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Memorial Caris precision medicine

Joe DiMaggio Children's is one of Memorial Healthcare System's facilities in Florida. 

By Beth Jones Sanborn 11:41 am August 10, 2016
Memorial Health will help develop standards of care and best practices for integrating molecular biology into oncology care, the companies said, and increase personalized medicine practices.

MGMA President and CEO Halee Fischer-Wright is concerned that "far too much of a practice’s IT investment is tied directly to complying with the ever-increasing number of federal requirements."

By Jessica Davis 10:52 am August 10, 2016
The 2016 MGMA Cost and Revenue Report also found technology costs have increased 40 percent from 2009 to 2015, corresponding with the 2009 HITECH Act.
HHS Hologic
By Bernie Monegain 09:29 am August 10, 2016
The diagnostic and imaging company will use the funding to advance development of technology for testing blood supplies for the Zika virus.
Geisinger KeyHIE

Kim Chaundy, an IT director at Gesinger and director of operations at Keystone Health Information Exchange, said that sending real-time notifications prevented nurses from traveling to see patients who where not there. 

By Bill Siwicki 07:48 am August 10, 2016
In conjunction with the Keystone Health Information Exchange, Geisinger Health System sends clinicians push HL7 ORU messages in a population health management program to identify at-risk patients and reduce readmissions.
DoD security Army EHR

The Army medical center at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington is one of the sites that the Department of Defense plans to audit the Army's EHR security controls. 

By Jack McCarthy 07:00 am August 10, 2016
The Pentagon will be looking to determine if the Army has implemented effective ways to protect its electronic health records and personally identifiable information. 
Allscripts predictive analytics

Allscripts President Rick Poulton said that the partnership with HospitalIQ will help customers work toward enterprise-level financial objectives by bringing operational planning tools into the budgeting process.

By Bill Siwicki 04:01 pm August 09, 2016
Hospital IQ’s operational planning and management platform will enable Allscripts clients to save money, reduce uncertainty and improve the quality of care, Allscripts says.
Zika HHS

Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell said there is an urgent need for Congress to allocate  more resources so HHS can help contain Zika from spreading.

By Bill Siwicki 03:51 pm August 09, 2016
Health and Humans Services head Sylvia Burwell pressed for urgent action as her department’s dwindling resources will make it harder to help states with mosquito control and for the National Institutes of Health to conduct trials of Zika vaccines.
TheDarkOverLord ransomware
By Tom Sullivan 02:27 pm August 09, 2016
Cybercriminals launching ransomware attacks – and one hacker in particular known as TheDarkOverLord – represented nearly 30 percent of the 39 data breaches in July. The average time an attack went unreported, meanwhile, was a whopping two years.
HealthTap virtual care
By Jessica Davis 01:57 pm August 09, 2016
The latest version of the platform simultaneously connects medical specialists to patients and caregivers and a new service will translate between people speaking different languages.
By Jessica Davis 10:30 am August 09, 2016
The university aims to make genetic testing a regular part of healthcare using Google's Cloud Platform and informatics.

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