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Health lawyers meet to mull antitrust ruling, data security

By Paul Demko  |  February 28, 2015

On the same day the U.S. Supreme Court is scheduled to hear the blockbuster King v. Burwell case in Washington, healthcare lawyers will assemble in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., to discuss other important and contentious legal topics at the American Bar Association's Emerging Issues in Healthcare Law...

Feds set 2017 goal for interoperability

Feds set 2017 goal for interoperability

By Joseph Conn  |  January 31, 2015

Federal health information technology policymakers will turn up the pressure this year on healthcare providers, electronic health-record systems developers and health information- exchange operators to connect their computer systems and share patient data across the nation.

Boosting the right kind of innovation

Boosting the right kind of innovation

By Merrill Goozner  |  January 24, 2015

Nearly two decades ago, Harvard Business School professor Clayton Christensen coined the phrase “disruptive innovation” to describe new technologies that transform industries by bringing simplicity and affordability to products and processes that are complicated and high cost.

ASCO readies big-data cancer quality initiative

By Sabriya Rice  |  January 21, 2015

A handful of cancer centers and their professional society are about to launch a big-data cancer quality initiative that will unlock previously inaccessible information on cancer care using millions of electronic health records.

Med tech expert joins UCSF

Med tech expert joins UCSF

By Adam Rubenfire  |  January 21, 2015

The University of California at San Francisco has appointed Dr. Atul Butte to lead its new Institute for Computational Health Sciences. Butte, 45, will also become executive director of clinical informatics for University of California Health Sciences and Services.

New investments in digital health double in 2014

By Darius Tahir  |  December 29, 2014

Approximately $6.5 billion in new funding flowed into the digital health space in 2014, more than double the previous year's haul of $2.9 billion, according to data from digital healthcare accelerator StartUp Health. But investors placed their bets on fewer companies. Only 459 companies received...

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