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Google has introduced a suite of new partnerships utilizing the power of cloud computing and machine learning to advance the field of diagnostic imaging. Presentations were given at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) in Chicago.

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.

Interoperability between healthcare systems continues to be a struggle with only 30 percent of hospitals being able to find, send, receive and integrate patient information from outside systems. Finding were published in Health Affairs.

Epic has introduced Share Everywhere, allowing for the sharing of electronic health records (EHRs) across all systems.

It’s been quite a long time since anyone except Stephen Lieber was been president and CEO of The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS), but he’ll soon be handing over the reins after 17 years to Harold “Hal” Wolf III, an alum of Kaiser Permanente and the Chartis Group as well as a HIMSS board member.

 

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