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Amazon, Google, IBM and Other Tech Giants Pledge to Remove Barriers to Interoperability

August 14, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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Six of the world's biggest technology companies, including Microsoft, Google, IBM and Amazon, made a joint pledge at the White House Monday to remove interoperability barriers and to make progress on adoption of health data standards.

Anthem Expands $500M Deal with IBM with Focus on IT Automation, AI

July 26, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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Health insurer Anthem has expanded its services agreement with technology leader IBM with a focus on using artificial intelligence (AI) and automation to improve operational efficiency and modernize technology platforms.

In Virginia, Centra Health Surges Ahead in its IT-Based Push to Value

July 25, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Two of the health system’s executive leaders recently spoke with Healthcare Informatics about Centra Health’s value-based care journey and how IT is playing a key role.

Scottsdale Institute 2018: CNIOs Managing Change and Optimizing Clinical Innovation

July 24, 2018  |  Duncan Moore
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Eight nurse executives fulfilling the functional role of chief nursing informatics officers at major health systems and Scottsdale Institute member organizations met in Scottsdale to discuss “Managing Change and Optimizing Clinical Innovation.”

Former Cleveland Clinic CEO Toby Cosgrove Joins Google Cloud

July 24, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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Google Cloud’s healthcare and life sciences team has added a leading healthcare executive to its roster as former Cleveland Clinic CEO Toby Cosgrove, M.D., will join the team as Executive Advisor.

A Leading CHIO Discusses the VA’s Progress on Health IT Innovation

July 23, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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Francine Sandrow, M.D., chief health information officer at the Corporal Michael J. Crescenz Veteran's Affairs Medical Center, details how the VHA is leveraging health IT to change the way patients experience medical care and to improve health outcomes.

Value-Based Care Shift Has Halted, Study Finds

July 17, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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A new study of 451 physicians and health plan executives suggests that progress toward value-based care has stalled. In fact, it may have even taken a step backward over the past year, the research revealed.

Healthcare Data Breach Costs Remain Highest at $408 Per Record

July 13, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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The cost of a data breach for healthcare organizations continues to rise, from $380 per record last year to $408 per record this year, as the healthcare industry also continues to incur the highest cost for data breaches compared to any other industry, according...

Mission Health M.D. Leader on The Power of Technology to Improve Health and Bring Humanity Back to Medical Practice

July 12, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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At Asheville, North Carolina-based Mission Health, senior leaders have created a culture of continuous improvement grounded in analytics and this is driving significant clinical and operational improvements across the enterprise.

Digital Health Investments on Track to Surpass 2017

July 6, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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Digital health venture funding in the first half of 2018 totaled $3.4 billion, and if funding continues at this pace, 2018 will surpass 2017 for both dollars raised and number of investments, according to Rock Health’s mid-year report.

Survey of AI Reveals Adoption Predictions, Fears

July 6, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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A survey of 200 healthcare decision makers has revealed that while most industry professionals believe AI (artificial intelligence) will be beneficial, one third of respondents said they wouldn’t trust AI just in case it made a fatal error.

At Northwell Health, IT Leaders are Revamping the EHR with AI, NLP and Voice Tools

July 5, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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Major tech companies and health systems are revamping EHRs with artificial intelligence and voice recognition technology. Project leaders at Northwell Health have developed an EMRbot that enables physicians and nurses to “talk” with a patient’s medical record.

Microsoft Adds Healthcare Heavy Hitters

June 26, 2018  |  David Raths
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Microsoft announced June 26 that it has hired two prominent healthcare executives, signaling its intention to become more of a player in value-based care.

Children’s Hospital of Orange County Begins Machine Learning Journey

June 26, 2018  |  David Raths
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Children’s Hospital of Orange County is working with Cerner as a development partner on HealtheDataLab, a new big-data platform using Amazon Web Services.

In Nashville, a History of Collaboration is Spurring Healthcare Innovation at an Accelerated Pace

June 22, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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Nashville has a legacy of healthcare leadership, entrepreneurship and innovation, and the city is in the midst of a venture capital boom, with healthcare IT leading this surge in investment.

AMA Passes Policy Recommendations on Augmented Intelligence

June 19, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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The American Medical Association (AMA) last week passed its first policy addressing augmented intelligence (AI), adopting broad policy recommendations for health and technology stakeholders on this issue.

How Providence St. Joseph Health is Moving Along on its Data Transformation Journey

June 18, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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A PSJH senior executive discusses the chief data officer role, how the health system is making better use of its data, what’s new on the analytics front, and how challenging PSJH’s innovation journey has been thus far.

Mount Sinai to Apply AI to Improve Kidney Disease Detection, Management

June 1, 2018  |  David Raths
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Mount Sinai Health System in New York is collaborating with startup RenalytixAI Plc, to use artificial intelligence solutions to improve kidney disease detection and management.

CIO Survey: Slow Migration to the Cloud Due to Ongoing Security, Privacy Concerns

May 30, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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Hospital information executives cite cloud hosting as one of their organizations’ top priorities, yet the transition to the cloud is happening slowly as many CIOs continue to have concerns about compliance as well as data security and privacy, according to a new...

IBM Watson Health Cuts Work Force, According to News Outlets

May 29, 2018  |  David Raths
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Although IBM has made no official announcement, several news reports and social media posts described significant layoffs at IBM Watson Health units on May 24.

At the Health IT Summit in Philadelphia, Industry Experts Agree: Blockchain Is in its Infancy in Healthcare

May 23, 2018  |  Mark Hagland
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A robust discussion was held at the Health IT Summit in Philadelphia on Tuesday, with industry experts parsing the challenges and potential of blockchain—including its lack of data security

Circulation, Buoy Health Collaborate on Integrated Platform for Patient Transportation

May 23, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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Boston-based startup Circulation Health, a ride-ordering exchange that coordinates medical transportation logistics using Lyft and other transportation partners, is partnering with Buoy Health, also based in Boston, to integrate their platforms to provide...

For One North Carolina ACO, a Social Determinants-Driven Strategy is Reaping Results

May 4, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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At Mission Health Partners, an Asheville, North Carolina-based Medicare ACO, a unique care coordination approach, focused on addressing the social and environmental issues underlying patients' health problems, has proven successful.

American College of Radiology Partners on AI Algorithm Development

May 3, 2018  |  David Raths
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The American College of Radiology and the Medical Image Computing and Computer Assistance Intervention Society are working together to develop artificial intelligence algorithms to better meet the clinical needs of radiologists.

Beth Israel Deaconess Launches Innovation Lab

May 3, 2018  |  David Raths
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Boston-based Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) has launched a Health Technology Exploration Center (HTEC) to explore new and emerging technologies.

World Health Care Congress 2018: NewYork-Presbyterian CEO Expresses Great Hope for Telemedicine, Virtual Care

May 1, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Steven J. Corwin, M.D., president and CEO of NewYork-Presbyterian, said that telemedicine is the single healthcare innovation that he thinks has the best chance to turn around the troubling trends of rising costs and poor access.

Survey: Optimism for Health IT Startups in 2018, Skepticism for Amazon Healthcare Partnership

April 26, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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Despite all the buzz about new entrants disrupting healthcare, the majority of healthcare stakeholders are dubious about the impact of the Amazon/Berkshire Hathaway/JP Morgan healthcare partnership and believe the effort will face substantial challenges,...

Survey: Measuring Care Quality a Top HIT Business Objective in 2018

April 16, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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In a recent survey, health IT leaders identified measuring improvement in patient care quality as one of their top business objectives in 2018, followed by identifying areas of cost reduction.

Geisinger, Healthy.io Clinical Trial Using Smartphones to Detect Kidney Disease

April 11, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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The National Kidney Foundation (NKF), Danville, Pa.-based health system Geisinger and Healthy.io have launched a clinical trial using a smartphone-enabled home urinalysis device for chronic kidney disease (CKD) among patients with high blood pressure.

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