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Fitbit Moves into Healthcare with Acquisition of Twine Health

February 14, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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Fitbit, Inc. the San Francisco-based wearables brand, is extending its reach into healthcare with the acquisition of Boston-based Twine Health, a connected health platform that provides health coaching to help people manage chronic conditions.

Survey: Value-Based Care a Top Driver for Health Tech Spending in 2018

February 8, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Value-based care initiatives ranked as the top driver for healthcare technology spending in 2018, according to a recent survey from Illinois-based Damo Consulting.

Survey: Majority of Imaging Leaders See Important Role for Machine Learning in Radiology

February 1, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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While there is much hype around machine learning and its uses in healthcare, a recent survey indicates that machine learning is not just a buzzword, as 84 percent of medical imaging professionals view the technology as being either important or extremely...

How Leveraging Big Data Can Improve the Health of Clevelanders

January 24, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Some of Cleveland's greatest challenges—poverty and the poor health that often accompanies it—could be solved by exploring ways to better leverage big data, according to a new report.

CIO Survey: FHIR is a Potential Game Changer, Blockchain Overhyped

January 23, 2018  | 
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Half of surveyed CIOs cited HL7’s FHIR as the technology with the most potential to make a tangible, positive impact in the next two years, while almost half of respondents view blockchain as the most overhyped emerging technology right now.

CWRU Receives $2.8M Grant for Informatics-Driven Alzheimer’s Research

January 23, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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Researchers from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and collaborators have received a five-year, $2.8 million grant from the National Institute on Aging to identify FDA-approved medications that could be repurposed to treat Alzheimer’s disease.

JASON Report: Hype About AI in Healthcare Might Be Justified This Time

January 22, 2018  |  David Raths
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Predicting the impact of artificial intelligence on healthcare is occupying a lot of technology experts these days, including JASON, a federal advisory group made up of independent elite scientists.

Survey: 42 Percent of Companies Have Experienced Ransomware Attacks

January 22, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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The percentage of global companies reporting financially motivated cyber-attacks has doubled over the past two years, with 50 percent of surveyed companies associating ransom as the leading motivation for attacks over other attacks, including insider threats,...

Cleveland Clinic’s Ed Marx Talks Health IT Disruption, Innovation and a “Patient-First Approach”

January 17, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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Edward Marx, CIO of the Cleveland Clinic, discusses his priorities leading IT initiatives at the health system, the acceleration of health IT innovation and what he is excited to see develop in the healthcare technology space in 2018.

Healthcare IT: Where Did it Come From and Where is it Going?

January 11, 2018  |  Joe Marion
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Dan Brown's book, Origin, offers some interesting insight on where cognitive computing is taking healthcare IT

Healthcare Informatics Podcast: John Halamka on Precision Medicine and the Wide-Ranging Future of Health IT

January 9, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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In the most recent Healthcare Informatics podcast, Managing Editor Rajiv Leventhal and Dr. John Halamka discuss the CIO’s latest takeaways on MACRA, and also touch on other key health IT topics such as the next frontier in innovation and precision medicine.

Seven Healthcare Predictions for 2018

January 4, 2018  |  Dave Levin, M.D.
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As we start off 2018, let’s dust off the crystal ball and make some healthcare predictions. What can you expect for healthcare this year? Here are my seven predictions for the coming year.

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