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Cedars-Sinai Collaborates on Organs-on-Chip Precision Medicine Project

Scientists at Los Angeles-based Cedars-Sinai, in partnership with biotechnology startup Emulate, are pioneering a Patient-on-a-Chip program to help predict which disease treatments would be most effective based on a patient's genetic makeup and disease variant.

Blockchain Company Hashed Health Gets New Partner

ODH, Inc., a New Jersey-based health technology company, has joined with blockchain innovation consortium Hashed Health.

NCQA Approved by Government as ONC-Authorized Testing Lab

The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) has announced that its eMeasure testing laboratory is now approved by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC).

Survey: Infrastructure, Interoperability Key Barriers to Global HIT Development

A new survey report from Black Book Research on global healthcare IT adoption and records systems connectivity finds nations in various phases of regional electronic health record (EHR) adoption. The survey results also reveal rapidly advancing opportunities for U.S.-based and local technology vendors.

Penn Medicine Opens Up Telehealth Hub

Philadelphia-based Penn Medicine has opened its Center for Connected Care to centralize the health system’s telemedicine activities.

Roche to Pay $1.9B for Flatiron Health

Switzerland-based pharmaceutical company Roche has agreed to pay $1.9 billion to buy New York-based Flatiron Health Inc., which has both an oncology EHR and data analytics platform.

Payer Provider Employer Collaboration and Convergence Improves Lucy's Care

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Lucy's physician, health plan and employer are using a shared analytics and care management platform to easily collaborate in a way that improves care for Lucy and rising-risk patients like her.

The 2018 Healthcare Informatics Innovator Awards: Co-Third-Place Winning Team—St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

February 20, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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Clinical, pharmacy and informatics leaders at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital led a strategic effort to improve patient quality and safety practices by establishing interoperability between the EHR and IV infusion pumps to reduce medication errors.

The 2018 Healthcare Informatics Innovator Awards: Co-Third-Place Winning Team—Rhode Island Quality Institute

February 20, 2018  |  David Raths
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A dashboard tool created for nurse care managers by the Rhode Island Quality Institute connects opioid treatment teams in the Ocean State. For this effort, RIQI has been named a winner of one of Healthcare Informatics’ Innovator Awards for 2018.

Where Is Network Segmentation Headed? One Industry Expert Has a Good Idea

February 19, 2018  |  Mark Hagland
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Impact Advisors’ John Robinson shares his perspectives on the new thinking around network segmentation, including around micro-segmentation and software configuration—and urges CIOs, CISOs, and other healthcare IT leaders to move quickly away from old tactics...

Innovator Awards Program 2018: Semifinalists

February 19, 2018  |  the Editors of Healthcare Informatics
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We at Healthcare Informatics were ecstatic with the exceptional quality of the submissions we received from innovating patient care organizations across the U.S. Here are the 14 teams in the Provider Division that received semifinalist status this year.

Medicaid ACOs Experiment with Social Determinant Requirements

February 15, 2018  |  David Raths
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State governments are experimenting with requirements and incentives for Medicaid accountable care organizations to address social determinants of health.

eBook: Say Hello to the Right Technology: A Guide to 2017 Connectivity Solutions

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It can be hard for today’s businesses to create a truly integrated work environment. Having an infrastructure built on outdated technologies can further complicate the situation, resulting in a variety of business challenges that fall under four distinct...

Another International Survey Confirms Cybersecurity Issues--Across All Industries

February 14, 2018  |  Mark Hagland
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A new survey of CISOs across all industries in the United States and United Kingdom has found significant gaps in preparedness for the cybersecurity threats accelerating against all types of business organizations

Market Profile: Health IT Leaders, and Silicon Valley, Have Their Eyes on Cleveland

February 14, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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With strong healthcare IT leadership at area health systems and new health tech accelerators moving to the market, there are many indications that Cleveland is fast becoming a hotbed of healthcare innovation, and a city to watch in the health IT space.

BREAKING: The 2018 Healthcare Informatics 100 is Now Open for Submissions

February 14, 2018  |  the Editors of Healthcare Informatics
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Once again, Healthcare Informatics will rank the top vendors with the highest revenues derived from healthcare IT products and services earned in the U.S. based on revenue information from the previous year.

Trump’s Proposed 2019 Budget Again Slashes ONC Funding by $22M

February 13, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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President Donald Trump’s fiscal year 2019 budget proposal calls for a $22 million reduction in funding for the government’s health IT branch, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC).

At NewYork-Presbyterian, Virtual Health is Transforming How Care is Done

February 13, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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NewYork-Presbyterian’s senior vice president and chief transformation officer says that the organization’s core vision was to build a comprehensive suite of telehealth services, rather than just one program.