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Identity and access management automation saves PeaceHealth hundreds of thousands of dollars

PeaceHealth, a 16,000-caregiver healthcare provider in the Pacific Northwest with 10 hospitals and 250 ambulatory clinics.

By Bill Siwicki 03:38 pm April 19, 2019
Providers there also don't have to wait 28 days for access to Epic and other systems, and now receive full rights within two days.
By Mike Miliard 04:53 pm April 18, 2019
Hospitals and health systems are seeing their clinical and operational processes reshaped by the same forces as the rest of the economy, says Deloitte: AI and robotics, automation, virtualization, the 'gig economy' and more.

Credit: Coviu

By Dean Koh 12:13 am April 17, 2019
Swinburne University of Technology, a public university located in Melbourne, Australia, has partnered with Coviu, a telehealth software platform, to further embed digital health technology in the classroom, clinic and research. What’s it about

Doctors of Linxi Traditional Chinese Medicine Hospital in East China's Shandong province give medical consultations to rural residents. Credit: en.nhc.gov.cn

By Dean Koh 03:00 am April 16, 2019
China’s National Health Commission (NHC) officially launched a capacity building platform designed for community-level healthcare services, according to a report by Xinhua News on April 15.&nbs
AI-powered voice note taking saves OrthoAtlanta an hour per physician per day
By Bill Siwicki 01:17 pm April 12, 2019
Since deploying speech recognition and integrating it with its athenahealth EHR, the group practice has seen the average note completion time drop from 4.8 minutes to 1.6 minutes per note.
Implementation best practices: Building relationships with consultants
By Bill Siwicki 03:02 pm April 04, 2019
Three experts on health IT consulting offer healthcare CIOs and other leaders key advice on how best to start a relationship with an outside consultant – and keep it going.
By Laura Lovett 02:31 pm April 03, 2019
Vanessa Mason, director of the Institute for the Future, discussed areas of opportunity for health technology and the pitfalls of bias when innovating.
Nebraska Medicine links voice technology to Epic EHR, boosts physician performance

The main campus of the Nebraska Medicine health system.

By Bill Siwicki 12:46 pm March 29, 2019
Since implementing a suite of Nuance voice recognition tools, the health system has seen a 23 percent reduction in transcription costs and 71 percent of users reporting that the quality of their documentation has improved significantly.

Gary and Mary West Senior Emergency Care Unit (Photo: UC San Diego Health)

By Mike Miliard 02:52 pm March 28, 2019
The lights, deployed at UC San Diego Health by BIOS, help with circadian entrainment to boost staff alertness and its wavelengths can improve visual check-ups for elderly patients, the company says.
Telepsychiatry saves east Texas hospitals $18 million over 7 years

The Burke Mental Health Emergency Center.

By Bill Siwicki 01:33 pm March 28, 2019
The creation of the Burke Mental Health Emergency Center, which focuses on telemedicine, gives rural healthcare organizations and law enforcement new choices where few used to exist.

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