Today's Top 20 Health IT Articles
  • Advocate, Dana-Farber innovation chiefs to help lead CancerX

    Two health system innovation chiefs have been named to the steering committee for CancerX, an initiative that aims to cut the U.S. cancer death rate in half through digital health.
  • What's in a hospital name? For St. Luke's, it depends which one you're asking

    When Saint Luke's Health System said in May that it planned to merge with BJC HealthCare, staff and patients started reaching out to St. Luke's asking what it would mean for them.
  • Hawaii hospital opts for Oracle EHR

    Honolulu-based Rehabilitation Hospital of the Pacific is adding modules of Oracle Health's EHR to its facilities. 
  • 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.
  • Google is seeking a physician leader in public health

    Google is looking for a physician leader in public health to boost its health-related products and be the representative for Google's public health, climate, and mental health sector work.
  • AHA warns 'deepfakes' could impersonate hospital execs

    The American Hospital Association is warning hospitals and health systems to be on the lookout for cybercriminals who may impersonate their executives via deepfakes.
  • Mayo Clinic taps GE HealthCare to improve imaging tech

    Rochester, Minn.-based Mayo Clinic and GE HealthCare are collaborating on a new project that will create an innovation center designed to advance medical imaging and theranostics.
  • CommonSpirit caught up in MOVEit hack

    Patients of Chicago-based CommonSpirit Health had their data compromised in the massive MOVEit hack that stole private information from millions of people across the globe.
  • 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.
  • Top 6 health IT deals of Q2, per PitchBook

    While private equity and venture capital activity in health IT remained "muted" in the second quarter of 2023, VC funding picked up alongside health systems' financial improvement, PitchBook reported.
  • Virginia Mason denies claims it shared patient data with Meta

    Tacoma, Wash.-based Virginia Mason Franciscan Health denies claims that it shared patients' protected health information with third parties after a lawsuit claimed the health system used pixels on its website and patient portal, which allowed Meta to intercept patient data. 
  • Hospitals, health systems getting new EHRs

    Here are six hospitals and health systems that have implemented new EHR systems or announced plans to do so since Aug. 30:
  • VA aims to resume Cerner rollout in 2024

    The Department of Veterans Affairs said it plans to resume work on its rollout of its $16 billion Cerner EHR system in the summer of 2024, after halting the rollout to additional facilities in April due to ongoing problems with the system.  
  • Hartford HealthCare, MIT partner on 14 AI projects

    Fourteen Hartford (Conn.) HealthCare physicians have pitched ideas to doctoral students at Massachusetts Institute of Technology that aim to use artificial intelligence and machine learning to enhance healthcare, Hartford Courant reported Sept. 11. 
  • How UCHealth aims to lower 'pajama time'

    CT Lin, MD, chief medical information officer at Aurora-based University of Colorado Health, said the amount of time physicians spend after work hours answering patient messages is "not sustainable" but that the health system is not yet ready to begin charging for messages, The Sacramento Bee reported Sept. 13.
  • Tampa General expands use of virtual hospital

    Tampa (Fla.) General Hospital is expanding its use of a virtual hospital platform to inpatient settings after using it in its medical intensive care unit. 
  • Georgia hospital eyes consolidated EHR

    Toccoa, Ga.-based Stephens County Hospital CEO Van Loskoski said he is looking into getting a new EMR system and vendor as the hospital looks to have a unified system, WNEG News reported Sept. 11. 
  • Biotech industry veteran acquires majority stake in LabShares

    LabShares, a provider of laboratory space, equipment and services to biotech companies, announced that life sciences industry veteran Philip Borden and investment group Pacific Lake Partners purchased a majority stake in the company.
  • Prospect Medical's 16 hospitals back online 40 days after cyberattack

    Culver City, Calif.-based Prospect Medical Holdings has restored its IT systems nearly six weeks after a cyberattack knocked them offline.
  • 3 things you need to start a company, per Epic CEO Judy Faulkner

    Before Judy Faulkner founded Epic, she asked someone who had spun off a lab business from University of Wisconsin-Madison for tips on how to start a company.
  • Oracle stock slides amid Cerner revenue performance

    Oracle stock dropped 12 percent on Sept. 12, the steepest drop since 2002, after the software giant reported lower-than-expected revenue, CNBC reported.
  • Feds warn of new ransomware group targeting hospitals

    The Health Sector Cybersecurity Coordination Center (HC3) is warning healthcare organizations of Akira, a newer ransomware group that has been targeting healthcare organizations.

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