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Healthcare venture capital soaring toward $15 billion in 2018
By Jeff Lagasse 03:36 pm July 12, 2018
The sector just finished the highest first half of any year since 1995.
NLP evolving for pop health and precision medicine
By Mike Miliard 03:32 pm July 12, 2018
New clinical and operational use cases are emerging for natural language processing, from risk adjustment to population surveillance and beyond.
GandCrab ransomware variant targeting legacy systems

Credit: Fortinet

By Jessica Davis 03:07 pm July 12, 2018
The newest variant of the prolific ransomware forms this year has been updated to include a stolen National Security Agency exploit.
University of Iowa Healthcare rolls out first autonomous AI diagnostic system cleared by the FDA

UI Health Care–Iowa River Landing in Coralville, Iowa. Credit: Google Maps

By Bill Siwicki 01:44 pm July 12, 2018
The artificial intelligence tool detects diabetic retinopathy in medical images, which can help prevent blindness in diabetes patients.
VA Cerner EHR modernization project
By Jessica Davis 12:45 pm July 12, 2018
Congress says it will conduct more rigorous oversight amid concerns about the project’s cost and alignment with the defense department’s electronic health record roll-out.
AI and blockchain will help hospitals adapt to value-based care

CIOs must align their goals with the requirements of payment models and deliver on patient outcomes.

By Bill Siwicki 10:21 am July 12, 2018
Healthcare executives need to track these three key technology advancements to keep pace with coming changes.
RFID security for hospitals
By Mitchell Parker 09:48 am July 12, 2018
The third in a four-part series outlines the path to secure radio frequency identification.
Ransomware attack on Cass Regional shuts down EHR

Cass Regional Medical Center in Harrisonville, Missouri. Credit: Facebook

By Jessica Davis 03:21 pm July 11, 2018
Emergency and stroke patients are still being diverted to ensure patients receive the best possible care, but the Missouri health system remains fully operational thanks to its prepared incident response plan.
UAB Medicine changes patient flow technology
By Bill Siwicki 01:02 pm July 11, 2018
To address capacity challenges, the hospital implemented a strategic patient flow plan that included a centralized patient placement center.
Mobile tech opioid prescriptions get help from PDMP
By Bill Siwicki 11:02 am July 11, 2018
Physicians at Affiliated Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons of Maryland now have a better handle on opioid prescribing as they try to combat the ongoing crisis.

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