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Rural hospitals are relying on simplified EHR systems to stay afloat

CDP Clinic in Sisseton, South Dakota. Credit: cdphealth.com That rural hospitals are struggling isn’t exactly a secret. More than 80 rural facilities have closed since 2010, and recent research from iVantage Health Analytics found that 41 p...

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Massive botnet quietly harvesting 2 million vulnerable IoT devices, report says

Research teams from Chinese security firm Qihoo 360 Netlab and Israeli security firm Check Point are alerting the public of a powerful IoT attack malware dubbed Reaper or IoTroop that is spreading through flaws in IoT software and hardware. So far, t...

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Deadline Nears for Speaking Proposals: Rev Cycle, Cloud, Machine Learning, Digital Health, and Patient Engagement

HIMSS is accepting speaking proposals for five one-day events on March 5 as part of the Annual Conference. The deadline to submit a proposal is Nov. 1. Submissions are limited to healthcare payer and provider organizations, government and academ...

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7 new members join CommonWell, bringing total to more than 70

From just six founding EHR vendors when it was launched four years ago, the CommonWell Health Alliance now has more than 70 member companies whose expertise ranges far and wide. "It continues to astound me how diverse and all-encompassing our me...

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Turning raw data into better health outcomes is no easy task

Jonah Comstock moderates a panel with Mark Poler from Geisinger Health System, Ken McCardle from Mount Sinai Health System and Joe Bluechel from Sirius at the HIMSS Big Data and Healthcare Analytics Forum on Tuesday. BOSTON – Though analyti...

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Disruptive Women in Healthcare joins HIMSS Women in Health IT community

It’s often said there’s force in numbers, and that is what is expected from the HIMSS Women in Health IT initiative as it welcomes Disruptive Women in Health Care to the group. “The HIMSS Women in Health IT and Disruptive Women in H...

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How Veterans Affairs is leading with big data, precision medicine

CLEVELAND -- The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is carrying through on initiatives set by former Vice President Joe Biden, who last year told healthcare experts at the Medical Innovation Summit that innovators can and will defeat cancer. This ye...

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Cleveland Clinic partners with new digital health accelerator

Cleveland Clinic and JumpStart have announced a three-year partnership with Silicon Valley’s Plug and Play to create an accelerator focused on biotech and digital health innovation in downtown Cleveland’s Global Center for Health Innovati...

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Call for HIMSS18 Speaking Proposals: Cloud Computing Forum

HIMSS is accepting speaking proposals for the Cloud Computing Forum on March 5 at the HIMSS Annual Conference in Las Vegas. The deadline to submit a proposal is Nov. 1. For this event, we want healthcare provider and payer organizations to share thei...

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Human Longevity chief says genome sequencing can help people cheat death

MRI scan of the heart. Photo via YouTube CLEVELAND -- Genomics expert J. Craig Venter doesn’t mind scaring people by giving alarming statistics on death. Forty percent of men and 24 percent of women between the ages of 50 to 74 years old in...

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Imprivata buys Caradigm's identity and access management business

Lexington, Massachusetts-based healthcare IT security company Imprivata has acquired the identity and access management business of Caradigm. The combination of Imprivata and Caradigm’s technology will boost the identity and access management p...

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'Bring your own data' is the next trend in healthcare

Anupam Goel has a big prediction: More and more patients will bring their own medical data into appointments with doctors and caregivers.  Goel, chief medical information officer for Advocate Health Care, a 12-hospital health system in Illinois,...

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