Today's Top 20 Health IT Articles
  • Top 5 health system brand trends for '24

    Health system marketing leaders will be concentrating on such trends as employee engagement and mapping research in 2024, according to branding agency Monigle.
  • Mercy Iowa City transitions to new brand

    Mercy Iowa City (Iowa) officially transitioned to the University of Iowa Health Care brand, ABC affiliate KCRG reported Jan. 31. 
  • Academic medical centers grapple with AI governance

    The way healthcare organizations manage and oversee AI tools varies widely, with many agreeing there is a need for clear guidelines and oversight at organizational and federal levels to handle the unique challenges posed by AI prediction tools, a Jan. 31 study published in the NEJM AI found.
  • Lessons in telehealth: How one Arkansas health system kept seeing patients after a severe weather event

    Telemedicine can be a lifesaver when disaster strikes. Learn how this health system increased telemedicine activity by 187% after a severe weather event here.
  • Ransomware gang gives hospital 2 days to pay $900K

    A ransomware gang said it is giving a Chicago safety-net hospital two days to pay a nearly $900,000 ransom or else it will leak its patients' data, The Record reported Jan. 31.
  • 12 innovative hospitals, per Health

    Health named 12 winners of the 2024 Innovative Hospital Awards.
  • IT, phone systems down at Lurie Children's Hospital

    IT and phone systems went down Jan. 31 at Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, causing appointments to be delayed and parents unable to access MyChart.
  • Health data exchanges could prevent code blues, Epic finds

    Having access to external health data is linked to a lower likelihood of code blue incidents occurring in the emergency department, a new study from Epic Systems found. 
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  • UNC Health hospitals affected by unexpected IT outage

    Routine maintenance caused an unexpected network outage at Chapel Hill, N.C.-based UNC Health hospitals on Jan. 31, which lasted about three hours.
  • Former Trump official to lead Oracle's EHR business

    Oracle has tapped the former head of CMS under the Trump administration to lead its electronic health records division, Bloomberg Law reported Jan. 31.
  • 23andMe far from spitting distance to big healthcare aims: WSJ

    Despite its ambitions to become a major healthcare player, 23andMe's valuation is down 98% from its peak and has never turned a profit, according to reporting from The Wall Street Journal.
  • Top health tech hazards of 2024

    The biggest safety concern in health technology for 2024 is the difficulties faced by patients and caregivers when using medical devices at home, a new report from nonprofit patient safety organization ECRI found. 
  • Data-driven approach to generative AI is too narrow: Report

    Healthcare executives said adopting a conventional, data-centric method for implementing generative AI might be overly limited, emphasizing the possible need for a more comprehensive strategy, according to a new report from Deloitte.
  • How AI is saving physicians time at 4 health systems

    Physicians have been saving time and seeing more patients at health systems that have been early adopters of artificial intelligence-powered clinical documentation tools, the Association of American Medical Colleges reported.
  • How CIOs allocate their time

    CIOs are spending more time working with external partners and innovating outside of their own tech stack, according to research from Cambridge-based Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
  • Top 5 digital health priorities for health systems

    Nearly two-thirds of health system C-suite leaders say digital health is easing access to care, though using it to improve patient experience has fallen as a tech priority for executives, a new study found.
  • CHS integrates generative AI through Google

    Community Health Systems, based in Franklin, Tenn., moved its clinical data platform to a system called Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources 1 and is now using Google Cloud technologies to introduce new generative AI features throughout its organization. 
  • HCA digs deeper into digital agenda

    Nashville, Tenn.-based HCA Healthcare has a robust agenda for advanced digital capabilities that will support business and clinical strategy, CEO Samuel Hazen said during the company's Jan. 30 earnings call.
  • Regional West settles with Oracle, moves to Epic

    Scottsbluff, Neb.-based Regional West Health Services is planning to implement an Epic EHR system, the Star-Herald reported Jan. 30. 
  • 3 health systems top list of data breaches in Q4

    Three health systems were listed as top companies for data breaches in a Jan. 25 report from nonprofit Identity Theft Resource Center. 
  • Generative AI startup taps 3 health system execs

    A healthcare generative artificial intelligence startup has tapped three current and former health system executives as advisers.

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