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Recondo to unveil AI revenue cycle tool for Epic EHR at HIMSS18

Credit: Recondo Technology Recondo Technology plans to announce at HIMSS18 a new revenue cycle management tool that uses artificial intelligence to leverage Epic’s electronic health record to reduce the risk of denials and increase collecti...

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Radiology practices using AI and NLP to boost MIPS payments

Positive or negative Medicare payment adjustments in 2019 will depend on performance to quality and other measures in 2017 under a new program called the Merit-based Incentive Payment System. Doing well on quality measures is important because they c...

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Roche acquires oncology EHR company Flatiron Health for $1.9 billion

“This is an important step in our personalized healthcare strategy for Roche, as we believe that regulatory-grade real-world evidence is a key ingredient to accelerate the development of, and access to, new cancer treatments,” Daniel O...

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4 strategies for overcoming barriers to IT-driven care improvement

Technology is ubiquitous in today’s healthcare environment. Yet hospital and healthcare organizations’ struggle to make the most of their technology investment is equally pervasive. They continue to grapple with numerous IT-related challe...

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Advocate ACO, Cerner push population health IT to reduce heart failure hospitalizations

Illinois health system giant Advocate Health Care has placed a significant priority on moving to value-based processes to better serve more than one million attributed lives in its accountable care organization. One area Advocate has spent considerab...

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FDA budget requests include clinical software, natural language processing and real-time device data

FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, MD, released the agency’s budget requests for fiscal 2018 on Tuesday. Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, MD, released the agency’s budget requests for fiscal 2018 Tuesd...

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U.K. says Russia was behind Petya cyberattack that shut down Nuance, hospitals

The hackers disguised the wiper malware, Petya, as ransomware in order to distract from its real purpose -- to destroy data. The U.K. government has found the Russian government responsible for the global Petya cyberattack that shut down a wide r...

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Virtue Security to debut 'red team' infosec tool at HIMSS18

Add the term red team to the collection of security phraseology. Infosec pros and other IT executives already know about White Hat hackers and their Black Hat brethren but red team? It’s the phrase Virtue Security CEO and founder Eliott Fr...

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Cedars Sinai taps AI to pinpoint patients for clinical trials

Every provider knows that finding enough patients to take part in clinical trials is tough and involves a painstaking search. An estimated 40 percent of clinical trials close early because they do not have enough patients, according to Bobbie Rimel, ...

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Bedrock for pop health success: physician buy-in

Renee Broadbent, associate vice president of population health technology and strategy at UMass Memorial, speaking at an April 2017 event in Boston. A good population health strategy requires physician engagement, C-suite involvement and the flex...

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Flu season, workflow issues are snags to Banner Health's switch from two Epic EHRs to Cerner

Banner Health’s efforts to swap Epic EHRs at two hospitals to Cerner programs continues to create headaches to the tune of $45 million for the healthcare system. The Phoenix-based 28-hospital health system is working to move two Tucson academic...

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HIMSS18 Precision Medicine Symposium to tackle clinical and business intelligence

Damon Hostin, CEO of the Precision Medicine Alliance will be the opening keynote at the Precision Medicine Symposium on March 5. Precision medicine could be the next great transformation in the evolution of healthcare delivery. Treating...

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