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How FDA is evolving to keep pace with innovation in healthcare

Credit: FDA The U.S Food and Drug Administration serves a critical role in healthcare innovation by regulating a range of medical devices and digital health tools. As the industry continues its feverish pace of advancement, the agency itself has ...

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Former Allscripts CEO Glen Tullman: The future of innovation is patient empowerment not EHRs

Glen Tullman has served as the CEO of a major EHR vendor and the founder of a startup app maker focused initially on diabetes. That background gives him a unique insight into the possibilities and constraints of each. For our Focus on Innovation, I s...

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Ransomware attack on fetal diagnostic lab breaches 40,800 patient records

The Fetal Diagnostic Institute of the Pacific was hit by a ransomware attack on June 30 that potentially breached the data of 40,800 patients. According to the notice, hackers breached FDIP servers in June, which included some patient records. Offici...

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Biometric fingerprinting tool could help securely identify infants and children

University of California San Diego researchers have created a new biometric technology they say could help securely identify children and and even newborns with just the wave of a finger. The tech, funded in part by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundat...

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Ransomware attack on fetal diagnostic org breaches 40,800 patient records

The Fetal Diagnostic Institute of the Pacific was hit by a ransomware attack on June 30 that potentially breached the data of 40,800 patients. According to the notice, hackers breached FDIP servers in June, which included some patient records. Offici...

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TriHealth earns HIMSS Davies Award for pop health innovation

Credit: TriHealth Cincinnati-based TriHealth is the most recent recipient of a 2018 HIMSS Davies Enterprise Award, recognized for its use of health IT for improved patient experience, population health management and cost reduction. TriHealth is ...

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Healthcare innovation giving rise to the Chief Digital Officer

There is no shortage of C-level roles related to IT in healthcare today. There’s the chief information officer, of course, the chief technology officer, chief innovation officer, chief medical informatics officer, to name some of the most commo...

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Healthcare innovation giving rise to the Chief Data Officer

There is no shortage of C-level roles related to IT in healthcare today. There’s the chief information officer, of course, the chief technology officer, chief innovation officer, chief medical informatics officer, to name some of the most commo...

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Apple unveils Watch Series 4 with FDA-approved ECG

Apple on Wednesday announced Apple Watch Series 4 and, in so doing, confirmed speculation that the new device would bring ECG features approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.  Apple Chief Operating Officer Jeff Williams, in fact, said...

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Alameda Health System hires Mark Amey as new CIO, citing Epic expertise

Oakland, California-based Alameda Health System has named its new chief information officer. Mark Amey will relocate to the Bay Area from San Diego, where he was most recently associate CIO at University of California San Diego Health. Alameda Health...

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Former VA Secretary Shulkin to join Sanford Health

Former U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin, MD will join Dakotas-based Sanford Health as chief innovation officer. Shulkin will serve as lead innovation administrator, focusing on research and Sanford’s Imagentics, Chip,...

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AI predicts risk of death from heart disease more accurately than experts

Scientists have designed a model using Artificial Intelligence that can predict risk of death in patients with coronary heart disease (CHD) better than expert-constructed models. According to a new study published in PLOS One, scientists from the Fra...

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