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Rural hospitals need more funding for broadband, telehealth, AHA says

Credit: Cleveland Clinic on YouTube

By Beth Jones Sanborn 03:33 pm July 19, 2018
American Hospital Association called on Congress to advance remote patient monitoring, reduce restrictions on tech, and include more hospitals in the Rural Health Care Program.
BioEnterprise, Bounce Innovation Hub partner to support biomedical entrepreneurs

BioEnterprise in Cleveland, Ohio. Credit: Google Maps

By Bernie Monegain 02:32 pm July 19, 2018
Cleveland Clinic-founded BioEnterprise and Bounce will share office space and tech incubator resources to mentor startups.
AMA explains why doctors should be involved in EHR design and implementation
By Mike Miliard 12:43 pm July 19, 2018
The American Medical Association and MedStar Health examined how physicians used Cerner and Epic electronic health records, and found a lot variability that could impact safety.
IBM Watson partners with Veterans Affairs to provide cancer treatment for veterans
By Dave Muoio 10:22 am July 19, 2018
The agreement is to continue the public-private partnership to connect AI technology with genomic data to provide cancer therapy for veterans.
EHRs improve patient safety
By Beth Jones Sanborn 09:31 am July 19, 2018
To achieve gains in quality, hospitals need to strategically pace the rollout of new features and functionality.
Centegra takes HIPAA-compliant Facebook approach to put caregivers on same page

Centegra Health in Huntley, Illinois. Credit: Google Maps

By Bill Siwicki 04:30 pm July 18, 2018
Health system uses communications platform to go from a 65 percent patients seen rate for case managers to 91 percent – with a reduced number of FTEs, official says.
Cleveland Clinic biomedical engineering deal
By Bernie Monegain 03:01 pm July 18, 2018
Partners will build on existing relationship to advance research and treatments, they said.
ECRI to host unplugged AHRQ clinical guidelines
By Bernie Monegain 02:26 pm July 18, 2018
After HHS shut down the AHRQ site with two decades of medical information, ECRI announced it will make the evidence-based materials available.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services proposes new rule to combat note bloat

Seema Verma talking about new rule proposal on Twitter.

By Mike Miliard 01:12 pm July 18, 2018
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services proposes a new rule to combat note bloat, improve patient safety, advanced analytics and enable IT innovation.
phishing attack on Sunspire
By Jessica Davis 12:22 pm July 18, 2018
Employees fell victim to a targeted phishing campaign, which may have exposed sensitive data for some patients, including Social Security numbers and health insurance information.

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