Today's Top 20 Health IT Articles
  • 2 Microsoft healthcare job openings

    Microsoft recently posted two job openings related to its health business. Below are the open positions as of Aug. 30:
  • FBI takes down botnet group targeting healthcare

    The FBI announced it has taken down Qakbot, a botnet network that enabled the attack on Prospect Medical Group, Bloomberg reported Aug. 29.
  • Oklahoma hospital selects new EHR

    Bethany (Okla.) Children's Health Center, a 160-bed pediatric hospital, selected Meditech Expanse as its EHR vendor.
  • Becker's Health IT + Digital Health + Revenue Cycle Live Conference

    From cybersecurity to AI, consumerism & health equity — 240+ speakers at Becker's Health IT + Digital Health + RCM meeting will show how (and when) tech is the silver bullet. Join us this fall.
  • Walmart, Walgreens & CVS roll out new care options as pharmacists' scope of practice grows

    New laws expanding pharmacists' scope of practice have spurred Walmart, Walgreens and CVS to roll out patient care options that typically would be available only through a physician's office, Bloomberg reported Aug. 28. 
  • Amazon Clinic adds virtual primary care company to marketplace

    AI-powered virtual primary care company Curai Health has been added to Amazon Clinic's virtual healthcare marketplace, allowing patients to go through a message-based platform to reach clinicians. 
  • Epic's sepsis model less timely, study finds

    EHR vendor Epic's sepsis prediction model was found to be more accurate than other models at higher threshold prediction, but was found to have missed a higher share of true cases and was less timely than other existing sepsis tools, an Aug. 25 study published in JAMA found. 
  • Michigan Medicine implementing a new data analytics platform for labs

    Michigan Medicine, based in Ann Arbor, signed a three-year agreement with Hc1 Insights to make its data analytics platform the single source system for its laboratory division.
  • Reimagine your Hybrid Work Strategy in Life Sciences

    Biotech and pharma companies are being held back by old communication tech. Join experts to learn how a better collaboration platform can cut costs, improve talent retention + more.
  • New Mexico health system gets gig app for nurses

    Presbyterian Healthcare Services, based in Albuquerque, N.M., is implementing ShiftMed's platform that will act as an on-demand workforce marketplace for local nurses.
  • UC Davis Health piloting digital program for opioid surveillance

    UC Davis Health's Digital CoLab, along with the CDC Foundation and the Boston Children's Hospital, launched a digital pilot program that allows public health officials to use a surveillance dashboard to track opioid overdoses nationwide.
  • Digital health in August: 9 startups land $539M

    While digital health funding hit a six-year low in the second quarter of 2023, promising startups continue to land big deals. Here are nine digital health investments Becker's reported on in the past month.
  • AI can change healthcare on 'planetary scale,' Google Health CEO says

    Karen DeSalvo, MD, Google's chief health officer, believes that artificial intelligence could change healthcare on a "planetary scale" by expanding access to care, The Washington Post reported Aug. 29.
  • Community Health Systems to expand virtual sitting to 29 hospitals

    Franklin, Tenn.-based Community Health Systems plans to expand virtual sitting to 29 hospitals as the program has been successful in preventing patient falls.
  • Health systems turn to Google to optimize operations

    Google is continuing to expand its use of artificial intelligence technologies in healthcare, and hospitals and health systems have already begun piloting the tech giant's new offerings that focus on eliminating administrative burdens and personalizing the patient experience. 
  • 75% of cyberattacks disrupt patient care

    A survey of 1,100 cybersecurity, engineering, IT and networking professionals from healthcare organizations reported that 60 percent of cyberattacks have had a moderate or substantial impact on care delivery. 
  • Northwell to launch on-demand care

    New Hyde Park, N.Y.-based Northwell Health is partnering with Nuvance Health and GoHealth Urgent Care to give patients access to on-demand care. 
  • Hackensack Meridian launches Google Cloud generative AI tool

    Edison, N.J.-based Hackensack Meridian Health is expanding its partnership with Google Cloud to use its generative artificial intelligence tools to reduce administrative workload, support clinical decision making and help personalize the patient experience. 
  • Top 9 EHRs for community hospitals, per Black Book Research

    The Sunrise EHR from Altera Digital Health was named the top EHR for community hospitals by Black Book Research.
  • Epic in the last 30 days

    From deepening its relationship with Microsoft and Nuance to releasing a new online app gallery, here are seven updates on Epic's operations, software products and partnerships reported by Becker's Hospital Review in August:
  • HCA, Google roll out generative AI project

    Nashville, Tenn.-based HCA Healthcare has started using generative artificial intelligence technology from Google to document emergency room visits and speed up nurse handoffs.
  • Nurses join striking writers, actors to voice AI concerns

    Two hundred registered nurses are planning to hold a march in Los Angeles on Aug. 29 to voice their concerns about the threat of artificial intelligence technologies and their ability to provide quality patient care. 

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