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Digital transformation in the time of COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has fundamentally changed the face of care provision across the world. Telehealth adoption in the US, for instance, has grown around 3,000% since the start of the crisis, taking much of primary care to people’s homes rather than being necessarily tied to a doctor’s office or hospital; A&E attendance in the UK […]

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Google Cloud Healthcare API focused on interoperability, during pandemic and beyond

Google on Monday announced the launch of Google Cloud Healthcare API, which is designed to enable standardized data exchange between healthcare applications and solutions built on Google Cloud. WHY IT MATTERS Backed by Google Cloud’s privacy and security features, and HIPAA compliant, the API offers pre-built connectors for streaming data processing in Dataflow, scalable analytics […]

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CMS offers quality reporting relief as providers battle COVID-19

As the coronavirus crisis deepens, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is extending relief for healthcare providers participating in Medicare quality reporting programs, including the 1.2 million clinicians in the Quality Payment Program. WHY IT MATTERS Specifically, CMS said it will grant exceptions from reporting requirements and extensions for clinicians and providers participating in […]

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Amazon Web Services at HIMSS20: Three key trends to watch

Amazon Web Services (AWS) will have a large presence at the big HIMSS20 event (Booth 858), and it will be discussing a variety of technologies and issues with attendees. Among other things, AWS will be discussing three trends it has identified as important for HIMSS20 attendees: predicting patient health events, personalizing the consumer health journey, […]