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FDA app opioid overdose

Peter Lurie, MD, associate commissioner for public health strategy and analysis at FDA

By Mike Miliard 01:39 pm September 19, 2016
With the 2016 Naloxone App Competition, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is calling on programmers, public health experts, clinicians and others to develop a mobile app that can connect overdosing users with nearby carriers of the life-saving drug.
McLeod Cerner EHR RCM
By Bernie Monegain 12:55 pm September 19, 2016
The hospital system intends to streamline billing and clinical documentation, give patients a single record and use that to analyze population-level data, officials said.
By Jessica Davis 11:14 am September 19, 2016
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is launching a central data repository for public health agency and clinical data registry reporting.
Dignity Catholic precision medicine
By Bernie Monegain 10:41 am September 19, 2016
The initiative will offer advanced technologies and genomic profiling to nearly 150 hospitals, focusing first on cancer treatment, hospital executives said.
Zika test infection

No approved commercial tests are available, and processing the emergency-use tests FDA temporarily authorized takes too long and raises concerns about accuracy. Researchers are working to change that process. 

By Kaiser Health News 09:30 am September 19, 2016
No approved commercial tests are available, and processing the emergency-use tests FDA temporarily authorized takes too long and raises concerns about accuracy. Researchers are working to streamline that process. 
McKesson FHIR Intelligence Hub
By Bernie Monegain 09:01 am September 19, 2016
The new technology taps open standards to help customers streamline application integration and move from fee-for-service to value-based reimbursement, McKesson executives said.  
cyberattack Appalachian Regional EHR
By Beth Jones Sanborn 03:35 pm September 16, 2016
Hospital officials said operations are returning to normal while the cyberattack remains under FBI investigation. 
Nebraska Epic population health

Nebraska Medicine said Epic's Healthy Planet will help clinicians work collaboratively to reduce costs and improve care across the state. 

By Bernie Monegain 01:47 pm September 16, 2016
The hospital system said it will deploy Epic’s Healthy Planet to enable clinicians to gather patient information across multiple data sources and perform sophisticated analytics on that information.

John Riggi, head of the Cybersecurity and Financial Crimes Unit for BDO Consulting and former chief of the FBI's Cyber Division Outreach Section.

By Jessica Davis 01:11 pm September 16, 2016
John Riggi and Judy Selby of BDO Consulting share three steps to effective data mapping: third party assessment, an infinite response plan and a strong employee training program.
Population health

Jay Bhatt, MD, Chief Health Officer at Illinois Health and Hospital Association, speaking at the Pop Health Forum 2016 in Chicago. 

By Mike Miliard 10:12 am September 16, 2016
Hospital CEOs and CFOs must align with Chief Data Officers, Chief Patient Experience Officers, Chief Clinical Transformation Officers and others for population health management programs to succeed. Doctors, nurses and patients are all critical as well. 

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