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Beacon CIO Mark Warlick said the hospital intends to align tasks such as billing, registration and scheduling on a single platform.

By Bernie Monegain 11:17 am July 29, 2016
The hospital is working to integrate systems to it can enable clinicians to use data for more effective decision making.
speech recognition software
By Jessica Davis 10:55 am July 29, 2016
The Chicago-area hospital streamlined clinical documentation services and workflows using Nuance’s Dragon Medical One cloud-based platform.
Precision medicine
By Jack McCarthy 10:20 am July 29, 2016
Cancer treatments, drug discovery, genome sequencing, president Obama’s Precision Medicine Initiative, are all driving big spending for personalized and precision medicine. 

Medicare awarded five stars to relatively obscure hospitals and at least 40 hospitals that specialize in just a few types of surgery, such as knee replacements.

By Kaiser Health News 09:56 am July 29, 2016
EHRs patient experience
By Jack McCarthy 09:28 am July 29, 2016
A new study found that patients of all ages, with Baby Boomers leading the charge, are interested in accessing medical records online and tapping into portals to book appointment, pay bills, and refill prescriptions. 
ONC Interoperability IXTF

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By Jack McCarthy 03:13 pm July 28, 2016
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT advisory group, IXTF, outlined suggestions spanning government policy, technology, and public-private collaborations to improve health data sharing. 
DNC Obama Kaine Hillary

President Barack Obama said at the Democratic National Convention he is ready to pass the baton to Hillary Clinton. 

By Tom Sullivan 01:07 pm July 28, 2016
Vice Presidential nominee Tim Kaine said Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton would build on the Affordable Care Act, preserve Roe v. Wade, ensure paid family medical leave and more if elected in November. 
Hillary Clinton Tim Kaine telehealth ACA

Democratic Vice Presidential nominee Tim Kaine expanded Medicaid in Virginia under the Affordable Care Act and instituted telehealth programs to improve care in rural areas.

By Jessica Davis 11:25 am July 28, 2016
The Virginia Senator has helped to increase healthcare access throughout Virginia via telehealth initiatives and Medicaid expansion.
By Bernie Monegain 11:09 am July 28, 2016
Despite what appear to be common industry fears about new electronic health records having adverse effects on care delivery, Harvard’s School of Public Health officials said recent research should be encouraging to doctors.
IBM Weather Company Zika

The technology giant also intends to help Brazil’s public health department host a hackathon via IBM’s Bluemix cloud platform so developers can create health apps. 

By Jack McCarthy 09:58 am July 28, 2016
The tech giant said it is making its virtual crowdsourced supercomputing platform, the World Community Grid, to researchers in the U.S. and Brazil for the OpenZika project. 

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