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KLAS says Epic leading advanced analytics integration, others making progress

With hospitals and health systems looking to leverage analytics tools to channel firehoses of data into actionable insights and achievable improvement initiatives, there’s plenty of software from which to choose. And most of the vendors who develop it make big promises about what it can help make happen. But as the most recent KLAS report […]

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St. Anthony Hospital slashes unnecessary ER use, opioid prescriptions

Catholic Health Initiatives St. Anthony Hospital, a critical access community provider in rural Oregon, was able to reduce unnecessary emergency department visits from identified frequent flyers from 17 percent of overall visits to 9 percent within a six-month timespan using care collaboration network technology. As of April 2018, after 18 months of using the technology, […]

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Australian digital health company partners with DoD on deployment readiness app

An Australian digital health company has signed a deal to join in the development of mobile applications that will help determine the mission-readiness of American military personnel. Brisbane-based ResApp, which creates smartphone apps for the diagnosis and management of respiratory diseases, has announced a partnership with aerospace giant Lockheed Martin to join the US Government’s Warfighter […]

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417,000 Augusta University Health patient records breached nearly one year ago

Targeted phishing attacks on Georgia-based Augusta University Health may have breached the personal records of 417,000 patients after two cyberattacks that happened nearly a year ago. According to the notice, hackers targeted the university health system with phishing emails Sept. 10-11, 2017. Other cyberattacks hit the health system in July 2018, September 2016 and April […]

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Why Amazon has a big data analytics edge in primary care clinics

The latest twist in Amazon’s road into healthcare emerged with reports speculating that the company is building primary care clinics for its employees. And while Seattle-area medical groups and hospitals are likely wondering what that might mean for their patient populations the initiative, should it happen, could have implications beyond the Pacific Northwest in short […]