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IBM Watson slashed workforce this week
By Bernie Monegain 09:06 am June 01, 2018
With one employee describing the layoffs as a cost-cutting measure, estimates say Big Blue may have cut as much as 70 percent of its employees.
The Advisory Board’s Allyson Vicars on cybersecurity

Allyson Vicars is an associate director with The Advisory Board’s Health Care IT Advisor research program and will be speaking at the Healthcare Security Forum on June 11.

By Jessica Davis 08:31 am June 01, 2018
The Advisory Board’s Allyson Vicars says health orgs need to lean on governance and engage the executive leaders to tackle cybersecurity issues.

Credit: FDA.gov

By Mike Miliard 03:27 pm May 31, 2018
With more machine learning tools expected to get the go-ahead soon, health systems should be partnering with vendors to supply data for better algorithms.
Salesforce invests in cloud-based health IT firm Virsys12

Tammy Hawes is CEO and founder of Virsys12. Credit: Virsys12

By Bernie Monegain 11:18 am May 31, 2018
The woman-run consulting firm will use the capital to expand its offering in the healthcare industry, CEO Tammy Hawes says.
Chris Economos, VP of Business Development at PhysIQ, speaking at the May 24 Startup Day event in Chicago.

Chris Economos, VP of Business Development at PhysIQ, making a presentation at the May 24 Startup Day event in Chicago.

By John Sharp 10:22 am May 31, 2018
Startups would be smart to align with government initiatives such as interoperability, opioid crisis, AI and price transparency.
Sponsored
By 09:53 am May 31, 2018
Jonathan Scholl, president of Leidos Health advises CIOs to ask and answer three key questions.
Text-based tool reduces patient no-shows
By Bill Siwicki 09:43 am May 31, 2018
Riverside Medical Clinic's no-show rate was 10 percent just after the platform go-live – it was 3 percent just a month later, clearly suggesting a patient preference for texting over phone calls.
VA leadership shakeup with Trump administration
By Jessica Davis 04:01 pm May 30, 2018
The agency’s Deputy Secretary Thomas Bowman announces his retirement, as Trump names yet another acting secretary to fill the post left by Robert Wilkie.
FDA launches innovation challenge to help stem opioid crisis

Credit: GAO.gov

By Bernie Monegain 01:23 pm May 30, 2018
The contest aims to offer unique approaches to detecting, treating and preventing addiction, Food and Drug Administration officials said.
AI command center helps hospital use analytics to manage operations

Toronto’s Humber River Hospital opened Canada’s first analytics-based hospital command center in collaboration with GE Healthcare Partners. Credit: GE Healthcare

By Mike Miliard 12:06 pm May 30, 2018
Tampa General's new partnership with GE Healthcare is the most recent example of Artificial Intelligence-driven care coordination centers that harmonize patient safety and quality improvement initiatives.

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