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Medsphere Systems, Stockell Healthcare merge
By Bill Siwicki 03:40 pm October 18, 2017
The combination of Medsphere’s EHR and Stockell’s revenue cycle management in the cloud will be offered through a subscription service payment model.
leverage HIEs
By Mike Miliard 03:05 pm October 18, 2017
The Strategic Health Information Exchange Collaborative and Network for Regional Healthcare Improvement say the alliance will broaden their reach as they work to enable easier access to clinical, claims and social determinant data.
Intermountain partners with 10x Genomics

Intermountain Healthcare in Murray, Utah. Photo via Google Maps

By Bernie Monegain 02:57 pm October 18, 2017
Taps 10x Genomics’ Chromium Genome joins other sequencing instruments at the center
voice assistants, chatbots, AI in health apps
By Bill Siwicki 01:57 pm October 18, 2017
The new version of Orbita Voice adds features to accelerate development and streamline maintenance of voice-first, enterprise healthcare applications.
VA proposes CARE Act
By Jessica Davis 01:32 pm October 18, 2017
The bill - written by the VA and proposed to Congress - would expand care access for veterans and make it legally easier to share patient records between the VA and outside providers.
By Tom Sullivan 12:33 pm October 18, 2017
New software hints at the potential to better understand and avoid adverse health events by tapping into weather data.
digital health solutions for epilepsy

Photo via Google Maps

By Bill Siwicki 10:50 am October 18, 2017
The high-profile provider and the biopharmaceutical firm seek to provide better connectivity between patients, providers and payers.

Rasu Shrestha, MD, chief innovation officer at UPMC and executive vice president at UPMC Enterprises, discusses how innovation can drive connected-health initiatives.

Sponsored by
By Lenovo Health 09:43 am October 18, 2017
While it’s difficult to predict what will happen next in Washington, there is certainty around one thing. The industry needs to “move from volume to value-based care. Everyone is on the same page about that,” said Jeff Coughlin, senior director of federal and state affairs at HIMSS.
EHR-related malpractice claims
By Mike Miliard 04:11 pm October 17, 2017
System factors in the EHR itself – poor integration, suboptimal design and UX, failures of alerts and alarms – were up 8 percent since the last time The Doctors Company did a similar report.
Northwell Health and Amazon Alexa
By Dave Muoio 03:56 pm October 17, 2017
A new skill for Amazon's Alexa voice assistant will direct New York patients to convenient emergency and urgent care locations with the shortest waits.

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