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Wearable heart monitors reveal otherwise undetected atrial fibrillation

Wearable heart monitors reveal otherwise undetected atrial fibrillation

By Rachel Z. Arndt  |  July 10, 2018

By outfitting patients with continuous heart monitors, providers might be able to catch atrial fibrillation that they wouldn't find in clinical settings, according to a new study in JAMA. Researchers could also use the monitors for clinical trials.

Allscripts plots growth in health IT

By Harry Gamble  |  July 05, 2018

Chicago-based Allscripts Healthcare Solutions has further solidified its position in the connected health platform space with its acquisition of HealthGrid — and an Allscripts executive says more M&A activity is ahead.

House oversight panel will track VA's EHR overhaul

House oversight panel will track VA's EHR overhaul

By Rachel Z. Arndt  |  June 20, 2018

The U.S. House of Representatives will create a new oversight panel to monitor the VA's $10 billion implementation of a Cerner EHR. The VA has faced scrutiny over the planned overhaul of its EHR system since the project was announced over a year ago.

MD Anderson will pay $4.3 million fine to HHS for data breaches

MD Anderson will pay $4.3 million fine to HHS for data breaches

By Rachel Z. Arndt  |  June 19, 2018

Employees at the Houston-based cancer center lost a laptop and two thumb drives containing data on approximately 33,800 patients. It's the fourth-largest HIPAA-related settlement ever paid to HHS' Office for Civil Rights.

Ascension ramps up automation subsidiary

Ascension ramps up automation subsidiary

By Alex Kacik  |  June 18, 2018

The largest Catholic health system in the country launched its subsidiary Agilify, which looks to replace labor-intensive, repetitive tasks with software automation for organizations across all industries.

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