Jack McCarthy

Oracle cloud healthcare

Oracle's Healthcare Industry Connect event. Credit: Oracle via Twitter.

By Jack McCarthy 09:43 am March 24, 2017
The Oracle Health Sciences Data Management Workbench Cloud Service can be use to integrate, reconcile and analyze healthcare data for clinical trials. 
Google Ventures Bill Maris

Section 32 founder Bill Maris. Photo: Google Ventures

By Jack McCarthy 10:03 am March 16, 2017
Bill Maris re-emerges to create Section 32, a venture capital fund that will kick-off with $100 million and invest at least half of that in life sciences. 
Intel artificial intelligence cancer
By Jack McCarthy 09:39 am March 16, 2017
Company officials said the competition offers a total of $100,000 for three winners, with first place taking $50,000. 
Democrats CBO GOP health plan

HHS Secretary Tom Price downplayed the Congressional Budget Office projections about the American Health Care Act. But Democrats and industry associations spoke out against the legislation. 

By Jack McCarthy 08:54 am March 14, 2017
Congressional Budget Office estimate that the Republican plan would save $337 billion but leave 24 million uninsured sparks federal debate about who the bill would really help. 
genomics patient generated health data
By Jack McCarthy 09:42 am March 13, 2017
The lack of adequate EHR interoperability continues to hinder healthcare organizations ability to use patient data in care delivery, the report’s author said. 
GPS depression social anxiety
By Jack McCarthy 08:23 am March 13, 2017
Using Android phones, an app and Amazon cloud services, the researchers gauged study participants’ feelings a half-dozen times a day to pinpoint links between avoiding social contact and depression. 
IDC hospitals digital transformation
By Jack McCarthy 10:11 am March 09, 2017
While only 10 percent of healthcare providers and payers are currently working to digitize themselves, the analyst house estimates a big surge in the months ahead. 
IBM salesforce artificial intelligence
By Jack McCarthy 06:43 am March 07, 2017
IBM’s Watson met Salesforce’s Einstein in a deal the companies said could help healthcare organizations advance data-driven decision making. 
AHIMA toolkit HIPAA audits
By Jack McCarthy 09:57 am March 03, 2017
The External HIPAA Audit Readiness Toolkit, free for members, includes checklists for HIPAA audit steps, a list of potential documents OCR could request and a master policy template for the privacy and security compliance program. 
patient expectations health data

Transcend Insights CMO Thomas Van Gilder, said that patients see information sharing as essential and it’s time that providers give them the tools they need to stay connected. 

By Jack McCarthy 07:22 am March 03, 2017
The survey also found that a majority of patients use a digital device and believe it would be helpful for that data to be part of their medical history. 

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