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A person looks into a vaccine refrigerator

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By Kat Jercich 03:40 pm December 04, 2020
Experts call the logistics of getting doses into the hands of distributors a "phenomenally critical" challenge – and not one that's easily solved.
Cleveland Clinic broadband internet

Cleveland Clinic

By Bill Siwicki 02:44 pm December 04, 2020
The pandemic has shown the crucial role internet access plays for telehealth, and for the overall health and well-being of a population, says CEO Tom Mihaljevic.
SUNY Upstate Medical University Cancer Center

SUNY Upstate Medical University Cancer Center

By Bill Siwicki 01:16 pm December 04, 2020
SUNY Upstate Medical University has used AI-powered predictive analytics to, among other things, increase usage of OR minutes during business hours and improve the hygiene of its Epic EHR.
A person texting a chatbot
By Kat Jercich 12:23 pm December 04, 2020
A new JAMIA study found that more than 6 million messages related to COVID-19 were sent using the Watson Assistant platform between March 30 and August 10 of this year.
A doctor points at an EHR on a tablet

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By Kat Jercich 09:38 am December 04, 2020
The agency aims to issue a unified industry-wide specification for representing addresses by the end of 2021.
An old-timey microphone and radio setup represent our weekly digital health podcast.
By Healthcare IT News 09:09 am December 04, 2020
On today's HIMSSCast, host Jonah Comstock sits down with Gabe Gumbs, head of product strategy and innovation at Spirion about his experiences with, and views on, data security and privacy.
Imprivata HIMSS booth at a trade show
By Mike Miliard 04:42 pm December 03, 2020
The machine learning-powered tech will be a "key component of our go-forward analytics and digital identity strategy," says CEO Gus Malezis.
Three vials labeled COVID-19 Vaccine with a syringe lying before them
By Mike Miliard 01:52 pm December 03, 2020
A worldwide spear phishing effort, with bad actors impersonating biomedical researchers and targeting company execs, holds "potential hallmarks of nation-state tradecraft," according to a new security report from IBM Security X-Force.
Hands in blue gloves load syringe with COVID-19 printed in the background
By Kat Jercich 01:18 pm December 03, 2020
A new study examined past vaccine uptake rates for flu and H1N1, and found that inoculation efforts fell short. The feds must help bridge that gap, "particularly for high-risk populations and communities of color," said former ONC chief David Blumenthal.
Rapid City South Dakota Monument Health, which uses ambient voice technology for Epic EHR

Rapid City, South Dakota-based Monument Health

By Bill Siwicki 12:38 pm December 03, 2020
The goal of its Nuance deployment is to significantly reduce after-hours “pajama time” charting while introducing the voice of the patient to the EHR, says its CIO and CMIO.