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Health Share of Oregon Facing Challenges with Ride to Care Service

Health Share of Oregon’s non-emergency transportation vendor is in danger of losing money if it doesn’t meet its performance targets by the end of June, the coordinated care organization recently stated.

NJ Hospital Association Invests in Opioid Tracking Tool for Hospitals

As opioid overdoses continue to claim more lives, the New Jersey Hospital Association and its Health Research and Educational Trust announced a $1.5 million investment in an emergency department tracking tool for hospitals statewide to better monitor opioid prescriptions.

Sequoia Project Revises National Patient Matching Framework

The nonprofit Sequoia Project, an industry advocate for nationwide interoperability, has released a revised national patient matching framework.

Kaiser, Emory Healthcare Partner on Integrated Care Model in Atlanta

Emory Healthcare, the clinical arm of Emory University, and Kaiser Permanente have announced a partnership in metropolitan Atlanta.

Report: Cyber Attacks on the Rise and Evolving, as Ransomware Declines

Cyberthreats are continuing to increase and shift, and even though ransomware attacks are significantly declining, cyberattacks are on the rise, according to a new report from the global association ISACA.

Hospitals Making Progress in mHealth Strategies, Survey Finds

For the third consecutive year in Spok’s mobile healthcare survey, more than half of respondents reported having a mobile strategy in place.

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

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.

Inspirata Buys Caradigm From GE Healthcare

Cancer informatics and digital pathology workflow company Inspirata Inc. has acquired Redmond, Wash.-based Caradigm from GE Healthcare.

CMS Issues Guidance to States on Using Health IT to Fight Opioid Epidemic

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services recently issued guidance to state Medicaid programs emphasizing the role of health IT in addressing the opioid crisis and highlighting funding sources for telemedicine and prescription drug monitoring programs.

Report: SDoH Tech Market is in Its Infancy, but Adoption Will Triple in Five Years

Adoption of social innovation technology for healthcare is poised to triple over the next five years, according to a market research report by Patchwise Labs, as the shift to value-based care requires health systems to address the social determinants of health (SDoH).

Data and Cybersecurity Investments Ramp Up as Threats Reach All-Time High

Companies are quickly ramping up investment in data and cybersecurity as they look to become more compliant with new data privacy protection and security regulations—and to avoid highly damaging data breaches, according to the 2018 Harvey Nash/KPMG CIO Survey.

Geisinger CEO Will Not Join Amazon/Berkshire/JP Morgan Chase Healthcare Initiative

Despite initial discussions about his possibly joining the new Amazon/Berkshire Hathaway/JP Morgan Chase healthcare venture, David Feinberg, M.D. stated definitively on Jan. 30 that he will remain CEO of Geisinger Health System

Leading Health Systems to Join Syapse Precision Medicine Council

The San Francisco-based precision medicine company Syapse has announced the creation of a Precision Medicine Council that will be comprised of a group of oncology, operations, and research leaders from health systems dedicated to advancing precision oncology through sharing best practices.

Dignity Health Reports Email Data Breach Incident Affecting 56,000 Patients

San Francisco-based Dignity Health, and one of its business associates, reported an unauthorized access/disclosure incident impacting the medical records of 55,900 patients.

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