre of "Convincing the C-suite to Invest in X" stories is well-trod ground here at Healthcare IT News. In just the past two years we've written articles describing how hospitals can persuade their bosses to pay more attention to &...

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Precision medicine deployed through healthcare supply chain

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Healthcare in the multi-cloud: Moving from laggard to leader

As cloud adoption in the healthcare industry becomes increasingly mainstream, organizations need to go beyond simple cost-cutting considerations and develop enterprise-wide strategies for optimizing their multi-cloud investments. Cloud may be the ide...

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Health IT takeaways from the midterm elections

Democrats regained the U.S. House of Representatives in Tuesday's midterm elections, while Republicans maintained control of the Senate – a rebalancing of power likely to bring both certainty and opportunities for healthcare. "Healthca...

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Mount Sinai finds deep learning algorithms inconsistent when applied to outside imaging data sets

Researchers at Mount Sinai’s Icahn School of Medicine found that the same deep learning algorithms diagnosing pneumonia in their own chest x-rays did not work as well when applied to images from the National Institutes of Health and the Indiana...

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