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Julie Hall-Barrow uses IT innovation to remove barriers to care

Dr. Julie Hall-Barrow, senior vice president of Network Development and Innovation at Children's Health in Dallas, said she didn't plan on a career that included IT as a component. "It kind of found me," she said. "I get so exc...

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HIMSS + Cleveland Clinic patient experience summit: Call for proposals now open

HIMSS and the Cleveland Clinic are now accepting speaking proposals for the 10th annual Empathy & Innovation Summit, the world’s largest, independent conference devoted to improving the patient experience. This year the clinic is partnering wit...

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Hospitals with value-based contracts making more post-EHR investments

The hospitals most likely to invest in leading-edge technologies such as data integration, aggregation, reporting and analytics tools are those health systems already familiar with the demands of participating in value-based contracts, a new report f...

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At HIMSS19, University Row to aid attendees with lifelong learning

More than 30 U.S.-accredited colleges and universities with degree programs in fields related to health IT and health informatics will be on hand with booths at HIMSS19 in the University Row Pavilion. They will be discussing their undergraduate, grad...

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The Developer Innovation Lab offers hands-on lessons at HIMSS19

One of the highlights of the upcoming HIMSS19 Global Conference & Exhibition will be the Developer Innovation Lab, a specialty pavilion designed to help spur innovation in the field of health IT. The lab is run by HIMSS and sponsored by Google Cl...

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How HCA Healthcare is using clinical analytics for opioid stewardship

HCA Healthcare's Physician Services Group offers oversight for some 5,700 physicians and advanced practice providers, and embraces an approach to communication and collaboration that's "deeply collaborative," said Barbara Coughlin, RN, vice president...

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How Cisco thinks about improving the patient experience

Today's patients expect healthcare experiences that rival the consumer arena’s best-of-breed experiences, with systems that support technology like remote consultations, constant connectivity and location-aware mobile services. As part of this, cli...

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Hyperconverged infrastructure – is healthcare ready?

In over 30 years of healthcare IT experience, there has been at least one constant: the need to deliver solutions quickly and more cost effectively. This requirement has only escalated over the last few years as health systems are implementing enterp...

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IHiS sacks two employees and imposes financial penalties on five senior management staff in response to COI report

In response to the public report that was released last week by the Committee of Inquiry (COI) for the SingHealth cyberattack which occurred in July 2018, Integrated Health Information Systems (IHiS), the Ministry of Health’s IT vendor, has announc...

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AI and the physician: A blessing or a curse?

The interface between AI and the physician is a complex one. Some view AI as part of the digital transformation of health and care and leverage it as a clinical extender, while others think that all it will bring is a damaging change to the existing ...

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Australia’s My Health Record system sees rise in data breaches

The agency’s Annual Report 2017–18 identified that “42 data breaches (in 28 notifications) were reported to the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC)… concerning potential data security or integrity breaches”, but with ...

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Chinese Hospital in Guangdong deploys AI cameras to detect blindness-causing diseases

Above image: Baidu's AI camera being used during the free consulations by Deqing county hospital. Credit: www.weste.net Last week, Deqing county hospital in Guangdong Province launched free consultations featuring artificial-intelligence (AI)...

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