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Healthcare venture capital soaring toward $15 billion in 2018

Healthcare startups received a significant infusion of cash in the first half of the year, benefiting from $10.6 billion in investment from venture capitalists, according to new data from the MoneyTree report from PricewaterhouseCoopers and CB Insigh...

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NLP evolving from legacy tech to interactive apps with text and speech for pop health and precision medicine

Natural language processing is a useful technology that's become so commonplace in recent years it's almost hard to remember how miraculous it once seemed. Hospitals are leveraging NLP to innovate clinician interactions with their electronic ...

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University of Iowa Healthcare rolls out first autonomous AI diagnostic system cleared by the FDA

UI Health Care–Iowa River Landing in Coralville, Iowa. Credit: Google Maps The University of Iowa Healthcare has become the first healthcare organization to implement IDx-DR, the first autonomous artificial intelligence diagnostic system cl...

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GandCrab ransomware variant targeting legacy systems: What you need to know

Credit: Fortinet The newest variant of one of the more prolific ransomware strains this year has been updated to include a stolen National Security Agency exploit and is targeting older Windows PCs no longer supported by Microsoft. With the NSA&n...

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House forms committee to track VA Cerner EHR modernization project

The House Committee on Veterans Affairs approved the creation of the Subcommittee on Technology Modernization on Thursday, which will provide oversight of the VA’s EHR modernization project with Cerner. “As the department embarks on the n...

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Next-gen healthcare finance tools: AI and blockchain will help hospitals adapt to value-based care

CIOs must align their goals with the requirements of payment models and deliver on patient outcomes. Healthcare is in the midst of a financial shift: value-based care is rising to the fore and hospitals simply have to share more of the finan...

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RFID security for hospitals: 6 steps to a strong security baseline

On our journey to better RFID security, we’ve learned what the major threats are, and the potential effects they can have. To get our organizations to a better place, we need to look at one overarching step we all need to take, the risk assessm...

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Update: Ransomware attack on Cass Regional shuts down EHR

Cass Regional Medical Center in Harrisonville, Missouri. Credit: Facebook Missouri-based Cass Regional Medical Center is currently recovering from a ransomware attack that struck its communication system and shut its staff out of its Meditec...

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Ransomware attack on Cass Regional shuts down EHR

Cass Regional Medical Center in Harrisonville, Missouri. Credit: Facebook Missouri-based Cass Regional Medical Center is currently recovering from a ransomware attack that struck its communication system and shut its staff out of its Meditec...

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Pokemon Go leverages advanced data, why can't healthcare do the same?

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Analytics: The challenges to relying on outside help

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Patient flow technology brings big positive outcomes for UAB Medicine

Credit: Google Maps University of Alabama Medicine, a 1,157-bed academic medical center, manages 50,000 annual admissions and 300 daily emergency department visits. It has 57 operating room suites, with 130 surgeries per day.  UAB, the only ...

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