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Cerner BlueCat cloud
By Bernie Monegain 11:21 am July 13, 2016
EHR vendor is making its multi-tenant network faster and better able to keep pace with innovations and emerging technologies. 

"By adding Valence Health's services to Evolent, we expect to strengthen our operational capabilities and expertise, expanding our ability to support provider organizations in delivering higher quality, lower cost care," Evolent CEO Frank Williams.

By Jessica Davis 11:10 am July 13, 2016
Officials say the deal will help providers moving to value-based pop health models.
ONC API interoperability
By Jessica Davis 10:40 am July 13, 2016
Carefluence OpenAPI proved to be compliant with Office of the National Coordinator criteria by using the FHIR standard. The application programming interface also can used with EHRs for open access.

Imprivata CEO Omar Hussain

By Mike Miliard 10:12 am July 13, 2016
Imprivata, the Lexington, Massachusetts-based developer of health IT security tools, has agreed to be acquired by an affiliate of Thoma Bravo, a San Francisco private equity firm. The deal is valued at approximately $544 million.
By Bernie Monegain 09:41 am July 13, 2016
University of Vermont Medical Center, an academic medical center in Burlington, has tracked more than 5 million medications using radio frequency identification.
Obama public healthcare
By Susan Morse 09:23 am July 13, 2016
Obama wrote that Congress should revisit the idea of building a more affordable public healthcare plan for citizens living in regions with few other options to save the federal government money and improve care. 
By Bill Siwicki 03:37 pm July 12, 2016
A new study from HealthITJobs.com investigated how stress affects healthcare information technology workers and determined that more than half are frequently stressed because of deadlines, meetings, unrealistic workloads and too little time to exercise.
Microsoft Booz IBM Surface
By Tom Sullivan 03:13 pm July 12, 2016
Software giant unveils Surface-as-a-Service, Windows 10 Enterprise E3 for Cloud Services Providers at its Worldwide Partner Conference. 
McKesson HealthQX value-based payment
By Bill Siwicki 01:11 pm July 12, 2016
McKesson expands its ability to support customers in bundled payment programs with HealthQX’s ClarityQx software.

"One of the biggest current threats to health information privacy is the serious compromise of the integrity and availability of data caused by malicious cyberattacks on electronic health information systems, such as through ransomware," said OCR Director Jocelyn Samuels.

By Jessica Davis 11:18 am July 12, 2016
Its advice includes ways to prevent and contain malware threats; OCR officials stress that these viruses are considered security incidents under HIPAA.

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