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Stanford and Google Team Up on Digital Scribe Pilot Project

November 22, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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Stanford Medicine and Google Research have launched a pilot project to study the use of a digital-scribe to replace a human scribe in order to save the physician time on data entry and improve physician-patient interaction.

Five Tips for Adjusting to Your New Job

November 22, 2017  |  Tim Tolan
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Some key pieces of advice for when you change employers, from completing paperwork prior to your first day to adapting to the environment and adding value.

At Symposium, AMIA CEO Doug Fridsma Spent Time ‘Hanging Out with the Newbies’

November 17, 2017  |  David Raths
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Specializing in informatics is no longer just a mid-career shift for physicians. It is now a primary career path in fields such as pharmacy and nursing. AMIA is working to create career pathways that recognize this shift.

In California, Two University Health Systems Decide to Collaborate on One EHR

November 13, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Rather than be on yet another separate instance of Epic amongst University of California healthcare organizations, UC Irvine has decided to join UC San Diego’s existing build

Cedars-Sinai Leaders Articulate their Case for their Healthcare Solutions Accelerator Initiative

November 10, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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At the Health IT Summit in Beverly Hills, senior leaders from the Cedars-Sinai health system shared the journey around their development of an accelerator program, designed to help bring forward solutions to improve patient care and operations

A Candid Conversation with CHIME’s Russ Branzell

November 2, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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In San Antonio, Texas, Russ Branzell spoke with Healthcare Informatics Managing Editor Rajiv Leventhal about the pressures CIOs are facing, where CHIME stands on certain policy issues, and more

At a Time of Unprecedented Uncertainty and Change, Innovators Will Thrive

October 30, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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At a time of mind-shattering change, focusing on innovation is one way to avoid getting stuck in the past. Do you have a story of innovation to share? Healthcare Informatics’ Innovator Awards Program is open for submissions—from both providers and vendors

athenahealth to Cut Workforce by 9 Percent, Close Two Offices

October 23, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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athenahealth, the Watertown, Mass.-based electronic health record (EHR) vendor, expects to reduce its workforce by about 9 percent due to an organizational redesign that also involves the closure of two offices.

Report: Healthcare Organizations Struggle with Human Error in Securing PHI

October 19, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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In the first nine months of 2017, unintended disclosure accounted for 41 percent of healthcare data breach incidents, according to a report from specialist insurer Beazley.

Fostering Innovation in the UNC Health Care System

October 12, 2017  |  David Raths
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UNC Health Care System's Center for Health Innovation helps employees pilot and scale new ideas and builds partnerships with other organizations and startups focused on digital health.

During Health IT Week, Industry Leaders Discuss HIT Initiatives and Driving Policy Change

October 6, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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At the tail end of National Health IT Week, a webinar focused on the industry leaders who are driving change, both by championing health IT initiatives or by advocating at the policy level, offered interesting insights on leadership and policy development.

Gartner: Digitalization, Tech Innovation Changing the Jobs of CIOs

October 6, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Cybersecurity and artificial intelligence (AI) will significantly change how CIOs do their jobs in the near future, according to new research from Gartner.

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