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NTT Data expands clinical AI, natural language processing with new tech

NTT Data Services has partnered with Pieces Technologies, a developer of clinical artificial intelligence software, with the aim of helping hospitals improve care quality and decrease the costs by using natural language processing and AI-based system...

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Clinical tools, electronic monitoring are C-suite priorities to fight opioid crisis

As the opioid crisis continues to ravage the United States, hospitals and health systems are on the front lines of the battle. Commanding majorities of C-suite leaders say their organizations see the epidemic as one of their top priorities – an...

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Best tech tools to communicate with patients? Time for doctors to ask

How patients and their healthcare providers communicate has changed big time over recent years as more discussion occur electronically today than ever before. But how do physicians feel about email, cell phone and text interactions? And what should h...

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CIOX Health sues HHS over 'absurd' and 'irrational' HIPAA enforcement

Georgia-based CIOX Health filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and Acting Secretary Eric Hargan on Monday to halt the agency’s enforcement of parts of HIPAA, which the tech company said limits the amount prov...

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University of Vermont Health Network greenlights $151 million Epic EHR project

UVM Medical Center Credit: Twitter The Green Mountain Care Board in Vermont has approved the enterprise implementation of a $151.7 million Epic EHR system across four hospitals that make up the University of Vermont Health Network. UVM Health Net...

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VA awards $260 million home telehealth contract to 1Vision

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs awarded a contract to telemedicine vendor 1Vision to deliver home telehealth systems to U.S veterans. The VA is amid an ambitious ‘anywhere-to-anywhere’ project, first announced in August of 2017 by...

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VA Secretary David Shulkin to keynote HIMSS18

David J. Shulkin, MD, the ninth Secretary of Veterans Affairs, will keynote the 2018 HIMSS Conference and Exhibition. During his keynote, Secretary Shulkin will discuss medical care for veterans, as well as the changes and innovations occurring at th...

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Cerner names Philips leader Brent Shafer as CEO

Brent Shafer will take the helm at healthcare IT giant Cerner on February 1, the company announced today. He will also lead the board of directors as chairman. Formerly, Shafer served as CEO of Philips North America. Over 12 years, he played a key ro...

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HIMSS18 Revenue Cycle Solutions Summit: Driving a patient-centered experience

Revenue Cycle Solutions Summit is a pre-HIMSS18 event in Las Vegas on March 5. It would seem a foregone conclusion that from top to bottom, front to back, patients are at the center of hospital operations, especially the revenue cycle. After all,...

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ONC names Kathryn Marchesini as new chief privacy officer

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology appointed Kathryn Marchesini as its chief privacy officer. Marchesini most recently served as the agency’s Senior Advisor and Deputy Director for Privacy. She’s been...

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Texas Hospital Association creates 'Smart Ribbon' to help doctors better understand cost of ordering tests

A screenshot of Texas Hospital Association's 'Smart Ribbon' program. Credit: THA Texas Hospital Association announced that it is now using Smart Ribbon analytics technology to show physicians actionable clinical and financial data ato...

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Cher amends suit against NantHealth's Soon-Shiong again, asks for jury trial

Iconic singer Cher filed an amended lawsuit against NantHealth Founder Patrick Soon-Shiong on Monday in an update to her claim filed against the biotech mogul in October 2017. The new suit amends the initial complaint, which claimed Soon-Shiong alleg...

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