Google hires former Karen DeSalvo as chief health officer

The former National Coordinator will pioneer the new role at the tech giant, which has signed on several high-profile healthcare leaders as it sets its sights on the market.

By Mike Miliard 11:21 am October 18, 2019
For its most recent big healthcare hire, Google has recruited former National Coordinator for Health IT Dr. Karen DeSalvo to serve as its first chief health officer.
How should AI be designed and regulated, and who should it serve?

AI experts speaking at the HIMSS Connected Health Conference.

By Mike Miliard 03:11 pm October 17, 2019
That was the question Wednesday at the Connected Health Conference, as a panel of experts discussed the right regulatory approach to ensure developers can innovate – while also giving physicians and patients tools that work safely for them.
AI-based coronary IT helps comprehensively treat patients with just one test

The Prairie Heart Institute.

By Bill Siwicki 01:53 pm October 17, 2019
The results from a coronary CTA, with the help of the vendor’s highly specialized technology, allow Prairie Heart Institute experts to facilitate a more customized approach to the care and management of their patients.
By Anna Engberg 10:00 am October 17, 2019
The event will see stakeholders debate the benefits and risks in future data management for healthcare.
By Jeff Lagasse 03:24 pm October 16, 2019
On average, physician-led ACOs produced almost 7 times the amount of Medicare savings per beneficiary than hospital-led ACOs.
By Bill Siwicki 12:20 pm October 16, 2019
A blockchain expert explains for healthcare CIOs and CISOs how the distributed ledger technology can defend telehealth systems against hackers.


By Nathan Eddy 11:44 am October 16, 2019
OnMed's stations offer high definition video and audio capabilities, which allow for real-time consultations with a doctor or advanced practice provider.
By Susan Morse 10:04 am October 16, 2019
In the age of consumerism, virtual visits meet consumers where they are, says Anthem executive.
By Dean Koh 12:20 am October 16, 2019
Officially announced at the HIMSS AsiaPac Awards last week during the HIMSS AsiaPac 19 conference, Princ Paknampo Hospital made history by becoming the first hospital in Thailand to achieve the HIMSS Analytics Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model (EMRAM) Stage 7 validation.
Solo practitioner gains 807 new patients in a year with help from practice growth tech
By Bill Siwicki 01:42 pm October 15, 2019
Also in that year, Dr. Angela Willis gained 81 new patient reviews and her website converted, on average each month, roughly 11.4% of all visitors into a booked appointment.

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