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NewYork-Presbyterian NYP OnDemand
By Jessica Davis 03:18 pm July 26, 2016
The healthcare network has begun rolling out new telehealth services to provide digital second opinions and promote inter-hospital consultations. 
NantHealth Utah precision medicine

University of Utah Health Care CEO Vivian Lee, MD, said genome sequencing can help researchers better understand how to treat common diseases including ALS, autism, cancer and epilepsy.

By Bernie Monegain 12:41 pm July 26, 2016
The organizations kick off a project to recruit 1,000 people for whole genome sequencing using the NantHealth platform and the university's population health database.
ONC cyberthreat intelligence sharing
By Jack McCarthy 10:45 am July 26, 2016
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT opened two grants for building an Information Sharing and Analysis Organization designed to serve public health entities. 
Sanders DNC universal healthcare

Vermont Senator and former presidential candidate Bernie Sanders said his campaign and Hillary Clinton had a significant coming together to create the Democratic Party’s platform, which includes a number of healthcare tenets. Source: Gage Skidmore/Flickr

By Tom Sullivan 10:27 am July 26, 2016
Democrats including Elizabeth Warren and First Lady Michelle Obama stumped for Hillary Clinton Monday night. Here’s what they said about healthcare at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. 
Mayo Thomas Jefferson telehealth

Thomas Jefferson University Hospital CEO Stephen Klasko, MD said that about 80 percent of what doctors do today will ultimately be replaced by technology. 

By Larry McClain 07:26 am July 26, 2016
HCA and OhioHealth are also among the first movers overhauling initiatives from technology-led to clinically-focused programs and already reaping early results. 
CCO value-based care
By Jessica Davis 07:15 am July 26, 2016
Executive search firm Witt/Kieffer said that the drive toward clinical quality outcomes and patient engagement are giving rise to the CCO role as distinct from the chief medical officer. CCO attributes? Tech-savvy consensus-builders comfortable living in ambiguity, to start.
Mergers value-based Kaufman Hall
By Jeff Lagasse 02:19 pm July 25, 2016
The first half of 2016 has seen more healthcare organization M&A activity than the same timeframe in 2015 as providers are figuring out how to navigate rapid industry change and emerging payment models, Kaufman Hall said. 
athenahealth MIPS guarantee
By Jessica Davis 12:42 pm July 25, 2016
Under the guarantee, the company will incur all penalties for customers on its athenaOne platform who are unable to meet MIPS standards, subject to limitations.
Covenant Cerner population health
By Bernie Monegain 12:22 pm July 25, 2016
Tennessee health system said it intends to will roll out one system across its entire care continuum.
CVS Health VA HIPAA breaches

Credit: Mike Mozart/Flickr.

By Jack McCarthy 11:35 am July 25, 2016
ProPublica published some 300 letters that Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights sent to healthcare providers reminding them of legal obligations, advising how to fix problems and suggesting they make voluntary changes. 

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