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Survey: Hospital CEOs See Digital Innovation as Critical, But Significant Roadblocks Remain

September 21, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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More than 75 percent of C-level executive healthcare leaders believe that digital innovation is important to an organization’s long-term strategy, but more than half acknowledge that they are holding off on innovation due to lack of capital and fear of creating...

Nurses, Physicians Use Personal Devices Even When BYOD is Prohibited

September 21, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Some seven in 10 (71 percent) hospitals now allow BYOD (bring your own device) in the workplace, according to a new survey, which also found that some healthcare professionals use personal devices for work even when BYOD is not allowed.

Blockchain in Healthcare: Will You Lead or Follow?

September 20, 2017  |  Hillary Ross, Witt/Kieffer
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Healthcare has and will continue to look at and learn from other industries about the advantages and lessons learned from the use of blockchain. While blockchain may have originated in the finance world, its attributes have applicability in healthcare.

ONC Seeking Feedback on Interoperability Standards Advisory

September 20, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) is seeking comment on the Interoperability Standards Advisory (ISA) in advance of the 2018 Reference Edition publication.

Phishing in the Stream: Unlimited Bandwidth, Driverless Cars, and the Future of Health Data

September 20, 2017  |  Dave Levin, M.D.
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There is a widespread belief, misguided in my judgement, that owning your own copy of the data has intrinsic value and gives organizations competitive advantages. In contrast, APIs promote a single source of truth approach by making the data available on-demand.

At ATLAS Conference, Experts Analyze the Wide-Ranging Implications of Health Policy

September 19, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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At the ATLAS conference, thought leaders discussed the current health policy landscape and how patient access, evolving care delivery models, and innovation all could be impacted.

Survey: 1 in 3 Healthcare Consumers Lack Easy Access to Medical Records

September 19, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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A survey of more than 1,100 healthcare consumers found that 97 percent across all age and gender demographics are familiar with cloud technology, yet 31 percent cannot easily access their medical records and only half of those can access medical records online...

In Washington State, a Community Hospital Changes its Mobile Landscape for Clinicians

September 18, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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Leaders at UW Medicine Valley Medical Center in Renton, Washington, have implemented new technology and processes to improve communication among physicians and nurses

HIEs Could Help Cut Billions in Medicare Spending, New Research Finds

September 18, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Health information exchanges (HIEs) have the potential to cut billions in Medicare spending, particularly in those healthcare markets that have established HIE infrastructures, according to new research.

PeraHealth Joins Epic’s ‘App Orchard’

September 18, 2017  |  David Raths
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PeraHealth, a provider of predictive, real-time clinical surveillance solutions, has joined Epic’s “App Orchard,” a site where third-party developers can learn about Epic's application programming interfaces (APIs) and list their apps for Epic customers to...

Health IT Expert Tripathi Digs Deep on Impact of Epic’s Share Everywhere Release

September 15, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Micky Tripathi, Ph.D., discussed the impact of the Epic interoperability news, what’s specifically unique about it, and more wide-ranging interoperability issues at hand.

NYU Langone Health, Petaluma Health Center Win HIMSS Davies Awards

September 14, 2017  |  David Raths
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NYU Langone Health in New York and California-based Petaluma Health Center have received the 2017 HIMSS Davies Awards of Excellence for healthcare technology innovations that improve patient outcomes.
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