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Town Hall Ventures Close First Fund at $115 Million

September 20, 2018  |  David Raths, Contributing Editor
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Town Hall Ventures, an investment firm built to address the healthcare challenges of the most vulnerable Americans, has closed its first fund at $115 million.

At Partners HealthCare, Bringing Digital Transformation to Clinical Care

September 18, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal, Managing Editor
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An innovative partnership between Partners and Persistent Systems looks to move the needle on healthcare digital transformation with the development of an industry-wide open-source platform.

Cigna to Invest $250M in Venture Fund with Eyes on Healthcare Startups

September 17, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal, Managing Editor
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Cigna, the Connecticut-based health services company, has announced the launch of Cigna Ventures, a corporate venture fund focused on investing in promising healthcare startups and growth-stage companies.

The Shock of the New: The Paris Art World of 1916—and the U.S. Healthcare Landscape of 2018

September 13, 2018  |  Mark Hagland, Editor-in-Chief
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What does a revolution in art from a century ago say about the present moment in U.S. healthcare?

In South Los Angeles, a High-Tech Hospital Delivers Healthcare to an Underserved Community

September 11, 2018  |  Heather Landi, Associate Editor
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Executive leaders at Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Hospital discuss the organization's journey to achieve HIMSS Analytics Stage 7 and meeting the healthcare needs of an underserved community.

Jack Stoddard Tapped to be COO of Amazon-Berkshire-JP Morgan Health Venture

September 5, 2018  |  Heather Landi, Associate Editor
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The still-unnamed health venture being launched by Amazon, JP Morgan Chase & Co. and Berkshire Hathaway Inc. has hired healthcare executive Jack Stoddard as its chief operating officer.

Top Ten Tech Trends 2018: In the Fight Against the Opioid Crisis, Providers are Turning to Technology

August 30, 2018  |  Heather Landi, Associate Editor
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Healthcare organizations are using health IT tools, including an emerging market of digital health solutions, to address opioid abuse, addiction and overdoses.

Andy Slavitt, Health System Leaders Take Action to Advance Medicaid Transformation

August 29, 2018  |  Heather Landi, Associate Editor
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Project leaders of the recently announced Medicaid Transformation Project detail their plans for the initiative and why they believe collaboration is critical to improving care for vulnerable populations.

Top Ten Tech Trends 2018: Could Newfangled Business and Technology Combinations Upend the Landscape of Healthcare Delivery?

August 29, 2018  |  Mark Hagland, Editor-in-Chief
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What will the impact be of all of the recent bold technological and business moves for established patient care organizations in U.S. healthcare?

At Wake Forest Baptist Health, What the Mechanics of Clinical Transformation Look Like

August 24, 2018  |  Mark Hagland
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Chi Huang, M.D., executive medical director of general medicine, is helping to advance clinical transformation processes at Wake Forest Baptist Health in Winston-Salem, North Carolina

Facebook, NYU Collaborating on the Use of AI to Improve MRIs

August 22, 2018  |  Heather Landi, Associate Editor
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Facebook and NYU School of Medicine’s Department of Radiology are collaborating on a research project to investigate the use of artificial intelligence (AI) to make magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans up to 10 times faster.

Survey: Who Will Shake Up Healthcare? C-Suite Leaders Weigh In

August 20, 2018  |  Heather Landi, Associate Editor
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With new, disruptive entrants coming into the healthcare market, which company is poised to have the biggest impact on healthcare? The majority of C-suite leaders have their eyes on Amazon to shake up healthcare, according to a recent survey of healthcare C-level...

Will IBM Watson Repeat History?

August 15, 2018  |  Joe Marion
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IBM has a storied history in healthcare. Can they learn from that history and be successful with IBM Watson?

Analyzing Blockchain’s Evolution in Healthcare: Two Experts Dive into the Details

August 15, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal, Managing Editor
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Two leaders at KPMG recently spoke with Healthcare Informatics about the greatest use cases for blockchain in healthcare today, and how quickly providers and payers might start moving into full-scale projects.

AHRQ Launches App Challenge for PRO Data Standardization

August 15, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal, Managing Editor
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The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has launched a competition to address the need for greater use of standardized patient-reported outcomes (PRO) data in clinical care and research.

Mayo Clinic Elects New President and CEO

August 13, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Gianrico Farrugia, M.D., current vice president, Mayo Clinic, and CEO of Mayo Clinic in Florida has been elected as the president and CEO of the Mayo Clinic, headquartered in Minnesota.

The Promise and Pitfalls of HIT in Pediatrics: What Boston Children’s Hospital Has Learned

August 7, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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At the Boston Health IT Summit, one CIO reviews what lessons his pediatric organization has learned in health IT-related experiences.

Michigan State Leaders Turn to Technology in their Fight Against Opioid Abuse

August 1, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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An assessment was completed by the Dept. of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) and Appriss Health—a Louisville, Ky.-based technology company—as part of Michigan’s strategy to prevent opioid abuse.

NHS to get Major Funding Help for “Tech Transformation”

July 25, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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The UK’s new health and social care secretary has said that nearly half a billion pounds—equal to almost $650 million—will be devoted “to transform technology in the NHS in an attempt to reduce staff workloads and improve patient care,” according to a report in...

Mount Sinai Launches Center for Biomedical Blockchain Research

July 24, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and the Institute for Next Generation Healthcare have launched the Center for Biomedical Blockchain Research to focus on potential uses for blockchain technology to solve problems in health care and medical science.

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.

Dignity Health, UCSF Health Partner to Improve the Digital Patient Experience

July 18, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Dignity Health and UCSF Health are collaborating to develop a digital engagement platform that officials believe will provide information and access to patients when and where they need it as they navigate primary and preventive care, as well as more acute or...

Cedars-Sinai Accelerator Program Presents Fourth Class of Startups

July 12, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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The Cedars-Sinai Accelerator, a program that helps entrepreneurs bring their innovative technology products to market, has brought in nine more health tech startups as part of its fourth class.

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.

The 2018 Healthcare Informatics 100 Product Breakouts

July 5, 2018  |  the Editors of Healthcare Informatics
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As part of Healthcare Informatics 100 questionnaire, vendors were asked to estimate the percentage of revenue earned in each of their product segments sold. Inside, we reveal the top 5 companies by revenue within seven different categories.

Geisinger Becomes the Latest to Join AVIA Innovator Network

June 29, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Geisinger, the Danville, Pa.-based health system, has become the latest member of the AVIA Innovator Network, a network of health systems working together to innovate and transform.

‘Health Hub’ to Foster UCSF Innovators

June 29, 2018  |  David Raths
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A new nonprofit organization, Health Hub, has been set up to help UC San Francisco inventors and entrepreneurs from the local community access the support and professional development they need to develop successful companies.

Amazon Acquires Online Pharmacy PillPack

June 28, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Amazon announced today that it has acquired PillPack, a Boston-based online pharmacy startup.

PODCAST: Breaking Down the Healthcare Informatics 100; Was Jonathan Bush Forced Out?

June 26, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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ST Advisors executives analyze the 2018 Healthcare Informatics 100 and weigh in on the recent news surrounding athenahealth

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.

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