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Mobile tech helps surgery practice write fewer opioid prescriptions, check with PDMP

The orthopedic surgeons at Affiliated Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons of Maryland have recently adopted a mobile medication management application to better handle the prescribing and workflow processes of a practice where each doctor writes about 30...

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Consumer demand for a better patient experience fueling tech startups

Digital natives and other consumers are putting new demands on hospital IT executives to drive convenience, efficiency and innovative technologies. Those patient experience expectations, in turn, are forcing healthcare delivery to be envisioned ...

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Precision medicine: We know there's a market, but who are the top vendors?

As hospitals and health systems try to feel their way around exciting but daunting new era of genomics and precision medicine, there's no shortage of technology vendors, some of them newly-minted startups, offering to help healthcare providers ga...

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Next-gen IT infrastructure: A nervous system backed by analytics and context

Infrastructure is the bedrock of health IT. Without it, nothing electronic would get done. While infrastructure takes various forms, it all is evolving to meet the changing needs of the technologies that rest on top of it. The next generation of infr...

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Advice for women in health amid the age of #MeToo and #TimesUp

The #MeToo and #TimesUp movements have put a spotlight on gender disparity and workplace behavior, by increasing awareness and ramping up the conversation on how, as a country, we can overcome these issues and put everyone on an equal playing field. ...

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How Trump's Supreme Court pick Brett Kavanaugh previously weighed in on the Affordable Care Act

Judge Brett Kavanaugh at the U.S. Capitol building on July 10. Photo by Chip Somodevilla, Getty Images President Trump’s pick of Brett Kavanaugh to replace Justice Anthony Kennedy on the Supreme Court could have a lasting impact on healthca...

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AI crucial to value-based care, but security challenges and time constraints remain

As the healthcare industry continues its shift into value-based care, many are looking for new ways to replace traditional care models and improve care quality. While there’s no consensus on the right strategy to make better use of the stores o...

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RFID security for hospitals: Vigilant data monitoring is key

Intercepting the unauthorized reading of RFID tags or information is difficult but limiting the association of these tags with patient information can mitigate the threat. If you watch TV for any amount of time, you’ll notice that there are...

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Cerner developing 'EHR-agnostic' value-based care technology with Lumeris

Cerner is partnering with Lumeris, a health plan and managed services vendor, with a decade-long agreement, including an ownership stake where the companies will help health systems tackle inefficiencies to prepare for value-based reimbursement. An e...

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New CTIO at HIMSS is excited about big data streaming, open-source and noSQL databases

HIMSS announced its first-ever chief technology and innovation officer this past month, with the hiring of Steve Wretling, a veteran CTO and CIO with deep experience in IT standards and specifications, enterprise architecture, mobile tech and more fr...

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Trump's Chinese tariffs threaten to cost medical device makers $138 million a year, MITA says

President Trump speaking in China in November. Photo by Thomas Peter-Pool, Getty Images President Donald Trump’s tariffs on Chinese imports will cost American medical device makers more than $138 million this year, the Medical Imaging ...

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If you want that competitive edge, then innovate already

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