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    TOP HEALTH INDUSTRY ISSUES OF 2020

    Dec 18, 2019

    In 2020, healthcare leaders will face a call to action especially on progress and returns on the path to the digitization of the industry, according to a new report. The report, “Top Health Industry Issues of 2020,” from PwC Health Research Institute (HRI), found that while the U.S. heal...


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    AXA AND DOCTOR CARE ANYWHERE ANNOUNCE ADDITIONS TO ONLINE SERVICE

    Dec 18, 2019

    AXA PPP healthcare and Doctor Care Anywhere have announced new additions to their online GP service Doctor@Hand. The aim is to provide a more seamless onward treatment process through faster access to diagnostics. Doctor@Hand GPs will be able to refer AXA PPP healthcare members for diagnostic invest...


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    CVS HEALTH LAUNCHES NEW APPROACH TO ONCOLOGY MANAGEMENT

    Dec 17, 2019

    CVS Health launched Transform Oncology Care, a program that includes a comprehensive, first-of-its-kind precision approach to oncology management for payers. It uses genomic testing results at the point-of-prescribing to help patients start on the best treatment, faster and in addition, matches elig...


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    HIMSS AND FORRESTER ANNOUNCE PARTNERSHIP TO DETERMINE HOW HEALTHCARE’S DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION IMPACTS PROVIDER AND PATIENT EXPERIENCE

    Dec 17, 2019

    HIMSS and Forrester today announced a research partnership to investigate the evolving digital doctor-patient relationship. The research effort will survey global health systems leaders to measure digital health technology adoption and emerging strategies for measuring and managing patient experienc...


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    HUMANA TO PURCHASE HOSPICE PBM ENCLARA HEALTHCARE

    Dec 16, 2019

    Humana aims to give its pharmacy strategy a boost by acquiring Enclara Healthcare, the largest hospice pharmacy and PBM in the country.The deal, the terms of which were not disclosed, comes as other insurers are ramping up efforts to boost their presence in the pharmacy benefit management space.Huma...


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    COMMONSPIRIT TO DEPLOY NOTABLE’S AI PLATFORM TO PERSONALIZE MEDICAL INTAKE EXPERIENCE

    Dec 13, 2019

    CommonSpirit Health, a nonprofit, Catholic health system created in February 2019 through the alignment of Catholic Health Initiatives and Dignity Health announced a partnership with Notable Health that will improve the patient and the provider experience by automating health information collection ...


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    TECHNOLOGY OPTIMIZATION: ENRICHING HEALTHCARE COMMUNICATIONS

    Dec 13, 2019

    Timely and effective communication is absolutely crucial in healthcare. So making sure the technologies that support healthcare communication are working optimally is a key task for CIOs and other health IT workers. Physicians and nurses must be connected at all times. Health systems must be able to...


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    HOW HEALTHCARE ORGANIZATIONS CAN ACHIEVE OPERATIONAL EFFICIENCIES

    Dec 13, 2019

    In a landscape in which healthcare costs are rising and healthcare organizations are increasingly hard-pressed to deliver value and convenience for patients, innovation (both technical and non-technical) can be an avenue for healthcare organizations to meet the needs of their patients/consumers. How...


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    EXPRESS SCRIPTS SELECTS FIRST CROP OF TECH TOOLS TO INCLUDE ON NEW DIGITAL HEALTH FORMULARY

    Dec 12, 2019

    Express Scripts has selected the first 15 technology tools to include in its new digital health formulary, which launches next month. The initial batch on the formulary or curated list of technology and software-enabled healthcare applications and devices focuses on tools for members with diabetes, ...


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    CVS LAUNCHES PRECISION MEDICINE PROGRAM FOR ONCOLOGY

    Dec 12, 2019

    CVS Health unveiled a precision medicine program for oncology patients Thursday designed to increase access to broad-panel gene sequencing tests for patients with specific advanced stage cancers. The Woonsocket, Rhode Island-based healthcare behemoth is partnering with Tempus, a precision medicine c...


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    OVER 70% OF ORGS SAY PRECISION MEDICINE MEETS OR TOPS EXPECTATIONS

    Dec 12, 2019

    Seventy-three percent of precision medicine adopters say these initiatives have neared or exceeded their expectations, with organizations using clinical analytics solutions and real-world data to meet their goals, according to a global survey from XIFIN and the Journal of Precision Medicine. Approxi...


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    ESO ACQUIRES TRAUMA REGISTRY SOFTWARE CLINICAL DATA MANAGEMENT

    Dec 11, 2019

    ESO, an Austin, TX-based data and software company serving emergency medical services (EMS), fire departments and hospitals, announces it has acquired Clinical Data Management (CDS) to extend its product portfolio in the trauma registry market. By combining the assets, expertise and customer base of...


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    5G IN HEALTHCARE SOLVING CARE TEAM PROBLEMS AT ELLISON INSTITUTE

    Jan 17, 2020

    The Lawrence J. Ellison Institute for Transformative Medicine of USC recently announced a partnership with wireless network AT&T to open a new “smart” facility to further advance the multidisciplinary cancer research ecosystem through 5G in healthcare. By using AT&T as the founda...


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    BROAD DEFINITION OF DIGITAL HEALTH WEAKENS SECTOR

    Jan 17, 2020

    Digital health is having a moment as a healthcare subsector, reaping in billions in funding over the last several years, but its broad definition is bringing some confusion to its cause, according to a CNBC report. The lack of a clear definition was especially apparent during the J.P. Morgan Healthc...


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    GOOGLE CLOUD SAYS HIMSS20 ATTENDEES SHOULD EYE AI, INTEROPERABILITY AND SECURITY

    Jan 16, 2020

    There will be many technologies, strategies and trends discussed at HIMSS20 in March. But which are most important? Which deserve the time and attention of healthcare CIOs and other leaders? The evolving role of AI in healthcare is sure to be an important topic on people’s minds at HIMSS20, Co...


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    BANNER HEALTH DEPLOYS ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE FOR DIGITAL TRIAGE

    Jan 16, 2020

    Arizona-based Banner Health recently implemented a digital triage platform that aims to help consumers and patients navigate the 28-hospital health system using artificial intelligence, according to a recent announcement. The platform, Buoy Assistant from Buoy Health, aims to empower healthcare cons...


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    BETTER TECHNICAL SERVICES NEEDED TO IMPROVE EHR USER SATISFACTION

    Jan 16, 2020

    Eighty-four percent of EHR users are dissatisfied with the technical service and basic software account support from current EHR and HIT vendors, according to a 2020 Black Book Research survey. Since the HITECH Act was signed into law in 2009, EHRs have not only been more prevalent, but they have co...


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    NVIDIA SAYS IT HAS A SOLUTION FOR HEALTHCARE’S DATA PROBLEMS

    Jan 16, 2020

    Healthcare leaders wouldn’t stop talking about one topic at the JP Morgan Healthcare Conference:  artificial intelligence. At Boston Consulting Group’s annual look-ahead for 2020, audience members rated digital, analytics and innovation as the top strategic priority for healthcare c...


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    ILLUMINA FORMS 15-YEAR CANCER SEQUENCING DEAL WITH ROCHE

    Jan 15, 2020

    Although it faced a setback earlier this month when regulators put the kibosh on its deal to acquire a rival company, genetic sequencing equipment maker Illumina will leave the J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference with two new partnering deals under its belt. The San Diego-based company and Swiss drug ...


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    DIFRENT AND VISIONABLE ANNOUNCE PARTNERSHIP TO EMPOWER HEALTHCARE TRANSFORMATION THROUGH VIDEO COLLABORATION

    Jan 15, 2020

    Healthcare video collaboration platform Visionable has announced a partnership with professional services company Difrent to help healthcare organisations work more efficiently. The strategic alliance will support clinical teams in the NHS to facilitate virtual clinician-to-patient consultation, sha...


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    RIDE HEALTH RAISES MILLIONS TO COORDINATE THE MEDICAL TRANSPORTATION ECOSYSTEM

    Jan 15, 2020

    Ride Health, providing smarter transportation for every patient need, announced they raised $6.2 million in a funding round led by Activate Venture Partners. The capital raise is joined by Newark Venture Partners, Anthro Ventures, BioAdvance, Leading Edge Ventures and Startup Health, according to a ...


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    WILL TECH, PHARMA COME TOGETHER FOR DIGITAL HEALTH?

    Jan 14, 2020

    Digital health companies have caught the eye of prominent corporate VCs. But funding rounds aside, they’ve still struggled to gain traction in a risk-averse industry. Audience members at a panel during J.P. Morgan Healthcare asked, will it take a marriage of the technology and pharmaceutical i...


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    HOW HEALTHCARE WILL CHANGE IN 2020

    Jan 14, 2020

    With an election year just about upon us, there are a number of changes coming from the current administration that are going to impact healthcare in 2020. Changes in allowable benefits, home health, hospice carve-ins, and new CPT codes for remote home monitoring are just a sample of these.  Th...


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    GOOGLE UNDER FIRE FOR ITS EFFORTS TO ACCESS HEALTH RECORDS

    Jan 14, 2020

    Tech giant Google continues to face criticism for the company’s reported efforts to obtain the health records of millions of Americans without their awareness or consent. A Wall Street Journal article published on Saturday, entitled “Inside Google’s Quest for Millions of Medical Re...


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Patient Safety Errors: Transfusion Errors, Adverse Drug Events, Wrong-site Surgery, Surgical Injuries, Preventable Suicides, Restraint-related Injuries or Death, Hospital-acquired, other Treatment-related Infections, Mistaken Identity. 1 in 4 patients admitted to an NHS hospital trust experienced pa

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