Top 5 health IT stories in January

From Epic and Cerner publicly supporting and opposing HHS' interoperability rule to an artificial intelligence-powered platform that detected warning signs of coronavirus prior to health officials, below are the five most popular health IT stories in January.

1. 20 things to know about Epic, Cerner heading into 2020

Epic and Cerner are the two largest EHR companies for hospitals and health systems across the country. Here are 10 things to know about each company as they approach the new decade.

2. Epic CEO Judy Faulkner asks hospitals to oppose HHS' interoperability rule

Epic CEO Judy Faulkner on Jan. 22 emailed some of the EHR giant's largest U.S. hospital clients, asking them to voice disapproval of HHS' proposed interoperability rule.

3. Dr. David Feinberg says 'we're super proud' of Project Nightingale with Ascension

Google Health leader David Feinberg, MD, continued to defend the company's partnership with St. Louis-based Ascension, nicknamed Project Nightingale, at the StartUp Health Festival, an event for biotech entrepreneurs.

4. Epic, Cerner & 5 more health IT stakeholders react to HHS' interoperability rule

Epic, Cerner, Microsoft and other prominent health IT companies and executives are speaking up about HHS' proposed interoperability rule ahead of its anticipated finalization next month.

5. An AI algorithm detected the coronavirus outbreak a week before the CDC

Six days before the CDC's Jan. 6 alert of a flulike outbreak in China, and nine days before the World Health Organization's Jan. 9 notice, an artificial intelligence-powered platform had already detected and sent warning of the coronavirus outbreak.

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