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Healthcare IT

Huron Consulting moves to acquire IT consultant HSM

Huron Consulting Group is continuing a shopping spree by announcing its intent to acquire a healthcare IT consultant whose clients include Allscripts, Athenahealth, Cerner and Epic. Terms of Huron's fifth pickup in less than a year were undisclosed but the current target is Healthcare Services...

New York-Presbyterian will offer virtual ER visits

New York-Presbyterian has created a platform to provide a variety of telehealth services, including urgent care to patients across its network and across the country. Patients will also be able to pay an $800 one-time fee to receive a second opinion from a New York-Presbyterian physician.

HHS to fund cybersecurity information exchange

HHS will fund an organization for cybersecurity professionals to exchange information about threats to the healthcare industry's IT systems. The goal is to allow providers, public health agencies and HHS to share information “about cyberthreats and provide outreach and education."

Blog: The trouble with the Cancer Moonshot

Blog: The trouble with the Cancer Moonshot

Critics indicate that at best, the term moonshot is misguided when it comes to figuring out how to beat cancer. At worst, it's false advertising that could ultimately weaken public trust and support.

Franken introduces bill to boost discounts for rural healthcare IT

Franken introduces bill to boost discounts for rural healthcare IT

Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) has introduced a bill to help cut the operating costs of health IT in rural areas. The legislation would create a group tasked with offering financial and technical assistance to rural hospitals and physicians and advice on how to increase internet access in rural areas.

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