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The Illinois Blockchain Initiative announced today its partnership with blockchain healthcare innovation company Hashed Health, to leverage blockchain and distributed ledger technologies. The pilot program will initially explore opportunities to improve the efficiency and accuracy of the medical credentialing process in Illinois. The concept will leverage a blockchain-based registry to streamline the sharing of medical credential data and smart contracts to automate workflow related to multistate and interstate licensure.

Spok, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Spok Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPOK) and the global leader in healthcare communications, announced that all 20 hospitals named to U.S. News & World Report’s 2017-18 Best Hospitals Honor Roll and all 10 hospitals named to the 2017-18 Best Children’s Hospitals Honor Roll rely on Spok® solutions for enterprise healthcare communications. This is the fifth consecutive year that all of the Honor Roll hospitals are Spok customers.

Prime Medical, the exclusive manufacturer of chlorine-shielded privacy curtains, apparel and bed linens for healthcare, announced today it has joined the Illucient Purchasing Alliance, and will now be available to the 44 member hospitals throughout North Carolina and South Carolina that utilize the aggregated purchasing power of the Illucient Portfolio for negotiated discounts for their facility's supply chain needs.

Marva Moxey-Mims, M.D., a leading expert in chronic kidney disease and glomerular disease who has conceptualized and overseen multicenter clinical studies aimed at improving chronic kidney disease treatment, has been named Chief of Pediatric Nephrology at Children's National Health System.

Trauma center accreditation status has been granted to two additional hospitals in Pennsylvania starting September 1, 2017.

Bloomberg Law and Epstein Becker Green (EBG) announced today the publication of a new edition of Navigating the Telehealth Landscape: Legal and Regulatory Issues, a portfolio that focuses on the growing use of telehealth technologies and services and analyzes the federal and state issues impacting the utilization of telehealth services.

Amit Acharya B.D.S., M.S., Ph.D., a renowned research scientist, has been named executive director of Marshfield Clinic Research Institute (MCRI).

Integer Holdings Corporation (NYSE:ITGR), a leading medical device outsource (MDO) manufacturer, today announced that Joseph W. Dziedzic has been appointed by Integer’s Board of Directors to serve as President & Chief Executive Officer, removing his interim designation.

NYC Health + Hospitals this week launched an upgraded software system to better manage business functions and support the digital transformation of the largest municipal health care system in the country. The fully integrated Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system replaces paper and manual processes, eliminates reliance on obsolete technology, and will drive improvements in operational performance.

The Breast International Group (BIG), one of the largest international not-for-profit organisations for academic breast cancer research groups from around the world, is pleased to announce the election of its new Executive Board. It went into effect on 1 July 2017.

Availity, the nation’s largest real-time health information network, announced the launch of its automated prior authorization platform, which eliminates the cost, time, and administrative burdens associated with manual authorization processes.

This year at the HFMA Annual National Institute, Deloitte will be showcasing its suite of provider margin improvement analytics services and products. This family of products for health care providers includes the ConvergeHEALTH Provider Intellect suite and LaborWise, Deloitte's workforce-focused analytics solution that identifies labor overspend.

Partners Urgent Care (http://partnersurgentcare.org) today announced the opening of its newest center located in Boston near Boston Common, inside City Place at 137 Stuart Street.

Patientco, the leading healthcare payments technology company that optimizes the payment experience for providers and patients alike, announced today enhanced integration between its dynamic patient payment platform and Epic’s market-leading EHR technology.

HealthFirst Financial, a national leader in patient financing, has earned for the second time the prestigious Peer Review by HFMA designation, keeping the company on the Healthcare Financial Management Association’s Short List of “high value, high quality healthcare business solutions.”

A donation of a high performance computing (HPC) system to Marshfield Clinic Research Institute (MCRI) from Milwaukee Institute, Inc., will advance health care research and innovative treatment options at Marshfield Clinic Health System (MCHS).

 

The Board of Trustees of The New York Academy of Medicine is pleased to announce Judith Salerno, MD, MS, as its next President, effective September 5, 2017.

Quest to acquire Lewisville, Texas-based Med Fusion and Clear Point to create a base in the southwestern United States for providing precision medicine diagnostics to aid cancer treatment and care

LexisNexis® Risk Solutions and the American Medical Association (AMA) have launched the Verify Health Care Portal, the clinician attestation component of VerifyHCP, a robust solution for monitoring physician information that simplifies a successful data strategy for managing a health plan network.

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