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Georgia hospitals, doctors, plan new clinical data exchange

By Dave Barkholz  |  May 28, 2016

A physician-hospital organization affiliated with Navicent Health in Macon, Ga., is partnering with Stratus Healthcare to potentially offer information technology services to doctors and rural hospitals in southern Georgia, the groups announced last week.

Q&A: Meditech founder Pappalardo says invention was 'my overall destiny'

Q&A: Meditech founder Pappalardo says invention was 'my overall destiny'

By Joseph Conn  |  May 23, 2016

In a far-ranging conversation with Modern Healthcare reporter Joseph Conn, A. Neil Pappalardo discusses his Sicilian family influences and early education in upstate New York, his technical training at MIT, his passion for invention, and his goal of conveying ownership of Meditech to its employees.

MedData to acquire patient engagement software developer

By Lydia Coutre, Crain's Cleveland Business  |  May 02, 2016

Brecksville, Ohio-based MedData—which provides technology-enabled healthcare services like revenue cycle management and analytics—has acquired Duet Health of Columbus, Ohio. Terms of the purchase were not disclosed.

Navigating healthcare's vast data troves via machine learning

Navigating healthcare's vast data troves via machine learning

By Beth Kutscher  |  April 30, 2016

Ayasdi, a tech company in Menlo Park, Calif., uses an applied math concept known as topological data analysis, which finds patterns in vast and complex data sets. The technology has applications in population health, drug discovery and revenue-cycle management.

Inside North America's first all-digital hospital

Inside North America's first all-digital hospital

By Beth Kutscher  |  April 30, 2016

The digital experience at Humber River Hospital in northwest Toronto begins the moment patients arrive. The sleek, square building feels like a small airport, with each registration area designated with a letter. Before arriving, patients look online to find out their check-in zone.

How Medicare's new payment overhaul tries to change how docs use tech

By Adam Rubenfire  |  April 30, 2016

Medicare's new system for paying physicians will kill off the so-called “meaningful use” regime the government has used for the past five years to judge whether providers deserved to be rewarded for using electronic health records.

How Medicare's payment overhaul tries to change how docs use tech

How Medicare's payment overhaul tries to change how docs use tech

By Adam Rubenfire  |  April 29, 2016

Medicare's new system for paying physicians will kill off the so-called “meaningful use” regime for measuring EHR use. The CMS promises a more flexible approach that focuses on making relevant information accessible to clinicians and patients.

Q&A: 'We have a long way to go yet on patient safety'

Q&A: 'We have a long way to go yet on patient safety'

By Modern Healthcare  |  April 16, 2016

National Patient Safety Foundation President and CEO Dr. Tejal Gandhi discusses diagnostic errors and unintended harm from EHRs as well as other patient-safety issues. She spoke with Modern Healthcare reporter Sabriya Rice.

Orcas swimming into health IT with EHRs

Orcas swimming into health IT with EHRs

By Modern Healthcare  |  April 16, 2016

Researchers studying the pods of killer whales that arrive each spring in Washington's Puget Sound want a new tool for their scientific arsenal: electronic health records.

Ransomware scare: Will hospitals pay for protection?

Ransomware scare: Will hospitals pay for protection?

By Joseph Conn  |  April 09, 2016

The recent wave of so-called ransomware attacks has hospitals large and small weighing whether to bolster their IT systems' defenses or risk paying criminals to unfreeze their data.

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