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Healthix drops IBM, turns to Verato for patient matching

Healthix drops IBM, turns to Verato for patient matching

By Rachel Z. Arndt  |  August 14, 2018

The country's largest public health information exchange will use Verato's Universal MPI for referential patient matching, which it says will reduce uncertainty when linking patients to their health data.

Google, Amazon, others join interoperability push

Google, Amazon, others join interoperability push

By Rachel Z. Arndt  |  August 13, 2018

Google, Amazon, Microsoft, IBM, Oracle and Salesforce came together to push more comprehensive health data exchange, which they said will improve outcomes and lower costs.

Facebook restricts addiction-treatment center advertising

Facebook restricts addiction-treatment center advertising

By Rachel Z. Arndt  |  August 09, 2018

To cut back on predatory marketing of addiction treatment centers, Facebook will require such centers to go through a certification and application process. Google has already implemented a similar policy.

ONC and CMS push patient ownership of health data

ONC and CMS push patient ownership of health data

By Rachel Z. Arndt  |  August 08, 2018

The ONC and CMS are pushing efforts to broaden and deepen interoperability by giving patients more control of their health data, including through the CMS' MyHealthEData initiative.

VA contract puts pep in Cerner's Q2 step

VA contract puts pep in Cerner's Q2 step

By Rachel Z. Arndt  |  August 02, 2018

Cerner Corp. grew its revenue and bookings in the second quarter, during which it signed a long-delayed contract with the VA to replace its EHR.

UnityPoint data breach could affect 1.4 million people

UnityPoint data breach could affect 1.4 million people

By Rachel Z. Arndt  |  August 01, 2018

For the second time this year, UnityPoint employees have fallen for email phishing scams. This time, hackers may have accessed 1.4 million patients' information, including some financial data.

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