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Optum booth at HIMSS17.
By Susan Morse 02:42 pm August 16, 2018
OptumRx is changing its medication containers for temperature-sensitive prescriptions for home delivery to renewable cotton that is biodegradable, compostable, reusable and recyclable.
doctor with patient in a community health center
By Mike Miliard 02:09 pm August 16, 2018
The grants from the HHS agency aim to boost use of health information technology for cost-efficiencies and outcomes improvement at small hospitals.
exterior of Johns Hopkins hospital building
By Bill Siwicki 01:02 pm August 16, 2018
Early detection is key to treatment, and with AI-enabled detection methods nearly a third of pancreatic cancer cases could be found four to 12 months sooner, they say.
Maryland State House in Annapolis

Maryland's state house and capital in Annapolis.

By Jessica Davis 12:48 pm August 16, 2018
While the state program had a security program in place, it lacked sufficient controls over the data and its operation.
Best Buy acquires GreatCall for $800 million
By Jonah Comstock 10:53 am August 16, 2018
Retail giant says that buying the aging in place vendor is part of its strategy to offer seniors a wider range of technologies.
Patient using a phone app to manage prescription
By Mike Miliard 01:17 pm August 15, 2018
Geisinger and Merck have collaborated on a pair of new web-based applications, designed to make it easier to incorporate patient data into health systems' electronic health records for better care coordination, treatment and outcomes.
Fax machines can breach a network

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By Jessica Davis 12:25 pm August 15, 2018
While CMS Administrator Seema Verma called for the end of fax machine use by 2020, new Check Point research found a hacker could steal data from a flaw in the fax protocol.
AI code base on computer screen
By Bill Siwicki 11:41 am August 15, 2018
Precision Innovation Network has selected Splice Machine’s big data platform to develop its Treatment Advisor application, to be hosted in an AWS cloud.
US Digital Service Deputy Administrator Edward Hartwig speaking at USDS prior to the Blue Button 2.0 Conference in Washington, D.C.

US Digital Service Deputy Administrator Edward Hartwig speaking at USDS prior to the Blue Button 2.0 Conference in Washington, D.C.

By Tom Sullivan 11:29 am August 15, 2018
Cloud giants are poised to reshape the industry with FHIR and open APIs to unleash the power of consumerism.
FDA building

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By Jessica Davis 09:53 am August 15, 2018
McAfee researchers show just how easy it is to hack into devices -- but new MedCrypt data shows government guidance may be putting device manufacturers on the right trajectory to shore up this real threat.

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