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By Jessica Davis 09:37 am May 13, 2016
IBM plans to launch a cloud-based version of Watson's cognitive computing technology, designed solely to zero in on cybersecurity language, as a part of a year-long research project, the company announced Tuesday.
By Henry Powderly 04:18 pm May 06, 2016
In another big surge for healthcare hiring, the industry added 44,000 jobs in April -- representing more than a quarter of the 160,000 jobs created that month, according to data released Friday by the U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics.
By Bernie Monegain 10:45 am May 04, 2016
IBM is making quantum computing available to the public, providing access to a platform from any desktop or mobile device via the IBM Cloud.

Building 17 on Microsoft's Redmond, Washington, headquarters campus. 

By Tom Sullivan 09:23 am May 03, 2016
SQL Server 2016 will bring new functions for protecting data in motion and at rest, visual reporting, cloud-first features and big data analytics tools.

Sutter Health is one of Truven's 15 Top Health Systems for 2016.

By Bernie Monegain 03:28 pm April 26, 2016
Truven Health Analytics prides itself on, well, analyzing data. So when it came to picking this year’s top 15 hospitals, Truven analysts turned to crunching numbers.
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By Tom Sullivan 07:27 am April 22, 2016
With Google, IBM and Microsoft all setting sights squarely on healthcare, and analysts predicting 30 percent of providers will run cognitive analytics on patient data by 2018, the risk of investing too late may outweigh the risk of doing so too soon.

With the fee-for-service business model changing to prospective payment and value-based care, healthcare organizations are undergoing a cultural shift that dramatically alters their approaches to patient intake, eligibility verification and claims processing.

By John Andrews 09:30 am April 20, 2016
Revenue cycle management has gone from being a "back office" function to an "end-to-end" system that begins at patient intake or even before, claims specialists say. Advanced technologies, in tandem with improved workflows and better data have resulted in RCM systems that encompass the entire healthcare enterprise.
By Bernie Monegain 11:43 am April 19, 2016
Healthcare analytics company Decision Resources Group is growing its healthcare data trove in a big way, adding claims and electronic health record data for its new Real World Evidence repository, or RWE.

Children’s National Health System VP, CMIO and CIO Brian Jacobs, MD, said that big screens display information on quality measures that clinicians, patients and family members can view and inquire about correcting when necessary. 

By Bernie Monegain 11:41 am April 18, 2016
Big screens in every hospital unit show quality and safety indicators for doctors, nurses, patients and family members. Children’s has reduced urinary tract infections while improving medication safety and time to treatment.
By Jeff Lagasse 03:20 pm April 15, 2016
The hospital that gained notoriety earlier this year for paying criminals $17,000 in ransomware attack is now set to build a new emergency department and campus beautification work. 

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