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HIMSS Immunization Integration Program: Cerner, six other tools now certified

The HIMSS Immunization Integration Program on Wednesday announced that five health IT products have met its criteria. Those are Cerner’s FirstNet and PowerChart, Glenwood Systems’ GlaceEMR, HealthCareXchange’s TheVaccinator, Qv...

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MedCrypt wins Venture Connect prize

LAS VEGAS – Medcrypt, an Encinitas, California-based startup that uses APIs to help medical device companies secure themselves against hackers and security breaches, on Thursday won the HIMSS Venture Connect startup contest held at HIMSS18. The...

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Better choices needed to manage US healthcare cost growth

LAS VEGAS – In a fireside chat at the HX360 conference, Nobel Prize-winning economist Paul Krugman said there are reasons for optimism even as the U.S. healthcare system faces serious financial challenges.  In a fireside chat with HIM...

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Medsphere partners with Amazon Web Services, moves CareVue EHR to the cloud

LAS VEGAS – Medsphere Systems is moving its CareVue electronic health record to Amazon Web Services' cloud infrastructure, the company announced at HIMSS18 on Wednesday. The open-source, subscription-based CareVue EHR, whose OpenVista techn...

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HHS seeing 'culture change' when it comes to data sharing

HHS panel speaking at HIMSS18 on Wednesday. LAS VEGAS – The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services pledged to share more data between federal departments and with the public, HHS Chief Technology Officer Bruce Greenstein said at HIMSS...

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Execs tout APIs, asks healthcare to 'share shamelessly'

Gregory Moore, MD, Google Cloud’s vice president of healthcare, speaking at HIMSS18 on Wednesday. LAS VEGAS – Interoperability is top of mind for every government agency and healthcare organization, but now digital healthcare companie...

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A realistic look at the hype of machine learning and AI

Leonard D’Avolio, co-founder of Cyft, speaking at HIMSS18 on Monday. LAS VEGAS -- Teams looking to AI and machine learning as a solution to their system’s problems should be reminded that the technologies are not a magic bullet, Leona...

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Healthcare AI vendors unveil financing and new tech at HIMSS18

Medial EarlySign, a machine learning company focused on improving patient management and non-communicable disease management, announced at HIMSS18 a $30 million Series B round of financing, bringing the company’s total funding to $50 million. T...

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Microsoft says AI and cloud computing are giving precision medicine a boost

Chris Sakalosky, vice president of U.S Health and Life Sciences for Microsoft, speaking at HIMSS18 on Wednesday. LAS VEGAS – Microsoft came to HIMSS18 with a message: Precision medicine tools aren’t that far off. In fact, from Microso...

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Techies no more: Today CIOs are essential leaders in healthcare

Phoenix Children’s Chief Information Officer David Higginson speaking at HIMSS18 on Tuesday. LAS VEGAS – When Phoenix Children’s Chief Information Officer David Higginson looks at the CIO of today, he sees a far different skill ...

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Is connected health the secret to workplace wellness?

On Monday, a panel at the Personal Connected Health Alliance’s Innovation Leaders Summit at HIMSS18 shared their ideas about how wearable technology is leading to record engagement and motivation for employee populations. LAS VEGAS – ...

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Vendors unleash value-based care offerings at HIMSS18

Business intelligence and analytics vendor Information Builders at HIMSS18 launched Care Insights for the Omni-HealthData 3.0 platform. Care Insights draws from Information Builders’ affiliation with St. Luke’s University Health Network a...

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