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Califf Joins Verily, Leads New Duke Health Data Science Center

Robert Califf, M.D., who stepped down as commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in January, has been named the director of a new cross-campus center at Duke University for integrated health data science.

Partners, GE Healthcare Collaborate on Deep Learning

Partners HealthCare and GE Healthcare have announced a 10-year collaboration to develop “deep learning” technology across the continuum of care.

CMS Announces $30 Million in Grants for Developing Quality Measures Under MACRA

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has announced it will award up to $30 million in grant funding to clinical specialty societies, clinical professional organizations and independent research organizations to develop quality measures under MACRA.

IBM Watson, MAP Health Management Bring Cognitive Computing to Substance Abuse Treatment

Austin-based health IT solutions provider MAP Health Management and IBM Watson Health are collaborating on the development of new software that uses cognitive computing to treat addiction and substance abuse.

athenahealth Expands Guarantee Program to Include MU Stage 3 for Hospitals

athenahealth, the Watertown, Mass.-based health IT vendor, has expanded its guarantee program to include a meaningful use (MU) Stage 3 guarantee for hospitals.

Four Finalists Advance to Next Round of CHIME’s National Patient ID Challenge

Four finalists were selected to the “Prototype Testing Round” of CHIME’s Healthcare Innovation Trust National Patient ID Challenge, the Ann Arbor, Mich.-based College of Healthcare Information Management Executives announced this week.

Sutter Health, IBM Collaborate on Early Detection of Heart Failure Using EHR Data and AI

A team of scientists at IBM Research, in collaboration with scientists from Sutter Health, recently completed research developing methods to help predict heart failure based on hidden clues in Electronic Health Records (EHRs).

Delaware HIE Launches Consumer Tools, Including Interactive PHR

The Delaware Health Information Network is rolling out three tools that can connect Delawareans with their personal healthcare information across a variety of platforms.

Docs Getting Lab Results on Smartphones Could Help Discharge Patients Faster

Patients with chest pain who are in the emergency department, and whose attending emergency physicians received lab results directly to their smartphones, got discharged faster than patients whose doctors didn’t get that data on their smartphones.

Cedars-Sinai Using SaaS Platform to Incorporate Patient-Generated Health Data

Various clinical departments at Los Angeles-based Cedars-Sinai have announced they are leveraging a software as a service (SaaS) platform to integrate previously unavailable patient-generated data directly into their electronic medical record (EMR).

NewYork-Presbyterian Appoints Chief Transformation Officer

Peter M. Fleischut, M.D., who had been chief innovation officer, has been named senior vice president and chief transformation officer at NewYork-Presbyterian.

Genevieve Morris Named ONC Principal Deputy National Coordinator

Genevieve Morris has been tapped by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) as principal deputy national coordinator for health IT.

Accenture: Internet of Health Things Could Lead To Big Cost Savings for Orgs

If healthcare organization leaders don’t take full advantage of the Internet of Health Things (IoHT), they could risk missing out on substantial cost savings, according to findings from a new Accenture report.

NIST Issues New Guidance to Enhance Wireless Infusion Pump Cybersecurity

NIST, in collaboration with the healthcare community and manufacturers, has released draft guidelines designed to help healthcare delivery organizations improve wireless infusion pump cybersecurity.

Texas Health System Will Pay $2.4M to Settle Potential HIPAA Disclosure Violations

Memorial Hermann Health System (MHHS) has agreed to pay a $2.4 million settlement to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and adopt a comprehensive corrective action plan stemming from potential violations of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Privacy Rule.

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