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  1. 10 digital health tools driving the biggest ROI for hospitals

    While more than 75 percent of hospitals and health systems have implemented at least one digital health tool — and only 3 percent have zero plans to do so in the future — some of those implementations have been more successful than others.
  2. Coronavirus mortality: Here's what we know

    The studies below analyzed COVID-19 patients to obtain information regarding the disease's mortality rate: 
  3. How a federal data protection agency would affect healthcare

    Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., unveiled legislation on Feb. 12 calling for the creation of a Data Protection Agency, an independent federal consumer watchdog aimed at giving Americans greater control over their personal data.

An expert guide to telemedicine carts: Expediate care & improve outcomes

Carts dramatically expand a health system’s reach, a patient’s access to care and enhance efficiency in a very resource-constrained industry. 
  1. 23andMe CEO joins $45M funding for women's health tech startup

    Maven, a digital health startup providing access to virtual fertility, pregnancy and postpartum services, announced on Feb. 19 the close of a $45 million Series C round that included participation from 23andMe CEO Anne Wojcicki.
  2. Half of insured adults are skipping primary care visits. Cost a major reason why.

    In a given year by 2016, almost 50 percent of adults with commercial insurance hadn't visited a primary care physician, according to a study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine.
  3. Pittsburgh physician sees uninsured patients for $35

    A physician in Pittsburgh is offering uninsured patients direct access to primary care for $35 a visit, according to Penn Live Patriot News. 
  4. New Billings Clinic CEO wants to create culture of safety after ex-leader's firing

    Billings (Mont.) Clinic's new leadership aims to keep patients and staff safe, according to local news station Q2.

Clinicians need better drug information at the point of care: Here's how to provide it

How to reduce unwarranted care variation related to drug administration — Read the whitepaper.
  1. Trial delayed for ex-Hacienda nurse accused of impregnating patient

    The trial for Nathan Sutherland, the former Hacienda Healthcare nurse accused of raping and impregnating a patient in a vegetative state, has been postponed until April 30, reports The Arizona Republic.
  2. Cleveland EMS asked suspected coronavirus patient to walk to hospital

    First responders in Cleveland asked a patient suspected of having coronavirus to walk a half mile to University Hospitals last month, since the ambulance crew was not properly prepared to transfer him, according to dispatch tapes obtained by Fox 8 News.
  3. U of Vermont Health Network blames operating loss on Epic install

    Burlington-based University of Vermont Health Network reported a $10 million operating loss in the first quarter of fiscal year 2020, which it attributed to an Epic EHR installation that cost more than expected, according to the VTDigger.
  4. Construction wraps on Arkansas hospital's $147M patient tower

    Construction of a $147 million patient tower at Rogers-based Mercy Hospital Northwest Arkansas has been completed, according to Healthcare Construction and Operations News.  

Three is a magic number — Get patients healthier with an optimized appointment reminder strategy

The science behind appointment reminders — Cut no-show rates and get patients in the door with tech-savvy patient engagement. Click here to learn how.
  1. Baton Rouge hospital boosts security, staff training against workplace violence

    Woman's Hospital in Baton Rouge, La., is ramping up security efforts amid an increase in violence at healthcare facilities in the area and nationwide, the organization announced.
  2. Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital names new CNO

    Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital in Somerset, Ky., has selected Pamela Booker, RN, BSN, MSN, as CNO, reports Commonwealth Journal.
  3. VA taps Microsoft, Verizon for 5G hospital

    The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs announced Feb. 12 its new partnerships with Verizon, Microsoft and Medvis to support the agency's efforts to deploy its first 5G-enabled clinical care system at the VA Palo Alto (Calif.) Health Care System.
  4. KLAS: Tableau, Health Catalyst, Microsoft most considered for healthcare business intelligence, analytics

    While the healthcare business intelligence and analytics market has experienced an influx of vendors, Tableau, Health Catalyst and Microsoft remain the top contenders when it comes to purchasing decisions, according to a recent KLAS Research report.
  5. 9 nurses reflect on their most memorable days

    Nine nurses share long-lasting memories from life on the job.
  6. Symptom screening failed to detect coronavirus in travelers from China

    Screening for symptoms of the new strain of coronavirus may not be an effective way to identify those infected with it, according to a letter to the editor in the New England Journal of Medicine.
  7. Houston Methodist Center for Innovation opens hub to test new tech

    A renovated wing of Houston Methodist's flagship hospital will serve as a "laboratory environment" for clinicians and patients to test out new technologies developed and deployed by the health system's Center for Innovation.
  8. Cleveland Clinic receives $2M to appoint geriatric innovation leader

    An anonymous Cleveland Clinic patient donated $2 million to endow a new position, chair for geriatric innovation, at the health system, with Ardeshir Hashmi, MD, selected as the first to hold the title, per a Feb. 18 news release.
  9. Former HHS CTO joins precision health tech startup

    Ed Simcox, formerly the chief technology officer and acting CIO of the HHS, has joined precision medicine software company LifeOmic as chief strategy officer, joining a slew of others leaving the HHS technology office to join the private sector.

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