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MACRA tools

Data from an EHR for ACI and quality category analysis. Photo via SA Ignite

By Beth Jones Sanborn 11:11 am September 08, 2017
From MGMA’s online forum to SA Ignite’s MACRA software, clinicians can set the groundwork, find success.
Hurricane Harvey healthcare IT

A view across the street from Advanced Diagnostics Hospital and Clinic. Photo via Advanced Diagnostics

By Jessica Davis 10:44 am September 08, 2017
Devastation wrought by Hurricane Harvey, and likely Hurricane Irma, highlights the pressing need for healthcare EHR interoperability, but a few providers said cloud-based tech help them deliver care when many couldn’t.
Wing network

Wing give patients an easy to use interface to find their clinical trial options as well as give researchers the ability to promote their trials.

By Bill Siwicki 02:50 pm September 07, 2017
Funded in part by the Digital Health Seed Fund, Wing connects providers, patients and clinical trials.
meaningful use

Karen DeSalvo, MD, Vindell Washington, MD, and John Halamka, MD, are among the health IT pros sparring over how to fix meaningful use.

By Tom Sullivan 02:08 pm September 07, 2017
A rock star lineup of health IT pros including Karen DeSalvo, John Halamka weigh in on where the program went astray and suggest the direction that government and industry should steer towards.
Intermountain Precision Genomics
By Bernie Monegain 01:34 pm September 07, 2017
RxMatch, a new service for Intermountain care providers, allows physicians to use patients’ genomics to find the right antidepressant faster than using existing trial-and-error methods.
FDA interop with medical devices
By Mike Miliard 11:37 am September 07, 2017
Manufacturers should make safe connectivity a central part of their design process and clearly communicate devices' interface characteristics, the agency says.
MIT, IBM team up on AI research
By Bernie Monegain 11:07 am September 07, 2017
Together they are launching AI research initiatives, building an MIT-IBM Watson AI lab and targeting industries including healthcare and cybersecurity.
Lakeland Health

Lakeland Medical Center in St. Joseph, Michigan. Photo via Google Maps

By Bill Siwicki 10:08 am September 07, 2017
The Michigan health system has deployed the system at its three sites and has seen time savings for nurses, a reduction in transcription errors and improved quality of vital signs.
Allscripts McKesson data sharing
By Mike Miliard 03:48 pm September 06, 2017
As it works to shore up its client base, Allscripts will have to differentiate itself from Epic and Cerner by showing lower total cost of ownership and a commitment open data sharing.
Series D funding round McKesson Ventures

Truveris’ platform proposal should help employers in finding prescription drug coverage by demystifying pricing strategies.

By Bernie Monegain 03:11 pm September 06, 2017
Truveris, which serves the prescription benefits industry said the Series D funding round, led by McKesson Ventures, will help lower cost and boost access to prescription medications.

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