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A law firm hired to investigate the situation reviewed more than 300,000 pages of documents and conducted more than 250 hours of interviews. 

Malissa Wood, MD, associate chief of cardiology for diversity and equity at Massachusetts General Hospital, explains the role of health equity in cardiovascular care and what her health system is doing to address it. 

As the world grapples with the potential downsides of generative AI, a global group of healthcare researchers is warning of health perils that could emanate from well beyond clinical settings.

Esteban Rubens, Oracle cloud field chief technology officer for healthcare, explains cloud’s role in enterprise imaging and healthcare IT and the movement away from on-premise data storage.

More and more hospitals are using the cloud for medical image storage

Cloud data storage is growing in medical imaging as a way of simplifying workflows and providing relief to health IT teams, Esteban Rubens explained in an interview. 

September 22, 2023
Ben Gonzales explains how telehealth aids the Geisinger behavior health program. #HIMSS #telemedicine #telehealth

Telehealth helps health system manage dramatic rise in patient referrals

As wave after wave of the COVID-19 pandemic hit one Pennsylvania health system, it responded by investing heavily in telehealth technology. 

September 14, 2023
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AHA urges hospital stakeholders to wake up and smell the financial trouble that’s been brewing

The American Hospital Association is sounding the alarm over evidently widespread acceptance of 0% operating margins—or even negative margins—as a sort of “new normal” for U.S. hospitals and health systems.  

August 3, 2023
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American Medical Association slams Supreme Court ruling on affirmative action, saying it 'undermines decades of progress'

"Diversity is vital to healthcare, and this court ruling deals a serious blow to our goal of increasing medical career opportunities for historically marginalized and minoritized people."

June 29, 2023
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American Medical Association to advise on the use of AI in medicine

The goal is to inform users on how to best utilize AI tools while also practicing caution, as many are still in their early stages of deployment and can pose risks. 

June 13, 2023
Signify Research analyst Amy Thompson discusses connecting pathology and others with enterprise imaging systems.

Interest rising to connect pathology, other departments to enterprise imaging systems

Signify Research senior analyst Amy Thompson explains the trend of connecting various departments to enterprise imaging systems. She said digital pathology may soon become the third largest user of these systems.

May 31, 2023

How age, gender and medical specialty affect a physician's risk of being sued

New data from the American Medical Association reveal that nearly one-third of physicians in the United States have been sued during their medical career. 

May 16, 2023
Amit Trivedi, HIMSS director of informatics and health IT standards explains the human factor in interoperability is often overlooked. #HIMSS #HIMSS23

Health IT needs to develop its workforce and become more involved in setting informatics standards

Amit Trivedi, HIMSS director of informatics and health IT standards, explains the importance of the human role in interoperability.

May 12, 2023
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