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NIC launches new platform to bring machine learning to prescription drug monitoring programs

NIC on Wednesday announced the RxGov software platform to apply machine learning to prescription drug monitoring programs in an effort to combat the ongoing opioid epidemic.   The new platform comes as doctors, hospitals, federal agencies and po...

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athenahealth is not a cloud company, Greenlight's David Einhorn says

David Einhorn of investment firm Greenlight Capital said this week that Elliott Management, which earlier this year bought some 9 percent of athenahealth and publicly said it wants to acquire the company, actually has a different end in mind.  E...

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What hospitals need for successful AI: a digital base

If ever a technology was the opposite of plug-and-play, artificial intelligence is it. Beyond the obvious table stakes – having sound information and a smart data strategy – getting AI right requires a broad array of closely interrelated ...

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How Northwell Health's multi-pronged approach to data cleansing aims to improve care

Northwell Health has taken several steps over the past two years to reduce both the backlog and creation of potential duplicate records within the health system. First, Northwell contracted with Just Associates to work as an extension of the centrali...

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Case Western Reserve develops app and sensors to help smokers quit

Researchers at Case Western Reserve University are using wearable sensor technology to develop an automatic alert system to help people quit smoking. The sensors detect arm and body motions associated with smoking and the app then automatically texts...

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Next-gen cloud computing: How healthcare can prepare for the future

There has been a notable shift in healthcare clouds from simple data storage to using the technology to lower costs, gain efficiencies and even move on to tasks such as personalizing patient care. Black Book Research, in fact, found that 93 percent 9...

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Senators to GAO: Time to investigate facial recognition technology

U.S. Senators and Representatives called on a federal government watchdog to investigate the pros and cons of facial recognition technology.  “Given the recent advances in commercial facial recognition technology – and its expanded u...

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A quick look at one HIE evolving with API-based infrastructure

John Hopkins Medicine is among the providers in the HIE provider network. Credit: Facebook In recent years, state and regional health information exchanges – the ones that have managed to survive the depletion of federal HITECH incentive do...

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Women execs from Google, Flatiron and Progyny launch mobile fertility pop-up to improve patient experience

Progyny founder Gina Bartasi unwrapped Kindbody on Tuesday along with former executives from Google, Flatiron Health, Oscar Health, One Medical and Mount Sinai Health System.  The company also includes other women leaders, notably co-founders Fa...

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Athenahealth revenue up 10%, earnings rise by triple digits

Credit: Twitter Earnings and cash flow were each up triple digits for athenahealth in the second quarter of fiscal year 2018, and revenue was on the upswing too as the company looks to chart a course through a tumultuous period marked by a h...

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Virginia electronically links all of its emergency departments to improve care, trim costs

Virginia Governor Ralph Northam with Bruce Lo, MD, medical director of emergency medicine at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital. Virginia Governor Ralph Northam today announced the launch of the Virginia Emergency Department Care Coordination ...

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1.4 million patient records breached in UnityPoint Health phishing attack

Unitypoint Health's Meriter Hospital in Madison, Wisconsin. Credit: Google Maps UnityPoint Health is notifying 1.4 million patients that their records may have been breached when its business system was compromised by a phishing attack. This ...

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