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  • 11 Mar 2019 2:09 PM | Denny Brennan (Administrator)

    March 8, 2019 | Anne Zieger | Healthcare IT Today

    This seems to be the year in which voice assistants begin to show up in healthcare environments. I don’t know if we’re going to see them make much of a direct impact on care delivery yet, but if nothing else clinicians and IT departments are getting the chance to feel out their capabilities.

    The most recent example I’ve seen of this trend comes from Cedars-Sinai, which is piloting the use of an Alexa-powered platform allowing patients to interact hands-free with nurses and manage entertainment options. Patients in more than 100 patient rooms will interact with the platform, which is known as Aiva, via an Amazon Echo device.

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  • 22 Feb 2019 11:24 AM | Denny Brennan (Administrator)

    Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts ("Blue Cross") today announced the addition of three new senior leaders who each will play a critical role in integrating company operations with corporate strategy and analytics. Richard Lynch joins the company as chief operating officer, while Sukanya Soderland becomes chief strategy officer and Himanshu Arora takes the newly created role of chief data and analytics officer.

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  • 20 Feb 2019 1:38 PM | Denny Brennan (Administrator)

    The executives featured on this list lead technology and health IT initiatives for large and small healthcare providers across the U.S. They oversee EHR installations, cybersecurity, new patient portals and telemedicine advancements. Many have built robust technology departments and teams, including clinical and non-clinical experts. 

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  • 19 Feb 2019 3:49 PM | Denny Brennan (Administrator)

    Jessica Bartlett, Reporter | Boston Business Journal | Feb 18, 2019

    Partners HealthCare has named Dr. Anne Klibanski as interim president and CEO of the organization, weeks after its current leader announced his retirement.

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  • 19 Feb 2019 3:47 PM | Denny Brennan (Administrator)

    Jessica Bartlett, Reporter | Boston Business Journal | Feb 19, 2019

    Cambridge Health Alliance CEO Patrick Wardell has announced that he will retire from the role in June, leaving after seven years as CEO of the community health system.

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  • 12 Feb 2019 11:30 AM | Denny Brennan (Administrator)

    Jessica Bartlett | Boston Business Journal | Feb 11, 2019

    When the Connell building was constructed on St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center campus in 2009, hospital leaders had a vision — one day it would house three floors of some of the hospital’s sickest patients.

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  • 11 Feb 2019 10:44 AM | Denny Brennan (Administrator)

    Modern Healthcare | Robert King | February 11, 2019

    HHS released on Monday proposed rules that require insurers to provide electronic health data in a standard format at no cost for certain plans by 2020.

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  • 08 Feb 2019 10:50 AM | Denny Brennan (Administrator)

    BOSTON | Feb. 7, 2019 | PRNewswire

    Acuity Link, a comprehensive non-emergency medical transportation (NEMT) communications and logistics management platform provider, today announced that Anup Vidyarthy has joined the company as chief technology officer. In his new role, the seasoned health IT and operations veteran will be responsible for identifying the growing NEMT capabilities that healthcare organizations will require over time and ensuring that Acuity Link continues to scale its software solution to meet the evolving industry needs related to patient flow optimization.

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  • 07 Feb 2019 2:04 PM | Denny Brennan (Administrator)

    February 8, 2018 | Jessica Bartlett – Reporter | Boston Business Journal

    The city of Quincy is taking a major step in the redevelopment of its downtown, with the construction of a major medical building to be operated jointly by South Shore Health System and Brigham Health.

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  • 07 Feb 2019 1:31 PM | Denny Brennan (Administrator)

    February 7, 2019 | Jessica Bartlett – Reporter | Boston Business Journal

    The state’s largest insurer and largest independent physician group have signed a deal they say could ultimately serve as a contracting model for others aiming to reduce health care costs for patients and businesses.

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