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MIT, IBM team up on AI research
By Bernie Monegain 11:07 am September 07, 2017
Together they are launching AI research initiatives, building an MIT-IBM Watson AI lab and targeting industries including healthcare and cybersecurity.
Lakeland Health

Lakeland Medical Center in St. Joseph, Michigan. Photo via Google Maps

By Bill Siwicki 10:08 am September 07, 2017
The Michigan health system has deployed the system at its three sites and has seen time savings for nurses, a reduction in transcription errors and improved quality of vital signs.
Allscripts McKesson data sharing
By Mike Miliard 03:48 pm September 06, 2017
As it works to shore up its client base, Allscripts will have to differentiate itself from Epic and Cerner by showing lower total cost of ownership and a commitment open data sharing.
Series D funding round McKesson Ventures

Truveris’ platform proposal should help employers in finding prescription drug coverage by demystifying pricing strategies.

By Bernie Monegain 03:11 pm September 06, 2017
Truveris, which serves the prescription benefits industry said the Series D funding round, led by McKesson Ventures, will help lower cost and boost access to prescription medications.
Trojan malware attacks in Alaska

Anchorage Health & Human Services in Alaska. Photo via Google Maps

By Jessica Davis 02:46 pm September 06, 2017
Officials are still investigating the scope of the breach, but a preliminary investigation revealed hackers potentially accessed data from the Western region of the state.
Cerner EHR contract with VA Vista

Cerner has assembled an advisory group of former government, military and private sector leaders to advise the company on how to deploy the Veteran Affairs' new EHR.

By Bernie Monegain 02:31 pm September 06, 2017
Members, which include former ONC chief Karen DeSalvo, include roster of IT pros and military veterans.
MACRA readiness
By Beth Jones Sanborn 12:30 pm September 06, 2017
Survey shows few are making key investments, changes required for move to value-based care.
Reversing DACA puts patient care at risk, AMA says

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced on Tuesday the Trump administration's decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. (CNN)

By Tom Sullivan 11:37 am September 06, 2017
In reaction to President Donald Trump’s decision on Tuesday to reverse the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program that protects about 800,000 immigrants, the American Medical Association has called on Congress to consider alternatives that will not hinder the healthcare workforce.
robots fight germs
By Bernie Monegain 09:33 am September 06, 2017
Oschner Medical Center says use of Xenex LightStrike Germ-Zapping Robots will improve patient safety since they destroy deadly pathogens and drug-resistant organisms.
CDS software design guidelines
By Mike Miliard 03:35 pm September 05, 2017
The Clinical Decision Support Coalition’s suggestions are focused on the design and development of medium-risk tools for decision support that don't fall under FDA purview.

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