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At UPMC, One Cardiologist/App Developer Explains Why He’s Passionate about Building New Technologies

June 24, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
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Shivdev (Shiv) Rao, M.D., is a practicing cardiologist in Pittsburgh who is excited to be deeply involved in app development at UPMC Enterprises, the integrated health system’s testbed division

Medical Imaging Collaborative Aims to Bring Cognitive Computing to Radiology

June 24, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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A collaborative of 16 health systems, academic medical centers, ambulatory radiology providers and imaging technology vendors formed by IBM Watson aims to bring cognitive imaging into daily practice.

VA Officials Discuss Modernizing EHR System During Senate Committee Hearing

June 24, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) officials indicated that the agency will likely look for a commercial electronic health record system during a discussion about its 40-year-old homegrown system at a Senate committee hearing this week.

Lessons Learned Launching Critical Care Telehealth Program at Intermountain

June 23, 2016  |  David Raths
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In a Utah warehouse that serves as Intermountain Healthcare’s supply chain center sits the nerve center of the 22-hospital system’s tele-critical care program. A team of 22 doctors and 20 nurses remotely monitor patient conditions, provide real-time clinical...

At UPMC, Mastering the IT Management Issues—On a Massive Scale

June 22, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
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Chris Carmody, senior vice president of enterprise infrastructure at the vast, 20-plus-hospital UPMC health system in Pittsburgh, details his bold plans for the organization’s IT future

At Boston CHIME LEAD Forum, the Cybersecurity Message is Loud and Clear: Good Defense is the Best Offense

June 22, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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At the Boston CHIME LEAD forum, held on Wednesday, June 22 at the Aloft Boston Seaport Hotel, a plethora of IT security leaders hammered home several core points about cybersecurity preparation, defense, strategy, and response.

In the East Bay, Two Health Systems Are Building a Virtual Safety Net to Better Coordinate Care for ER Patients

June 22, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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Six East Bay hospitals are collaborating on the use of a technology platform that enables emergency departments at disparate health systems to share real-time patient data in order to track emergency room visits.

OpenNotes and AMDIS Partner to Advance Medical Record Transparency

June 22, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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The Association of Medical Directors of Information Systems (AMDIS) and OpenNotes have announced a partnership to advance transparency in health care and enhance patient and clinician communication.

McKesson Considers Merging IT Unit with Change Healthcare, Media Report Says

June 22, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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Health information technology (IT) vendor McKesson has held talks about merging its IT unit with healthcare technology company Change Healthcare, according to a Reuters article.

Ships Sailing? Trains Leaving Stations? Whatever Metaphor One Chooses, the New Healthcare Has Definitively Launched

June 21, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
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Whether one imagines ships sailing or trains leaving stations, one thing is clear: the new healthcare, with all of its data, process, and leadership challenges, seems to be at an inflection point around value-based care delivery and payment

Mount Sinai Seeks to Speed Clinical Trials Recruitment


June 21, 2016  |  David Raths
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Mount Sinai Health System is deploying a solution to accelerate patient recruitment for clinical trials, as well as to support its personalized medicine initiatives.

Study: 77 Percent of Healthcare Organizations Will Use Public Cloud This Year, But Security Concerns Persist

June 21, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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More than half of surveyed healthcare executives have reported moving “Tier 1” applications to the cloud or software-defined data centers and 77 percent said they plan to move additional systems to the public cloud this year, according to a report from HyTrust.

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