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Subject: McKinsey defines when to use blockchain | Apple Watch mulls Medicare collaboration + 7 notes on Apple's health strategy | Athenahealth was most expensive HIT acquisition of 2018 | 5 notes on EHR ethics
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January 17, 2019
1. Apple in talks to subsidize its watch for some Medicare seniors: 6 things to know 
2. Athenahealth was the most expensive HIT acquisition of 2018 

3. Only use blockchain when it's the 'simplest solution available,' McKinsey partners say Full story

4. Is your organization experiencing barriers to remote patient monitoring? Read this e-book to learn to how to get the most out of patient-generated data. 

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6. NIH, Fitbit launch 1st digital health leg of 'All of Us' project 

7. Deliver more intelligent care, invest in robotics. To learn more, register for this upcoming webinar. 

8. How to win in the blockchain game: Q&A with Children's Mercy Kansas City CIO David Chou 
9. Definitive Healthcare acquires HIMSS Analytics' data services business: 3 notes 

10. 5 notes on EHR ethics from the American College of Physicians 

11. Geisinger's efforts to fight opioid crisis with electronic prescribing contribute to cost savings of about $1M per month. Click here to learn more. 

12. 7 notes on Apple's health strategy so far 

13. 16 hospitals, health systems seeking Allscripts, Cerner, Epic, Meditech talent 




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