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Ajit Pai during the FCC meeting vote on net neutrality on Dec. 14. Credit: C-span

By Jessica Davis 12:25 pm January 17, 2018
The lawsuit aims to block the “illegal rollback” of Obama-era net neutrality rules and was filed the same day as Senate Dems present a resolution to overturn the repeal.
health IT funding

Despite the record growth, the report found steep declines in mobile health apps and wearable sensors year-over-year.

By Mike Miliard 11:56 am January 17, 2018
Total corporate funding for healthcare technology companies climbed to $8.2 billion (including debt and public market financing) in 2017 – a whopping 47 percent increase from the $5.6 billion raised in 2016, according to
HIMSS Physician Executive Leader of the Year

Colin Banas, MD, Chief Medical Information Officer at Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center.

By Tom Sullivan 11:41 am January 17, 2018
The Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center CMIO earned the award by applying IT at the point of care to optimize engagements and improve outcomes, the associations said.
AMGA hires former Geisinger leader

John Kennedy, MD was named CMO at AMGA. Credit: Geisinger

By Mike Miliard 10:28 am January 17, 2018
John Kennedy, MD, an endocrinologist and longtime innovator in diabetes treatment, will also serve as president of the AMGA Foundation.
EHR alert system

Innonvaccer at the IHI National Forum 2017 in Orlando, Florida. Credit: Innovaccer

By Tom Sullivan 10:16 am January 17, 2018
The software to be unveiled at HIMSS18 will tap algorithms to let clinicians know when a patient needs attention.
cloud-first hospital

Children’s Mercy Hospital Kansas City CIO David Chou speaking at the Healthcare IT News Pop Health Forum in Boston.

By Tom Sullivan 09:30 am January 17, 2018
Like so many IT projects, it starts with culture, according to David Chou, CIO of Children’s Mercy.
Sponsored by
By 09:04 am January 17, 2018
Managed services organizations supply implementation and operational expertise to advance the capabilities of IT, both to relieve internal staffers of more mundane uptime duties and to supply the ready sophistication needed for specific applications and analyses.
Microsoft buys Avere Systems
By Tom Sullivan 05:22 pm January 16, 2018
Software giant will add file-based storage capabilities for Windows and Linux to its Azure cloud.
Amazon healthcare
By Bernie Monegain 05:04 pm January 16, 2018
But the tech giant is still not revealing its plans for the healthcare market.
patient experience

Kaleida Health app. Credit: Google Play

By Jessica Davis 04:38 pm January 16, 2018
Navigating the massive Western New York campus was a burden to patients, but its CIO tailored a mapping system to improve their experience.

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