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AHA Report: ACA Repeal without a Replacement Could Cost Hospitals Billions

A new report from the American Hospital Association (AHA) and the Federal of American Hospitals (FAH) outlines the impact a potential repeal of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) would have on hospitals and health systems.

Mount Sinai Establishes 3D Printing Services for Clinicians and Researchers

New York City-based Mount Sinai Health System has developed the Medical Modeling Core, a collaboration led by the Department of Neurosurgery, where clinicians can confer and order 3D models for their cases.

U.S. Senate to Continue Consideration of 21st Century Cures Wednesday

By a vote of 85 to 13, the U.S. Senate on Monday invoked cloture for H.R. 34, the 21st Century Cures Act. The Senate resumed post-cloture consideration of the bill on Tuesday and and will now resume on Wednesday, with a vote likely at 2 pm.

The New Hampshire Health Information Organization Connects to VA

New Hampshire Health Information Organization (NHHIO), the state-wide health information exchange (HIE) organization, announced that the organization is now able to connect with the Veterans Administration (VA), enabling the exchange of healthcare information with hospitals and other healthcare providers in the state who also provide care to veterans outside of the VA.

NSF Awards $76M to Support Interdisciplinary Cybersecurity Research

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has announced $76 million in research grants through its Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace (SaTC) program to study the scientific, engineering and socio-technical aspects of cybersecurity.

AMA Members: “Tom Price’s Positions Inconsistent with Our Policies”

Nearly 500 delegates and members of the AMA have written an open letter to the association’s Board of Trustees expressing concern and disappointment that the AMA has supported President-elect Donald Trump’s selection as Tom Price, M.D., for HHS Secretary.

GE, InTouch Health Partner on Telehealth Robotic Technology for Virtual Training

GE Healthcare's Global Education Services division and InTouch Health, a provider of remote presence devices, are collaborating on a program to help train imaging technicians and radiologists to use high-tech imaging devices.

Study: Patients with Low Health Literacy Less Likely to Use Health IT

Advancements with patient-facing health information technology tools, such as wearables, patient portals and mobile apps, have the potential to improve healthcare delivery, yet low health literacy may be a barrier to patients’ use of electronic tools.

Senate to Vote on 21st Century Cures Monday

Following the U.S. House of Representatives passing the 21st Century Cures Act earlier this week, the Senate is expected to vote on the legislation Monday, Dec. 5.

Study: Telemedicine as Effective as In-Person Treatment for Depression

Treating depression with evidence-based psychotherapy via videoconferencing can be a viable alternative to in-person treatment, according to a recent study published in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry.

Northwell Health, Siemens Partner on Outcomes-Based Research, Population Health

Siemens Healthineers and Great Neck, N.Y.-based Northwell Health have formed a research partnership aimed at developing research projects centered on clinical effectiveness and outcomes research utilizing data analytics-based population health evidence.

Survey: Healthcare Moving to the Cloud for Patient Engagement, Analytics

A survey from HIMSS Analytics and Level 3 indicates that healthcare organizations are ready to embrace cloud technologies, citing cost savings and the more scalable platform as key motivating factors.

IBM Unveils Watson-Powered Imaging Solutions at RSNA

Merge Healthcare and Watson Health, both IBM companies, unveiled new imaging solutions utilizing machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI) technologies at the Radiological Society of North America Annual Meeting (RSNA 2016) in Chicago this week.

Health Catalyst Launches Open Source Machine Learning Tool

Health Catalyst, the Salt Lake City, Utah-based analytics vendor, has created healthcare.ai, a repository of machine learning algorithms that will allow healthcare professionals to use machine learning tools to build accurate models all in one central location.

Experian: Healthcare Orgs will Continue to be Heavily Targeted by Hackers in 2017

In its fourth annual “Data Breach Industry Forecast” white paper, Costa Mesa, Calif.-based security company Experian gives five data breach trends that are expected to unfold in 2017.

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