Humana Looks to Loneliness and Food Insecurity for Its Bold Population Health Goals
It wants the communities it serves to be 20% healthier by 2020.
Shulkin: A Transparent VA Will Lead the Way for the Rest of Healthcare
Secretary Shulkin led off a speech today in Philadelphia by reading off a scathing criticisim of his agency.
David Nash's "Dirty Dozen" Population Health Trends
At the Population Health Colloquium, the Dean of Jefferson College of Population Health had 11 trends to watch...and 1 big brag.
Has the VA/Cerner Deal Ballooned From $10B to $16B?
“We are talking about a $16 billion project that will take a very long time,” Rep. Debbie Wasserman-Schultz (D-FL) said yesterday. Previous projections had been much lower.
A New Ethical Wrinkle for Medical Algorithms
Unintentional bias and data privacy often steer the conversation. Profiteering, intentional bias, and the possibility of machine dependence don’t.
How a Fitbit and Virtual Coaching Helped Cardiac Patients Maintain Their Fitness
The combination of internal and external motivators can be powerful for patients in cardiac rehabilitation.
Newly-Reported Incidents Put February's Compromised Patient Record Total Over 300k
Just because February's over doesn't mean healthcare organizations are done reporting data breaches to OCR. One new incident may have compromised 135,000 patient records.
The Announcement that David Shulkin Didn't Make at HIMSS
According to a House Committee on Veterans' Affairs meeting this morning, the Secretary was supposed to announce a finalized Cerner contract during last week's megaconference. He didn't.
Dissecting the HIMSS Blockchain Buzz
At HIMSS, we asked dozens of attendees what buzzwords were starting to wear on them. A few words broke away from the pack.
An Investor and an Innovator: The Birth of Sansoro Health
At HIMSS 2018, we spoke with venture capitalist Anya Scheiss and healthtech startup exec David Levin, MD, whose company Scheiss helped get off the ground.
Texas Team Becomes First in US to Perform AR Sinus Surgery
Augmented reality could become a valuable teaching tool for the next generation of surgeons.
Using AI and Biosensors to Snuff Out Heart Failure in Veterans
Why the combination proved effective in a study, allowing pre-hospital interventions.
The Barriers to True Healthcare AI
Three experts discuss medicine’s natural impediments to AI during HIMSS 2018.
Bringing a Military Mindset to Healthcare Cybersecurity
Mac McMillan is a defense intelligence veteran. John Nye served in the Army. At HIMSS 2018, the 2 told us about the benefits that a military mindset can bring to defending health data.
How a $40 Million Investment Feels to an Analytics Startup
Cota's co-founder and Chief Scientific Officer would know: His company just got that amount in Series C.
Our Biggest Takeaways from HIMSS 2018
Certain trendy technologies dominated the conversation, but good-old analytics still have the power to impress.
Blockchain: Hype is Here, Use Cases Aren't
At HIMSS, healthtech experts had widely varying opinions on whether blockchain can actually do anything for the field.
Mayo Clinic and IBM Watson Deliver Good News for AI in Healthcare
Using Watson to improve clinical trial improvement can extend patients' lives, Mayo Clinic's Kate Pomerleau says.
Stop Selling Yourselves as Blockchain Companies
Why one venture capitalist is becoming frustrated with startups that push technology over problem-solving.
Great Stories From the Ground at HIMSS
Our senior editor, Jack Murtha, runs down the biggest stories we've caught so far at HIMSS 2018.
Security War Stories: It's Not What You Know, It's What OCR Can Prove
Healthcare attorney Matt Fisher tells a cautionary tale about a health system that built its own EHR access monitoring tool.
Why Health-Tech's Sharpest Minds Still Need to Focus on the Fundamentals
"We have doctors doing life-and-death stuff every day and we've turned them into secretaries."
Investor War Stories: A Health App Goes Awry
At HIMSS 2018, Lee Shapiro of 7wire Ventures describes how an investment in a patient engagement app somehow yielded a vegan restaurant finder.
Physicians Nationwide Again Reporting Allscripts Service Outages
As the EHR vendor celebrates its announcement of a major new partnership, physician staff across the country are again reporting service outages.
Cerner Touts Early Successes in DoD EHR Transition, but VA Deal Still in Limbo
Early returns from 4 Department of Defense facilities are out, but Veterans' Affairs officials had indicated they'd have a deal by the end of February.
CMS is Leading the Way Toward Bundled Payments. Should It Be?
Bundled payments are an important part of the value-based care movement. But who is taking the lead on getting them implemented?
February's Reported Data Breaches (So Far): Over 140,000 Patients Potentially Impacted
More than 80% of the 140,335 affected patients had their information exposed in unauthorized access or disclosure incidents.
Pear Therapeutics and Novartis Will Collaborate on Prescription-Strength Apps
The Boston-based startup and the pharma giant will work on clinically-validated digital interventions for MS and schizophrenia.
For Some of Healthcare's Most Vexing Problems, a Venture Capitalist Looks Outside the Industry
Healthy Ventures invested $1.8 million in a clinical trial recruitment firm founded by healthcare outsiders. One of the fund's founders told HCA News why.
How Colossal Data Sets (and a Billion Tweets) Can Help Track Flu Outbreaks
Researchers at UChicago liken an influenza outbreak to a wildfire, and say that social connectivity is the wind that stokes it.
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