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Google Cloud machine learning
By Bill Siwicki 10:12 am November 03, 2017
Helping customers glean more insights from radiological images can also advance precision medicine and population health efforts, the company said.
VA telehealth
By Jessica Davis 03:50 pm November 02, 2017
Introduced earlier this fall by the VA Secretary, the bill would override state licensing restrictions for telemedicine for the agency’s providers.
population health

Senator McCain gives a thumbs-down not to repeal the ACA on the Senate floor in the early hours of July 28. But the uncertainty leading up to the vote prompted hospitals to scale back their spending.

By Tom Sullivan 03:34 pm November 02, 2017
Plenty of people have speculated that all the back-and-forth concerning repealing or replacing the Affordable Care Act was causing hospitals to tighten their IT budgets and new research has determined that, at least when it comes to population health management spending, they may have been right. Here’s what happened.
Allscripts EHRs
By Mike Miliard 03:14 pm November 02, 2017
After acquiring McKesson’s EHR business, Allscripts pledges to invest in integration, innovation and interoperability for better population health management.
Novant Health names Angela Yochem chief digital officer
By Beth Jones Sanborn 03:05 pm November 02, 2017
Yochem will spearhead system-wide implementation of digital media solutions, specifically design, development, operations and support.
EHR Regulatory Relief Act

Sen. Lamar Alexander speaking in front of the Senate on Oct. 30. Photo via C-span

By Tom Sullivan 02:52 pm November 02, 2017
The proposed legislation would remove the all-or-nothing approach of meaningful use and extend flexibility for hardship exemptions and payment adjustments.
By Bernie Monegain 01:51 pm November 02, 2017
Personalized medicine, big data and analytics, virtual care are driving up investments in digital startups, Accenture says.
opioid epidemic
By Jessica Davis 11:48 am November 02, 2017
IT company wants to bring patient data into the pharmacist’s workflow, with real-time flags -- in the same manner they see insurance information and copay amount.
3D ultrasound

The small square housing the microchip turns device into high-powered 3D machine. Photo via Youtube

By Jeff Lagasse 11:28 am November 02, 2017
The cost-effective way to boost capabilities can save providers thousands.
HealthPartners Institute

HealthPartners Institute for Medical Education in Bloomington, Minnesota. Photo via Google Maps

By Bill Siwicki 10:56 am November 02, 2017
The hospital will arm patients with devices that track blood pressure and send vitals through AMC Health’s clinical platform into HealthPartners Epic EHR.

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