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The Texas Army National Guard moves through flooded Houston streets from Hurricane Harvey. U.S. Army photo

By Mike Miliard 02:19 pm September 18, 2017
Thousands of people in Florida and Texas have made use of remote consults offered by Nemours and others.
 IBM at top for blockchain
By Bernie Monegain 12:08 pm September 18, 2017
Microsoft and Accenture take second and third places.
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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.
Reinventing Utilization Management (UM) to Bring Value to the Point of Care
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By Change Healthcare 09:16 am September 18, 2017
How an automated exception-based approach can make UM more efficient and effective
Revenue cycle companies ZirMed, Navicure to merge
By Jeff Lagasse 11:00 am September 14, 2017
New company’s name and leadership structure not decided yet, buy companies says deal gives new entity broader penetration.  

Hyland's new OnBase Mackinac software helps hospitals lower costs through collaboration with payers. Photo via OnBase

By Mike Miliard 01:10 pm September 08, 2017
OnBase Mackinac enables easier collaboration, expedited document sharing between providers and payers, Hyland says.
MACRA tools

Data from an EHR for ACI and quality category analysis. Photo via SA Ignite

By Beth Jones Sanborn 11:11 am September 08, 2017
From MGMA’s online forum to SA Ignite’s MACRA software, clinicians can set the groundwork, find success.
Epic EHR at Lovelace Health

Lovelace Medical Center in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

By Mike Miliard 01:50 pm September 05, 2017
Six hospitals and outpatient clinics at the Albuquerque, New Mexico-based health system are using the unified electronic health record system, which replaces 80 pieces of legacy software.
smart pump EHR integration saves millions

Ohio-based Union Hospital linked their 150-plus smart infusion pumps with its Meditech EHR.

By Mike Miliard 11:03 am August 31, 2017
Beyond patient safety, the initiative has improved nurse workflow and is leading to more accurate billing, says CIO.

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