HIMSS

HIMSS19 Q&A: Surescripts CEO Tom Skelton on efforts to take on high prescription drug prices, interoperability

When it comes to some of the biggest issues in healthcare from prescription drug prices to interoperability, e-prescribing company Surescripts has a big potential role to play. And the software company has been working to grab that mantle, rapidly expanding its footprint from digitizing prescriptions to its latest effort to allow physicians to see the

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HIMSS19: Mayo Clinic expands voice capabilities to provide care, potentially diagnose disease

Consumers who own smart speakers, Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant, already use these devices for online searches to self-diagnose health symptoms or for minor first aid.Now Mayo Clinic is looking to leverage its presence on voice assistants to be the go-to source for health information, exploring how voice technology could help patients adhere to postdischarge

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HIMSS19: Loud and clear message from feds on patient data: It belongs to patients

Federal healthcare officials put industry stakeholders on notice this week that patient data belongs to patients, and efforts to block patients’ access to their data will not be tolerated. One message was loud and clear from federal healthcare officials in Orlando, Florida, this week at the largest gathering of health IT experts: Patient data belongs

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Video Postcards From HIMSS19

On site at the HIMSS conference in Orlando Ill be speaking with a cross-section of folks about trends in health IT. Over the coming weeks, youll be able to listen in on these conversations as they are broadcast on HealthcareNOWradio, or dip into the Harlow On Healthcare podcast archive at your leisure and listen or

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HIMSS19 RoundupNew AI tools to address physician burnout; Sharing an Uber in a crowded town

Providence St. Joseph Health, the Renton, Washington-based health system operating across seven states, is leveraging artificial intelligence to alleviate physician burnout by reducing the time doctors spend documenting in the EHR.Speaking at the 2019 Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Annual Conference and Exhibition on Monday, Aaron Martin, the health systems chief digital officer,

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HIMSS 2019: What Healthcare Organizations Should Know Before Diving into Blockchain

Current efforts leveraging blockchain in healthcare are few and far between, with many still in the testing stages, according David Houlding, principal healthcare lead for Microsoft. Speaking on Monday at the HIMSS 2019 conference in Orlando, Fla., Houlding said the technology allows secure, targeted sharing of healthcare data where it makes business sense adding that

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At HIMSS19, Cerner unveils AI tool to fight physician burnout

Cerner today has debuted at HIMSS19 Chart Assist, a new AI-enabled workflow, to join a suite of systems designed to reduce physician burnout, enhance the clinicians experience and increase productivity.Cerners suite of AI-enabled systems goes beyond traditional processing and focuses on user efficiency to identify gaps and inconsistencies within the patient record, the vendor explained.These

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