Today's Top 20 Health IT Articles
  • Providence incubates 4th technology

    Renton, Wash.-based Providence successfully incubated its fourth technology through Providence Digital Innovation Group: Praia Health.
  • 2 health systems roll out virtual nursing at 7 hospitals

    St. Luke's and Saint Alphonsus health systems, both based in Boise, Idaho, have rolled out virtual nursing at seven hospitals, the Idaho Statesman reported.
  • The CommonSpirit ransomware attack: 1 year later

    One year ago, on Oct. 2, 2022, Chicago-based CommonSpirit Health detected a ransomware attack on its IT network.
  • The Patient Experience Starts at the Front Door – The Role of Generative AI

    GenAI can improve these 3 elements of healthcare right now. Learn what + how here.
  • Will the EHR market remain competitive into 2024?

    Several companies and vendors offer EHR systems and services, but companies such as Epic Systems and Oracle Cerner have historically dominated the market. Will this remain true in 2024?
  • Prospect hospitals continue to face fallout from cyberattack

    The August cyberattack targeting Culver City, Calif.-based Prospect Medical Holdings' Connecticut facilities has left a financial strain on the hospitals as some computer systems are still not restored, CT Mirror reported Oct. 1.
  • Inova launches rebrand

    Inova Health system, based in Fairfax, Va., is launching a rebranding initiative that will give the health system a new logo, as well as a new brand advertising campaign. 
  • How 1 health system forms academic alliances to drive innovation

    Peoria, Ill.-based OSF HealthCare partners with 5 academic institutions to accelerate its innovation efforts. 
  • 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.
  • McLaren investigating if PHI was leaked on dark web

    Grand Blanc, Mich.-based McLaren Health Care said it has experienced a ransomware attack shortly after a ransomware gang took credit for it, The Record reported Sept. 29. 
  • Health system VC arms back home care platform

    Milwaukee-based Froedtert Health's venture arm, Inception Health, and Johnson City, Tenn.-based Ballad Health's venture arm, Ballad Ventures, backed a $2.5 million funding round for a senior housing and care solution platform. 
  • How a US tech firm is deepening ties in UK healthcare

    Palantir, a U.S.-based data analytics company, had its software being used across England's National Health Service to track emergency room capacity and direct supplies of scarce equipment during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. This gave it huge gains in government health contracts, The New York Times reported Sept. 29.
  • Microsoft inks 2 health system partnerships

    Microsoft has forged two new strategic partnerships with leading health systems — Mayo Clinic and Mercy — as it aims to use the power of generative artificial intelligence to ease healthcare's administrative burdens. 
  • Hospitals, health systems beefing up hospital at home

    Here are five hospitals and health systems that launched, expanded or announced plans to launch a hospital-at-home program:
  • Revolutionizing specialty care: How Duke Health transformed patient engagement

    In 2018, Duke Health's specialty practice pioneered a unique model to deliver care outside of clinic for specialty care patients. While central triage in primary care is widely tested and proven, its application in subspecialty medicine has been challenging due to its nuanced nature of subspecialty care.
  • Revolutionizing patient care: A deep dive into Duke Health's journey towards personalized experience

    Duke Health’s Integrated Practice places patient experience at its core. We discuss it daily, report weekly, and constantly seek insights to enhance our patients' experiences. Our dedication to Excellent Care, Outcomes, and Experience sets Duke apart.
  • Revamping the system to empower our people

    Navigating healthcare is challenging, especially in an Ambulatory environment. With an increasing number of critically ill patients expecting convenience and compassion, and a declining healthcare workforce, the situation is less than ideal. In 2021, over 300,000 people exited the medical field, including 115,000 physicians, intensifying the healthcare workers and physicians' shortage. These facts underscore a challenging situation but also highlight a significant opportunity to address the inefficiencies in the healthcare systems operating model due to the imperative of staffing shortages.
  • AHA: HHS should withdraw health-data tracking rule

    The American Hospital Association is asking Congress to urge HHS to "immediately" rescind a rule restricting the use of third-party tracking technologies by hospitals and health systems.
  • Biogen shutters digital health unit

    Biotech company Biogen is shutting down its 150-person digital health unit that was focused on gathering health data from mobile devices, The Boston Globe reported Sept. 28.
  • Costco membership rate hikes 'a question of when, not if' amid healthcare bet

    As Costco looks to break into healthcare through a new partnership with virtual care company Sesame, Costco CFO Richard Galanti said in a Sept. 26 earnings call that raising the cost of its membership is a 'question of when, not if.'
  • Mayo Clinic, Microsoft roll out generative AI project

    Rochester, Minn.-based Mayo Clinic is deploying generative artificial intelligence technology from Microsoft to automate tasks for clinicians.
  • Johns Hopkins All Children's lawyer questions jury's impartiality in Netflix documentary case

    Howard Hunter, the lawyer representing St. Petersburg, Fla.-based Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital against a lawsuit stemming from a case that was brought to light in a Netflix documentary, Take Care of Maya, expressed concerns about the jury Sept. 28 in court, Fox 13 News reported Sept. 28. 

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