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  • US Gov’t Report Says Health IT Infrastructure Impedes Competition

    December 5, 2018 - Health IT infrastructure often facilitates anticompetitive practices in healthcare, such as blocking clinical information exchange between providers or not supporting regional information sharing, according to a report released this week by HHS and the Departments of Treasury and Labor. At the root of this anticompetitive impact is the lack of interoperability among health IT...

  • AWS Launches Machine Learning Service to Mine Patient Data

    November 28, 2018 - Amazon Web Services (AWS) launched this week its Amazon Comprehend Medical machine learning service that enables healthcare professionals and developers to mine unstructured medical text and patient data, such as diagnosis, treatments, dosages, symptoms, and other signs of disease. The new service helps healthcare professionals improve clinical decision support, streamline...

  • Healthcare Blockchain Could Solve Industry’s Biggest Problems

    November 26, 2018 - Healthcare blockchain could solve some of the biggest problems in healthcare, such as compliance, interoperability, and data security issues, according to a recent study by CB Insights. The report looked at healthcare blockchain use cases in the short, medium, and long term. In the short term, healthcare blockchain could help simplify back-office operations, enhance...

  • Fear of Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare Can Delay Benefits

    November 16, 2018 - There is a fear of artificial intelligence in healthcare that needs to be managed so that the healthcare industry can take advantage of AI benefits for patients, said Michael Abramoff, founder and CEO of IDx Technologies. Abramoff, who is also Robert C. Watzke Professor at the University of Iowa, told a Federal Trade Commission (FTC) hearing this week that he faced fear and...


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Digital Therapeutics Grows More Integrated into Care Delivery

Digital therapeutics and connected health devices are becoming more integrated into healthcare delivery, according to a new report by PwC. In fact, 82 percent of physicians said they have discussed a health app or digital program...

Healthcare CRM Market to Grow at Robust 14.6% CAGR to 2023

The healthcare CRM market is estimated to grow at a robust CAGR of 14.6 percent, reaching $17.4 billion by 2023, up from $8.8 billion in 2018. Healthcare CRM is customer-relationship management software designed to improve profitability...

Burgess Is ‘Extremely Disappointed’ at Information Blocking Rule Delay

Rep. Michael Burgess (R-TX), chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s health subcommittee, said he was “extremely disappointed” that information blocking regulations have not yet been implemented two years...

Healthcare Investors Are Most Interested in Health IT Investment

Health IT investment tops the list of areas attracting healthcare investors, according to KPMG-Leavitt Partners 2019 Investment Outlook. For the outlook, KPMG-Leavitt Partners polled 175 healthcare investment professionals from...

Patient Portal Access Has No Effect on Patient Activation

Access to a patient portal had no effect on patient activation for hospitalized patients compared to usual care and tablet-only Internet access, according to a study by Cornell researchers published Dec. 7 in the JAMIA journal. The...

Institutional Investors to Pump $200B More Into Healthcare Infrastructure

Global institutional investors are forecast to increase their investment in healthcare infrastructure by $200 billion over the next five years. For its report, the Octopus Group surveyed more than 100 global institutional investors with a...

VA Launches New Health API for Mobile, Web-based Apps

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced Dec. 7 the launch of its first health API that will enable veterans to interact with their personal health data using mobile and web-based apps. The VA said its new health API will power...

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