Current Industry News

2018-09-21 11:41

HIMSS on Friday issued a call to the healthcare industry to take action in battling the ongoing opioid crisis in America by using health information and technology.

2018-09-21 11:39

The third major health system to win a HIMSS Davies Award over the past month is Durham, North Carolina-based Duke Health. Specifically, the award recognizes the health system for customizing its electronic health record to better serve standardized care processes for improved patient safety and post-surgical outcomes.

2018-09-21 09:05

The National Health Service announced that Robert Coles will serve in the newly created chief information security officer role.

2018-09-21 07:36

Boston Medical Center, Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital let ABC film a documentary on site without obtaining patient authorization.

2018-09-21 05:30

An employee uploaded a file containing member information to a public-facing website in April, but officials did not discover the error until July.

2018-09-20 13:37

The trust will initially be looking to deploy a ‘fully integrated’ Patient Administration System (PAS), Maternity, Renal and Electronic Prescribing and Medicines Administration (EPMA).

2018-09-20 09:46

Cincinnati-based Mercy Health announced this week that it is investing in San Diego-based NucleusHealth, developer of cloud-hosted picture archiving communications systems and teleradiology services. Terms of the investment were not disclosed.
Mercy Health implemented the technology this past year, and apparently liked it so much that it's decided to become a minority investor in the company.

2018-09-20 09:30

AI and machine learning deployments are hitting the mainstream in enterprises, but executives still hesitate to blindly accept insights from inside the "black box" without seeing the logic behind them.

2018-09-20 08:24

When developing, funding, scaling and evolving innovation projects, it's key to gain insights from around the world – and to keep consumer top of mind, HIMSS innovation expert Ian Hoffberg says.

2018-09-20 05:00

Dave Chase puts forth those contrarian viewpoints in his new book, and predicts that millennials will redirect the future of healthcare – which is a good thing.

2018-09-19 13:23

President Trump on Wednesday threatened to add new import taxes on an additional $257 billion of Chinese goods to the $200 billion established on Monday. This was in response to China on Tuesday announcing plans to impose new tariffs on $60 billion in U.S. exports.

2018-09-19 09:13

Drafted by the U.K. National Cyber Security Centre, the guidance provides insight into preventing phishing attacks, bolstering third-party management and other security threats.

2018-09-19 08:02

The National Health Service in England announced two new innovator programs to accelerate the use of digital health tools that benefit patients and remove barriers slowing adoption of innovation in the NHS.
Part of a wider effort led by NHS England and the Academic Health Science Networks, NHS England says innovations eligible for the program have to be used in at least three NHS sites and demonstrate the potential for a return on investment within a year of deployment.

2018-09-19 04:00

And there’s already one in the JASON Report from 2014 that was eclipsed by the industry’s excitement about open APIs.

2018-09-19 04:00

HIMSS Chief Technology and Innovation Officer Steve Wretling says developers need to build the experience healthcare hasn’t had yet.

2018-09-19 04:00

HIMSS Chief Technology and Innovation Officer Steve Wretling says developers need to build the experience healthcare hasn’t had yet.

2018-09-18 12:09

Change Healthcare on Tuesday said that its blockchain-enabled Intelligent Healthcare Network will be available on Amazon Web Services.
Change’s network enables blockchain technologies for more secure and efficient financial transactions throughout the claims process.

2018-09-18 08:36

Beginning Sept. 21, VA will start accepting proposals for contractors to handle the technical and administrative services of its legacy EHR.

2018-09-18 08:33

Countries around the globe are dealing with legacy fax machines and the UK organization is looking to get rid of its by 2019.

2018-09-18 08:31

With a rare near-unanimous vote, the United States Senate passed The Opioid Crisis Response Act of 2018 on Monday evening. It's a massive bill comprising a wide array of proposals drawn from five Senate committees, and has many implications for the use and funding of health IT.

2018-09-18 07:37

CareCloud and Google on Tuesday announced that CareCloud is joining the Google Cloud Technology Partner Program.
CareCloud said it will use Google’s Healthcare API to extend its interoperability, patient experience, and practice management services to ambulatory customers.

2018-09-18 06:38

The ongoing saga of athenahealth and Elliott Management continues. Shares of the cloud-based health IT company fell sharply Tuesday morning on news that the hedge fund – which has recently been seen as the most likely candidate to acquire the company after a long and contentious courtship – has reportedly recoiled from the $160 share price.

2018-09-18 06:00

While there is no exact definition of what a smart city must offer its citizens, there is also no shortage of "smart" initiatives.

2018-09-18 04:00

Five roles to develop and four rules to follow for effective and secure data governance in the age of AI, analytics, pop health and precision medicine.

2018-09-17 11:26

The global aging population may be straining resources, but could also be what pushes digital health innovations.

2018-09-17 09:45

The analytics platform, built using open APIs, aims to enable a collaborative environment to speed development of targeted treatments for patients.

2018-09-17 07:20

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2018-09-17 06:52

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2018-09-17 05:57

Microsoft and Vision Australia unveiled a new 3D audio app designed to give blind and vision impaired people greater independence to explore the world around them.
Dubbed Soundscape, the software enables users to set audio beacons at destinations and landmarks, and through a stereo headset the 3D audio is perceived as coming from the point of interest as they walk, allowing them to build a mental image of what’s around from the acoustic environment.

2018-08-16 03:15

Value-based healthcare is changing the business model for doctors and hospitals. Here's how analytics is helping these practices change the way they work.

2018-06-19 04:15

Dun & Bradstreet is transforming its own internal AI and analytics operations, even as it helps customers with their analytics and machine learning transformations.

2018-05-24 10:00

Machine learning and advanced analytics are now the centerpiece for companies that got their start as Hadoop distributors.

2018-05-23 04:30

Eliminating bias in the data and algorithms that drive artificial intelligence and machine learning initiatives requires constant vigilance on the part of not only data scientists but up and down the corporate ranks.

2018-05-22 10:00

One in six people around the globe lack a legal identity, making it almost impossible for them to get real jobs, to vote, and to own property. Blockchain promises to give them proof of identity.