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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.
Security concerns, budget restrictions hamper move to cloud
By Nathan Eddy 11:46 am July 10, 2019
Even as the number of organizations ready to adopt a cloud-based approach is rising, nearly a fifth of healthcare orgs surveyed said they'd consider moving their data from the cloud back on premises.
AI and virtual care are changing the healthcare workforce – but there's a difference between 'tasks and jobs'
By Mike Miliard 10:45 am July 10, 2019
Accenture's Kaveh Safavi discusses healthcare's outsized spend on labor – and how machine learning, telehealth and consumerism are transforming how work is done and who does it.
By Tammy Lovell 06:52 am July 10, 2019
The Patient Safety Strategy says new system will use AI to improve learning from care incidents.

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