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Project Japan systems often have been slow to use limited funding on advanced technologies. Read about innovations that have added efficiencies, improved patient outcomes and curbed costs.

House bill would add reporting requirements for 340B hospitals

House bill would add reporting requirements for 340B hospitals

A GOP bill would add reporting requirements for certain hospitals in the 340B drug discount program. Critics worry the proposal will widen the oversight gap between providers and drug manufacturers. »

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Providence St. Joseph taps women leaders to navigate new strategic direction

Providence St. Joseph taps women leaders to navigate new strategic direction

Renton, Wash.-based not-for-profit Providence St. Joseph Health's growing ranks of women executives are taking the system in a new direction that involves extending its ambulatory network, divesting non-core assets and bolstering its digital capabilities, among other initiatives.

Parking technology helps fix a costly, time-intensive problem

Parking technology helps fix a costly, time-intensive problem

New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington, N.C., recently opened a new parking garage for employees that uses LED lighting and sensory technology to help staff easily find a spot.

Ohio seeks first-ever individual mandate waiver

Ohio seeks first-ever individual mandate waiver

Although the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate is still technically the law of the land, Ohio wants to be the first state officially to waive the requirement that residents have health insurance coverage.

Extracting meaning from providers' EHR notes

Extracting meaning from providers' EHR notes

By applying natural language processing to unstructured notes in EHRs, providers can pull out relevant information more efficiently than they would were they doing the same thing manually.

Health systems turn to consumer companies for inspiration and partnership

Health systems turn to consumer companies for inspiration and partnership

At the annual ACHE congress, Geisinger's Joe Fisne, Children's Mercy's David Chou, and Cerner's Melissa Hendricks discussed how technology stands to improve the patient experience.

St. Joseph Health creating regional board for Northern California hospitals

St. Joseph Health creating regional board for Northern California hospitals

St. Joseph Health will collapse four hospital-level oversight boards into a single, regional board to oversee key decisions for its Northern California hospitals. The board is slated to take effect April 1.

Providers don high-tech specs to cut screen time, boost patient interaction

Providers don high-tech specs to cut screen time, boost patient interaction

Augmedix's remote scribing service relies on Google Glass to capture the patient-provider encounter.

Rapid rise in hospital-employed physicians increases costs

Rapid rise in hospital-employed physicians increases costs

The number of hospital-employed physicians hit about 155,000 in 2016, up 63% from 95,000 in 2012, a trend that could be eroding competitive market forces and inflating costs.

App helps clinicians cope with burnout, stress

App helps clinicians cope with burnout, stress

Life Cross Training thinks it has found a solution to burnout: Offer tools that help clinicians cope with the stresses associated with working in healthcare.

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