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HHS appropriations bill slashes AHRQ funding
By Jessica Davis 01:21 pm July 20, 2017
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services would receive $5.8 billion in funding, with only $300 million designated for the lead research group on healthcare quality, costs and outcomes.
Change Healthcare moves toward blockchain
By Mike Miliard 12:37 pm July 20, 2017
The IT company signs on with the consortium, the latest sign that it sees big promise for blockchain and distributed ledger technology to advance interoperability and more.
national hospital initiative for opioid crisis
By Bernie Monegain 11:20 am July 20, 2017
Focusing on 30 high-performing hospitals, the group will work with anesthesiologists to create new strategies for post-op pain management.
healthcare risk-sharing
By Bernie Monegain 10:40 am July 20, 2017
The new risk-sharing project, which seeks to eliminate redundancies and maximize sourcing gains will unfold over eight years.
By Jessica Davis 03:49 pm July 19, 2017
The agency is working with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services on a MACRA API and with the Department of Veterans Affair on digital tools for veterans.
attacks from dark web
By Bill Siwicki 03:16 pm July 19, 2017
Understanding the phenomenon comes first. Then there's a variety of tactics CIOs and CISOs can deploy to protect against attackers using the nefarious web.
State HIE in North Carolina
By Mike Miliard 02:47 pm July 19, 2017
State HIE adds big health systems and regional exchange, growing by almost 30 percent.
Google Glass in healthcare

Photo via Tedeytan on Flickr

By Mike Miliard 12:48 pm July 19, 2017
Dignity Health, Sutter Health and others say Glass Enterprise Edition – which now features a detachable module that can work with other eyewear – has helped with efficiency and allowed doctors to focus more on patients.
precision medicine in cancer cases

Oncologists Lincoln Nadauld, MD, and Derrick Haslem, MD, work at the Southwest Cancer Center in St. George, Utah.

By Bernie Monegain 12:32 pm July 19, 2017
Two news studies in peer-reviewed journals see positive signs for precision oncology.
Peachtree Neurological Clinic breach
By Jessica Davis 11:52 am July 19, 2017
While Peachtree Neurological Clinic avoided paying ransom after a recent cyberattack, the investigation that followed revealed a hacker had access to its system starting in February 2016.

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