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Research: AI, Automation Reshaping Healthcare Technology Support

December 6, 2018  |  Heather Landi, Associate Editor
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Emerging technologies, such as automation and artificial intelligence (AI), will redesign the way in which tech support firms function in healthcare, according to a Black Book Research survey.

RSNA 2018: Imaging’s Resurgence?

November 29, 2018  |  Joe Marion
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The latest buzz from the 2018 RSNA is all about Artificial Intelligence, as interest grows in terms of imaging informatics' role in healthcare IT

At RSNA, Imaging Informatics Sage Joe Marion Offers Straight Talk on this Moment in Imaging IT

November 28, 2018  |  Mark Hagland, Editor-in-Chief
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Joe Marion, a leading observer of the imaging informatics market, shares his perspectives on vendor and provider consolidation, the emergence of AI, and future challenges

In Texas, Healthcare Leaders Take a Tech-Enabled Approach to Combat the Opioid Crisis

September 28, 2018  |  Heather Landi, Associate Editor
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Healthcare leaders in Texas are taking steps to provide ED care teams at hospitals across the state with technology tools to combat opioid abuse and addiction and provide better patient care.

A New Development Throws a Wrench into the Athenahealth Saga

September 18, 2018  |  Mark Hagland
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The ongoing drama over the future of EHR vendor athenahealth seems to have entered a new phase, with a development that potentially throws a monkey wrench into its business process

Survey: CMIOs Cite Need for Better Technologies to Address High Drug Costs, Opioid Abuse

September 6, 2018  |  Heather Landi, Associate Editor
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Physician IT leaders believe that progress has been made to improve medication management, however, there is more work to be done to address gaps that could potentially impact patient safety, such as high drug costs and opioid abuse, according to a recent survey...

Execs Gearing Up for Blockchain Investments, Report Finds

August 22, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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A cross-industry survey on blockchain of some 1,000 business leaders, conducted by Deloitte, found that most global executives see great value in blockchain’s potential to reinvent processes across the business value chain,.

One CIO Details her Organization’s “Journey from the Basement” to Modernize its IT Strategy

August 21, 2018  |  Heather Landi, Associate Editor
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Leaders at the Tampa-based Moffitt Cancer Center face the complexity of managing the organization’s steady growth, and the need for an IT infrastructure that keeps pace with that growth.

Healthcare IT M&A Activity Increases 23 Percent in 1H 2018

July 30, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity in the healthcare IT industry rose during the first half this year, with volume increasing 23 percent, from 101 deals in the second half of 2017 to 124 deals so far in 2018, according to investment banking firm Berkery...

At the Florida Health IT Summit, a Candid Look at the Promise and Pitfalls of Blockchain in Healthcare

July 25, 2018  |  Mark Hagland
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Benjamin D. Schanker, M.D., M.P.H. shared with attendees at the Florida Health IT Summit his perspectives, as a clinician and researcher, of the promise and pitfalls of blockchain adoption in U.S. healthcare

Survey: More Effective IT Needed to Improve Patient Safety

July 19, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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In a Health Catalyst survey, physicians, nurses and healthcare executives said ineffective information technology, and the lack of real-time warnings for possible harm events, are key obstacles to achieving their organizations' patient safety goals.

At Phoenix Children’s, A Clinical Documentation Initiative is Driving Results

May 16, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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At Phoenix Children’s Hospital, clinical and IT leaders worked closely on an initiative to leverage technology to improve clinical documentation, providing physicians with actionable information in real-time at the point of care.

Norman Doors and Healthcare IT

May 7, 2018  |  Dave Levin, M.D.
commentary
Evidence suggests mixed results when it comes to overall EMR use and functions like clinical decision support providing concise, actionable information, and leveraging AI and predictive analytics. Is there a prescription for provider-centric HIT?

Penn Medicine’s John Donohue on the Subject of Infrastructure Resiliency

April 10, 2018  |  Mark Hagland
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John P. Donohue, associate vice president of enterprise infrastructure services at Penn Medicine in Philadelphia, shares his perspectives on the concept of infrastructure resiliency, and how patient care organizations get to IR

Intermountain Outsources 98 IT Jobs as Part of Larger Restructuring

March 30, 2018  |  David Raths
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Salt Lake City-based Intermountain Healthcare has announced it is outsourcing 98 of its IT employees to a company called DXC Technology.

ECRI Institute Releases Top 10 List of Patient Safety Issues for 2018

March 16, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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When health IT systems are poorly designed, or when the organization’s culture fails to embrace health IT safety, patients can suffer, according to the ECRI institute, which named incorporating health IT into patient safety programs as one of its top patient...

Healthcare IT Leaders Share Learnings from Recent Hurricanes

March 9, 2018  |  Mark Hagland
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Healthcare IT Leaders from Puerto Rico, Florida, and Texas shared insights on the devastation of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria—and what might be done to prepare for future hurricanes and other natural disasters

NQF Issues Guidance to Support Safer Opioid Prescribing

March 8, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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The National Quality Forum (NQF) released guidance to support safe and appropriate opioid prescribing to manage patients’ pain.

Technology Leader Eric Schmidt tells HIMSS18 Attendees the Future of Computing Is on Our Doorstep

March 6, 2018  |  Mark Hagland
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Eric Schmidt, best known as the former executive chairman of Google, shared with HIMSS Conference attendees his vision of a truly connected, fully AI-assisted learning healthcare system, in his opening keynote speech at HIMSS18 in Las Vegas

Cerner, Children's National to Help UAE Pediatric Center with Health IT

February 15, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Al Jalila Children's Specialty Hospital, the only pediatric hospital in the United Arab Emirates, has entered into an agreement with Washington, D.C.-based Children's National Health System to form a health IT strategic partnership.
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