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Healthcare CIOs must act boldly with technology partnerships

The health system’s response to the pandemic offers a clue to the bold idea that technology can enable healthcare delivery organizations to provide safe and cost-effective care.

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Savvy enterprises can mimic success of cognitive AI in healthcare

Cognitive technologies are being deployed to solve the world’s biggest challenges. AI-based bots are working side-by-side with humans to increase quality and efficiency. Here’s how enterprises can put cognitive AI to work in their...

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Hospitals need to practice their security hygiene just like handwashing

Amid heightened cyber-threats, healthcare providers should reinforce four fundamental security routines

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Big tech’s big play on telehealth and digital ‘front doors’

The pandemic has accelerated the adoption of virtual care models using telehealth technologies provided by specialized firms. Now big tech seems to be getting into the act.

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Blue Cross NC brings IT back in house to improve agility

The health insurer insourced its engineering team after a frustrating experience with an MSP and is now reaping the benefits of a more responsive infrastructure.

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Livongo and Teladoc merger: a catalyst for accelerating healthcare’s digital transformation

Are we in the midst of a broad-based restructuring of the digital healthcare sector?

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Defining the post-COVID-19 digital transformation of healthcare

In the wake of COVID-19, the initial scramble to support a predominantly remote care model is now giving way to a more measured evaluation of care delivery models using telehealth technologies

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GSK takes targeted approach to data-driven transformation

The pharmaceutical titan has developed a data strategy to mine value from its existing data with a series of analytics initiatives carefully targeted at specific business priorities.

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National Response Portal enables hospital data sharing to combat coronavirus

Several large U.S. healthcare systems have teamed with Google and SADA to establish an open data platform to provide hospitals and government officials granular views of ICU and ventilator utilization at the local level.

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Healthcare analytics: 4 success stories

These four healthcare organizations are using analytics to drive better patient outcomes, streamline operations and cut costs.

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How AI is reshaping healthcare during COVID-19 -- and beyond

Before the COVID-19 crisis, AI and machine learning technologies had just begun to move beyond the pilot stage at large healthcare companies -- but that's changing fast.

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Taking the helm in a pandemic: Incoming Intermountain CIO prioritizes partnerships

Ryan Smith is set to join Intermountain Healthcare as CIO during a coronavirus crisis that has accelerated virtual care initiatives. Here’s how he landed — and is approaching — the role remotely.

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Digital transformation helps AAFP find new relevance with its members

The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) was losing touch with its members until a three-year digital transformation project helped it better engage them.

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Telehealth booms amid COVID-19 crisis; virtual care is here to stay

The coronavirus pandemic that has erupted worldwide has pushed telehealth to the forefront. It's unlikely remote medicine will go away, even after the current crisis abates.

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How the COVID-19 pandemic is reshaping healthcare with technology

It’s a remarkable story that is playing out in the technology-led enablement at the back end of healthcare organizations, even as the headlines are dominated by the heroic response efforts at the front lines of care.

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Mercy turns to analytics to improve implant outcomes

Mercy Technology Services is using NLP technologies and an in-memory database to extract and analyze data from doctors’ notes in near real-time.

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How the coronavirus is changing tech and 5 things to do about it

Due to the Covid-19 virus, some tech-culture trends are radically accelerating. Others are being reversed. And it's happening all at once. Here's what you need to know.

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Fear, loathing and profits – the battle over data access and data privacy in healthcare

The proponents of data access declare it to be a fundamental right for consumers. Those who stand to profit – or lose – from open access to patient data have different points of view.

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