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Could Apple’s Latest Venture into Health IT Disrupt the Entire Industry?

June 27, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Apple is in talks with a multitude of healthcare stakeholders with eyes on turning your iPhone into a centralized bank for medical information.

Home Remedies for Innovation Constipation

June 26, 2017  |  Dave Levin, M.D.
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Healthcare is suffering from Innovation Constipation (IC). The signs and symptoms are everywhere with more appearing daily, and the problem is particularly acute in healthcare IT. The good news: there are home remedies for IC.

The 2017 Healthcare Informatics 100 Product Breakouts: Data Exchange

June 21, 2017  |  the Editors of Healthcare Informatics
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Throughout the next several days, Healthcare Informatics will reveal its top 5 companies by revenue within these seven different categories to accompany the broader Healthcare Informatics 100 list.

GAO Report: VA Pharmacy System Must Improve Ability to View, Exchange Data

June 16, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) pharmacists cannot always efficiently view necessary patient data among Veterans Health Administration (VHA) medical sites, according to a new report from the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO).

At the Health IT Summit in Boston, a Mix of Clarity and Obscurity Seen Around Federal Health IT Policy

June 16, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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Healthcare IT industry leaders share their perspectives on a range of federal policy issues, at the Health IT Summit in Boston, and speculate on what might happen next around MACRA/MIPS, Stage 3 of meaningful use, and nationwide interoperability

Creating the Digital Library for the Learning Health System

June 15, 2017  |  David Raths
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Big data and precision medicine platforms lack repositories for the knowledge they generate. The University of Michigan is seeking to create a digital repository to store and curate digital knowledge artifacts for health at scale.

The Health IT Vendor Market: A Shifting Landscape

June 12, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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Bob Cash, vice president of provider relations at Orem, Utah-based KLAS Research, and Colin Buckley, director of research strategy, clinical IT at KLAS Research, share their perspectives about trends impacting the healthcare IT vendor market.

National Interoperability Collaborative to Focus on Multi-Sector Data Sharing

June 10, 2017  | 
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the National Interoperability Collaborative has been formed to advance the use of interoperability and data-sharing in healthcare, human services and related fields.

Surescripts Touts Interoperability Success in 2016 Progress Report

June 7, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Surescripts released its 2016 National Progress Report today, June 7, which revealed that 10.9 billion secure health transactions took place in 2016 via its network—a 12 percent increase from 2015—including 1.6 billion e-prescriptions.

The World of Imaging: A Changing Landscape for Radiologists—and for Everyone

June 6, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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In this Healthcare Informatics Special Report as part of the May/June issue, experts dive into the latest challenges and opportunities in the world of imaging informatics.

Key to Multi-Sector Data Sharing: Meaningful, Long-Term Partnerships

June 5, 2017  |  David Raths
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During a recent webinar put on by the National Center for Complex Health and Social Needs, executives described the value of building trust and longer-term partnerships.

ONC Announces Final Winners of Move Health Data Forward Challenge

June 1, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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The Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) announced the final winners of the Move Health Data Forward Challenge.

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