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Healthcare funding, workforce upended by political uncertainty

One of the most important elements for any successful business or healthcare organization is the need for certainty when it comes to planning, according to consulting firm CedarBridge Group Founder and CEO Carol Robinson. However, the healthcare sect...

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Cerner execs say VA deal 'feels good,' and they have an appetite for more

Just days after Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin, MD, testified before Congress that the entire EHR modernization project VA presumptively awarded to Cerner will take 7 to 8 years, Cerner executives answered questions about the deal in an ear...

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IBM Watson, CDC on the hunt for new blockchain apps for healthcare

In what it says is an expansion of its existing federal work with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, IBM Watson Health has signed on the the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to help explore new applications for blockchain in healthcare....

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Cerner revenue up 8%, cites revenue cycle, population health progress for offsetting lower bookings

Cerner announced that its revenue for the third quarter of 2017 was $1.3 billion, up from $1.2 billion in the same time last year. President Zane Burke specifically pointed to revenue cycle software and services as well as population health as areas ...

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Cleveland Clinic picks top 10 innovations for 2018: Scalp cooling, next-gen vaccines make the cut

For the 15th year in a row, Cleveland Clinic this week revealed the top 10 innovations doctors at the prestigious healthcare system found worth watching over the next year. As is traditional, the unveiling came Wednesday at the close of Cleveland Cli...

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Petya cyberattack cost Merck $135 million in revenue

Merck's USA headquarters in Kenilworth, New Jersey. Global pharma giant Merck is still suffering the lingering effects of falling victim to the global Petya/NotPetya attack that devastated industries around the globe in June 2017. In its thir...

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HIMSS CEO Hal Wolf: Healthcare has to innovate faster than ever

  Providers are facing big challenges forcing them to rethink the technology that enables access to information essential to driving personalized care and population health. Ahead of his opening keynote at the Big Data and Healthcare Analyti...

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New CRISPR version could make precision medicine even more precise

CRISPR-Cas9, the so-called "molecular scalpel" that enables the editing or deletion of entire genes, promises exciting new avenues for treatment. It's arguably true, at least so far, that CRISPR's "hype eclipses early success s...

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Neurotrack wins medical innovation challenge with Alzheimer's tech

From left: Martin Kelly, Alexander Grunewald, Emma Cartmell, Kristin Milburn, Alex DeWinter and Amy Merlino, MD, on the judge's panel for The Challenge at the Medical Innovation Summit in Cleveland. CLEVELAND -- An emerging company that uses ...

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Drchrono debuts specialized EHR for urgent care practices

Drchrono EHR screen snap. Drchrono, a vendor of EHR, practice management, medical billing and revenue cycle management applications for the iPad, iPhone and the web, has unveiled the drchrono UrgentCare EHR. The new EHR system includes practice m...

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Scripps rolls out Apple ResearchKit app to predict risk of heart disease

The Scripps Research Institute on Wednesday announced a new smartphone app that can calculate a user’s risk of heart disease. Hospitals will want to keep an eye on the research study that Scripps conducts about the effectiveness of giving patie...

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Texas Tech trauma surgeons will cover 131,459 square miles through telemedicine

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. Photo via Google Maps The Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, the Commission on State Emergency Communications and telemedicine technology vendor swyMed are partnering on a program to implem...

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