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natural language processing technology in EHRs
By Mike Miliard 09:10 am June 08, 2018
Natural language processing technology is helping the health system unlock information from the notes that it previously hadn't been able to use.
From opioid abuse to diabetes prevention, big data is making an impact
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From opioid abuse to diabetes prevention, big data is making an impact.
By Bill Siwicki 08:29 am June 08, 2018
The specialty practice only had to expand support staff by 20 percent to keep pace.
Athenahealth takeover bid
By Bernie Monegain 04:21 pm June 07, 2018
Analysts predict a final price will be more than the original $6.5 billion takeover bid while athenahealth's executive chairman Jeff Immelt says sale, merger or remaining independent are all options.
HHS puts out RFI for new innovation and investment workgroup

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By Mike Miliard 01:22 pm June 07, 2018
The agency is seeking ideas from healthcare stakeholders about how such a group might be structured, and how it could help accelerate innovation and encourage capital investment across the industry.
Colorado passes new 30-day notification data protection law
By Jessica Davis 01:08 pm June 07, 2018
The month-long window is the shortest turnaround from a state and doesn’t exempt the healthcare sector, effectively giving Colorado providers just half the time required by HIPAA to report.
hospital tech attractive for Mergers and Acquisitions
By Beth Jones Sanborn 12:31 pm June 07, 2018
Interest in potentially disruptive technologies abound in the active M&A realm but so do security concerns and dissatisfaction.
POLL: What's next for athenahealth?

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By 09:45 am June 07, 2018
With CEO Jonathan Bush now out, should athenahealth accept activist investor Elliott Management's $6.5 billion takeover bid?
FCC Chairman Pai calls for raising rural healthcare budget to $571 million

Ajit Pai testifies at the Senate Appropriations Committee hearing on the FCC's budget in May. Credit: Getty Images

By Bernie Monegain 09:15 am June 07, 2018
Ajit Pai seeks immediate action to ramp up the Universal Service Fund’s Rural Health Care Program, which advances telehealth, for the first time since it started in 1997.
CiOX machine learning applies AI to interoperability
By Mike Miliard 03:17 pm June 06, 2018
The new technology enables hospitals to manage disparate data from various electronic health records. 

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