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Poll results: Readers skeptical about tech giants' interoperability pledge

Interoperability has long been a contender for health IT’s hardest problem to solve. And with more than $35 billion having been poured into digitizing the healthcare system over the past decade, enabling easier information exchange is now more ...

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Community Health Network says 83% of potential employees respond to text message recruiting

Indianapolis, Indiana-based Community Health Network wanted to up its hiring game. It wanted the best clinical and administrative employees it could find in Indiana. To help with this goal, the health system turned to a text message-based recruiting ...

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VA Cerner EHR Project CHIO Genevieve Morris resigns

Genevieve Morris, chief health information officer of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ Office of Electronic Health Record Modernization stepped down from her role this morning, just one month after moving into the position, a VA spokesp...

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Verily researchers: Time for psychiatry field to apply analytics, sensors to their practices

The new study indicates data from continuous monitors of activity and behavior with fitness wearables are relevant to mental health. New technologies and large-scale data generation and analysis could potentially bring a more quantifiable approac...

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Health 2.0: Meet the 'Unacceptables' of healthcare

The panel will include a discussion with ‘Do No Harm’ documentary filmmaker Robyn Simon. Credit: Do No Harm film screen snap Eight years ago, Eliza CEO Alex Drane came up with the idea for “The Unmentionables,” an annual p...

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How hospitals can navigate overlooked IoT risks

The global healthcare sector will spend nearly $270 billion on Internet of Things devices and services by 2023, according to P&S Market Research. But with the explosive growth of IoT in healthcare, there are plenty unintended consequences and ris...

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Healthcare is ready to invest in blockchain as new business cases emerge

Healthcare organizations' understanding and appreciation of blockchain has evolved over the past years and more and more health systems are realizing that they need to invest as preparation for its "imminent disruption," according to De...

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Relentless focus on innovation wins Ochsner a HIMSS Davies Award

Ochsner Health System has won a 2018 HIMSS Davies Enterprise Award, honored for the accomplishments of its innovationOchsner group, or Team iO, and its broader efforts to improve patient safety and population health. The workgroup within Ochsner, the...

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European Commission funds $3.5 million to develop prototype implant that rewires a spinal cord

The European Commission’s Horizon 2020 Future and Emerging Technologies (FET) program announced that it is working in conjunction with a project team including four European Union countries to design and build a prototype of an active implant t...

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ED tech and process changes help hospital reduce readmissions by 25%

Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center in Vancouver, Washington Cynthia Miceli, RN, a case manager at Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center in Vancouver, Washington, designed a process – supported by a care collaboration network and emergency depa...

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Phishing attack breaches 38,000 patient records at Legacy Health

Credit: M.O. Stevens Portland, Oregon-based Legacy Health is notifying 38,000 patients that a phishing attack may have breached their data. According to the notice, officials discovered unauthorized access to some employee email accounts on June ...

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Robot academy to train surgeons in Australia

Photo by Daniel Leal-Olivas, Getty Images In what will be an Australian-first, the Victorian Government has announced plans to create a robot academy that will train surgeons in how to use the advanced tech to perform leading edge procedures on h...

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