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Cerner EHR helps boost revenue and patient satisfaction for ASC

Cerner EHR helps boost revenue and patient satisfaction for ASC

When Dr. Isaias Irgau and Kemal Erkan purchased a failing ambulatory surgery center in 2014 and turned it into the American Surgery Center, they inherited the problems and inefficiencies that came with the old center’s business practices. These included a medical record system that still was 100% pen and paper. Patients’ charts and medical histories were …

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CVS Health unveils new virtual primary care platform

CVS Health unveils new virtual primary care platform

CVS on Thursday announced the launch of its new CVS Health Virtual Primary Care service. WHY IT MATTERS The new offering integrates patient engagement tools, telehealth, electronic health record data and more on a single platform that can connect consumers with clinicians at CVS or other providers. The tool enables patients to choose care in …

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ChristianaCare rolls out ‘cobots’ to help nurses with nonclinical tasks

ChristianaCare rolls out ‘cobots’ to help nurses with nonclinical tasks

ChristianaCare this week announced some new help to augment its workforce: robotic assistants that can help nurses and other hospital staff spend more time with patients by automatic certain time-intensive tasks. WHY IT MATTERS The technology, called Moxi, is a collaborative robot that can work alongside nurses and interact with them directly, performing nonclinical tasks …

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Roundup: Pen CS names ex-AMA official as chief medical advisor and more briefs

Roundup: Pen CS names ex-AMA official as chief medical advisor and more briefs

Pen CS appoints former AMA official as chief medical advisor Health informatics firm Pen CS has named Dr Kean-Seng Lim as its new chief medical advisor. Dr Lim is a general practitioner at Mt Druitt Medical Centre in western Sydney. He previously held leadership roles as president of the New South Wales chapter of the …

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CynergisTek to be acquired by Clearwater Compliance for $17.7M

CynergisTek to be acquired by Clearwater Compliance for $17.7M

CynergisTek, the longtime privacy, security and health IT audit company, agreed this week to be acquired by Clearwater, which specializes in cyber compliance and risk management services for healthcare clients. WHY IT MATTERS The agreement stipulates an all cash transaction worth some $17.7 million. With a successful completion of the merger, CynergisTek investors will receive …

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Geisinger moving its EHR and 400 applications to the AWS cloud

Geisinger moving its EHR and 400 applications to the AWS cloud

Geisinger has selected Amazon Web Services as its cloud vendor. The Danville, Pennsylvania-based health system will transition its entire digital portfolio of more than 400 applications and numerous workflows to AWS. This deal marks one of the biggest electronic health record moves to AWS so far. Earlier this week, Tufts Medicine announced its own sprawling …

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Revenue integrity tool boosts revenue 30% at AFC Urgent Care

Revenue integrity tool boosts revenue 30% at AFC Urgent Care

AFC Urgent Care in Memphis, Tennessee, is affiliated with a national franchise, but independently owned and operated. Like most urgent care practices, the clinic has a small staff of two full-time physicians, one part-time physician, and a small auxiliary of medical assistants, X-ray technicians and office staff. THE PROBLEM Like many small urgent care clinics …

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Northern Ireland to implement fully integrated electronic health and care record

Northern Ireland to implement fully integrated electronic health and care record

Health and Social Care Northern Ireland (HSCNI) is working with healthcare technology specialist, Tegria, and digital health consultancy, Cloud21 to support its national digital transformation programme.  The organisations will help to deliver Northern Ireland’s Encompass programme – a decade long initiative to implement a fully integrated electronic health and care record across acute physical, mental health, …

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New York State Office for the Aging deploys AI robots as companions for older adults

New York State Office for the Aging deploys AI robots as companions for older adults

Building on its effort to battle social isolation and support aging in place, the New York State Office for the Aging (NYSOFA) is delivering voice-operated smart technology to the homes of more than 800 older adults. NYSOFA is working with local offices for the aging and partners to identify older adults who would most benefit …

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Northwell Health’s pandemic experience makes the case for robust occupational health IT

Northwell Health’s pandemic experience makes the case for robust occupational health IT

Northwell Health, New York’s largest health system, was frustrated with the limited capabilities of its existing occupational and employee health IT, and was forced to develop work-around processes to overcome technology deficits. THE PROBLEM In order to manage both employee health and the provision of services to other employer clients, the health system was using …

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