Today's Top 20 Health IT Articles
  • 150th Encompass hospital installs Oracle Cerner

    Integrated healthcare company Encompass Health launched its 150th post-acute inpatient rehabilitation hospital linked to the Oracle Cerner EHR on June 20.
  • US consumer experience drops, but top 5% of brands win with this strategy 

    The best brands are focusing on creating positive emotional experiences for their customers, as other organizations struggle to keep up in 2022, according to a June 6 report from market research firm Forrester.
  • Texas Tech Health Science Center's vendor breach affects 1.2 million patients

    Texas Tech University Health Science Center notified patients of a data breach that occured at its eye care software vendor, which has potentially exposed the protected health information of more than 1.2 million patients, NewsChannel 10 reported June 10. 
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  • PHI accidentally posted on Yale New Haven Hospital's website for 4 months

    Radiology files with protected health information created for research at Yale New Haven (Conn.) Hospital were accidentally posted to the hospital's public website for four months, the hospital revealed June 17.
  • How a digital front door boosted patient engagement for Maimonides Medical Center

    As Brooklyn's largest hospital, with 600,000 outpatient encounters, according to Rob Cimino, vice president of digital strategy and implementation, Maimonides Medical Center was an early adopter of electronic health records and best-of-breed technologies. As a result, it was regularly recognized as one of America's most wired hospitals. But adoption of various web and mobile applications led to a fragmented patient experience.
  • Startup says $100 genome could be on the way

    Ultima Genomics, a startup that has raised more than $600 million, said it plans to release a $100 genome, a step that could revolutionize disease diagnosis and precision medicine.
  • 10 top players in expected $132.5B wearable medical device industry

    The market for wearable medical devices is set to explode in the coming years amid the increasing adoption of artificial intelligence and 5G, the embrace of self-monitoring of health conditions and the predilection for home healthcare, a study by Growth Plus Reports found.
  • New York hospital uses robot to kill coronavirus, C.diff

    Allegheny Health Network Westfield (N.Y.) Memorial Hospital has introduced a germ-killing robot that helps clear the facility of dangerous bacteria and viruses.
  • Amazon CEO hitting the brakes on Jeff Bezos' expansion plans

    Amazon CEO Andy Jassy is looking to reverse the company's e-commerce plans put in place by Jeff Bezos as Amazon experienced one of its worst financial performances, The Wall Street Journal reported June 16. 
  • U of Illinois at Chicago teams up with Moroccan university for health IT partnership 

    The University of Illinois at Chicago teamed up with  the University of Mohamed Premier (UMP) in Oujda, Morocco, to collaborate on health IT and clinical informatics. 
  • 5 health systems migrating to the cloud

    Health systems in the U.S. are eager to join the cloud, and many of them are migrating their entire digital ecosystems, with help from big names such as Microsoft and Amazon, to a platform that promises to support a more efficient, equitable and insightful healthcare industry and deliver high-value patient outcomes. 
  • Georgia hospital adds digital diagnostic imaging sharing for patients

    Habersham Medical Center partnered with software company PocketHealth to give its 80,000 patients access to their medical reports and images via any device.
  • More tech jobs no longer require college degrees

    Technology companies are increasingly lifting college degree requirements in the face of ever-evolving tech skills and a competitive market for talent, a report from Boston-based Harvard Business School and the labor data firm Emsi Burning Glass found.
  • Walgreens launches clinical trial business

    Walgreens partnered with health data company Pluto Health to launch a clinical trial business that aims to eliminate patient recruitment, diversity and enrollment challenges. 
  • Epic will join health data interoperability task force

    Epic plans to join the Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement, a new health information exchange network that aims to improve health data interoperability across the U.S.
  • 7 recent hospital innovation investments

    Hospitals across the country have been busy investing in health tech companies and helping launch spinoff companies.
  • Top 10 online master's in data science programs

    In our increasingly technological society, data scientists are both in demand — and highly paid.
  • NYC Health + Hospitals combating maternal mortality disparities using VR

    NYC Health + Hospitals co-developed a virtual reality technology with VR clinical training company Health Scholars to help obstetrician-gynecologists detect and address rare but life-threatening health conditions during labor and delivery. 
  • As infections decline, it's back to chronic disease management for 1 leader

    Working together and fostering new relationships are one associate CMIO's annual goals. Marcus Speaker, MD, is the associate chief medical information officer at Roanoke, Va.-based Carilion Clinic.  Dr. Speaker will serve on the panel "Essential Tech and Teams for Digital Transformation in the Next Year" at Becker's 7th Annual Health IT + Revenue Cycle Conference. As part of an ongoing series, Becker's is talking to healthcare leaders who plan to speak at the conference, which will take place Oct. 4-7 in Chicago.  To learn more and register, click here.
  • Health data marketing policies should be made more explicit, some argue

    A health tech company that helps streamline hospital and clinic check-ins has raised eyebrows for its practice of using patient data to create ultra-targeted advertising, with experts arguing language about such policies should be clearer, according to a Washington Post column published June 13. 

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