Today's Top 20 Health IT Articles
  • Walgreens to roll out virtual care

    Walgreens said it plans to roll out virtual care with healthcare providers for common health needs beginning in October. 
  • Cleveland Clinic, TikTok partner on search

    Cleveland Clinic is partnering with TikTok to give the social media platform users' access to accurate mental health information.
  • 10 CIOs named to CHIME board, officer roles

    Three new IT chiefs have been named to the board of trustees for the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives, which is also getting new officers for 2024 and 2025.
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  • The pros and cons of IT outsourcing in healthcare

    Hospitals and health systems have reported outsourcing IT jobs in a move to reduce operating costs and allow their former employees to retain jobs, but will this be a new norm for healthcare organizations?
  • California hospital to remain on Epic after $200M sale

    San Diego-based Alvarado Hospital Medical Center will remain on Epic as it is sold to UC San Diego Health for $200 million, a UC San Diego spokesperson told Becker's.
  • Indiana hospital offers MyChart 'fast pass'

    Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center, based in Jasper, Ind., is offering a MyChart "fast pass" which allows patients to request to be placed on a digital wait list for an earlier appointment time. 
  • 7 hospitals switching to Meditech in 2023

    So far, in 2023, Becker's has reported on hospitals in Texas, Vermont, Ohio, Nebraska and Illinois switching to Meditech.
  • 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.
  • Sutter launches new innovation center

    Sacramento, Calif.-based Sutter Health announced the launch of a new innovation center that will be located in San Francisco. 
  • The 8 coolest things in healthcare

    From artificial intelligence writing patient portal messages for physicians to "hospital rooms of the future" equipped with voice assistants and video-based care, there are a lot of cool things in healthcare nowadays. But which are actually making a difference in the lives of patients and healthcare workers?
  • Remote patient monitoring company raises $18M

    Optimize Health, a remote patient monitoring company, raised $18 million in series B financing.
  • How chief AI officers can benefit health systems

    Bhavik Patel, MD, chief AI officer of Mayo Clinic Arizona, said as AI in healthcare continues to grow, organizations should consider creating a leadership position dedicated to it, Fox News reported Oct. 10. 
  • Atrium improves documentation experience for 84% of clinicians

    Charlotte, N.C.-based Atrium Health's primary care physicians have saved approximately 40 minutes on documentation by using ambient technology.
  • UC Davis Health to lead new gen AI collaborative

    UC Davis Health, based in Sacramento, Calif., as well as the University of California health systems, will be leading a new generative artificial intelligence collaborative. 
  • Costco faces lawsuit over alleged sharing of health data

    A lawsuit has been filed against Costco that alleges the warehouse club company shared customers' protected health information with Facebook parent company Meta, The Seattle Times reported Oct. 9. 
  • Cedars-Sinai launches virtual care app with AI chatbot

    Los Angeles-based Cedars-Sinai has launched a 24/7 virtual care app that uses artificial intelligence to evaluate patients.
  • 3 health systems adopt new Microsoft AI tools

    Microsoft unveiled new healthcare data and artificial intelligence tools Oct. 10 that are being adopted by health systems including Advocate Health, Northwestern Medicine and Duke Health.
  • Cleveland Clinic, University Hospitals chiefs to advise generative AI startup

    Hippocratic AI, a generative artificial intelligence startup focused on healthcare, has named multiple health system C-suite leaders to its inaugural physician advisory council.
  • Mississippi hospital decommissions legacy EHR

    Brookhaven, Miss.-based King's Daughter Medical Center has decommissioned its legacy EHR, Meditech Magic, and migrated more than 70,000 patient records to an independent clinical data repository. 
  • Walmart launches virtual primary care for its employees

    Walmart is expanding its virtual primary care options for its employees nationwide through a partnership with Included Health.
  • Health systems experience efficiency gains with cloud EHR migrations

    As hospitals and health systems begin moving their EHRs and workloads to the cloud, organizations are beginning to see improvements in efficiencies, up-front infrastructure costs and cybersecurity. 

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