Today's Top 20 Health IT Articles
  • Why UPMC selected Epic for its EHR

    Leaders from Pittsburgh-based UPMC told Becker's it plans to transition to Epic because the EHR can position the health system for advances in digital health and artificial intelligence.
  • Will Walgreens look to hospitals for new CEO?

    In relaying the departure of CEO Rosalind Brewer on Sept. 1, Walgreens said it was looking for a replacement with "deep healthcare experience."
  • Hospitals, health systems dealing with cybersecurity incidents

    Here are four hospitals and health systems dealing with cyberattacks Becker's has reported on since Aug. 5:
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  • Why health systems aren't creating gen AI strategies

    Hospital and health system CIOs told Becker's that healthcare organizations are hesitant to create a generative AI strategy due to technical, financial, regulatory and ethical considerations.
  • 'The hype is real' with AI documentation, according to UPMC

    Pittsburgh-based UPMC physicians are using AI technology from Abridge during patient appointments and have stated that the platform is already about 95 percent accurate, ABC27 News reported Sept. 5. 
  • UW Health begins to brand former SwedishAmerican facilities

    Madison, Wis.-based UW Health has renamed SwedishAmerican Medical Center-Belvidere (Ill.) to UW Health Belvidere Hospital as it continues to change the name of former SwedishAmerican clinics to its own brand, WTVO reported Sept. 6. 
  • 66 hospitals, health systems warned about pixel tracking

    HHS' Office for Civil Rights and the Federal Trade Commission have released the letters that were sent to 66 hospitals and health systems July 20 about the risks associated with pixel tracking technologies. 
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  • Biotech company lays off 15% of staff

    Absci, a company using generative artificial intelligence in the drug discovery process, laid off 30 employees or about 15 percent of its staff, GeekWire reported Sept. 6.
  • 3 CIOs who worked for Meditech

    Some former Canton, Mass.-based Meditech employees have migrated from the EHR vendor to CIO roles in nearby health systems.
  • Algorithm developed at Yale predicts hospital lengths of stay

    Researchers from New Haven, Conn.-based Yale University have developed an algorithm that can predict patients' disease severity and hospital lengths of stay.
  • Private equity group to acquire EHR vendor for $1.6B

    Private equity group Thoma Bravo has entered into an agreement to acquire EHR vendor NextGen Healthcare for about $1.61 billion in cash, MarketWatch reported Sept. 6.
  • How often Johns Hopkins bills for MyChart messages

    Baltimore-based Johns Hopkins Medicine has billed patients for fewer than 1 percent of MyChart messages since a new policy allowing charges for the patient portal interactions, the Baltimore Banner reported Sept. 6.
  • Mass General Brigham creates AI to identify missed care opportunities

    GE HealthCare and Boston-based Mass General Brigham developed an artificial intelligence algorithm to reduce administrative burden.
  • How much 3 hospitals are paying for Cerner

    Oracle Cerner has been gaining smaller hospital clients, with some smaller hospitals in Alaska and California paying under $10 million to install the EHR software.
  • Orlando Health launches virtual sitting at 4 hospitals

    Orlando (Fla.) Health has rolled out virtual sitting at four hospitals, joining a growing list of health systems that are turning to the telehealth platform to prevent falls and other injuries.
  • 3 ways a Louisiana system is integrating AI into clinical workflows

    Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System has been using artificial intelligence to boost performance across its clinical and financial systems for years, but use of those tools is increasing at the Baton Rouge, La.-based organization.
  • Which Big Tech companies health systems are choosing for AI partnerships

    As hospitals and health systems continue to invest in their artificial intelligence strategies, many have been teaming up with tech giants like Google and Microsoft to deploy healthcare AI tools that can alleviate their providers' burdens and optimize operations.
  • Larger healthcare companies hold AI advantage, Morgan Stanley says

    Morgan Stanley found that 94 percent of healthcare companies utilize artificial intelligence in some way and projected the average budget AI allocation to increase from 5.7 percent in 2022 to 10.5 percent in 2024.
  • UC Davis Health to deliver in-home urgent care

    Sacramento, Calif.-based UC Davis Health has partnered with DispatchHealth to deliver in-home urgent care through a program dubbed the Urgent Medical Care At-Home program. 
  • Michigan system IT outage affects billing, EHR

    Grand Blanc, Mich.-based McLaren Health Care's billing system and EHR was affected by a computer network shutdown after its IT security team found suspicious activity during routine monitoring, Detroit Free Press reported Sept. 5. 

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