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Innovation Hub in Denver will Look to “Transform Healthcare Delivery”

June 13, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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A team of innovators at the Aurora, Colo.-based UCHealth will be developing an innovation hub with the goal “to help transform healthcare delivery of the future,” officials said in an announcement.

PODCAST: Discerning Blockchain Hype from Reality

June 12, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Blockchain is one of the hottest topics in health IT right now, and on this latest podcast, Jonathan Gordon, a partner in Alston & Bird’s technology and privacy group, dives into the opportunities and roadblocks surrounding this emerging technology.

Up-and-Comers 2018: MDLive and OCHIN Inc.

June 6, 2018  |  David Raths
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Inside are the back stories of the final two companies that made this year’s Up-and-Comers rendition.

What are the Greatest Use Cases for Blockchain in Healthcare? New Research Explores the Possibilities

June 6, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Greg Caressi, transformational health senior vice president, Frost & Sullivan, recently spoke with Healthcare Informatics about the role that blockchain could have in precision medicine, and other top use cases for blockchain in healthcare.

In Catalonia, Health IT Governance Rises Above the Political

June 6, 2018  |  Mark Hagland
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The leaders of the TICSalut Foundation, the government agency that manages healthcare IT management and development for the entire region of Catalonia in northeast Spain, are moving forward on a broad range of fronts

BREAKING: The 2018 Healthcare Informatics 100: Our Annual Ranking of Healthcare IT Vendors by Revenue

June 4, 2018  |  the Editors of Healthcare Informatics
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The editors of Healthcare Informatics are once again proud to present the newest edition of our unique industry offering: the Healthcare Informatics 100, a compilation of the top health IT companies based on HIT revenues from the most recent fiscal year.

Emory Healthcare Creates Technology Innovation Hub

May 30, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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Atlanta-based Emory Healthcare has partnered with digital health company Sharecare, also based in Atlanta, to launch a technology innovation hub with the aim of identifying unmet users need and developing, testing and implementing technology solutions to address...

Survey: Majority of Providers Predict Success for New Generic Drug Company, Project Rx

May 25, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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Back in January, four health systems, in consultation with the VA, announced a collaboration to develop a new, not-for-profit generic drug company. A survey has found that 90 percent of providers say they would become customers of the new venture.

Intellectual Property: Lessons from Shark Tank & Seinfeld

May 23, 2018  |  Dave Levin, M.D. and David Hyams
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One thing healthcare entrepreneurs and investors have in common is that their businesses may be generating assets that are more valuable than they realize. And, they may also be creating valuable intangible assets known as intellectual property (IP).

$30M VC Fund Launched to Spur Innovation in Cardiovascular Care

May 22, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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The American Heart Association, together with Philips and UPMC, has announced the launch of Cardeation Capital, a $30 million collaborative venture capital fund designed to spur healthcare innovation in heart disease and stroke care.

HSX’s Drive Toward Innovation Spotlighted at Philadelphia HIT Summit

May 21, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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At the Philadelphia Health IT Summit, leaders from HealthShare Exchange outlined new organization strategies that include how its Market Street technology initiative is opening new avenues for innovation.

Using Blockchain Technology to Create Positive Social Impact

May 16, 2018  |  Randall Minas
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During the 2014 to 2016 Ebola outbreak, many doctors and nurses relied on the WHO and CDC. But imagine if the process of compiling epidemic statistics was simplified and provided real-time data accessible to all healthcare personnel?

At HLTH, a Candid Discussion of What the Federal Government Can and Should Do to Promote Healthcare Innovation

May 11, 2018  |  Mark Hagland
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At the HLTH Conference this week, Rasu Shrestha, M.D. of UPMC sat down with HHS CTO Bruce Greenstein and former United States CTO Aneesh Chopra, to discuss the federal government’s role in facilitating technology innovation

One CIO’s View of the Path to Precision Medicine

May 10, 2018  |  David Raths
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John Halamka, CIO at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, has some strong opinions about the future of precision medicine and can share some concrete examples of transitions already under way at Beth Israel.

At HLTH, Former CMS Administrator Andy Slavitt Explains His Launch of a Venture Capital Firm

May 9, 2018  |  Mark Hagland
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On Tuesday afternoon at the HLTH Conference, Andy Slavitt explained what led him to co-found a venture capital firm to collaborate with tech companies focused on America’s most vulnerable populations

PODCAST: CNBC’s Christina Farr Dives into the New World of Digital Health

May 8, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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CNBC’s health technology reporter Christina Farr is no stranger to getting “scoops” on some of the biggest digital health stories that have been uncorked in just the last year.

Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Names First Chief Innovation Officer

May 4, 2018  |  David Raths
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Children’s Hospital Los Angeles has named its first chief innovation officer. Omkar P. Kulkarni was previously executive director of the Cedars-Sinai Accelerator powered by Techstars, where he helped build and launch the accelerator program.

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.

HHS to Launch Innovation Accelerator for Kidney Disease

May 1, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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HHS is partnering with the American Society of Nephrology to launch the Kidney Innovation Accelerator to accelerate the commercialization of therapies to benefit people with and at risk for kidney diseases through a series of prize competitions and coordination...

Healthcare Informatics Recognized with ASHPE Award for 2017 Top Ten Tech Trends Report

May 1, 2018  |  the editors of Healthcare Informatics
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Healthcare Informatics has once again been recognized by the American Society for Healthcare Publication Editors (ASHPE) for demonstrating writing excellence in the society’s Best Special Report editorial category for 2017.

Humanitarian Data Exchange Wins Health Data Liberator Award

April 26, 2018  |  David Raths
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Sarah Telford and Ahmadou Dicko were named the winners of this year’s Health Data Liberator award at the Health Datapalooza conference in Washington, D.C., for their work on the Humanitarian Data Exchange.

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,...

A Conversation with Shaye Mandle, President and CEO, the Medical Alley Association

April 16, 2018  |  Pamela Tabar
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Breaking down healthcare’s information siloes has become a mission for Shaye Mandle, president and CEO of the Medical Alley Association in Minneapolis, one of the largest medical technology consortiums in the country

Jonathan Bush Talks HIT Innovation at Nashville Health Care Council Event

April 16, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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During a recent Nashville Health Care Council event, athenahealth president and CEO Jonathan Bush discussed the affect that the region has on healthcare innovation, while also touching on the role of government in health IT.

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

Adam Boehler Officially Named CMMI Director

April 9, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) officially has a new director—Adam Boehler, the former CEO of home-based care startup Landmark Health.

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.

Innovation Event Draws Healthcare Startups to Jacksonville

April 5, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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One Spark 2018 hosted innovators from all over the country to showcase their business ideas and products aimed at bringing innovation to healthcare and education, as well as a number of other industries.

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