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Carroll Hospital lifts patient satisfaction scores

Carroll Hospital in Westminster, Maryland. Credit: Carroll Hospital

By Bill Siwicki 10:40 am November 14, 2017
The system boosted its overall rating by more than 15 points in just one quarter.
New precision medicine tools
By Bill Siwicki 09:42 am November 14, 2017
More and more vendors are introducing tools for specific precision medicine capabilities and that makes more work for hospital IT shops that support them.
Black Book list of top IT vendors
By Mike Miliard 03:35 pm November 13, 2017
But just 19 percent of LTPAC organizations have some technological capabilities of EHRs operational, report shows. Only 3 percent are using analytics to improve quality and efficiency.
doctors and EHRs
By Tom Sullivan 01:29 pm November 13, 2017
But only half of consumers think EHRs make healthcare safer, according to a new survey by HealtheLink.
value-based care
By Beth Jones Sanborn 01:03 pm November 13, 2017
Only seven states have little to no activity around value-based payment models, a study by Change Healthcare found.

Former Eli Lilly exec Alex Azar previously served as HHS deputy secretary under President George W. Bush. Credit: YouTube

By Bill Siwicki 12:30 pm November 13, 2017
The president has selected Alex Azar, a George W. Bush Administration alum, to kick-start Obamacare repeal, lower drug prices and further deregulation.  
Bill Gates Alzheimer’s research

Bill Gates. Credit: Twitter

By Jessica Davis 11:29 am November 13, 2017
Gates also told Reuters he intends to personally donate another $50 million for start-up ventures focused on the disease.
Women IT leaders

From left: M*Modal's Gilan El Saadawi, MD, CedarBridge's Carol Robinson, Outcome Health’s Nandini Ramani and Providence Health's Amy Compton-Phillips, MD.

By Jessica Davis 11:06 am November 13, 2017
Some of the industry’s top women leaders share lessons learned that have helped them succeed in an industry long dominated by men.
Marin General cybersecurity

Marin General Hospital in Greenbrae, California. Credit: Google Maps

By Jessica Davis 09:56 am November 13, 2017
Marin General has seen a 50 percent reduction in system vulnerabilities and 100 percent participation in staff security awareness efforts -- just by building a system designed for the humans who use it.
Sponsored by
By Change Healthcare 09:12 am November 13, 2017
There’s no shortage of industry buzz surrounding robotics, artificial intelligence, machine learning and other next-generation technologies. While some of these are still coming into their own where healthcare is concerned, others are well proven to help automate and streamline processes that traditionally have required manual intervention.

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