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Serial entrepreneur Anil Sethi has sold Gliimpse, a personal health record platform, to Apple for an undisclosed amount.

By Bernie Monegain 10:20 am August 23, 2016
‘It’s time to invite the patient to be at the center of their data.’
By Bernie Monegain 09:10 am August 23, 2016
Event to honor judges for 1st Annual Most Influential Women in Health IT Awards.

HIMSS executive VP Carla Smith will be at the Summit of the Southeast in Nashville to host the Women in Health IT Reception on September 13 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. and to lead a session on shattering the glass ceiling on September 14.

By Carla Smith 07:29 am August 23, 2016
Dana Alexander, others join Smith at Summit of the Southeast to reprise the HIMSS Annual Conference session on women in health IT.

Xucai Chen, research associate professor of medicine, Pitt Division of Cardiology, and Pittsburgh Heart, Lung and Blood Vascular Medicine Institute

By Mike Miliard 04:58 pm August 22, 2016
Researchers from University of Pittsburgh and UPMC say they're encouraged by what may one day be a new tool to help battle cancer and heart disease: an ultrasound-enabled genetic therapy called sonoporation.
By Jessica Davis 03:30 pm August 22, 2016
The U.S Department of Health and Human Services' Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response has awarded $2.6 million to DiaSorin – an Italy-based biotechnology company with offices in Stillwater, Minnesota – to further develop its Zika diagnostic tool.

Acting CMS Administrator Andy Slavitt

By Henry Powderly 02:50 pm August 22, 2016
More than a dozen medical groups including the American Medical Association, Medical Group Management Association, American College of Surgeons and others, have sent the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services on August 22 imploring it to quickly make the proposed 90-day reporting period a final rule.

The best way to protect data is to keep it off site, but a new study shows most organizations are reluctant to do so.

By Jessica Davis 02:37 pm August 22, 2016
Findings shows respondents lost a total of 2.36 TB of data last year, which cost, 22 hours of downtime for each incident and a total of $900,000 on average.

Text reminders have become a key way to help ensure medication adherence.

By Jeff Lagasse 02:11 pm August 22, 2016
CVS Health Research Institute shows potential for $38 million to $63 million saved per 100,000 health plan members.

Imaging, once under the tight control of radiology, has evolved into a core responsibility for an organization’s IT staff.

By Bill Siwicki 11:01 am August 22, 2016
Enterprise imaging strategies are key priorities for healthcare leaders, but interoperability roadblocks remain a challenge, finds a new survey from lifeIMAGE and CHIME.
Epic EHR design usability

Janet Campbell, a Vice President at Epic, said health IT is harder than other industries because there are so many things that can go wrong. 

By Bernie Monegain 07:28 am August 22, 2016
Healthcare IT News travelled to Epic’s campus to learn how the company thinks about design and usability. Takeaway: Health IT is hard. One vice president even said that if she wanted an easier job she could just go to Facebook. 

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