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Technology’s impact on healthcare experiences – Join Philips live as it announces the latest Future Health Index findings

Sponsor: PhilipsPrimary topic: Government & PolicyTopic: ClinicalConnected HealthGovernment & PolicyNetwork Infrastr…

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AMIA to ONC on interoperability rules: 'Share now, standardize as needed'

The American Medical Informatics Association is generally pleased with the proposed interoperability rules put forth by the National Coordi…

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Mobile phone app designed to boost physical activity in women shows promise

Novel evidence-based approach led to short- and long-term fitness benefits.

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CMU, Pitt to outfit DoD with robotic trauma care tech

Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine have each have been awarded four-year contracts from the U.S…

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Study shows incidence rates of aggressive subtypes of uterine cancer rising

Findings also reveal racial disparities, including higher incidence of these aggressive subtypes and poorer survival among non-Hispanic bla…

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NIH announces two awards for multi-year studies of influenza immunity in children

Grants may total more than $64 million over seven years.

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Connecting the vision, data, technology and people to drive change in UK health and care

According to the NHS long term plan published in January this year, providers across acute, community and mental health settings in England…

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Future of flagship NHS global digital exemplar programme unclear, according to recent reports

Concerns have been raised about the future of the NHS global digital exemplar programme in England, according to a recent report in the Hea…

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Healthcare in 21 years will be driven by 'radically interoperable data'

As we focus this month on the promise and potential of digital transformation across healthcare, it's encouraging enough to take stock…

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WHO rolls out free health product directory

The World Health Organization announced the launch of the Health Product Profile Directory, a resource to help promote research and develop…

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Novel technique reduces obstruction risk in heart valve replacement

The transcatheter approach increases treatment options for high-risk patients.

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Large portion of patients with mild persistent asthma and low sputum eosinophils respond equally well to inhaled corticosteroids as placebo

“Low eosinophil” biomarkers found in nearly three-quarters of people with mild persistent asthma.

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Integrated stepped alcohol treatment for people in HIV care improves both HIV and alcohol outcomes

Increasing the intensity of treatment for alcohol use disorder over time improves alcohol-related outcomes among people with HIV.

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HIV Vaccine Awareness Day 2019 — May 18, 2019

Statement by Anthony S. Fauci, M.D., Director, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, and Maureen M. Goodenow, Ph.D., NIH A…

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EHR training is biggest predictor of user satisfaction, experts say

A better clinician experience makes for higher-quality patient care, according to a new report from KLAS' Arch Collaborative, which makes t…

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Project to deter opioid tampering wins top Addiction Science Award

NIDA announces awardees at the 2019 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair.

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Early weight-loss surgery may improve type 2 diabetes, blood pressure outcomes

NIH-funded study followed teens, adults with long-term obesity five years after gastric bypass.

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Human antibody reveals hidden vulnerability in influenza virus

Discovery by NIAID-funded researchers could aid quest for universal flu vaccine.

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Joint Commission debuts hospital clinical quality metrics platform

The nonprofit Joint Commission announced the release of the Direct Data Submission Platform (DDSP), which will provide hospitals with near…

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Private hospitals to display prices of drugs, says Thai Government

Private hospitals in Thailand will have to display the price of medicines so that consumers can make better-informed decisions prior to pur…

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New Zealand’s MOH to open up national health data with FHIR

New Zealand’s Ministry of Health will provide access to two core national systems - the National Health Index (NHI) and Health Practi…

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Nurses are well-positioned to lead innovation and digital transformation

More and more health systems are taking steps to "fully unleash nurse innovators at the leadership level," a new report shows, tapping thei…

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5 steps to digital transformation for healthcare

It’s a matter of change management – and there are some applicable best practices.

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Philips, DHS report vulnerability in EMR platform

Company says the security flaw has not been exploited yet and urges customers to update to most recent version.

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Where health systems are using analytics the most

New research points to care quality measures and finance as the top functions for analytics usage today.

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KLAS: Epic, Cerner still lead EHR pack

The research firm says 2018 was the busiest in recent years for EHR market flux, and recent purchasing decisions show an evolution in the e…

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Focus on interoperability: What we learned

Top takeaways from a month of reporting on today's current state and the future of health data sharing.

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HIMSS names new Global Chief Operating & Strategy Officer

Dr. Sebastian Krolop, a physician, economist and technology consultant, will help chart worldwide plans and policies for HIMSS. He says he'…

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How FHIR 4 will drive interoperability progress in healthcare

Experts from across health IT, including members of the HL7 board and advisory council, say the new standard can do big things for data exc…

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Value-based care and rethinking the patient experience

Healthcare leader representatives from Singapore, Australia and the Philippines took centre stage as the HIMSS Singapore eHealth & Health 2…

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