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Sutter Physician Services CloudMedx
By Bill Siwicki 12:10 pm September 22, 2016
The organizations announced a collaboration on joint products and services for sharing health data under value-based care models.
analytics hospital Union General

Union General's decision support manager Karen Reff said that undertaking an analytics program to implement patient interventions in a more timely manner reduced readmissions. 

By Bill Siwicki 11:45 am September 22, 2016
Union General spent $50,000 to launch an analytics program that enabled staff to spend more time on delivering care and uncovered best practices that reduced readmissions.
cloud security Catalyze PHI

Catalyze CEO Travis Good.

By Bernie Monegain 09:51 am September 22, 2016
The company said it will use the funding to advance its HIPAA compliant and HITRUST certified platform for exchanging protected health information.
Microsoft cloud Google Amazon
By Jack McCarthy 08:15 am September 22, 2016
A new survey determined that hospitals using cloud-based infrastructure services are seeing improved care and patient satisfaction, faster time to innovation, and higher staff productivity and efficiency. 
self-driving cars public health

A Google self-driving car. Source: Grendelkhan via Wikimedia

By Jack McCarthy 07:10 am September 22, 2016
Autonomous vehicles got a booster shot of credibility when federal regulators and issued guidance this week. But even before that, researchers were projecting that the emerging technology could reduce automobile-related injuries and deaths, as well as the big expenses they incur. 
UPMC telehealth Curavi Health
By Bernie Monegain 03:11 pm September 21, 2016
Curavi Health offers tools that enable clinicians to remotely connect with patients via camera, Bluetooth stethoscope, digital otoscope and technologies.  
revenue cycle management
By Jessica Davis 03:09 pm September 21, 2016
Eighty-five percent of providers are currently in RCM replacement mode or assessment, according to the newest Black Book Market Research report.
IBM cyber threats
By Jessica Davis 02:51 pm September 21, 2016
The number one threat to healthcare data isn't the most obvious. Rather than malevolent, faceless hackers, it's often an organization's own employees who open the door to theft, malware, ransomware and a host of other problems, according to IBM's 2016 Cyber Security Intelligence Index.
Ascension Health rebrands
By Jeff Lagasse 02:49 pm September 21, 2016
The health system said that by reorganizing into two units it intends to enhance collaboration and better support physicians and caregivers. 
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. 

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