By Jessica Davis 04:48 pm June 29, 2016
President Barack Obama is due to end his time at the White House on January 20, 2017. What’s next for him after that? Healthcare and technology could be on his radar.

Brian Yeaman, MD

By Mike Miliard 03:12 pm June 29, 2016
Coordinated Care Oklahoma, working with technology partners Cerner and Browsersoft, has connected with the U.S. Department of Defense, and it's being billed as the first time an agency using Cerner is providing electronic health records to the DoD.

Vice President Joe Biden

By Mike Miliard 11:37 am June 29, 2016
At the Cancer Moonshot Summit in Washington June 29, Biden announced a long list of federal and health industry initiatives meant to harness technological and clinical advances to make significant headway in the fight against the disease.

"This consortium exists because we all arrived at the same important conclusion: we need to collaborate across health systems to cure cancer," said Lincoln Nadauld, MD, executive director of Intermountain Precision Genomics.

By Mike Miliard 10:40 am June 29, 2016
Intermountain Healthcare, Stanford Cancer Institute, Providence Health & Services, Catholic Health Initiative and Henry Ford Health System have joined with precision medicine company Syapse for OPeN, the Oncology Precision Network.

VA oncologists Michael Kelley, left, and Neil Spector review a Watson for Genomics DNA analysis report. Today at Vice President Biden’s National Cancer Moonshot Summit, IBM announced a partnership with the Veterans Administration to tackle cancer for veterans. (Photo: Martha Hoelzer)

By Bernie Monegain 09:14 am June 29, 2016
The effort will help doctors boost access to precision medicine for 10,000 VA veterans with cancer.
By Jeff Lagasse 05:18 pm June 28, 2016
Medical imaging vendors are operating in a "churn" market, according to a new peer60 report, as hospitals experiment in finding which image sharing features mean the most to them.
By Jessica Davis 03:06 pm June 28, 2016
Unique copies of the records – apparently stolen from three large health organizations and a U.S. insurance company – are being offered for as much as $485,000 worth of bitcoin, according to the website DeepDotWeb.
Irv Lichtenwald, CEO of Medsphere Systems

Medsphere Systems CEO Irv Lichtenwald says his company's merger with ChartLogic will create "a comprehensive healthcare IT platform that extends from physician practices to acute care hospitals and inpatient behavioral health facilities."

By Bernie Monegain 02:49 pm June 28, 2016
The move, announced June 28, expands Medsphere’s enterprise healthcare IT products and services to include ChartLogic’s ambulatory EHR, practice management and medical billing technology.

"In creating this flexibility, CMS is proposing a level of complexity that increases the burden on eligible clinicians," HIMSS told acting CMS administrator Andy Slavitt in a June 27 letter.

By Mike Miliard 11:09 am June 28, 2016
The deadline to submit comments on the sweeping payment and delivery changes proposed by the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services was June 27. Most major health organization have made their voices heard.

"Together we will create significant value by bringing together complementary capabilities from both organizations to deliver innovative new solutions for customers," said Neil de Crescenzo, president and chief executive officer of Change Healthcare.

By Jessica Davis 10:55 am June 28, 2016
McKesson Corp. and analytics company Change Healthcare are joining forces to create a new health IT entity. McKessson will combine its information technology business with Nashville-based Change, formerly known as Emdeon.

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