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Flagler Hospital in Saint Augustine, Florida

Flagler Hospital in Saint Augustine, Florida

By Bill Siwicki 06:51 am August 13, 2018
A pneumonia pathway saved $1,356 per patient, lowered length of stay by two days and significantly reduced readmission rates.
Veterans Affairs healthcare sign at HIMSS
By Jessica Davis 12:23 pm August 10, 2018
A trio of President Trump’s friends reportedly held up the Cerner EHR contract and influenced policies, among a host of other claims.
medical device worn by patient
By Leontina Postelnicu 10:30 am August 10, 2018
Firm identifies a series of barriers that the growing medtech industry will need to address and says interoperability is the hardest.
By Susan Morse 08:00 am August 10, 2018
New rule would advance interoperability, streamline measures accountable care organizations need to report and pay for more types of virtual visits.  
amazon building healthcare company

The online retailer is planning to build primary care clinics for Seattle employees.

By Beth Jones Sanborn 05:08 pm August 09, 2018
The tech and retail giant has not yet revealed whether the clinics will be part of its deal with Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan.
cybersecurity computer screen breaches
By Jessica Davis 04:29 pm August 09, 2018
More than 3 million patient records were breached between April and June, highlighting an even bigger issue: Risk increases over time without proper education or reporting.
ClearData cloud security at HIMSS18 booth in Las Vegas
By Mike Miliard 03:55 pm August 09, 2018
Company says expanding coverage for Amazon, Google Cloud, Microsoft and others, makes it easier for hospitals to comply with a host of data privacy regulations.
Qliq secure texting app

Qliq secure texting app. Credit: YouTube

By Bill Siwicki 03:35 pm August 09, 2018
A new communication process in the emergency department helped the hospital reduce the time it took a patient to get to their new unit by almost half an hour.
Denver Health sign on building

Credit: Google Maps

By Bill Siwicki 03:15 pm August 09, 2018
Wanting to reduce its hospital-acquired infections, Denver Health Medical Center implemented an electronic hand hygiene monitoring system – and improved its adherence rate from 40 percent to 70 percent.
Community Health Systems building
By Mike Miliard 01:57 pm August 09, 2018
In an SEC filing, the for-profit chain says it is cooperating with an investigation into its hospitals' participation in the federal incentive program but offered few details.

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