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Allscripts subsidiary partners with MIB for life insurance data exchange

ORLANDO – Veradigm, which was launched this past November as a rebrand of Allscripts' payer and life sciences division, announced a new partnership today at HIMSS19 to work with MIB, which provides data-driven risk management services for the life...

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Invest in workforce training to realise the potential of digital technologies, review warns

Dr Eric Topol, US cardiologist, digital medicine expert, EVP and Professor of Molecular Medicine at The Scripps Research Institute Investment in training and support will be required for the existing NHS workforce to embrace emerging technologies...

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Northern DHBs in New Zealand moving towards a regional clinical portal

Northland and Auckland DHBs are part of the Northern Region DHBs, which also includes Waitemata and Counties Manukau DHBs. The two latter DHBs had successfully implemented Orion Health’s clinical record viewing software Clinical Portal 8 in ...

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Update: HIMSS TV adds Aneesh Chopra, DoD's Stacy Cummings to HIMSS19 schedule

HIMSS TV on Friday said that Aneesh Chopra and Stacy Cummings have joined the slate of interviewees at the Global Conference next week. Chopra is the Founder and President of Care Journey and and former United States Chief Technology Officer; Cumming...

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JAMA: 5 tips to fix EHR usability, 10 years post-HITECH

Hard as it may be to believe, it's been a decade, almost exactly, since the healthcare information and technology industry was turbocharged and totally transformed by tens of billions of federal incentive dollars. It was February 17, 2009, when, in t...

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Correction: Trinity Health says 450 health IT pros will be offered employment by Leidos in workforce change

St. Joseph Oakland is part of the Trinity Health system in Pontiac, Michigan. Credit: Twitter [Editor's note: An earlier version of this article said the Epic deployment would result in 1,650 displaced employees. This version is now correcte...

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Care management tech drops hospitalizations and ER visits at Caregiver Homes

Currently, nearly 30 percent of the members served by Indiana-based health services company Seniorlink have a diagnosis of dementia. THE PROBLEM These members have multiple comorbid conditions and often exhibit challenging behaviors, leading to a hig...

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Epic conversion means 'potential job changes and relocations' for 1,650 Trinity Health employees

St. Joseph Oakland is part of the Trinity Health system in Pontiac, Michigan. Credit: Twitter [Editor's note: An earlier version of this article said the Epic deployment would result in 1,650 displaced employees. This version is now correcte...

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FDA kicks off pilot program to strengthen drug supply chain

Credit: FDA.gov The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) launched a pilot project to encourage the use of innovative and emerging technologies for tracing and verifying prescription drugs in the United States. WHY IT MATTERS Under the voluntar...

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Epic conversion to displace 1,650 Trinity Health employees

St. Joseph Oakland is part of the Trinity Health system in Pontiac, Michigan. Credit: Twitter Trinity Health said on Thursday that its massive conversion to Epic’s EHR platform will cause 1,650 Trinity Health employees to be relocated or t...

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5 cybersecurity threats healthcare faces in 2019 and beyond

Mobile device exploits, cloud based-data breaches, ransomware — these are just three of the major information security threats healthcare organizations will have to watch out for in 2019 and the years that follow. It will be critical to ensure that...

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Opinion: Innovation in healthcare is impossible when it’s not patient driven

During the period I developed and subsequently managed a portal for managers of care homes for the elderly, zorgbeheer.com, I posted an organigram (see below) that I had used at my own care home since around the year 2000. Instead of a hierarchical...

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