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Senator Criticizes Cuts to VA Health IT Infrastructure Budget

January 18, 2019 - Proposed budget cuts to IT projects could undercut healthcare IT infrastructure modernization requirements of the Department of Veterans Affairs, a key senator is warning. In a Jan. 11 letter sent to recently confirmed Veterans Affairs (VA) Assistant Secretary of Information and Technology and Chief Information Officer James Gfrerer, Sen. Jon Tester (D-MT), ranking Democrat on the...


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DoD Health Data Exchange Gets Bridge Contract As GAO Hears Appeal

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The Department of Interior has awarded a six-month sole-source “sustainment bridge” contract for continued operation and maintenance of the Defense Medical Information Exchange (DMIX) system, which enables the Department of...

ONC Updates ISA Reference Edition on Healthcare Interoperability

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ONC has released its updated healthcare interoperability standards, incorporating industry feedback into the 2019 Interoperability Standards Advisory (ISA) Reference Edition. ONC solicited industry feedback on the draft ISA Reference...

Tahoe Forest Health Selects Aruba Over Cisco for Healthcare Network

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Tahoe Forest Health System has decided to replace its current Cisco network with an Aruba mobile-first healthcare network for its two critical access hospitals and six specialty clinics. Tahoe Forest expects to save between $750,000...

Wi-Fi 6 Wireless Networking Standard Could Be Healthcare Game Changer

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The next-generation Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) wireless networking standard could be a game changer for healthcare organizations operating many bandwidth-intensive connected devices. This week the Wi-Fi Alliance introduced Wi-Fi Certified 6,...

ONC Urges Progress in Upgrading US Health IT Infrastructure

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Collaboration and innovation are vital to progress in upgrading the US health IT infrastructure, said ONC in its annual report to Congress. The report backed full support for implementing the health IT provisions of the...

Rush System Launches First 5G Wireless Network in US Hospital

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Chicago-based Rush System for Health is teaming with AT&T to become the first US hospital to use a standards-based 5G wireless network in a healthcare environment, the health system announced Jan. 8. Using AT&T’s cloud-based...

Health IT Infrastructure Investment Key to NHS Long-Term Plan

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UK National Health Service (NHS) plans to invest a substantial amount of money in upgrading its health IT infrastructure to make digital health services a mainstream part of the NHS in the next five years, according to its long-term...

Physicians Say Data Analytics Tools Are Key for Value-based Care

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More than two-thirds (68%) of 300 physicians surveyed said that advanced data analytics tools are important for treating patients and being compensated for care under value-based care arrangements. Respondents said that data and...

Reports: Healthcare Artificial Intelligence Market CAGR of 47%-50%

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Three separate market reports agree that the healthcare artificial intelligence (AI) market will increase at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of between 47 percent and 50 percent over the next few years. The Markets and Markets report...

Network Management Makes Top 10 Cybersecurity Best Practices List

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Effective network management is one of the top 10 cybersecurity best practices for healthcare organizations laid out in a recent publication released by HHS and the Health Sector Coordinating Council. The four-volume publication, entitled...

New Service Could Help Hospitals with Wireless Networking Strain

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With all the connected devices in healthcare environment, wireless networking capacity has become a priority for IT teams in hospitals. One solution being proposed by the CBRS Alliance is to use shared spectrum in the 3.5 GHz band for...

AMIA Backs NIH’s Plan to Revise Health Data Management Policy

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AMIA is supporting development of a new health data management and sharing policy for research funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the group said in an Dec. 10 comment letter. The trade association for healthcare...

Global Healthcare IT Market to Increase at 8% CAGR to 2022

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Global healthcare IT market is expected to grow at a CAGR of more than 8 percent, reaching $206 billion by 2022, according to a market report by Technavio. The growth will be fueled by the need for greater efficiency and reduced...

Digital Therapeutics Grows More Integrated into Care Delivery

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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 Internet of Things Market To Grow at 11% CAGR to 2022

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The global healthcare Internet of Things (IoT) market is forecast by Zion Market Research to increase at a robust 11 percent compound annual growth rate (CAGR), reaching $14.7 billion by 2022. Market growth will be fueled by continued...

US Gov’t Report Says Health IT Infrastructure Impedes Competition

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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...

Healthcare Industry Is Key Sector Fueling UCC Market Growth

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The healthcare industry will be one of the key sectors pushing UCC market growth, which is forecast by Global Market Insights to grow at a 9 percent CAGR and reach $57 billion by the end of 2024. Unified communications and...

One-Quarter of US Hospitals Lack Effective RCM Solution

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More than one-quarter of US hospitals do not have an effective RCM solution in place, according to a recent survey by Black Book Research. Of the hospitals that don’t have an effective RCM product in place, 82 percent said they...

Aetna, Ascension Sign On To Healthcare Blockchain Alliance

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Aetna, a health insurance subsidiary of CVS Health, and Ascension, a St. Louis-based nonprofit health system, have agreed to join the Synaptic Health Alliance, a healthcare blockchain group formed to apply blockchain technology to...

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