Today's Top 20 Health IT Articles
  • Scripps sees MyChart messages increase by 50%

    San Diego-based Scripps Health said it saw a 50 percent increase in patient messages since the onset of COVID-19, San Diego Business Journal reported Sept. 20. 
  • Meditech adds AI to EHR software

    EHR vendor Meditech is adding ambient listening and generative artificial intelligence to its EHR software. 
  • Former Allina chief integration officer to lead digital health company

    About Healthcare, a digital health company that works to help health systems operate as one connected network, named Jonathan Shoemaker, former chief integration officer of Minneapolis-based Allina Health, as its CEO.
  • Transform Your Hospital Operations: A Virtual Summit

    See how your peers are reimagining hospital operations using AI. Join this virtual event here.
  • Teladoc adds former Tenet exec to board

    Virtual care company Teladoc Health named Eric Evans, the current CEO of Brentwood, Tenn.-based Surgery Partners and former president of hospital operations at Dallas-based Tenet Healthcare, to its board of directors.
  • Amazon's pay for 11 healthcare jobs

    Amazon continues to bolster its workforce for its push into healthcare. Here are 11 healthcare-related jobs the tech giant is hiring for this month.
  • OSF sees big gains from Best Buy partnership

    Peoria, Ill.-based OSF HealthCare's partnership with remote monitoring company Current Health, a subsidiary of Best Buy, has lessened emergency department visits, lowered utilization of hospital resources and decreased overall cost of care for patients enrolled in the program.
  • Intermountain backs $31M funding round for digital healthcare company

    Intermountain Ventures, the venture capital arm of Salt Lake City-based Intermountain Health, has backed a $31 million funding round for Vivante Health, a digestive health company. 
  • 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.
  • Cyberattack spurs Mississippi health system to 'beef up' security measures

    Ocean Springs, Miss.-based Singing River Health System's CEO, Laurin St. Pe, said he's looking to "beef up" its security measures as the organization continues to grapple with a cyberattack that started Aug. 21, WLOX reported Sept. 19. 
  • Allina-launched hospital at-home company raises $30M

    Inbound Health, a hospital at-home company launched by Minneapolis-based Allina Health and Flare Capital partners in 2022, raised $30 million in series B financing.
  • How Prospect Medical hack delayed care, mixed up payments

    Patients at Manchester-based Eastern Connecticut Health Network have run into numerous patient care and billing issues since an August cyberattack on the health system's parent company, the Journal Inquirer in Manchester reported Sept. 19.
  • Virtual nursing eases workforce challenges at 5 health systems

    Five health systems say they've been able to address workforce challenges by adopting virtual nursing.
  • How Epic's HQ changes the town around it

    Epic is building roads and buying farmland around its rural Wisconsin headquarters as the EHR vendor constructs a new campus and welcomes loads of new employees, the Wisconsin State Journal reported Sept. 19.
  • Optum's biggest moves in 2023

    From layoffs at its clinics to making plans to acquire a home and hospice care provider, here are 10 of Optum's biggest moves this year:
  • Google, DoD build AI tool to spot cancer

    Google and the Defense Department have been working to create artificial intelligence-powered microscopes that could be used to spot cancer, CNBC reported Sept. 18.
  • MemorialCare investment arm backs $6M financing round for digital health company

    The investment arm of Fountain Valley, Calif.-based MemorialCare joined in on a $6.25 million series A financing round for Amenities Health, a digital front door for healthcare companies. 
  • Mercy to launch hospital at home

    St. Louis-based Mercy is launching a hospital-at-home program in the fall within the St. Louis region. 
  • Health systems ramping up AI expertise

    As more hospitals and health systems turn to artificial intelligence for purposes like answering patient portal messages and automating provider scheduling, many have been appointing leaders dedicated to AI in order to develop their own strategy around the use of the technology at their organizations. 
  • New York Fashion Week, this time with MRI scans

    A different kind of runway was part of New York Fashion Week for influencers and VIPs: the bed of an MRI machine. 
  • Illinois health system restores MyChart after outage

    Springfield, Ill.-based Hospital Sisters Health System and Green Bay, Wis.-based Prevea Health have restored their access to MyChart after experiencing an outage since Aug. 27. 
  • Walmart Health's advantages over health systems, per its CMIO

    After working in the hospital industry for several years, one of Walmart Health's newest executives has been pleasantly surprised with the agility of the healthcare "startup."

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