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Surescripts EHR NRLS Epic

Surescripts CEO Tom Skelton said the new service makes it easier for providers to access meaningful health data. 

By Mike Miliard 12:48 pm September 21, 2016
Epic president Carl Dvorak said that the new service could be a game changer in terms of vendor-neutral search. 
mHealth security innovation
By Bill Siwicki 11:59 am September 21, 2016
More than half of U.S. consumers with smartphones have shared medical information via the Internet, and that means the time is ripe for developers to ramp up their mobile health tools and distribution efforts.
athenaInsight

Jonathan Bush, the CEO of athenahealth, said the vendor is working to address the lack of information sharing across the care continuum. 

By Bernie Monegain 10:21 am September 21, 2016
CEO Jonathan Bush said athenaInsight will mine the company’s network of providers and patients to determine what works at high-performing hospitals as well as the drivers of physician engagement and public health trends.
Health plans chronic care
By Kaiser Health News 09:43 am September 21, 2016
When CMS opened the chronic care management program, experts hailed its potential for population health and cost control. Since then, however, the initiative has encountered obstacles, the IRS and health plans now among those. 
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.

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