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revenue cycle management
By Tom Sullivan 11:50 am September 18, 2017
Both companies have seen reach swell after high-profile mergers, setting them up to capitalize on new customer satisfaction scores.
AI chatbots

Like other innovations, AI chatbots in healthcare will be a crawl-walk-run endeavor, where the easier tasks will move to chatbots while awaiting the tech to evolve for more complex work.

By Bill Siwicki 11:16 am September 18, 2017
But the technologies, which tap into natural language processing, knowledge management and sentiment analysis capabilities, require commitment and discipline to use well.
Blockchain in healthcare

Blockchain, if deployed wisely, could underpin an array of new innovations that could help reduce costs, enable efficiency, protect privacy and spur interoperability.

By Mike Miliard 10:26 am September 18, 2017
By giving patients control over their data, the technology could enable better privacy protections, more efficiency and easier information exchange.
threat intelligence

The number one reason threat intelligence is often ineffective is due to lack of expertise, a new report says.

By Jessica Davis 02:25 pm September 15, 2017
While 86 percent of IT security professionals found threat data valuable to their security missions, only 51 are using the intelligence to handle risk, Ponemon says.
Amazon Alexa with first-aid skill

Mayo’s first aid skill runs on Amazon’s Echo, Echo Dot and Tap.

By Tom Sullivan 02:17 pm September 15, 2017
Users can ask Amazon devices basic questions and listen to answers based on Mayo Clinic advice and information.
nursing education

Nursing education programs are adopting new technology at a faster pace than general education a new study finds.

By Bill Siwicki 01:51 pm September 15, 2017
Study found 65 percent of nursing education programs use virtual simulation.
Kaiser Permanente IT workers

Kaiser building in Oakland, California. Photo via Coolcaesar

By Bernie Monegain 12:18 pm September 15, 2017
Staff accuses Kaiser of putting patients and data at risk by stalling contract negotiations.
healthcare cybersecurity

Michael Figueroa, Executive Director of the Advanced Cyber Security Center, speaking at the HIMSS Security Forum in Boston Sept. 13.

By Tom Sullivan 12:02 pm September 15, 2017
Yes, health entities need to be held responsible for protecting patient data but public shaming isn’t making that happen. There’s a better way forward.
St Jude Medical cardiac rhythm management product, pacemaker

The FDA getting involved in ordering a recall marks a major change in direction for the agency and medical device manufacturers.

By Richard Staynings 11:50 am September 15, 2017
Last week the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) took the unprecedented step of recalling a biomedical device because of concerns over its lack of cybersecurity.
google gender-based discrimination suit
By Bernie Monegain 11:33 am September 15, 2017
Three former employees say they were assigned to positions that paid them less than their male colleagues.

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