Vice President Joe Biden

By Mike Miliard 11:37 am June 29, 2016
At the Cancer Moonshot Summit in Washington June 29, Biden announced a long list of federal and health industry initiatives meant to harness technological and clinical advances to make significant headway in the fight against the disease.

"This consortium exists because we all arrived at the same important conclusion: we need to collaborate across health systems to cure cancer," said Lincoln Nadauld, MD, executive director of Intermountain Precision Genomics.

By Mike Miliard 10:40 am June 29, 2016
Intermountain Healthcare, Stanford Cancer Institute, Providence Health & Services, Catholic Health Initiative and Henry Ford Health System have joined with precision medicine company Syapse for OPeN, the Oncology Precision Network.

VA oncologists Michael Kelley, left, and Neil Spector review a Watson for Genomics DNA analysis report. Today at Vice President Biden’s National Cancer Moonshot Summit, IBM announced a partnership with the Veterans Administration to tackle cancer for veterans. (Photo: Martha Hoelzer)

By Bernie Monegain 09:14 am June 29, 2016
The effort will help doctors boost access to precision medicine for 10,000 VA veterans with cancer.
By Jeff Lagasse 05:18 pm June 28, 2016
Medical imaging vendors are operating in a "churn" market, according to a new peer60 report, as hospitals experiment in finding which image sharing features mean the most to them.
By Jessica Davis 03:06 pm June 28, 2016
Unique copies of the records – apparently stolen from three large health organizations and a U.S. insurance company – are being offered for as much as $485,000 worth of bitcoin, according to the website DeepDotWeb.
Irv Lichtenwald, CEO of Medsphere Systems

Medsphere Systems CEO Irv Lichtenwald says his company's merger with ChartLogic will create "a comprehensive healthcare IT platform that extends from physician practices to acute care hospitals and inpatient behavioral health facilities."

By Bernie Monegain 02:49 pm June 28, 2016
The move, announced June 28, expands Medsphere’s enterprise healthcare IT products and services to include ChartLogic’s ambulatory EHR, practice management and medical billing technology.

"In creating this flexibility, CMS is proposing a level of complexity that increases the burden on eligible clinicians," HIMSS told acting CMS administrator Andy Slavitt in a June 27 letter.

By Mike Miliard 11:09 am June 28, 2016
The deadline to submit comments on the sweeping payment and delivery changes proposed by the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services was June 27. Most major health organization have made their voices heard.

"Together we will create significant value by bringing together complementary capabilities from both organizations to deliver innovative new solutions for customers," said Neil de Crescenzo, president and chief executive officer of Change Healthcare.

By Jessica Davis 10:55 am June 28, 2016
McKesson Corp. and analytics company Change Healthcare are joining forces to create a new health IT entity. McKessson will combine its information technology business with Nashville-based Change, formerly known as Emdeon.

"With Patient Insights, healthcare providers can instead automatically identify high-risk patients or analyze high-cost encounters and quickly take action to impact care quality and protect the bottom line," says James Lawson, vice president of payment and population solutions at 3M Health Information Systems, in a statement.

By Jessica Davis 02:58 pm June 27, 2016
3M Health Information Systems has added another physician workflow and analytics tool to its 360 Encompass MD repertoire with its newest tool: Patient Insights Suite. It was announced today at HFMA ANI in Las Vegas.

The new network offers "a powerful communication infrastructure platform to improve patient care through closer collaboration and data sharing between researchers and physicians" at five locations spanning 50 miles, says John McFarland, Moffitt's director of technology services.

By Mike Miliard 02:21 pm June 27, 2016
In an effort to streamline data-heavy applications such as advanced imaging, electronic health records and molecular medicine, Moffitt Cancer Center has launched a new private enterprise network.

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