Healthcare in the News - April, 2017

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Here is your roundup of healthcare technology and finance news for the month of April.


How does blockchain actually work for healthcare?

Healthcare IT News discusses the emerging use cases for blockchain and the security and accuracy benefits that it can potentially provide. Is blockchain on your organizations radar? Read the full article here


Trump effect on health IT? New vendors, EHR consolidation, big data explosion

"The 2017 Healthcare Prognosis survey by capital venture firm Venrock found 60 percent of respondents expect the rate that new companies emerge to increase despite 35 percent saying regulatory changes could present challenges to innovation." 


The full report provides insight into how healthcare professionals believe the new administration will impact the industry. Read it here


Health IT organizations lead another push to rework patient-matching regulations

A group of 25 organizations consisting of providers, medial associations, and health IT coalitions sent a letter to lawmakers requesting them to change the language on the 2018 appropriations bill as to allow federal agencies to support private initiatives to match patient data. Read the full article and access the letter here.


Artificial intelligence in healthcare: 6 health IT executives on what to expect over the next 20 years

There are currently close to 70  artificial intelligence startups focused on healthcare.  Read how six executives ,including the CEO of GE Healthcare IT, expect AI to impact the industry over the next two decades. 


CIO looks at future of healthcare virtualization, its security benefits

SearchHealth IT interviewed Matthew Kull, SVP and CIO of Parkland Health and Hospital Systems in Dallas to discuss his experience implementing virtualization technology at Parkland. Kull provides insight on how he see virtualization continuing to impact healthcare and the security benefits that can come from it. Read the full interview here.

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