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By Susan Morse 04:38 pm July 08, 2019
While the unemployment rate remains relatively unchanged at 3.7 percent, the unemployment rate for hospitals stands at about 1.6 percent.

ONC's Jon White (left) and Steve Posnack

By Mike Miliard 01:19 pm July 08, 2019
White's areas of focus at the agency included the Shared Nationwide Interoperability Roadmap, the recently proposed information blocking rules.
Cardiac device combines three monitors in one, gains efficiencies for cardiologists
By Bill Siwicki 12:06 pm July 08, 2019
At North Suburban Cardiology Associates in Stoneham, Massachusetts, there were several gaps in the group’s ambulatory ECG monitoring capability.
Microsoft, Providence St. Joseph partner on long-term cloud innovation project
By Nathan Eddy 11:42 am July 08, 2019
The health system will use Azure as its preferred platform and will deploy emerging technologies from Microsoft at an affiliated hospital facility in Seattle, near the technology giant’s Redmond headquarters.
Security, control of data seen as key barriers to cloud adoption by pharma
By Nathan Eddy 10:12 am July 08, 2019
There's continued resistance from many pharmaceutical industry executives, who think it's never possible to safely store sensitive data in the cloud.
By Philipp Grätzel von Grätz 08:30 am July 08, 2019
Pay for performance models continue to experience a hard time, especially those that try to leverage capitated payment schemes to reach the ‘triple aim’ of improved population health, enhanced patient care, and cost reduction. 
OpenNotes notches another big milestone, with 40 million patients now seeing their EHRs

Note sharing "requires a culture shift in medicine, and that’s not easy," said OpenNotes cofounder Dr. Tom Delbanco. "But patients love it and gain important clinical benefits, and clinicians learn quickly to build it into their practice."

By Mike Miliard 01:20 pm July 05, 2019
As more than 200 health systems have signed on with the patient empowerment movement, population health, patient safety and quality improvement gains are apparent.
Secure vendor access tech tightens up security, saves $1M at UMass
By Bill Siwicki 01:11 pm July 05, 2019
At UMass Memorial Health Care, an audit found a vendor security problem. Here’s how the health system bolstered its security while achieving a 594% annual ROI.
AI, virtual reality set to boost growth of integrated operating rooms
By Nathan Eddy 11:51 am July 05, 2019
A Frost & Sullivan report predicts that as many as 45% of ORs will be integrated with intelligent technologies within the next four years to improve the precision and predictability of surgical services.
How the cloud enables innovation for pharma and life sciences
By Nathan Eddy 11:06 am July 05, 2019
For all the potential benefits of SaaS-based analytics and AI apps, privacy concerns remain, slowing data sharing and suggesting the need for new approaches to cloud security.

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