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21 states and D.C. sue government over FCC net neutrality rule

Ajit Pai during the FCC meeting vote on net neutrality on Dec. 14. Credit: C-span A group of 22 state attorneys general, led by New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, filed a multistate lawsuit against the Federal Communications Commis...

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AI funding tops $1 billion mark as mobile investments wane

Despite the record growth, the report found steep declines in mobile health apps and wearable sensors year-over-year. Total corporate funding for healthcare technology companies climbed to $8.2 billion (including debt and public market finan...

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HIMSS, AMDIS name Colin Banas as 2017 Physician Executive Leader of the Year

Colin Banas, MD, Chief Medical Information Officer at Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center. HIMSS and AMDIS on Wednesday awarded Colin Banas, MD, the 2017 Physician Executive Leader of the Year. Banas is the Chief Medical Information O...

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AMGA hires former Geisinger leader as new chief medical officer

John Kennedy, MD was named CMO at AMGA. Credit: Geisinger American Medical Group Association has named John Kennedy, MD, its new chief medical officer. He also takes the reins as president of the AMGA Foundation, which helps members improve ...

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Innovaccer's new alert system integrates with EHRs without adding to clinical workflow

Innonvaccer at the IHI National Forum 2017 in Orlando, Florida. Credit: Innovaccer San Francisco startup Innovaccer said it will announce a new alerting tool that integrates with EHRs at HIMSS18. The software, dubbed InAssist, is compatible with ...

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Here are the first steps to becoming a cloud-first hospital

Children’s Mercy Hospital Kansas City CIO David Chou speaking at the Healthcare IT News Pop Health Forum in Boston. There’s little doubt that many hospitals are going to start moving more and more of their technological infrastru...

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Healthcare expertise and partner-pledge prove crucial in selecting managed services provider

Managed services organizations supply implementation and operational expertise to advance the capabilities of IT, both to relieve internal staffers of more mundane uptime duties and to supply the ready sophistication needed for specific applications ...

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Microsoft buys Avere Systems for its cloud-based high performance computing tech

Microsoft announced that it acquired Avere Systems and its cloud-based offerings for high-performance computing.  Through the purchase, Microsoft gains Network File System and Server Message Block file-based storage technologies. Microsoft will ...

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Kaleida Health integrates IoT wayfinding app with EHR to bolster patient experience

Kaleida Health app. Credit: Google Play Kaleida Health is one of the largest healthcare providers in Western New York, with a massive campus that demands patients spend a significant amount of time and effort to navigate the sprawl just to find a...

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FDA device ID, blockchain, cloud driving growth of healthcare supply chain market

Pharmacy supply chain management to reduce drug counterfeiting were highlighted in the study. The healthcare supply chain management market should reach $2.31 billion by 2022, up from $1.55 billion in 2017, according to a new study from ReportsnR...

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Amazon posts job opening for HIPAA expert

Amazon hopes to hire someone who is knowledgeable about HIPAA requirements, according to a post on the company website. The ad is for a HIPAA compliance lead.  It calls for five or more years of HIPAA experience in an enterprise setting and seve...

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Hancock Health pays $47,000 ransom to unlock patient data

Credit: Hancock Health Greenfield, Indiana-based Hancock Health paid hackers 4 bitcoin or about $47,000 to unlock its network on Saturday, after the health system fell victim to a ransomware attack on Thursday night. Hackers compromised a third-p...

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