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  • 22 Jan 2019 10:58 AM | Denny Brennan (Administrator)

    January 22, 2019 | CommonWealth | Bruce Mohl

    ANDREW DREYFUS, the CEO of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, is excited about a series of initiatives the state’s largest health insurer is pursuing to improve care while simultaneously treating patients in less costly settings.

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  • 18 Jan 2019 11:31 AM | Denny Brennan (Administrator)

    January 18, 2019 | Jessica Bartlett – Reporter, Boston Business Journal

    Beth Israel Lahey Health, fresh off a merger, has said they're combining five health systems into four departments. The health system is also now detailing the new appointments behind the integrated entity.

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  • 17 Jan 2019 1:56 PM | Denny Brennan (Administrator)

    January 16, 2019 | WBUR | Bob Oakes

    Boston Children's Hospital aims to bring access to health care and social services to the fingertips of one million consumers in Massachusetts each year through a new app called HelpSteps.

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  • 17 Jan 2019 1:30 PM | Denny Brennan (Administrator)

    January 17, 2019 | Amy Baxter | Quality | HealthExec

    Physicians are stressed out, with 44 percent reporting they feel burned out and 15 percent reporting they are depressed, according to a recent report from Medscape.

    The high rate of burnout and depression in the field also underscores a critical risk: suicide. About one physician commits suicide every day, according to the 2019 report. The profession has the highest suicide rate, with 15 percent reporting they have had thoughts of suicide or attempted it.

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  • 17 Jan 2019 11:47 AM | Denny Brennan (Administrator)

    Application programming interfaces are all the rage in healthcare and just about every other industry undergoing digital transformation. And with the release of Health Level 7’s Fast Health Interoperability Resources 4 earlier this month, the excitement around open APIs, FHIR and data interoperability just kicked into a higher gear.

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  • 11 Jan 2019 1:33 PM | Denny Brennan (Administrator)

    Associated Press  | January 11, 2019

    A man who attacked the computer network of a renowned hospital in Boston to protest the care of a teenager at the center of a high-profile custody battle was sentenced Thursday to more than 10 years in prison.

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  • 10 Jan 2019 10:25 AM | Denny Brennan (Administrator)

    Healthcare Finance | Susan Morse | January 10, 2019

    The digital offerings focus on chronic back and joint pain and cancer care.

    Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts has added two new digital health programs to its emerging solutions portfolio.

    Hinge Health for musculoskeletal conditions is a preventive pain management program that helps adults manage chronic back and joint pain through a 12-week, coach-led, digital experience. It is available to self-insured accounts with 1,000-plus employees.

    Robin Care provides support for cancer care. It offers information on managing symptoms, improving care coordination and addressing costs. Robin Care is available to self-insured accounts with 500- plus subscribers.

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  • 09 Jan 2019 1:43 PM | Denny Brennan (Administrator)

    Healthcare Technology | Diana Manos | January 09, 2019

    The medical device integration tool can deliver data to clinicians within Epic’s workflow.

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  • 09 Jan 2019 1:38 PM | Denny Brennan (Administrator)

    CNBC.com | Elizabeth Gurdus | @lizzygurdus

    • Apple CEO Tim Cook says his company will "announce new services" in 2019 that expand on its health-care portfolio in an interview with CNBC's Jim Cramer.
    • "If you zoom out into the future, and you look back, and you ask the question, 'What was Apple's greatest contribution to mankind?' It will be about health," Cook tells the "Mad Money" host.

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  • 07 Jan 2019 2:24 PM | Denny Brennan (Administrator)

    Healthcare Informatics | January 7, 2019 by Josh Gluck

    Artificial intelligence (AI) is moving from hypothetical to business critical in healthcare. The global healthcare A I market is expected to reach $6.16 billion by 2022. Experts have estimated that AI applications can potentially create $150 billion in annual savings for the U.S. healthcare economy by 2026, and AI can address an estimated 20 percent of unmet clinical demand. As the statistics pile up, implementing AI may seem like a cure-all to every hospital woe, from data entry to population health to imaging, and it would be easy to get overwhelmed.

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