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Geisinger National Precision Health Hires Illumina Exec to Lead Business Development

Integrated health system Geisinger has hired a high-profile genetic counselor to head up business development for Geisinger National Precision Health, which was created to extend the Geisinger model on the national scene.

$30M VC Fund Launched to Spur Innovation in Cardiovascular Care

The American Heart Association, together with Philips and UPMC, has announced the launch of Cardeation Capital, a $30 million collaborative venture capital fund designed to spur healthcare innovation in heart disease and stroke care.

Epic Wins Labor Dispute in Closely Divided Supreme Court Decision

Epic Systems Corporation won a major labor-law ruling in the Supreme Court on Monday, centering around the extent of corporations’ right to force employees to sign arbitration agreements, and with a 5-4 ruling in its favor

Survey: Two-Thirds of Physician Practices Seeking Out Value-Based Care Consulting Firms

Most physician organizations are not prepared for the move to value-based care, and 95 percent CIOs of group practices and large clinics state they do not have the information technology or staff in-house needed to transform value-based care end-to-end, according to a recent Black Book Market Research.

Cumberland Consulting Buys LinkEHR, Provider of Epic Help Desk Services

Cumberland Consulting Group, a healthcare consulting and services firm, has acquired LinkEHR, which provides remote application support, including Epic help desk services.

Population Health Tool that Provides City-Level Data Expands to 500 Cities

A data visualization tool that helps city officials understand the health status of their population, called the City Health Dashboard, has now expanded to 500 of the largest cities in the U.S., enabling local leaders to identify and take action around the most pressing health needs in their cities and communities.

Presidio and VMware Team Up to Tackle Healthcare

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For one multi-site health system, our partnership’s infrastructure virtualization and consolidation generated nearly $17 million in savings over five years.

Advantage: Interoperability

May 22, 2018  | 
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Recent discussions emphasize the advantages of interoperability within and between healthcare providers.

Vermont’s Hub-and-Spoke Approach to Opioid Treatment Catching On

May 22, 2018  |  David Raths
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A Hub and Spoke Program in Vermont has enhanced the provision of medication-assisted treatment for opioid use disorder. Now providers in Oregon are emulating that model.

National Coordinator Donald Rucker, M.D. Assesses Progress Towards Interoperability and the Development of Open APIs

May 21, 2018  |  Mark Hagland
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Donald Rucker, M.D. spoke recently with Healthcare Informatics about the progress towards interoperability, a key objective of the current administration—and some of the challenges and opportunities for open-API development

HSX’s Drive Toward Innovation Spotlighted at Philadelphia HIT Summit

May 21, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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At the Philadelphia Health IT Summit, leaders from HealthShare Exchange outlined new organization strategies that include how its Market Street technology initiative is opening new avenues for innovation.

Dr. Glenn Steele on the Path Forward Towards Care Delivery Transformation

May 20, 2018  |  Mark Hagland
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Healthcare Informatics caught up recently with Glenn D. Steele, Jr., M.D., Ph.D., who has been busy spreading the gospel of the Geisinger approach to healthcare delivery innovation, U.S. healthcare system-wide

Optimize Compliance, Collaboration, Care, and Your Future

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With the right technology and strategy, healthcare organizations can stay compliant and connected — with minimal havoc. Register for this webinar today.

VA-Cerner $10B EHR Contract Finally Gets Signed

May 17, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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The much-anticipated electronic health record (EHR) modernization contract between the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and Cerner was finally signed on May 17.

Using Blockchain Technology to Create Positive Social Impact

May 16, 2018  |  Randall Minas
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During the 2014 to 2016 Ebola outbreak, many doctors and nurses relied on the WHO and CDC. But imagine if the process of compiling epidemic statistics was simplified and provided real-time data accessible to all healthcare personnel?

At Phoenix Children’s, A Clinical Documentation Initiative is Driving Results

May 16, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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At Phoenix Children’s Hospital, clinical and IT leaders worked closely on an initiative to leverage technology to improve clinical documentation, providing physicians with actionable information in real-time at the point of care.

Are Federal Health Officials Fed Up With Providers’ Unwillingness to Take on Downside Risk?

May 14, 2018  |  Mark Hagland
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A series of tough public statements by senior federal healthcare officials point to an underlying problem: the federal experiment with accountable care isn’t moving the needle fast enough to really bend the overall healthcare cost curve

POLITICO Discloses Pentagon Review of a Military EHR Implementation Described as “Devastating”

May 13, 2018  |  Mark Hagland
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On Friday, the publication POLITICO published an article that reveals details of a Pentagon report on the progress of a DoD EHR project that experts who have seen it, say speaks to problems the VA will face with its own rollout going forward

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...