augmented virtual reality

The USC-developed BraveMind VR headset was deployed to Iraq to help service members combat stress.

By Sherree Geyer 07:43 am September 21, 2016
From treating service members to training clinicians, augmented and virtual reality could soon reshape patient therapy, disease research, medical education and more.
Microsoft artificial intelligence cancer

Building 17 on Microsoft's corporate campus in Redmond, Washington. 

By Tom Sullivan 03:07 pm September 20, 2016
The software giant joins rivals IBM and Google in putting supercomputing to work on cancer research and treatment. 
ONC Vindell Washington interoperability
By Mike Miliard 01:44 pm September 20, 2016
The newly-minted National Coordinator for Health IT offered his thoughts on interoperability, quality reporting, privacy and security, EHR certification, innovation and more.
By Jessica Davis 12:34 pm September 20, 2016
The platform integrates with the health system's 22 inpatient and outpatient care centers to improve patient-provider communication and improved access to medical records.
Mike Leavitt accountable care

Mike Leavitt, who co-chairs the Accountable Care Learning Collaborative, said many providers do not yet know how to proceed under new care models. 

By Gus Venditto 11:24 am September 20, 2016
The Accountable Care Learning Collaborative, which Leavitt co-chairs with former CMS Administrator Mark McClellan, published a framework for sharing best practices and care delivery competencies.
IBM MIT machine vision

Guru Banavar, left, chief science officer of cognitive computing at IBM Research and Professor James DiCarlo, head of MIT's Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences. 

By Bernie Monegain 11:08 am September 20, 2016
The organizations are building a research laboratory for brain-inspired machine comprehension to develop systems that mimic certain human abilities.
UPMC Cavulus predictive analytics

UPMC Enterprises President Tal Heppenstall

By Bernie Monegain 08:45 am September 20, 2016
Cavulus cloud-based services can help insurance companies automate marketing, sales, enrollment, retention and compliance.
National Health IT Week 2016

The United States Capitol Building in Washington, DC, as seen from the east side. Source: Martin Falbisoner via Wikimedia. 

By Tom Sullivan 07:25 am September 20, 2016
A guide to the annual event taking place in Washington, DC next week, as well as virtual and live gatherings around the country. Topical and timely themes include precision medicine, telehealth, interoperability and population health. 
MACRA interoperability advancements

Kerry McDermott, vice president of public policy and communication at the Center for Medical Interoperability said the organization's recenlty released maturity model can be used to assess interoperability progress. 

By Diana Manos 07:11 am September 20, 2016
The Center for Medical Interoperability introduced a new maturity model and HIMSS publicly commented that focusing on technical interoperability is not enough in the industry-wide move toward value-based care and alternative payment models. 
Vassar patient pavilion

A visual rendering of the patient pavilion Vassar Brothers Medical Center is building. 

By Jeff Lagasse 06:48 am September 20, 2016
The new building will house an emergency department, trauma center, modern operating rooms, private patients rooms, all designed to improve care delivery, officials said. 

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