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grants fight opioid crisis
By Bernie Monegain 10:44 am April 20, 2017
HHS Secretary Tom Price plans to focus on public health surveillance and the availability of overdose-reversing drugs.
Secret hospital inspections
By Charles Ornstein 10:19 am April 20, 2017
The federal government has proposed requiring that accreditors release reports on the problems they find during hospital inspections. Right now, the reports are secret.
Tell us: Which commercial EHR should the VA pick to replace VistA?
By Tom Sullivan 08:43 am April 20, 2017
The decision is due by July, but many questions are cropping up about which path is actually best in the long-run.  
Siemens Healthineers buys Medicalis
By Mike Miliard 03:36 pm April 19, 2017
The acquired clinical decision support and workflow tools can drive value-based initiatives by helping clients assess the appropriateness of certain imaging tests.
women in technology

The gender gap in STEM fields has widened since the 1980’s, when 37 percent of all computer science graduates in the U.S. were women. Today, that number is a mere 18 percent, according to a new IBM study. Photo courtesy of IBM.

By Bernie Monegain 02:58 pm April 19, 2017
IBM partnered with Boston College Center of Work & Family on research to highlight IBM’s longstanding pro-women perspective.
EHR training platform Regenstrief Institute and Indiana University School of Medicine

Indiana University School of Medicine to launch an electronic health record training program for medical students.

By Mike Miliard 01:55 pm April 19, 2017
Initiative expected to give emerging physicians greater comfort with electronic health record workflows.
Verily trial on Google Cloud

Duke University School of Medicine is one of two hospitals to work on Project Baseline to better understand the transition from health and risk factors for disease.

By Bill Siwicki 01:17 pm April 19, 2017
Project Baseline will test and develop new tools and technologies to access, organize and activate health information.
VA picks two vendors Cognitive Medical Systems, Motive Medical Intelligence
By Jessica Davis 11:48 am April 19, 2017
Cognitive Medical Systems, Motive Medical Intelligence will work to create a more interoperable system for the U.S. Veterans Administration.
AI detects tuberculosis
By Bernie Monegain 11:41 am April 19, 2017
TB is one of the top 10 causes of death worldwide.
IDC AI and cognitive computing
By Tom Sullivan 11:18 am April 19, 2017
Quality management and diagnosis and treatment systems are among top use cases for AI and cognitive computing, IDC report says.

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