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HL7 gives a glimpse of FHIR 5

Health Level 7 International on Monday offered a peek at its roadmap for Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources, aka FHIR 5. WHY IT MAT…

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How HIEs can enable public health reporting when EHRs fall short

Healthcare’s Holy Grail of widespread information sharing holds considerable promise as well as daunting challenges and public health…

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GAO's latest report on patient matching: It's still not easy

The whole point of electronic health records is to facilitate the sharing of patient data, but that is still difficult, not just because in…

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Here’s the lineup of HIMSS19 keynote speakers

HIMSS on Thursday finalized the lineup of keynote speakers for HIMSS19 in Orlando next month. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar…

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New Findings Reveal Surprising Role of the Cerebellum in Reward and Social Behaviors

NIH-funded study sheds new light on brain circuits related to affective and social dysfunction.

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AMIA to feds: incentivize the use of clinical data to support research

The U.S. is fully invested in electronic health records, and now it’s time to get more serious about using clinical data to support r…

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Here are 6 major issues facing healthcare in 2019, according to PwC

Connected care, upskilled workers, tax reform, a Southwest Airlines approach, private equity and the Affordable Care Act all will impact he…

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Pew: Here's what APIs need to succeed for healthcare

Application programming interfaces are all the rage in healthcare and just about every other industry undergoing digital transformation. An…

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Singapore’s Minister for Health outlines key responses to COI report’s recommendations

Minister for Health Gan Kim Yong delivered a ministerial statement on the Committee of Inquiry (COI) report on the SingHealth cyberattack i…

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NIH researchers rescue photoreceptors, prevent blindness in animal models of retinal degeneration

Findings set stage for first clinical trial of stem cell-based therapeutic approach for AMD.

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AI in healthcare - not so fast? Study outlines challenges, dangers for machine learning

As machine learning rapidly expands into healthcare, the ways it "learns" may be at odds with clinical outcomes unless carefully controlled…

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UK takes pivotal step forward with central digital strategy

Primary topic: Government & PolicyPrimary Topic: ComplianceAdditional Topics: PolicyMeaningful UsePolicyTechnologyEngage…

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ONC releases Interoperability Standards Advisory Reference 2019

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) has issued its latest report on interoperability standards, following the close…

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Think a strong information security posture means you’re complying with HIPAA?

By now it’s a well-trodden cliché to say that even the most stringent compliance with HIPAA does not mean sensitive health dat…

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Gut microbes from healthy infants block milk allergy development in mice

NIH-funded study links gut microbiome to food allergy.

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Clinical Trial Testing Fecal Microbiota Transplant for Recurrent Diarrheal Disease Begins

Clostridium difficile, commonly referred to as C. diff, is a bacterium that infects the colon and can cause diarrhea, fever, and abdominal…

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The science is clear: with HIV, undetectable equals untransmittable

NIH officials discuss scientific evidence and principles underlying the U=U concept.

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AI approach outperformed human experts in identifying cervical precancer

Algorithm could revolutionize cervical cancer screening, especially in low-resource settings…

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BRCA Exchange aggregates data on thousands of BRCA variants to inform understanding of cancer risk

Resource provides information on gene variants to clinicians, researchers, data scientists, patients, and patient advocates.

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U of Iowa saves $600,000 a year with new radiology workflow

The provider organization created the position of reading room coordinator who relieves the resident or radiologists from administrative ta…

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KLAS ranks population health management vendors on partnering and guidance

 Epic beats Cerner and Allscripts for customer satisfaction – but HealthEC, Health Catalyst, Arcadia and Enli take top spots.

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HL7 releases FHIR 4

Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources is now normative, and the new edition brings thousands of other updates.

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NIH study implicates hyperactive immune system in aging brain disorders

Results suggest a breakdown in brain cell waste system triggers a destructive immune reaction.

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Proximity to muscle cells may promote spread of prostate cancer cells, NIH study suggests

Approximately 11.2 percent of men in the US will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during their lifetime.

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What docs want from EHR vendors in 2019

A little listening and responsiveness could go a long way to help cure alert fatigue and physician burnout in the year ahead.

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Top 10 Healthcare IT News articles of 2018

Tech titans set their sights on interoperability, Judy Faulkner shared advice for women in health IT and big data breaches continued – re…

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VA nears decision on replacing Epic scheduling system with Cerner

The chair of the House VA Subcommittee on Technology Modernization wants the agency to answer some questions with regard to the $624 millio…

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A C-suite guide to telemedicine

NewYork-Presbyterian, UPMC and Thibodaux executives discuss the advantages and imperatives of creating wide-ranging telehealth programs.

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5 blockchain developments in 2018

Amazon, Change Healthcare and Walmart all made moves worth watching as we head into 2019.

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Physicians should think twice about promoting medical credit cards to their patients

Consumers use credit cards to pay for everything (including the kitchen sink), and the latest trend has people using medical credit cards t…

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