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The Center for Medical Interoperability Launches Industry-Wide Verification Program

The Center for Medical Interoperability (“The Center”) today announced the launch of C4MI VerifiedTM – a testing program to accelerate the availability of connected technology solutions …

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 …

Center for Medical Interoperability launches new verification program – Healthcare IT News

Center for Medical Interoperability launches new verification program  Healthcare IT NewsThe Nashville-based Center for Medical Interoperability launched a testing program to evaluate the interoperability of the health care industry's connected …

Morning Briefing for Thursday, September 5, 2019 – Kaiser Health News

Morning Briefing for Thursday, September 5, 2019  Kaiser Health NewsAs schools begin a new year, more districts will test students as young as 11 for illicit drug use even as other drug prevention efforts are scaled back. More than …

As critics 'beat up' on health care, Nashville center fires 'shot across the bow' – Nashville Business Journal

As critics 'beat up' on health care, Nashville center fires 'shot across the bow'  Nashville Business JournalThe program will evaluate products through a series of tests meant to determine if they meet certain interoperability specifications.

Interopability projects maturing – Politico

Interopability projects maturing  PoliticoStudy shows health improvements from PDMPs — Hurricane triggering HIE work.

Center for Medical Interoperability launches verification program for medical devices – Becker's Hospital Review

Center for Medical Interoperability launches verification program for medical devices  Becker's Hospital ReviewThe Center for Medical Interoperability, a Nashville, Tenn.-based nonprofit, unveiled its new testing program that aims to enhance communication between …

Vanderbilt Health to implement Sectra VNA, PACS – Health Data Management

Vanderbilt Health to implement Sectra VNA, PACS  Health Data ManagementVanderbilt Health will install a new enterprise PACS and vendor neutral archive that will closely integrate with its Epic medical records system modules.

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

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

Vanderbilt tests virtual assistant that can voice patient EHR data to physicians – Becker's Hospital Review

Vanderbilt tests virtual assistant that can voice patient EHR data to physicians  Becker's Hospital ReviewNashville, Tenn.-based Vanderbilt University Medical Center is test piloting its EHR voice assistant VEVA, which can analyze and relay patient information in the …

Nick Arora (Yale HCM 15), Director of Medical Information at xCures and Advisor to Rymedi – The Yale Politic

Nick Arora (Yale HCM 15), Director of Medical Information at xCures and Advisor to Rymedi  The Yale PoliticNick Arora is Director of Medical Information at xCures, an AI-based precision oncology platform that tightly integrates cancer research and care, and Chief …

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, …

HCA's government relations head retiring after 47 years – ModernHealthcare.com

HCA's government relations head retiring after 47 years  ModernHealthcare.comThe head of HCA Healthcare's government relations team is retiring after 47 years with the investor-owned hospital chain. Vic Campbell, HCA's senior vice …

How this Nashville company plans to reshape the addiction treatment industry – Nashville Business Journal

How this Nashville company plans to reshape the addiction treatment industry  Nashville Business JournalA 2018 Transparency Market Research report found approximately 242 companies competing in the addiction treatment space.

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.

Brookdale pushes back on activist investor's claims – Nashville Business Journal

Brookdale pushes back on activist investor's claims  Nashville Business JournalThe senior living giant issued a lengthy statement late Tuesday rebuking several claims made against the company by Land & Buildings Chief Investment Officer …

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.

Nashville CEO gives $2M of his stock to employees – Nashville Business Journal

Nashville CEO gives $2M of his stock to employees  Nashville Business JournalThe donation is worth more than $2400 per employee.

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.

AAC's No. 2 executive resigns weeks into new strategic plan – Nashville Business Journal

AAC's No. 2 executive resigns weeks into new strategic plan  Nashville Business JournalAAC Holdings Inc. — the parent company of American Addiction Centers — has lost its second in command, just weeks after unveiling a new 10-year vision for …

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.

AAC lists six reasons to invest in the company — on the same day shares hit record low – Nashville Business Journal

AAC lists six reasons to invest in the company — on the same day shares hit record low  Nashville Business JournalOn the day its stock price hit its lowest point in company history, AAC Holdings Inc. — the parent company of American Addiction Centers — released an investor …

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.

Hospitals and patients' attorneys spar over lien practices – ModernHealthcare.com

Hospitals and patients' attorneys spar over lien practices  ModernHealthcare.comMany hospitals do not bill patients' health insurance if they were injured in auto accidents, instead opting to file liens for their full charges. The practice varies …

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

Blockchain has potential to solve interoperability issues: report – Becker's Hospital Review

Blockchain has potential to solve interoperability issues: report  Becker's Hospital ReviewThe use of blockchain platforms could help hospitals and health systems overcome interoperability issues, according to a Global Market Insights report cited by …

Senate Bill Maintains Funding Ban on Unique Patient Identifier – HealthITSecurity.com

Senate Bill Maintains Funding Ban on Unique Patient Identifier  HealthITSecurity.comSenate appropriators declined to remove a 20-year ban on funding for the development of a unique patient identifier, despite support for its removal from the …

Provider groups ask Congress for help on info blocking – Politico

Provider groups ask Congress for help on info blocking  PoliticoCourt case could undermine patient record access — Facebook purges apps.

HL7, CAQH Partner for Administrative, Clinical Interoperability – EHRIntelligence.com

HL7, CAQH Partner for Administrative, Clinical Interoperability  EHRIntelligence.comCAQH CORE and HL7 are forming a collaboration to improve interoperability and three key issues between administrative and clinical systems.

Patient Monitoring Equipment Market to expand at a meteoric CAGR of Value by 2025: Beijing Carejoy Technology, Braun & Company, Briggs Healthcare, CAS Medical Systems, CareTaker Medical, Contec Medical Systems – Tribune City

Patient Monitoring Equipment Market to expand at a meteoric CAGR of Value by 2025: Beijing Carejoy Technology, Braun & Company, Briggs Healthcare, CAS Medical Systems, CareTaker Medical, Contec Medical Systems  Tribune CityThe market research report on the Global Patient Monitoring Equipment Market presents a comprehensive assessment of the market. It does so through the …

Price Transparency, Consumerism Top Issues for Healthcare Execs – RevCycleIntelligence.com

Price Transparency, Consumerism Top Issues for Healthcare Execs  RevCycleIntelligence.comHealthcare executives ranked price transparency and consumerism as top issues and opportunities in 2020, while value-based payments and disruption slipped …

How Hospitals Invest in Health IT for Value-Based Care – HealthITAnalytics.com

How Hospitals Invest in Health IT for Value-Based Care  HealthITAnalytics.comSeptember 23, 2019 – The healthcare industry has seen a shift in recent years from fee-for-*service* payment models towards value-based reimbursement.

Removing to Obstacles Achieving Healthcare Interoperability – mHealthIntelligence.com

Removing to Obstacles Achieving Healthcare Interoperability  mHealthIntelligence.comAchieving healthcare interoperability requires stakeholders to address health IT infrastructure, business incentives, and health data privacy and security.

Analysis of the Drug Delivery Devices Market, Forecast to 2023 – PRNewswire

Analysis of the Drug Delivery Devices Market, Forecast to 2023  PRNewswireNEW YORK, Sept. 23, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — The growing interest in drug delivery devices is more towards micro needle technology for vaccines and hormones.

Patient Case Management Software Market Growth with top key vendors like Evariant, TCS Healthcare Technology, HealthStream, Streamline Healthcare Solutions, Allscripts, Social Solutions – Market Expert

Patient Case Management Software Market Growth with top key vendors like Evariant, TCS Healthcare Technology, HealthStream, Streamline Healthcare Solutions, Allscripts, Social Solutions  Market ExpertOwing to the Rising Frequencies of Medical Errors, Patient Case Management Software Market is expected to Reach US$ 1645.7 Mn by 2022. Global Patient …

The Canadian healthcare report on patient security, healthcare capacity, and Interoperability – Medical Herald

The Canadian healthcare report on patient security, healthcare capacity, and Interoperability  Medical Heraldmedgazette24 provides global news, targeting, marketing, online media management, hosted news *service* helps businesses connect with their target …

'Comprehensive' IT programme needed for 'true interoperability', BMA says – Digital Health

'Comprehensive' IT programme needed for 'true interoperability', BMA says  Digital HealthThe BMA called for the NHS to be an early adopter of 5G technology to overcome connectivity “deficiencies” and improve the working lives of doctors.

Insulet’s Omnipod DASH™ System Now FDA Cleared as an Alternate Controller Enabled (ACE) Infusion Pump – Yahoo Finance

Insulet’s Omnipod DASH™ System Now FDA Cleared as an Alternate Controller Enabled (ACE) Infusion Pump  Yahoo FinanceInsulet Corporation (PODD) (Insulet), the global leader in tubeless insulin pump technology with its Omnipod® Insulin Management System, today announced it …

Mental Health Software Market 2019-2025 | Cerner Corporation, Qualifacts Systems Inc., MindLinc, Core Solutions Inc., NetSmart technologies Inc. – Market Expert

Mental Health Software Market 2019-2025 | Cerner Corporation, Qualifacts Systems Inc., MindLinc, Core Solutions Inc., NetSmart technologies Inc.  Market ExpertThe Mental Health Software Market is expected to grow worth of US$ +4585 Million and at a CAGR of +15% over the forecast period 2019-2025. The Research …

Global Healthcare ERP Market to Extend Generously During the Upcoming years – OnYourDesks

Global Healthcare ERP Market to Extend Generously During the Upcoming years  OnYourDesksGlobal Healthcare ERP Market: Overview. Over the past couple of decades, enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems and associated technologies have …

Technological Advancement in the Medical Industry is Leading Towards The Rapid Development of Healthcare ERP Market – NewsStoner

Technological Advancement in the Medical Industry is Leading Towards The Rapid Development of Healthcare ERP Market  NewsStonerGlobal Healthcare ERP Market: Overview. Over the past couple of decades, enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems and associated technologies have …

Why APIs Bring Hope for Data Interoperability in Healthcare – Health IT – HIT Consultant

Why APIs Bring Hope for Data Interoperability in Healthcare – Health IT  HIT ConsultantOne of the biggest obstacles to data interoperability is the slow and piecemeal progress of healthcare organizations (HCOs) towards digitalization. APIs…

The benefits of a standardised digital health agenda in Malaysia – Healthcare IT News

The benefits of a standardised digital health agenda in Malaysia  Healthcare IT NewsThe Minister of Health Malaysia, Datuk Seri Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad, in one of his remarks said, the Ministry of Health (MoH) is committed to ensure that the …

ASEAN Wants a U.S. Counterbalance to Chinese Regional Ambitions – The National Interest Online

ASEAN Wants a U.S. Counterbalance to Chinese Regional Ambitions  The National Interest OnlineThe ASEAN-U.S. Maritime exercises were aimed at China, not directly in terms of military drills and assets, but instead strategically, namely by signaling shared …

Elbit Systems of America, Partners to Showcase Functionality and Interoperability of Its Airborne Systems – Yahoo Finance

Elbit Systems of America, Partners to Showcase Functionality and Interoperability of Its Airborne Systems  Yahoo FinanceElbit America demo will showcase FACE 3.0 compliance FORT WORTH, Texas , Sept. 22, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Elbit Systems of America, (NASDAQ: ESLT) …

Report: Global Blockchain Tech Market to Surpass $16B by 2024 – Cointelegraph

Report: Global Blockchain Tech Market to Surpass $16B by 2024  CointelegraphThe global blockchain technology market is set to surpass $16 billion by 2024, according to a recent report from market research firm Global Market Insights, Inc.

UC San Diego Health Earns 2019 CHIME HealthCare's Most Wired Recognition – UC San Diego Health

UC San Diego Health Earns 2019 CHIME HealthCare's Most Wired Recognition  UC San Diego HealthThe College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) is pleased to announce that UC San Diego Health has earned 2019 CHIME …

Industry Voices—Stakeholders need to tackle the thorny issues of corporate responsibility and transparency in handling patient data – FierceHealthcare

Industry Voices—Stakeholders need to tackle the thorny issues of corporate responsibility and transparency in handling patient data  FierceHealthcareEveryone in the healthcare industry—regulators, vendors, providers, and patients—must tackle the thorny issue of corporate responsibility and transparency in …

Physicians are the victims of digital health records – DigitalCommerce360

Physicians are the victims of digital health records  DigitalCommerce360Electronic health records are often blamed for decreasing clinician productivity, compromising patient safety and interfering with the physician/patient …

CGM Devices Gain Steam, Set New Trend in Diabetes Management – Yahoo Finance

CGM Devices Gain Steam, Set New Trend in Diabetes Management  Yahoo FinanceThe FDA authorization classifies the new type of CGM devices in class II and subjects these to certain criteria called special controls.