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Cloud Computing Forum at HIMSS18: Harnessing the hosted model as a strategic asset

The daylong HIMSS18 pre-conference event will include an industry snapshot of what’s really happening in healthcare and provide networking and Q&A opportunities. Cloud computing promises to change the very nature of IT shops and ho...

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Ochsner integrates opioid monitoring tool into its Epic EHR

Clinicians at Ochsner Health System in New Orleans will now be able to access a patient’s prescription history directly within their Epic EHR system. Ochsner tapped Appriss Health for technology that enables integration of state prescription dr...

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Natural language processing tools take aim at value-based care through risk-sharing programs

Natural language processing technology is being integrated with electronic health records and finding its way into the big data and analytics realms, often focusing on enhancing provider workflow and clinical documentation. And for the last few years...

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Pew to ONC: Expand data access through APIs

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT should expand data available to patients and providers via APIs, going beyond common clinical data sets, Pew Charitable Trusts Manager of Health Information Technology Ben Moscovitch told ONC Chief...

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HHS nominee Alex Azar outlines priorities: lower drug prices, improve Medicare outcomes

HHS nominee Alex Azar at the Senate Finance Committee meeting Tuesday. Credit: C-span Democratic members of the Senate Finance Committee on Tuesday grilled Health and Human Services Secretary nominee Alex Azar about hikes in drug prices while he ...

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Meditech partners with Arcadia to add claims, risk stratification data into its EHR

The new partnership will incorporate Arcadia's data into clinical delivery workflows within Meditech's Web EHR. Credit: Meditech Meditech is working with population health management company Arcadia Healthcare Solutions, which will help i...

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HIMSS Analytics survey: Moving medications through multiple systems trip up medication safety efforts

Healthcare organizations across the country now rely on a variety of technologies to prevent medication errors, yet patients remain vulnerable during care transitions, according to a recent survey of 153 physicians, nurses and pharmacists conducted b...

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Acute care physicians happiest with Epic EHR, but athenahealth scores big in ambulatory settings

“Clunky,” “burdensome” and “not user-friendly” are phrases often tossed around when describing EHRs since the industry made the switch from paper records. But not all physicians are dissatisfied with the technology...

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Healthcare investments soared in 2017: Here's where the money went

Investment and networking platform AngelMD’s new report shows healthcare technology investment surged ahead in 2017, with California leading the charge and the biotechnology group more than doubling the amount of investment reported. AngelMD lo...

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Telemedicine's market momentum prompts vendors to expand, connect with larger patient populations

Several telehealth vendors are expanding their services in 2018. Credit: InTouch Health This month has brought several new developments on the telehealth front, as vendors look to capitalize on the recent momentum of virtual care. WeCounsel,...

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GAO: $36.7 billion in Medicaid payment errors tied to poor oversight of national repository

A lack of oversight of the national repository of Medicaid data caused an estimated $36.7 billion in payment errors in 2017, according to a new Government Accountability Office report. That’s up from an estimated $14.4 billion in improper payme...

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Where are the women at CES? Not one among 6 male keynoters

Gary Shapiro was Tuesday morning's opening speaker at CES. Credit: Twitter CES the Consumer Electronics Show extravaganza finds itself in a bit of hot water for its all-male cast of keynoters. But it’s not just CES. The J.P. Morgan...

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