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June 26, 2017
Chris Nerney

Robot-assisted surgery and other ways AI is transforming healthcare

“Those who seize the AI opportunity and embrace these applications to deliver high-quality, cost-effective care will be the ones to leapfrog competitors.”
June 22, 2017
Chris Nerney

FHIR shows great promise, but older interoperability standards aren't going away yet

"What will happen, I think, is that FHIR will serve as a translation layer, as is the case with the InterSystems health informatics platform.”
June 19, 2017
Chris Nerney

Healthix HIE connects with Mount Sinai, Northwell exchanges to share data

Public and two private HIEs all run on InterSystems HealthShare platform.
June 19, 2017
Chris Nerney

Apple wants the iPhone to bridge personal wellness, clinical health data

Company reportedly is working with hospitals and other healthcare organizations on how iPhones can be used to access and share clinical medical records.
June 15, 2017
Chris Nerney

Drones soon may help save heart attack victims

Swedish tests show unmanned aerial devices equipped with AEDs responded more quickly to 911 call than EMS team.
June 15, 2017
Turner Billingsley, MD

A Roundtable, An Epiphany, Six Takeaways

Hospitals are now responsible for patient outcomes after discharge.
June 13, 2017
Chris Nerney

CMS paid $729 million to providers who didn't meet MU incentive requirements, OIG says

"CMS conducted minimal documentation reviews, leaving the self-attestations of the EHR program vulnerable to abuse and misuse of federal funds.”
June 12, 2017
Chris Nerney

HHS: Healthcare cybersecurity efforts burdened by outmoded regulations

“Regulatory mechanisms are fundamentally challenged by threat actors who work at machine speed.”
June 09, 2017
Chris Nerney

Pew urges Congress to protect ONC funding

Charitable organization joins healthcare groups in opposing deep cuts in President Trump's proposed budget.
June 08, 2017
Russell Leftwich, MD

Is Health IT Really Ready for a FHIR Takeover?

Thirty years ago, interoperability was a lot simpler. If you could exchange data between two IT systems, you had interoperability. But in the 3 decades since, the amount of data and the number of sources of data for an individual or a population have both increased exponentially.