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Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital cuts readmission

Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital. Credit: UCSF

By Jeff Lagasse 03:39 pm December 18, 2017
The San Francisco Health Network affiliates also achieved increases in patient and physician satisfaction rates.
Penn Medicine AI
By Mike Miliard 03:20 pm December 18, 2017
Michael Draugelis says artificial intelligence has big potential to drive analytics on varied and voluminous clinical data – but care must be taken to enable consistent and repeatable performance.
VA Cerner EHR
By Jessica Davis 02:50 pm December 18, 2017
Veterans Affairs will require Cerner to collaborate with agency affiliates, community providers and other EHR vendors to fuel interoperability – superior to the industry standard.
Black book cybersecurity report
By Bill Siwicki 02:01 pm December 18, 2017
With attacks continuing unabated and healthcare again expected to be 2018's top cyber target, just 11 percent of providers plan to get a cybersecurity officer in 2018, the new research report finds.
white house banned words
By Tom Sullivan 01:30 pm December 18, 2017
Everyone working in healthcare will use those – and the five other words the CDC is banned from writing – no matter what.
Epic EHR precision medicine clinical workflow
By Mike Miliard 10:22 am December 18, 2017
The hospital tapped FHIR-based alerts to deliver recommendations about genomics and genetic testing without bogging down doctors with too many extra clicks.

A sampling of medical reference apps from tech vendors on the market today.

By Bill Siwicki 09:45 am December 18, 2017
Smartphone software programs from the likes of athenahealth’s Epocrates, Doximity, Medscape, Wolters Kluwer and others are giving both clinicians and patients more confidence in diagnosis and treatment options.
ONC posts patient-data matching best practices framework
By Bernie Monegain 02:01 pm December 15, 2017
The framework's five categories include data governance, data quality, data operations, platforms and standards and supporting processes.
AHIMA releases 17 steps to cybersecurity as attacks increase
By Bill Siwicki 01:00 pm December 15, 2017
In response to an ever-worsening cybersecurity environment in healthcare, with an increasing number of cyberattacks on hospitals, health systems and clinics, the American Health Information Management Association has issued new cybersecurity gui
By Bernie Monegain 12:10 pm December 15, 2017
Siemens Healthineers bought Fast Track Diagnostics to build out its precision medicine technologies.

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