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Poll: Is the FDA Pre-Cert program an effective way to regulate digital health products?

Credit: FDA.gov Since new FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb announced the FDA precertification program, the agency has been moving full speed ahead to re-invent its process for clearing digital health products. Pre-Cert will emphasize a focus on e...

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Mercy commercializes cloud-based PACS for mid-sized hospitals

Mercy Technology Services, the IT division of the sprawling St. Louis-based health system, has developed a new cloud-based imaging platform and is commercializing it for other hospitals to deploy. The picture archiving communication system comprises ...

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Poll results: CVS-Aetna outpaces Amazon as most likely to disrupt healthcare

During the first week of our Focus on Innovation in September, we asked HIMSS Media readers which of the big partnerships currently coming together will have the greatest impact on healthcare? Specifically, the choices were Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway...

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Political uncertainty real opportunity for innovation

The healthcare sector has been in flux in recent years, with both a shift in politics and policies around value-based care. Not only that, but with the spotlight thrust on women’s issues, there’s an increasing awareness on improving gende...

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American Hospital Association opens new Center for Health Innovation

AHA President and CEO Rick Pollack announces the new AHA Center for Health Innovation at AHA Summit. Credit: Twitter In an announcement that's a welcome coincidence with HIMSS Media's ongoing Focus on Innovation this month, the American H...

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Machine learning helps UI Health Care reduce surgical site infection by 74%, save $1.2 million

University of Iowa Hospital Imagine knowing, in real time, whether a patient will suffer a surgical infection as a surgeon closes up a wound. That's the kind of clinical situation that machine learning is enabling at the University of Iowa Ho...

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Cerner President Zane Burke to step down this fall

Cerner President Zane Burke, who first joined the company in 1996 and held several executive roles there before being named president, will step down on Nov. 2. John Peterzalek, Cerner's executive vice president of worldwide client relationships,...

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A look inside Epic, Cerner and Allscripts app store programs

Major electronic health record systems vendors are pretty innovative companies when it comes to keeping their products up to date with the changing requirements of delivering healthcare at health systems, hospitals and group practices. But there is o...

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Mercy Health earns HIMSS Davies Award for innovative approach to opioid fight

Mercy Health's Anderson Hospital in Cincinnati. Credit: Google Maps Mercy Health earned a 2018 HIMSS Davies Award of Excellence for its work in using health IT to help treat the opioid epidemic. The award recognizes outstanding achieveme...

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Puerto Rico piloting drones to deliver emergency medical supplies

Drones are among the most cutting-edge innovations that healthcare organizations of various types are currently evaluating, running proofs-of-concept with or pilot testing around the globe. In the most recent move, drones have been successfully teste...

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VA CIO nominee pledges to fix cybersecurity, EHR modernization

James Gfrerer testifying at the Senate Committee for Veterans Affairs. Credit: Senate.gov Improving communication at the Department of Veterans Affairs as it transitions onto modern technology platforms would be a top priority for President Donal...

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Telemedicine innovation: Rural health system keeping more people alive at lower costs

In 2005, Tift Regional Health System began exploring telemedicine as a way to connect its physicians and specialists with patients in the rural area surrounding its Tifton, Georgia, home base. At that time, telehealth technology largely consisted of ...

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