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How One Venture Capital Executive Sees the HIT-Fueled Future of Patient Engagement

April 19, 2018  |  Mark Hagland
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John Gardner, a partner in the San Francisco-based NGP Capital venture capital firm, shares his perspectives on the role of healthcare IT in the ongoing evolution of the patient engagement concept

FDA Announces Plan to Advance Medical Device Safety and Cybersecurity

April 18, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced new proposals aimed at advancing medical device cybersecurity, including placing new responsibilities on manufacturers, both before and after their devices hit the market.

Black Book: 9 in 10 Small Practices Not Optimizing Advanced EHR Functionalities

April 18, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Eighty-eight percent of small practices of six or less practitioners still aren't optimizing advanced EHR (electronic health record) tools such as patient engagement, secure messaging, decision support and electronic data sharing, according to the latest...

Report: Global Digital Health VC Funding Hits Record $2.5B in Q1 2018

April 17, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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Venture capital funding into digital health companies in the first quarter of 2018 surged to a record $2.5 billion raised in 187 deals from $1.7 billion in 192 deals in the fourth quarter of 2017, according to a report from Mercom Capital Group

At Lakeland Health, IT Leaders are “Changing the Storyline” on Cybersecurity and Seeing Significant Results

April 17, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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Lakeland Health earned semifinalist status in the 2018 Healthcare Informatics' Innovator Awards program based on an enterprise-wide initiative to improve the organization's cybersecurity program, with cultural change being a key focus.

ECRI Institute Launches Tool to Help HIT Developers Assess Patient Safety

April 13, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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Health IT development companies continuously strive for a culture that puts safety at the forefront when designing and developing products, empowers employees to escalate safety concerns, and allows for collaboration and sharing of best practices among team...

Pittsburgh Smog at Midday—and the Healthcare Informatics 100 in 2018

April 11, 2018  |  Mark Hagland
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What does the history of the city of Pittsburgh have to do with the Healthcare Informatics 100? Think transformation—and this exciting moment in the ongoing evolution of the healthcare information technology industry

Research: Hospital Mobile Device Initiatives Increase Patient Satisfaction

April 11, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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New research from Jamf, a mobile device management software company, indicates that there is a direct correlation between hospital mobile device initiatives and patient satisfaction.

Coast Guard Plans to Join DoD’s MHS Genesis EHR System

April 10, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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The U.S. Coast Guard announced April 9 its intent to join with the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) in transitioning its service members’ and clinics’ health records to the MHS Genesis electronic health record (EHR) system.

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Launches Digital Health Portfolio

April 9, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts has introduced a new digital health platform with the aim to “curate market-leading health solutions and provide advice to employer customers on which solutions could best help improve their employees' health."

In Minneapolis, the Spotlight is on “The Silicon Valley of the Midwest”

April 9, 2018  |  Pamela Tabar
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The Medical Alley is reaching across healthcare sectors to inspire new IT innovation deep in the Midwest.

How Will New Entrants in the Healthcare Space Impact Provider Organizations? One Leading Consultant Offers His Perspective

April 6, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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Jacques Mulder, the U.S. health sector leader for Ernst & Young, shares his perspectives on the connotations of U.S. healthcare industry convergence and what healthcare executive leaders should be doing to navigate the changes that are coming.

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