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Susan Snedaker, MBA, director of infrastructure and operations and information security officer at Tucson Medical Center in Arizona, will be given the HIMSS Book of the Year award at the organization’s yearly show running this week in Las Vegas.

eClinicalWorks will announce the launch of a cloud-based platform for Acute Care EHR and Revenue Cycle Management during HIMSS18.

Apple has announced a new update for the Health app with the iOS 11.3 beta, which allows users to access medical records from various healthcare organizations through their iPhone.

A computerized physician order entry (CPOE) system with a clinical decision support (CDS) system could reduce duplicate medications and adverse drug reactions, according to a study published in JMIR Medical Informatics.

Identifying a patient normally means going by their Social Security number—but what if that patient is a newborn who doesn’t have one yet? The Children’s Hospital Association (CHA) laid out its suggested solution at a presentation at the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) conference in Los Angeles.


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