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Waystar snaps up prior authorization platform developer Digitize.AI
By Nathan Eddy 11:30 am July 12, 2019
Digitize.AI's Lia technology uses real-time analytics and machine learning to automatically check for new cases and securely submit them directly to payers.

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By Lynne Minion 09:50 am July 12, 2019
Following the unexpected death of his celebrity son over a decade ago, Kim Ledger is campaigning to reduce prescription drug-related deaths. Digital surveillance could be part of the solution.
By Dean Koh 01:51 am July 12, 2019
Thailand’s population is ageing rapidly with almost half of its electorate above 50 years old by 2025. Healthcare costs are rising and it is not tenable in the long-run to keep building hospitals.
Mobile communications app saves Hancock Health $1M annually

Hancock Regional Hospital.

By Bill Siwicki 01:11 pm July 11, 2019
The smartphone app also came in handy during a ransomware attack: When other systems were down, it was up and running.
Hospitals are paying for not vetting their vendors
By Benjamin Harris 12:36 pm July 11, 2019
More than half of hospitals say they've had one or more data breaches caused by third-party vendors in the past two years, with an average cost of $2.9 million per incident – but too many are still failing to do adequate risk assessments.
Geisinger partners with EarlySign for new AI algorithms to spot chronic disease
By Mike Miliard 11:28 am July 11, 2019
A multi-year agreement with the machine learning company will start with a tool to identify high-risk GI patients, eventially expanding to other high-burden diseases.
Securonix achieves HITRUST certification for healthcare security monitoring
By Bill Siwicki 11:24 am July 11, 2019
The vendor’s event management technology is designed for monitoring threats to healthcare organizations and comes with built-in connectors for major healthcare applications such as Epic and Cerner.
HHS summit to tackle quality improvement across programs
By Mike Miliard 01:52 pm July 10, 2019
The Quality Summit will convene healthcare stakeholders to explore ways the department's many quality programs can be assessed and adapted to better advance value-based care models.
By Bill Siwicki 01:17 pm July 10, 2019
Day Zero Diagnostics’ algorithm, ksim, promises to deliver a faster, more scalable, high-resolution approach for identifying hospital-acquired infection outbreaks, the company said.
ABB brings robotics to new healthcare hub at Texas Medical Center

The ABB Medical Lab.

By Bill Siwicki 01:03 pm July 10, 2019
The vendor’s research team will work on the Houston-based provider organization’s campus with medical staff, scientists and engineers to develop non-surgical medical robotics systems.

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