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Google, Johnson & Johnson take on surgical robots

Google and Johnson & Johnson device company Ethicon are teaming up to create robots to assist surgeons.

What libraries can teach healthcare about interoperability

The healthcare industry should turn to libraries to learn how to share information, according to Charis Anne Baz Takaro, a project/policy analyst at University Health Services at the University of California, Berkeley.

How ICD-10 could ease reimbursement efforts

While preparing for ICD-10 should include actively protecting your organization's revenue stream, the new code set almost certainly will make some aspects of reimbursement easier, according to Pam Jodock, HIMSS senior director of health business solutions.

Information technology's impact on hospital C-suite growth

The C-suite is growing at healthcare provider organizations as technology requires the creation of new leadership positions--from chief technology officer to chief information security officers.

Data's role in building effective learning health systems

Data is the key element in turning public health agencies into learning public health systems that can work to improve population health, according to a paper published this week in  eGEMs (Generating Evidence & Methods to improve patient outcomes).

Employees keep Boston Children's running when EHR shuts down

Boston Children's Hospital was without its electronic health record system for close to a week after a hardware issue caused it to shut down.

States team up to investigate Premera breach

Insurance commissioners from Washington state, Oregon and Alaska are joining together to investigate the cyberattack that compromised the information of 11 million Premera customers.

Data sharing, information technology key to new White House care initiative

Information technology and the interoperability of electronic patient data will be critical components to President Barack Obama's new Health Care Payment Learning and Action Network initiative, National Coordinator for Health IT Karen DeSalvo said at a kickoff event for the effort on Wednesday.

Joseph Kvedar: 3 signs of growing interest in connected health

Leaders in healthcare show a growing interest in adopting connected health, thanks in part to a "fear of missing out" on innovation, Joseph C. Kvedar, M.D., director for the Center for Connected Health, writes at his blog.

Why clinical queries make physicians smarter

The industry can use electronic health records to create a nationwide query system to educate physicians about unusual conditions and treatments, according to John Sotos, M.D., in a post for The Wall Street Journal.