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Top 10 Healthcare IT News stories of 2020

At few times in recent memory has the resolve of hospitals and health systems across the U.S. – and the wherewithal of the information systems and digital data that keep them running – been put to the test quite like it was in 2020. An all-hands-on-deck push from heroic physicians and nurses to save the […]

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Application period for FCC Connected Care Pilot Program now open

Tpen for the next 30 days, through December 7. WHY IT MATTERS The Connected Care Pilot Program, first formalized on March 31, 2020, is open to nonprofit and public eligible healthcare providers nationwide. The program will use Universal Service Fund cash over three years to help defray connected care costs for selected providers, good for […]

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Tech optimization: Keeping infrastructure tech rock solid

The various technologies that make up IT infrastructure are the foundation for all the other forms of health IT that make hospitals and health systems operate effectively. As such, infrastructure technologies are among the most important in the healthcare information technology arena, and they must be operating optimally. Here, three infrastructure technology experts from Cisco […]

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How healthcare organizations can achieve operational efficiencies

In a landscape in which healthcare costs are rising and healthcare organizations are increasingly hard-pressed to deliver value and convenience for patients, innovation (both technical and non-technical) can be an avenue for healthcare organizations to meet the needs of their patients/consumers. However, the need to innovate also places enormous pressures on CIOs and IT staff […]

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Athenahealth hires PatientKeeper CEO as chief product officer

Cloud-based IT vendor athenahealth announced Sept. 5 that longtime PatientKeeper CEO Paul Brient will be its new chief product officer. WHY IT MATTERS As athenahealth continues charting a new course forward following a tumultuous past few years, it will be looking to Brient, who has more than 25 years of experience with a variety of […]

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6 deep-dive symposiums at HIMSS Global Conference

HIMSS is accepting speaker proposals for six pre-conference symposiums on Feb. 11 in Orlando. The deadline to submit a proposal is 5 p.m. EST, Oct. 19.  Case studies from healthcare provider and payer organizations are a focus for these events, which deliver deep-dives into specific topic categories.  Click on the links below to learn more […]

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Big data and predictive analytics pull in smokers for lung screening

Early detection is key in preventing severe problems associated with lung cancer. In fact, when using low-dose computed tomography imaging, more than 80 percent of lung cancers have a chance to be cured when detected at an early stage, according to Chesapeake Regional Healthcare, an American College of Radiology Designated Lung Cancer Screening Center. Virginia-based […]