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'That's the great hope going forward:' Nashville leaders debate consumerism and health care – Nashville Business Journal

'That's the great hope going forward:' Nashville leaders debate consumerism and health care  Nashville Business JournalHealth care is becoming more consumer-based thanks to high-deductible health plans and competition for patients. But how much of what health systems …

Tackling disparities with data science – Nashville Post

Tackling disparities with data science  Nashville PostIf the formation of data science institutes is the measurement, 2018 could go down as the year big data truly took hold in Middle Tennessee. Three higher …

Making more of health care data – Nashville Post

Making more of health care data  Nashville PostFour local execs discuss what's working, where they're looking to do better still and how Nashville's practicality could use a little pixie dust.

Health IT Interoperability Is Common Thread at ONC Annual Meeting – HITInfrastructure.com

Health IT Interoperability Is Common Thread at ONC Annual Meeting  HITInfrastructure.comA common theme of Thursday's plenary sessions at the ONC 2018 annual meeting was health IT interoperability.

A National Provider Directory Is Coming. But Will It Help? – hcanews.com

A National Provider Directory Is Coming. But Will It Help?  hcanews.comJanae Sharp dives deep into the issues behind the big news from the ONC 2018 National Meeting.

HCA saves more than 5500 lives with sepsis monitoring algorithms – Health Data Management

HCA saves more than 5500 lives with sepsis monitoring algorithms  Health Data ManagementNashville‐based HCA Healthcare has saved more than 5,500 lives using sepsis algorithms that monitor every patient in every hospital that's been part of the …

During Distributed: Health’s Investor Pitch Sessions, Startups Sought to Decentralize Healthcare – Nasdaq

During Distributed: Health’s Investor Pitch Sessions, Startups Sought to Decentralize Healthcare  NasdaqThere is no shortage of ideas in the healthcare startup world. Healthcare entrepreneurs and innovators all around the world are working to develop.

Nashville Capital Network leads funding for software firm – Nashville Post

Nashville Capital Network leads funding for software firm  Nashville PostBrentwood-based CareHarmony, which markets population health and care coordination software, has secured early-stage funding led by the Nashville Capital …

Pharos pushes into post-acute – Nashville Post

Pharos pushes into post-acute  Nashville PostAlso: PhyMed CEO named to interoperability center board.

100+ hospitals, clinics are now live on Apple's health records feature – Becker's Hospital Review

100+ hospitals, clinics are now live on Apple's health records feature  Becker's Hospital ReviewIn less than a year, more than 100 hospitals and clinics have joined Apple's health records project. Early in 2018, the iPhone maker released plans to integrate …

Vanderbilt leverages multi-factor authentication – Health Data Management

Vanderbilt leverages multi-factor authentication  Health Data ManagementFaced with mounting phishing attacks, Vanderbilt University Medical Center is implementing multi-factor authentication for online access to data.

Credentialing startup partnering with big names – Nashville Post

Credentialing startup partnering with big names  Nashville PostA local startup using blockchain technology has signed partnership deals with a consortium that includes well-known companies such as Anthem and Accenture …

Patel to take over health IT helm at Vanderbilt – Health Data Management

Patel to take over health IT helm at Vanderbilt  Health Data ManagementNeal Patel, MD, Vanderbilt University Medical Center's chief health information officer, will replace Kevin Johnson, MD, senior vice president of health …

Who's Marcus Whitney? An Emerging Force Behind Healthcare Innovation – HealthLeaders Media

Who's Marcus Whitney? An Emerging Force Behind Healthcare Innovation  HealthLeaders MediaThe CEO, investor, and entrepreneur behind Health:Further shares perspectives about how innovation is transforming healthcare.

Vanderbilt creates app to teach docs opioid best practices – Health Data Management

Vanderbilt creates app to teach docs opioid best practices  Health Data ManagementVanderbilt University Medical Center has developed a smartphone app to help educate providers on the proper use of opioids.

BCBS of TN Defrauded $2M in $2B Telemedicine Insurance Scheme – HealthPayerIntelligence.com

BCBS of TN Defrauded $2M in $2B Telemedicine Insurance Scheme  HealthPayerIntelligence.comBlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee was named a damaged party in a federal indictment that alleges a telemedicine insurance fraud scheme created $174 …

Here's the CHIME leadership team for 2019, 2020 – Becker's Hospital Review

Here's the CHIME leadership team for 2019, 2020  Becker's Hospital ReviewThe College of Healthcare Information Management Executives revealed the names of its 2020 officers on Oct. 11.

AIM Healthcare co-founder named CEO of biz services firm – Nashville Post

AIM Healthcare co-founder named CEO of biz services firm  Nashville PostLocal entrepreneur and investor Jim Sohr has called on one of his AIM Healthcare co-founders to lead Growthwright, the business services company that's …

Tech growth to keep outpacing local economy – Nashville Post

Tech growth to keep outpacing local economy  Nashville PostMiddle Tennessee's technology sector will add jobs nearly twice as quickly as the region's overall economy in the coming years, a new report by Middle …

Tennessee hospitals partner for a statewide, in-network system – Healthcare Finance News

Tennessee hospitals partner for a statewide, in-network system  Healthcare Finance NewsWHAT HAPPENED. Two Tennessee health systems have partnered for a statewide in-network collaboration of physicians, hospitals and quick-care centers.

Enhanced Patient Matching Is Critical to Achieving Full Promise of Digital Health Records – The Pew Charitable Trusts

Enhanced Patient Matching Is Critical to Achieving Full Promise of Digital Health Records  The Pew Charitable TrustsThe way patients receive medical care has drastically changed over the past decade as most hospitals and doctors' offices have transitioned from …

Aspire Health Suffers Email Breach from Phishing Attack – Healthcare Informatics

Aspire Health Suffers Email Breach from Phishing Attack  Healthcare InformaticsAspire Health, a Nashville-based in-home healthcare provider, was hacked Sept. 3 as a result of a phishing attack and “lost” some protected health information …

Big Florida win for Healthcare Bluebook – Nashville Post

Big Florida win for Healthcare Bluebook  Nashville PostAlso: MyHealthDirect wins health system's business; Bridge Connector links up with long-term/post-acute tech firm.

Hacker Steals 124 PHI-Laden Emails in Aspire Phishing Attack – HealthITSecurity.com

Hacker Steals 124 PHI-Laden Emails in Aspire Phishing Attack  HealthITSecurity.comSeptember 27, 2018 – Aspire Health, a Nashville-based in-home healthcare provider, suffered a phishing attack on Sept. 3 in which a hacker gained access to its …

AHRQ, PCORI Fund 11 Learning Health System Training Centers – Healthcare Informatics

AHRQ, PCORI Fund 11 Learning Health System Training Centers  Healthcare Informatics$40 million in grants to support the training of researchers to conduct patient-centered outcomes research. Eleven institutions have received a total of $40 million …

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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Commentary: Interagency cooperation saves lives – Naples Daily News

Commentary: Interagency cooperation saves lives  Naples Daily NewsNorth Collier Fire Control and Rescue District and Collier County Emergency Medical Services work together every day to save lives.

70% of MDs Stressed by EHRs, Orthopedic Surgeons Hit Worst – https://ryortho.com/

70% of MDs Stressed by EHRs, Orthopedic Surgeons Hit Worst  https://ryortho.com/Orthopedists as a group are suffering more stress from being metaphorically chained to electronic health records systems (EHRs) than any other specialty, …

eConsults Increase Safety-Net Patient Capacity by Improving Access to Specialty Care – hcanews.com

eConsults Increase Safety-Net Patient Capacity by Improving Access to Specialty Care  hcanews.comA business case for system-level implementation of eConsult platforms across CHCs.

Berkshire Health System Chooses MEDITECH In EHR Selection Decision – EHRIntelligence.com

Berkshire Health System Chooses MEDITECH In EHR Selection Decision  EHRIntelligence.comDecember 18, 2018 – Berkshire Health System (BHS) in Massachusetts recently chose MEDITECH after an EHR selection process and will implement the …

My Favorite Health IT Quotes of 2018 | David Raths, Contributing Editor | Healthcare Blogs – Healthcare Informatics

My Favorite Health IT Quotes of 2018 | David Raths, Contributing Editor | Healthcare Blogs  Healthcare InformaticsCovering the healthcare informatics beat can be challenging, but it has its perks, one of which is the opportunity to interview genuinely impressive clinical and …

NetDirector Teams with DocPanel to Provide Rapid Integration and Data Consistency for Radiology Reads and Reports – PRNewswire

NetDirector Teams with DocPanel to Provide Rapid Integration and Data Consistency for Radiology Reads and Reports  PRNewswireTAMPA, Fla., Dec. 18, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — NetDirector, a cloud-based data exchange and integration platform, has expanded their healthcare data-trading…

AMIA Backs NIH Data Sharing Policy, Calls for Phased Implementation – Health IT Analytics

AMIA Backs NIH Data Sharing Policy, Calls for Phased Implementation  Health IT AnalyticsAMIA recently submitted comments in support of NIH's expanded data sharing policy and called for a phased implementation approach across the healthcare …

Initiate Government Solutions, LLC Appraised At CMMI Level 3 – PRNewswire

Initiate Government Solutions, LLC Appraised At CMMI Level 3  PRNewswireNORTH PALM BEACH, Fla., Dec. 18, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Initiate Government Solutions, LLC, a health IT services company, today announced that its IT …

SADC Military Health Services successfully complete training exercise – The Southern Times

SADC Military Health Services successfully complete training exercise  The Southern TimesAnnines Angula. Windhoek – The Military Health Services of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) recently conducted a training exercise …

Nextgen Healthcare (NXGN) vs. Its Competitors Head to Head Review – Fairfield Current

Nextgen Healthcare (NXGN) vs. Its Competitors Head to Head Review  Fairfield CurrentNextgen Healthcare (NASDAQ: NXGN) is one of 41 publicly-traded companies in the “Computer integrated systems design” industry, but how does it weigh in …

Improving Patient Safety Through Healthcare Interoperability – EHRIntelligence.com

Improving Patient Safety Through Healthcare Interoperability  EHRIntelligence.comEnabling healthcare interoperability industry-wide can help to boost patient safety and reduce the costs associated with implementing clinical decision support …

NextGen Healthcare Launches Cloud-based Data Aggregation Platform, Health Data Hub – Business Wire

NextGen Healthcare Launches Cloud-based Data Aggregation Platform, Health Data Hub  Business WireNextGen Healthcare, Inc. (NASDAQ:NXGN), the leading provider of ambulatory-only healthcare technology solutions, announces the launch of NextGen® Heal.

What may happen in healthcare technology in 2019 – Digital Health Age

What may happen in healthcare technology in 2019  Digital Health AgeRic Thompson, MD Health & Care, at Advanced predicts what will happen in the healthcare technology industry in 2019: More of a jog than a sprint to the Cloud …

Sen. Lamar Alexander skeptical Supreme Court will agree with ruling that Obamacare is unconstitutional – The Tennessean

Sen. Lamar Alexander skeptical Supreme Court will agree with ruling that Obamacare is unconstitutional  The TennesseanSen. Lamar Alexander, chairman of the Senate Health Committee, said it 'seems unlikely' the Supreme Court would rule the ACA unconstitutional.

How Healthcare Blockchain Can Help Overcome IT Barriers – HITInfrastructure.com

How Healthcare Blockchain Can Help Overcome IT Barriers  HITInfrastructure.comHealthcare blockchain could provide solutions to IT challenges facing healthcare organizations and consumers.

Big Data pushing democratization of healthcare, but barriers remain – Healthcare Dive

Big Data pushing democratization of healthcare, but barriers remain  Healthcare DiveHealthcare is becoming more democratized, with providers and patients possessing more data, an accelerating pace of data exchange and better tools to …

Samsung Backs Open API Pledge for Healthcare Data Interoperability – Samsung Newsroom US

Samsung Backs Open API Pledge for Healthcare Data Interoperability  Samsung Newsroom USLast week, Samsung was honored to participate in the White House Executive Forum on Healthcare Data Interoperability, where the U.S. Department of …

AI, IoT, Medical Devices Top Health Cybersecurity Predictions for 2019 – HealthITSecurity.com

AI, IoT, Medical Devices Top Health Cybersecurity Predictions for 2019  HealthITSecurity.comCybersecurity was still a major struggle for healthcare organizations in 2018. But providers will continue to leverage AI and machine learning, while investing in …

BlueCross BlueShield Strikes Deal to Improve Health Data Exchange – HealthPayerIntelligence.com

BlueCross BlueShield Strikes Deal to Improve Health Data Exchange  HealthPayerIntelligence.comBlueCross BlueShied of Western New York has committed to supporting health data exchange in partnership with a regional health information network.

Geisinger's grocery program, Apple's patient data moves & more — 3 CEOs' predictions for 2019 – Becker's ASC Review

Geisinger's grocery program, Apple's patient data moves & more — 3 CEOs' predictions for 2019  Becker's ASC ReviewChina, Apple and environmental factors affecting health outcomes will drive healthcare transformations in 2019, reports Isabelle Roughol, LinkedIn senior …

'That's the great hope going forward:' Nashville leaders debate consumerism and health care – Nashville Business Journal

'That's the great hope going forward:' Nashville leaders debate consumerism and health care  Nashville Business JournalHealth care is becoming more consumer-based thanks to high-deductible health plans and competition for patients. But how much of what health systems …

Have CIOs' Top Priorities for 2018 Become a Reality? – Healthcare Informatics

Have CIOs' Top Priorities for 2018 Become a Reality?  Healthcare InformaticsIn comparing healthcare CIOs' priorities at the end of 2017 to this current moment, new analysis has found that core clinical IT goals have shifted from focusing …

Lack of Progress on Interoperability Frustrates House Members – MedPage Today

Lack of Progress on Interoperability Frustrates House Members  MedPage TodayWASHINGTON — Tuesday's House hearing on the progress of health information technology (IT) interoperability was marked by bipartisan frustration from …

The VA Introduces its First Health API – ProgrammableWeb

The VA Introduces its First Health API  ProgrammableWebThe US Department of Veterans Affairs has announced its first Health API. The Health API adds to VA's growing suite of APIs as the agency looks to become …

BD Announces Completion Of Enterprise Level Cybersecurity Assessment From UL – PRNewswire

BD Announces Completion Of Enterprise Level Cybersecurity Assessment From UL  PRNewswireFRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., Dec. 11, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) (NYSE: BDX), a leading global medical technology company, …