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Tight MACRA deadlines could result in doc penalties

Tight MACRA deadlines could result in doc penalties

Health IT experts say the tight timelines surrounding a new round of clinical quality and IT measures may result in penalties for some physicians if those measures require significant changes to electronic health records and other systems.

IMS, Quintiles to merge into $23 billion company

IMS Health Holdings and Quintiles Transnational Holdings, providers of life science product development services, announced Tuesday that they would merge to create a company valued at more than $23 billion.

Navigating healthcare's vast data troves via machine learning

Navigating healthcare's vast data troves via machine learning

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

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.

Intel likely to close plants in Washington and New Mexico

The Santa Clara, Calif.-based company is attempting to reorganize as sales of personal computers shrink. Intel officials said the company will make investments in products and technologies, such as the cloud, that will foster revenue growth, and drive more profitable mobile and personal computer...

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