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Latest Medical News, Articles, and Insights – Software Advice

Latest Medical News, Articles, and Insights  Software AdviceThe Software Advice Summary rounds up important or breaking healthcare news stories each week on topics such as politics and technology to provide medical …

CableLabs Looks Outward With '4Front' Event – Light Reading

CableLabs Looks Outward With '4Front' Event  Light ReadingOrganization hopes to draw 1500 for 4Front, a cross-industry event set for June 23-24, 2020, in Denver that will span areas such as gaming, broadband, …

Extreme Networks Reports Fourth Quarter Fiscal Year 2019 Financial Results – Yahoo Finance

Extreme Networks Reports Fourth Quarter Fiscal Year 2019 Financial Results  Yahoo FinanceConference Call at 8:00 a.m. EDT SAN JOSE, Calif. , July 31, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Extreme Networks, Inc. ("Extreme") (Nasdaq: EXTR) today released financial …

Physician viewpoint: We must teach computers how to interact with humans for EHR optimization – Becker's Hospital Review

Physician viewpoint: We must teach computers how to interact with humans for EHR optimization  Becker's Hospital ReviewWhile technology has made significant advancements in healthcare, from EHRs to health sensory wearables, computers still have ample room for growth in …

100+ artificial intelligence companies to know in healthcare | 2019 – Becker's Hospital Review

100+ artificial intelligence companies to know in healthcare | 2019  Becker's Hospital ReviewArtificial intelligence and machine learning are quickly becoming an integral part of healthcare delivery.

12 recent vendor contracts, go-lives – Becker's Hospital Review

12 recent vendor contracts, go-lives  Becker's Hospital ReviewHere are 12 recent health information technology vendor contracts and go-lives affecting healthcare organizations.

Interagency workshop to focus on device interoperability – MedTech Dive

Interagency workshop to focus on device interoperability  MedTech DiveMedical device interoperability will be the focus of a workshop hosted by the Health Information Technology Research and Development (HITRD) Interagency …

Where is the payer-provider relationship headed? 17 healthcare execs weigh in – Becker's Hospital Review

Where is the payer-provider relationship headed? 17 healthcare execs weigh in  Becker's Hospital ReviewAt the AHIP Institute & Expo in Nashville June 19-20, Becker's Hospital Review asked 17 executives from health plans and providers one question: What is the …

Uber Health chief: With 1,000+ partners, the question is no longer, 'What the heck is Uber doing in healthcare?' – Becker's Hospital Review

Uber Health chief: With 1,000+ partners, the question is no longer, 'What the heck is Uber doing in healthcare?'  Becker's Hospital ReviewFour million medical appointments are missed or delayed every year because patients can't get to their appointments due to transportation, data shows.

Health insurers lend a hand to lonely patients – ModernHealthcare.com

Health insurers lend a hand to lonely patients  ModernHealthcare.comHealth insurers are increasingly focused on helping lonely patients build social connections as part of a broader focus on the social determinants of health.

VUMC unveils new informatics center for public health – Becker's Hospital Review

VUMC unveils new informatics center for public health  Becker's Hospital ReviewVanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tenn., is launching a new center for developing and testing informatics to strengthen the link between …

NantHealth to Exhibit at America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) Institute & Expo 2019 – Yahoo Finance

NantHealth to Exhibit at America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) Institute & Expo 2019  Yahoo FinanceNantHealth to Showcase Advancements in Technology that Enable Value-Based Care and Discuss Technology's Role in Reducing Health Care Costs.

65 community hospital CIOs to know | 2019 – Becker's Hospital Review

65 community hospital CIOs to know | 2019  Becker's Hospital ReviewBecker's Healthcare is proud to recognize 71 community hospital CIOs in 2019.

Alphabet's Verily adds Mayo Clinic, Duke University Health to consortium for clinical research – Becker's Hospital Review

Alphabet's Verily adds Mayo Clinic, Duke University Health to consortium for clinical research  Becker's Hospital ReviewVerily Life Sciences, an Alphabet company, launched the Baseline Health System Consortium in collaboration with six U.S. health systems to help make clinical …

HCA Healthcare says analytics system can detect sepsis quickly – Healthcare IT News

HCA Healthcare says analytics system can detect sepsis quickly  Healthcare IT NewsNashville-based HCA Healthcare announced the launch of Sepsis Prediction and Optimization of Therapy (SPOT), an algorithm driven, real-time system to more …

May 2019 Issue of Becker's Healthcare Review – Becker's Hospital Review

May 2019 Issue of Becker's Healthcare Review  Becker's Hospital ReviewMay 2019 Issue of Becker's Healthcare Review ON THE COVER 'I wanted to do more than just be upset': Dr. Esther Choo tackles gender equity with Time's Up …

Best Places to Work in Healthcare – 2019 (alphabetical list) – ModernHealthcare.com

Best Places to Work in Healthcare – 2019 (alphabetical list)  ModernHealthcare.comOrganizations making this year's list of Best Places to Work in Healthcare stand out in their efforts to create an empowered and satisfied workforce.

HHS postpones changes to liver allocation policy after lawsuit – ModernHealthcare.com

HHS postpones changes to liver allocation policy after lawsuit  ModernHealthcare.comHHS halted its plans to overhaul the nation's liver distribution system at the end of the month after health systems and patients sued to block the plan.

Patients at Community Health Systems facilities can now get health records through their iPhones – Brentwood Home Page

Patients at Community Health Systems facilities can now get health records through their iPhones  Brentwood Home PageBy MATT BLOIS. Patients at Community Health Systems facilities will now be able to access their health records through an application on the iPhone.

210+ healthcare revenue cycle companies to know | 2019 – Becker's Hospital Review

210+ healthcare revenue cycle companies to know | 2019  Becker's Hospital ReviewHospitals, health systems, physician practices and healthcare organizations are experiencing increasingly complex revenue cycles, working with government …

Interoperability-focused startup Bridge Connector nabs $10M – MedCity News

Interoperability-focused startup Bridge Connector nabs $10M  MedCity NewsThe company intends to use the funding, which came from Axioma Ventures, to advance its technology, differentiate product verticals and grow its sales, …

Bridge Connector lands another $10M in funding – Nashville Post

Bridge Connector lands another $10M in funding  Nashville PostHealth data integration startup Bridge Connector has raised another $10 million from its main investor, money that will go toward sustaining the company's …

Nashville startup raises $10M from former Publix CEO's firm – Nashville Business Journal

Nashville startup raises $10M from former Publix CEO's firm  Nashville Business JournalHealth-tech startup Bridge Connector has raised a new $10 million round of funding, bringing the total amount raised by the 13-month-old company to $20 …

Atrium-Wake Forest deal signals latest regional mega-system play – ModernHealthcare.com

Atrium-Wake Forest deal signals latest regional mega-system play  ModernHealthcare.comHealth systems are looking to leverage academic institutions' research and reputation as they forge massive regional footprints.

Data Determinants of Health – Pager Publications, Inc.

Data Determinants of Health  Pager Publications, Inc.The grey area lies in what is considered "health data," but it is hard to imagine data worth collecting that could not somehow be used to analyze a consumer's …

Nashville Post: The Center for Medical Interoperability is moving closer to setting standards that will drive innovation

Our CEO Ed Cantwell, recently had an opportunity to update the Nashville Post on progress being made by the Center for Medical Interoperability. Click here to see the Nashville Post article (subscriber content).

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Nashville Business Journal offers a virtual tour of our headquarters

Via the Nashville Business Journal >> The Nashville Business Journal recently toured The Center for Medical Interoperability office and took some great pictures of our new home.  See the space and discover some of the goals that informed the designs in this virtual tour.

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What a former member of the Soviet bloc has to offer Nashville’s health leaders

Via Nashville Business Journal » When looking for technological advancements, few look to the former USSR, but one of Nashville’s health care leaders did exactly that when searching for a way to solve what is one of the industry’s biggest problems: interoperability. Ed Cantwell, CEO of the Center for Medical Interoperability, recently visited Estonia to […]

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Center for Medical Interoperability Moves to New HQ

Via Nashville Medical News » In April, the Center for Medical Interoperability opened its new Nashville headquarters and a one-of-a-kind testing and certification lab in the oneC1TY development off of Charlotte Pike. The new facility’s striking interior was designed around the theme of “Follow the Flow of Data.” The center is a 501(c)(3) cooperative research and development […]

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4 Initiatives Advancing Healthcare Interoperability in 2017

Via EHR Intelligence » Healthcare organizations and health IT developers have cemented their commitment to achieving true interoperability through multi-stakeholder initiatives in 2017. Healthcare interoperability has been a priority for vendors and providers since the advent of health data exchange. Timely access to accurate health information regardless of health IT system or location improves provider […]

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The long and winding road to patient data interoperability

Via Modern Healthcare » Most of the time when Dr. James Tcheng gets a new patient from outside of Duke Health, he starts with a bundle of paper. After his secretary receives a patient’s records—either directly from another doctor’s office or after a request is faxed—and opens them, Tcheng goes through the information, with a […]

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With revenue up, Cerner remains unaffected by ACA uncertainty

Via Modern Healthcare » Cerner Corp. posted strong financial growth in the first quarter despite the continued uncertainty surrounding the Affordable Care Act and healthcare industry, the company said Thursday. One of the nation’s largest health information technology vendors, Cerner is well positioned to help the healthcare industry lower costs through delivery reform, said Cerner […]

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Can Nashville’s health care leaders solve one of the industry’s biggest challenges? They better

Via Nashville Business Journal » If you’re thinking about the future of health care, you should be mindful of Steve Jobs. Whether that comes in the form of optimism or wariness depends on your perspective. For Charlie Martin, a veteran hospital company CEO and the head of investment firm Martin Ventures, Jobs’ innovative ability is emblematic of […]

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Health Care of the Future: Interoperability

Via HCA Today Blog » Today I had the honor of delivering the keynote speech at the Nashville Business Journal’s Health Care of the Future event at the Music City Center. It was a challenge to tackle this vast subject in just 15 minutes. Following is the text of my speech, which focuses on three […]

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Center for Medical Interoperability Opens Headquarters in Nashville

Via HealthcareInformatics.com » The Center for Medical Interoperability officially opened its headquarters this week and launched a testing and certification laboratory with the aim of improving patient safety and care. The center is a 501(c)(3) cooperative research and development lab founded by health systems to simplify and advance data sharing among medical technologies and systems. The center’s […]

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Nashville’s health care moonshot is ready for its moment

Via Nashville Business Journal » He’s got the hospitals on his side. He’s been courting the vendors. Now he’s ready to see what they can do together. “He” is Ed Cantwell, CEO of the Center for Medical Interoperability, a new Nashville-based nonprofit that has brought together some of the industry’s biggest power players to improve the […]

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Center for Medical Interoperability Opens Headquarters and Unique Lab to Speed Seamless Flow of Patient Medical Data

Lab dedicated to breaking down data barriers that prevent doctors from having quick, complete access to patient information   Nashville, TN (April 6, 2017) – The Center for Medical Interoperability (“The Center”) has opened its headquarters and launched a one-of-a-kind testing and certification laboratory that will improve patient safety and care. The Center is dedicated […]

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Center opens to tackle interoperability challenges in healthcare

Via Health Data Management » Nashville is home to a new 16,000-square-foot Center for Medical Interoperability that will be focused on simplifying and advancing health data sharing across technologies and systems. Thursday is the grand opening of the center, which is a membership-based organization that includes what is described as the first-of-its-kind testing and certification laboratory […]

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Ascension Health, Vanderbilt UMC unveil Center for Medical Interoperability HQ

Via Becker’s Hospital Review » The Center for Medical Interoperability on April 6 opened its headquarters in Nashville, Tenn. The center is a joint initiative of Nashville-based Hospital Corporation of America; Franklin, Tenn.-based Community Health Systems; Brentwood, Tenn.-based LifePoint Health; St. Louis-based Ascension Health; and Nashville-based Vanderbilt University Medical Center, among other U.S. healthcare providers. […]

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A millionaire’s mission: Stop hospitals from killing their patients by medical error

Via Fox News » IRVINE, Calif. — Joe Kiani likes to point out that the most worn spot on most medical monitoring devices is the mute button. He’s out to change that — and, he hopes, to stop the epidemic of preventable hospital death that kills tens of thousands of Americans each year. It’s not […]

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CEO Ed Cantwell Featured in InCharge Healthcare 2017: The Continuum of Care

Via Nashville Medical News » View the 2017 edition of InCharge Healthcare » As our healthcare delivery system continues to evolve and transform, there is an increasing focus on communication, connection and engagement at every point along the continuum of care. Certainly, the top executives featured on this year’s cover represent not only excellence in […]

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Trusted Wireless Health – A New Approach to Medical Grade Wireless

Via ICT Today » Several current trends give cause to rethink the design of wireless systems in medical buildings. Increasingly, patients are bringing in their connected smart devices and expecting the hospital to provide wireless internet services for free. Studies conducted over the last six years show that guest traffic in these facilities has risen […]

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Blockchain and health care’s future

Via Nashville Post » Disruptive database technology could be industry savior Beyond the country music tropes and Bible Belt platitudes, Nashville should be best known for its place in the health care industry. Headquartered in the city are 16 publicly traded health care companies with a combined $73 billion in global revenue, according to an […]

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Nashville Health Care Council Panel Calls for Leadership, Accountability in Addressing Cyber Threats

Via Businesswire » NASHVILLE, Tenn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–With cyber security breaches becoming an ever-growing issue for health care companies, the Nashville Health Care Council welcomed a panel of experts to discuss strategies for preventing such attacks. Though data invasions can be disastrous for health care organizations, the industry has so far struggled to put processes into place […]

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Center for Medical Interoperability names CEO

Via Nashville Post >> A local health industry group aiming to overhaul how medical technologies talk to each other has named a new CEO. The Nashville-based Center for Medical Interoperability has announced the promotion of Ed Cantwell (pictured) to chief executive officer. Involved since the center’s founding, Cantwell previously served as its executive director. Prior […]

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Center for Medical Interoperability names Ed Cantwell as CEO

  Nashville, TN (October 27, 2016) – The Center for Medical Interoperability, an organization of health systems dedicated to improving health care by advancing the seamless flow of information among medical technologies, is pleased to announce the promotion of Ed Cantwell to Chief Executive Officer. Involved since the Center’s founding, Cantwell previously served as its […]

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ONC offers help navigating complex EHR contracts, post-go-live usability

Via Healthcare IT News » The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT has put out new guidance for choosing EHRs and understanding the fine print of vendor contracts. The EHR contract guide – subtitle: Selecting Wisely, Negotiating Terms, and Understanding the Fine Print – aims to help providers that are purchasing new systems better understand […]

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Will MACRA spark interoperability advancements?

The Center for Medical Interoperability introduced a new maturity model and HIMSS publicly commented that focusing on technical interoperability is not enough in the industry-wide move toward value-based care and alternative payment models. The rule on the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) will be released early this fall. But even before […]

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From the Editor: How Nashville will save health care

HCA Holdings Inc. and Community Health Systems Inc. control a large chunk of the nation’s hospital beds. That gives them significant power to change the health care industry. So when the two Middle Tennessee hospital giants — and rivals — come together on something, the industry takes notice.   That’s why a new nonprofit group […]

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The tech doesn’t talk: Nashville needs to fix it

Two hundred thousand people die every year because of a failure to communicate. A trillion dollars is wasted every year. That’s how health care experts set the stage when they talk about one of the biggest concerns facing the industry today: a lack of interoperability. Yes, it’s a big word. And it’s one that means […]

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Industry News

Donald A.B. Lindberg, pioneer in medical informatics, died Aug. 16, 2019 – Columbia Missourian

Donald A.B. Lindberg, pioneer in medical informatics, died Aug. 16, 2019  Columbia MissourianDr. Lindberg was a professor of medicine at the University of Missouri and lived in Columbia from 1960 to 1984.

HL7 FHIR accelerator recruits project standardizing social determinants data – Becker's Hospital Review

HL7 FHIR accelerator recruits project standardizing social determinants data  Becker's Hospital ReviewHealth Level Seven International, an Ann Arbor, Mich.-based nonprofit dedicated to improving interoperability in health IT, announced Aug. 20 the addition of the …

ONC in talks with Congress, White House on third-party health app privacy – Healthcare Dive

ONC in talks with Congress, White House on third-party health app privacy  Healthcare DiveThe Office of the National Coordinator is in talks with Congress and the White House on how to regulate secondary uses of healthcare data. ONC doesn't have …

Former FDA Commissioners Seek to Expand Use of RWE in Regulatory, Payment Decisions – Regulatory Focus

Former FDA Commissioners Seek to Expand Use of RWE in Regulatory, Payment Decisions  Regulatory FocusA new report from the Bipartisan Policy Center makes recommendations to expand the use of real-world evidence (RWE) in regulatory and payment …

6 key strategies in designing and implementing HIT systems – Health Data Management

6 key strategies in designing and implementing HIT systems  Health Data ManagementHealthcare information technologies are a routine component of patient and physician interactions, the American Medical Informatics Association notes.

Viewpoint: Medical data interoperability is especially crucial in 4 areas – Becker's Hospital Review

Viewpoint: Medical data interoperability is especially crucial in 4 areas  Becker's Hospital ReviewThough the analysis and exchange of digitized medical data have the power to drive major progress in healthcare, actual transformation will not happen until …

Military dentists thrive in Appalachian Care 2019's joint-service training environment – DVIDS

Military dentists thrive in Appalachian Care 2019's joint-service training environment  DVIDSWISE, Va. – Individuals clad in blue and gray scrubs are moving among two rows of dental chairs; sounds of dental drills pierce the air with their distinctive whine …

Steward Health Care Signs Long-Term Agreement with B. Braun for IV Solutions and Infusion Pumps – GlobeNewswire

Steward Health Care Signs Long-Term Agreement with B. Braun for IV Solutions and Infusion Pumps  GlobeNewswireCompanies will explore additional opportunities to improve patient care and reduce costs under B. Braun's Enterprise Initiative.

iCoreConnect Retains the Services of Consilium Partners – Yahoo Finance

iCoreConnect Retains the Services of Consilium Partners  Yahoo FinanceWINDERMERE, FL, Aug. 21, 2019 — via NEWMEDIAWIRE — iCoreConnect Inc. (OTC:ICCT) engages the services of Boston-based Consilium Partners for its …

Fewer than 4 in 10 health systems can successfully share data with other hospitals, survey finds – FierceHealthcare

Fewer than 4 in 10 health systems can successfully share data with other hospitals, survey finds  FierceHealthcareThe lack of interoperability is making it difficult for health systems to pursue key strategic goals, including tapping into unstructured data and reducing the cost of …

Why telehealth isn't in nursing homes – Politico

Why telehealth isn't in nursing homes  PoliticoGenevieve Morris running for Congress — Watchdogs rap VA scheduling and Medicaid data.

CHOC Combines AWS Cloud Computing with Cerner EHR for Data Science – HITInfrastructure.com

CHOC Combines AWS Cloud Computing with Cerner EHR for Data Science  HITInfrastructure.comChildren's Hospital of Orange County is using the AWS cloud platform with its existing Cerner EHR to give it the computing power to perform advanced data …

Healthcare Middleware Market Reaching to US$ 3.07 Billion Revenue to 2023 Led by North America and Europe – A Technology Market

Healthcare Middleware Market Reaching to US$ 3.07 Billion Revenue to 2023 Led by North America and Europe  A Technology MarketNew Study on Key of healthcare middleware market – Corepoint Health (US), Cerner Corporation (US), Epic Systems Corporation (US), Fujitsu (Japan), IBM …

Machine Learning/AI Can ID People Who Need Specialist Care for Depression – PsychCentral.com

Machine Learning/AI Can ID People Who Need Specialist Care for Depression  PsychCentral.comResearchers have created decision models to predict which patients might need more treatment for their depression than what their primary care provider can.

New Generation Healthcare Stocks To Look For- RAC, BOT, AVE, JHL, GLH, LSH – Kalkine Media

New Generation Healthcare Stocks To Look For- RAC, BOT, AVE, JHL, GLH, LSH  Kalkine MediaDigital healthcare *service* has evolved as one of the fastest-growing industries in the modern era. Introduction of technology in medical science has emerged as …

Microsoft adds to health team with chief medical officer – Digital Health

Microsoft adds to health team with chief medical officer  Digital HealthMicrosoft has increased its health team in the US with a new chief medical officer. David Rhew, who had the same position at Samsung Electronics, joins a …

Western Maryland Regional Medical Center Expands Digisonics Solution for Radiology Reporting – PR.com

Western Maryland Regional Medical Center Expands Digisonics Solution for Radiology Reporting  PR.comWestern Maryland Regional Medical Center standardizes reporting across all ultrasound reporting with implementation of Digisonics Radiology Reporting Suite …

AAFP, HL7 look to bolster use of SDOH data via FHIR – Health Data Management

AAFP, HL7 look to bolster use of SDOH data via FHIR  Health Data ManagementThe American Academy of Family Physicians and Health Level Seven International are teaming on a new project to improve the interoperability of social …

Clinical decision support systems will surpass EHRs as prime caregiver interface: report – Healthcare IT News

Clinical decision support systems will surpass EHRs as prime caregiver interface: report  Healthcare IT NewsHealth IT vendors are building greater flexibility into clinical decision support systems so they can optimally function in a dynamic healthcare environment, Frost …

Discord within Apple's health team, benefits from brain training games and more digital health news briefs – MobiHealthNews

Discord within Apple's health team, benefits from brain training games and more digital health news briefs  MobiHealthNewsTrouble in Cupertino. Morale is low and tensions are high within Apple's health team, where conflicting ideas and strategies have led to a number of high-profile …

Health2047 spins out Medicare Advantage company Zing Health – MedCity News

Health2047 spins out Medicare Advantage company Zing Health  MedCity NewsHealthcare innovation company Health2047 has spun out Zing Health, a tech-enabled Medicare Advantage plan meant for those traditionally underserved by …

NIH 'All of Us' precision medicine program shares first-year progress report – Becker's Hospital Review

NIH 'All of Us' precision medicine program shares first-year progress report  Becker's Hospital ReviewThe leaders of the National Institutes of Health's All of Us research program released a report detailing the progress made in the precision health program's first …

Machine learning models help clinicians identify people who need advanced depression care – EurekAlert

Machine learning models help clinicians identify people who need advanced depression care  EurekAlertRegenstrief Institute and Indiana University researchers have created decision models capable of predicting which patients might need more treatment for their …

Redox-Powered Healthcare Integrations Grow 45% in the First Half of 2019 – StreetInsider.com

Redox-Powered Healthcare Integrations Grow 45% in the First Half of 2019  StreetInsider.comNews and research before you hear about it on CNBC and others. Claim your 2-week free trial to StreetInsider Premium here.

Nimbus-T Set to Issue NTC Token on the Fusion Blockchain to Support Innovative Identity Management – AiThority

Nimbus-T Set to Issue NTC Token on the Fusion Blockchain to Support Innovative Identity Management  AiThorityFusion Foundation, the non-profit organization building the next generation infrastructure for decentralized global finance.