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Accenture Report Predicts Five Digital Trends for Healthcare Innovation

Leading healthcare organizations will need to embrace advances in artificial intelligence, digital ecosystems and other technologies to empower consumer experiences and scale health expertise to meet a changing healthcare landscape.

Study Finds Glucose Self-Monitoring Does Not Improve Glycemic Control for Diabetics

Incorporating technology into self-management activities has been touted as potentially transformative for patients, yet one recent study found that diabetic patients who self-monitored their blood glucose levels at home did not control their conditions any better than patients who did not self-monitor.

Consumers Want Online Ease for Healthcare Payments, Report Finds

A new report on the most recent trends in healthcare payments has revealed that consumers are demanding more from healthcare and that paper is hurting all industry stakeholders.

National Quality Forum Issues Draft Telehealth Framework

The National Quality Forum (NQF) issued a report that outlines a measure framework, with a prioritized list of measure concepts, and guiding principles for future telehealth measurement.

Invitae Buys Developer of Online Family History Tool

Invitae Corp., a San Francisco-based genetic information company, has acquired Ommdom Inc., the developer of CancerGene Connect, a platform for collecting and managing genetic family histories.

Survey: Consumers Looking for More Innovation in Healthcare

Many Americans are flagging the need for more innovation in healthcare, although some 41 percent are currently using innovative technology to help manage their health.

Startup Combines Genetic Consultation, Telehealth

A San Francisco-based startup has created an independent network of clinical genomic experts to offer genetic consultation services to patients and providers via telehealth.

National Interoperability Collaborative to Focus on Multi-Sector Data Sharing

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

St. Luke’s University Health Network Gets Stage 7 EMR Recognition

St. Luke’s University Health Network (SLUHN), based in Bethlehem, Pa., has been awarded by HIMSS Analytics with its Stage 7 designation, the highest recognition for electronic medical record (EMR) adoption.

FCC Releases Data Update on Broadband Mapping Tool

The Federal Communications Commission’s Connect2Health Task Force announced updates to its Mapping Broadband Health in America platform. The 2017 platform now reflects the latest complete annual fixed broadband dataset from the Commission and updated health data from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s County Health Rankings.

Pew Calls on Congress to Ensure Proper Funding for ONC

The Pew Charitable Trusts’ manager of health IT has written a letter to lawmakers urging them to ensure that the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)’ 2018 funding not be cut as outlined in President Trump’s recent budget proposal.

Black Book: Leading EHR Vendors Now Fully Investing in Population Health Management

Ninety percent of healthcare leaders said that future population health management (PHM) systems will essentially be projected to perform as next-generation patient accounting systems, according to a recent Black Book report.

Microsoft Donates Data Analysis Tool to Aid Research into SIDS

A team of data scientists from Microsoft Corp. donated a new research tool to Seattle Children's Research Institute, one of the top five pediatric research centers in the United States, to aid medical research into sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS).

Healthcare Executives Forecast Significant Savings from Use of Predictive Analytics

More than half of health payer and healthcare provider executives believe that predictive analytics will save their organizations 15 percent or more of their total budget over the next five years, according to survey findings from the Society of Actuaries.

Report: 15 Percent of Healthcare Organizations Running Outdated Operating Systems

A study that spanned 20 different industries found that 2,000 organizations run more than 50 percent of their computers on outdated versions of an operating system, making them almost three times as likely to experience a publicly disclosed breach, according at a new report from BitSight.