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Healthcare IT News is a news source covering the people, policy and technology driving next-generation healthcare in the U.S. and delivers editorial insights about compelling topics such as electronic health records, health information exchange, privacy and security, data analytics, patient engagement, population health and revenue cycle management. Healthcare IT News is part of HIMSS Media, a media organisation that delivers news, analysis and must-have information to an audience of senior healthcare and technology influencers. HIMSS Media is also the leading producer of important live events, such as the Privacy & Security Forum, Pop Health Forum, Revenue Cycle Solutions Summit and Big Data and Healthcare Analytics Forum.

How Highmark Health uses deep learning, 3D tech to cut unnecessary angiograms

Highmark Health operates a program it calls Highmark VITAL, which helps make FDA-approved, leading-edge technologies available sooner for patients by partnering with physicians and industry players and helping them gain the insight needed to demonstrate how effective an innovative treatment is. Based in Pittsburgh, Highmark Health is the parent company […]

Australian digital health company partners with DoD on deployment readiness app

An Australian digital health company has signed a deal to join in the development of mobile applications that will help determine the mission-readiness of American military personnel. Brisbane-based ResApp, which creates smartphone apps for the diagnosis and management of respiratory diseases, has announced a partnership with aerospace giant Lockheed Martin to […]

HRSA to give $125 million to community health centers for IT-enabled quality improvement

The Health Resources and Services Administration is awarding $125 million in grants to 1,352 community health centers nationwide, seeking to bolster their technology infrastructure and ability to offer high-quality and affordable, primary care. The new funding is aimed specifically at several different areas, officials said: advancing the use of health […]

Optum secures a piece of $50 billion government IT contract

Optum, the health services and technology business of UnitedHealth Group, had two unrelated announcements this week on financial gain and environmental savings. The first involves the $50 billion available in the government-wide acquisition contract Alliant 2. The contract will assist federal agencies in soliciting integrated information technology solutions. Alliant 2 […]