5 most popular health IT stories in March 2018

Jessica Kim Cohen - Print  | 

Here are the top five most-read health IT stories from March, beginning with the most popular.

1. Medical Center Health System CFO attributes hospital district's bond downgrade to Cerner issues

Leadership at Odessa, Texas-based Ector Hospital District, which does business as the Medical Center Health System, attributed a recent bond downgrade to costs associated with its EHR implementation.

2. Epic's Judy Faulkner makes Forbes' billionaires list

Forbes recently released its annual list of "The World's Billionaires" for 2018 and named Judy Faulkner, founder and CEO of EHR giant Epic, among its ranks.

3. Almost half of physicians 'aren't aware' of what blockchain is

Despite recent buzz about blockchain's potential to improve healthcare, a recent survey by SERMO found almost half of physicians aren't aware of the technology.

4. Former Google CEO Dr. Eric Schmidt shares his vision for the medical visit of the future

Eric Schmidt, PhD, former Google CEO and former executive chairman of Google's parent company Alphabet, laid out a roadmap for bringing artificial intelligence into patient care during an opening keynote presentation March 5 at the HIMSS Annual Conference & Exhibition in Las Vegas.

5. Alphabet, Microsoft and Apple have filed 300+ healthcare patents: 5 things to know

Alphabet, Microsoft and Apple have filed more than 300 healthcare patents between 2013 and 2017 — suggesting the tech giants' increasing desire to disrupt the healthcare space, according to a report by Ernst & Young.

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