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AMA responds to shortages of sterile intravenous products containing saline or other fluids for patient care in all medical settings with a request to HHS and Homeland Security to treat drug shortages as a national security initiative.

By Beth Jones Sanborn 03:11 pm June 15, 2018
One new policy deems drug shortages an urgent public health crisis and seeks to have manufacturing sites deemed critical infrastructure.
House Committee increases NIH funds, cuts ONC by 29%
By Bernie Monegain 12:43 pm June 15, 2018
Congress funding for medical research programs to fight the opioid epidemic, and a boost for healthcare IT.
6 tips to help your hospital embrace innovation and collaboration

Adrian Zai, MD, of Partners HealthCare​ giving the afternoon keynote at HIMSS Big Data & Healthcare Analytics Forum in San Francisco on Wednesday.

By Mike Miliard 08:45 am June 15, 2018
Adrian Zai, MD, of Partners HealthCare shared insights at the HIMSS Big Data and Healthcare Analytics Forum in San Francisco this week.
Countess of Chester Hospital chooses Cerner in 15-year EHR deal

Countess of Chester Hospital in Chester, England. Credit: Google Maps

By Bernie Monegain 03:47 pm June 14, 2018
NHS unit is switching from Meditech to deploy what it describes as a EPR, rather than an electronic health record.
How a Michigan provider used teleradiology to boost productivity and slash costs

The Exa radiology and teleradiology platform from Konica Minolta Healthcare Americas.

By Bill Siwicki 02:26 pm June 14, 2018
At Radiology Imaging Solutions, the cost per study has been cut by more than 70 percent, productivity has increased by 400 percent, and report turnaround time has decreased by more than 50 percent thanks to health IT.
Kaspersky yanks Europol participation

U.S. intelligence agencies testify before the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence on May 11 about their lack of confidence in Kaspersky software. Credit: C-span

By Jessica Davis 12:58 pm June 14, 2018
While fighting conspiracy allegations for more than a year, Kaspersky had continued to work with law enforcement to fight ransomware and other threats, including the global WannaCry attack.
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Mobile devices and remote monitoring are key components in end-to-end care.
Halifax Health integrates EHR, cloud decision support, communications to combat sepsis
By Bill Siwicki 03:04 pm June 13, 2018
As many as 80 percent of sepsis deaths could be prevented with rapid diagnosis and treatment, which is why Halifax has brought together this triumvirate of health IT for prescriptive alerts.
UCHealth to create innovation center in Denver

Credit: Google Maps

By Bernie Monegain 02:24 pm June 13, 2018
The center, called Catalyst Health-Tech Innovation, will convene experts across the healthcare and wellness industries to incubate new ideas, officials say.
New York's Healthix HIE sending clinical info alerts without patient consent

An Intersystems presentation about how it works with Healthix Essential Alerts. Credit: YouTube

By Bill Siwicki 12:18 pm June 13, 2018
It doesn’t need express written consent to use the technology for “essential” alerts, the HIE’s CEO explains, and the result is better care.

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