cvs aetna
By Susan Morse 02:19 pm February 02, 2018
The request extends the Hart-Scott-Rodino waiting period for the acquisition, but CVS Health continues to expect the deal will be completed in the second half of 2018, according to an SEC filing.
Secure communications enhance clinical care
By Susan Morse 12:48 pm February 02, 2018
The Hospital for Special Surgery began working last year to centralize the call center management and to move messages from pagers to a secure cell phone.

Credit: athenahealth on Twitter

By Mike Miliard 12:41 pm February 02, 2018
Just three months after it revised its expectations for 2017 earnings and announced big layoffs,  the company signed new clients in Q4 and kept a lid on expenses.
CHIME opioid task force
By Mike Miliard 12:26 pm February 02, 2018
The group held its first meeting with some two dozen attendees this past week, and hopes to encourage even broader participation among its 2,500-plus members across the U.S. and abroad.

Intermountain Healthcare in Murray, Utah. Photo via Google Maps

By Bernie Monegain 12:20 pm February 02, 2018
Intermountain Healthcare is poised to validate and launch several tests to identify genetic variants associated with hereditary cancers.
clinical decision support
By Bill Siwicki 04:34 pm February 01, 2018
Hospitals and health systems should ensure their systems are well-connected to nursing homes, says a prominent medical academic.

A telemedicine demonstration on the show floor at HIMSS17.

By Jack McCarthy 03:33 pm February 01, 2018
Telemedicine and telehealth implementation strategies, case studies, regulatory issues and more will be covered at the upcoming health IT conference.
Epic EHR

Credit: Ylem

By Mike Miliard 03:06 pm February 01, 2018
Following its announced merger with Epic client Aurora, the health system says the single-platform will replace its mix of Cerner, eClinicalWorks and Allscripts.
HHS breach

Credit: Fresenius Medical Care North America

By Jessica Davis 02:53 pm February 01, 2018
Fresenius Medical Care North America settled with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Civil Rights for $3.5 million to settle allegations of five separate HIPAA violations at various FMCNA-covered entities.
Epic EHR live in Saudi Arabia

Credit: John Hopkins

By Bernie Monegain 02:43 pm February 01, 2018
Hospital CEO said it is the first in Saudi Arabia to go-live on Epic.

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