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A sampling of health apps available to consumers. Credit: Google Play

By Jonah Comstock 10:28 am November 07, 2017
New research determines that there are now 318,500 health-related consumer apps, yet most apps have been downloaded fewer than 5,000 times.
Epic, Cerner, CVS align with Surescripts to make personalized prescription benefit, pricing info available in EHRs
By Tom Sullivan 08:23 am November 07, 2017
The company said more than half of U.S. physicians and nearly two-thirds of patients will now be able to view information about benefits and drug costs to make decisions together during office visits.
arthritis consultation with mobile app
By Jeff Lagasse 03:51 pm November 06, 2017
A China-based study shows U.S. hospitals how they can reduce care costs and create new revenue by treating patients in other cities with virtual consultations.

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By Mike Miliard 03:15 pm November 06, 2017
Informatics group aims to make patients' online access to physicians' clinical notes the standard of care.
Employee telehealth tools
By Bill Siwicki 02:44 pm November 06, 2017
The center achieved a 130 percent return on investment equating to more than a $48,000 thus far – and it’s only been 90 days.
NIH new data commons

Aerial photograph from the Mark O. Hatfield Clinical Research Center on the National Institutes of Health Bethesda, Maryland campus. Photo via Wikipedia

By Mike Miliard 02:05 pm November 06, 2017
A consortium of public and private developers will build out analytics tools, interoperability standards for researchers.
By Bill Siwicki 12:45 pm November 06, 2017
Companies are working to integrate mental health tools with dashboard software to track patient symptoms and deliver validated data through a portal.
Patrick Soon-Shiong
By Jessica Davis 12:30 pm November 06, 2017
An investigation by Politico revealed more than 100 of the reported 1,286 genetic tests sold in 2016 by NantHealth were purchased by three doctors who are on the payroll of one of Soon-Shiong’s companies.
Athenahealth closing Atlanta office
By Bernie Monegain 11:48 am November 06, 2017
In a filing to the Georgia Department of Economic Development, the EHR company said layoffs would begin on Dec. 18.
UPMC invests billions to leverage Microsoft tech

Photo via UPMC

By Susan Morse 10:03 am November 06, 2017
Specialty hospitals for cancer, heart and transplant and vision and rehabilitation to be built with the tech company’s input on IT design.

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