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Bryan Medical Center to deploy Cerner scheduling tool

Bryan Medical Center West campus. Credit: Google Maps

By Bernie Monegain 11:43 am June 13, 2018
Hospital says the tool will help employees and administrators streamline hiring and shift scheduling.
next-gen data management in healthcare
By Bill Siwicki 09:36 am June 13, 2018
Hospitals should also expect Blockchain, patient experience and new iteration of vendor neutral archive capabilities to be available in the future.
Apple files patent blood pressure monitoring

A diagram of the pending patent. 

By Jonah Comstock 04:30 pm June 12, 2018
The patent description is a tweak on the standard-of-care inflatable blood pressure cuff, built into a wearable that might be smaller, connected and sport a touchscreen.
Medical device threats are real, risk to patient safety
By Jessica Davis 04:00 pm June 12, 2018
A recent University of California survey found that a few delivery organizations and vendors believe 100 to 1,000 patients have had adverse events from compromised health IT infrastructure - and the threat will only persist.
female patient paying bill next-gen revenue cycle
By Bill Siwicki 10:05 am June 12, 2018
Technology to facilitate a patient's understanding of insurance coverage and out-of-pocket cost for pending services will feature prominently in the future.
AI ethical concerns
By Mike Miliard 09:19 am June 12, 2018
Most healthcare execs are planning to buy AI and IoT technology, but they'll need other capabilities and competencies to ensure they're safely deployed.
Hospitals investing big in clinical communications with secure texting
By Mike Miliard 03:45 pm June 11, 2018
Health system executives are convinced that mobile technology improves patient safety, but are looking for tools that feature robust security features, according to Black Book.
New genomics analytics platform from Databricks
By Bill Siwicki 02:42 pm June 11, 2018
The AI-powered platform offers healthcare organizations scalable data processing and tertiary analytics to help drive precision medicine innovation.
Investment firm KKR to take Envision Healthcare private in a $5.5M deal

Emergency department services are among the assets acquired by KKR. 

By Bernie Monegain 12:20 pm June 11, 2018
The acquisition of the company, which offers emergency department, anesthesiology, radiology and teleradiology and hospitalist services, is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2018.
By Bill Siwicki 11:37 am June 11, 2018
Artificial intelligence is helping the health system generate ROI through increased patient arrivals, Medicaid risk stratification model cases and surgical outcomes.

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