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Big health records firm Epic raises DC profile

Epic CEO Judy Faulkner gives a rare interview to Politico to discuss the company’s interoperability performance, explaining “If we don’t speak up, people will believe what others say about us, and an unanswered accusation becomes seen as the truth if you don’t respond.”

Google is developing cancer and heart attack detector

Google unveils its latest X labs project, a pill that delivers millions of antibody-coated nanoparticles into the blood stream where they will live indefinitely, hunting for signs of early-stage cancers, monitoring for concerning blood chemistry changes, and pushing alerts to a wrist-worn health tracker.

Booz Allen buys Boston health analytics start-up Epidemico

Booz Allen Hamilton will buy Boston-based analytics startup Epidemico for an undisclosed sum. Epidemico is the Harvard and MIT spinoff behind HealthMap, a data analytics project that tracks the spread of infectious diseases on a map by analyzing public health data from a variety of sources. HealthMap was recently credited with picking up on the Ebola virus first, weeks before the World Health Organization noticed it.

Top 10 Medical Innovations for 2015

The Cleveland Clinic publishes its list of the top 10 medical innovations set to disrupt healthcare in 2015, with telemedicine-enabled, ambulance-based stroke units coming in at number one.

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Currently there are "3 comments" on this Article:

  1. How does a 90 minute interview get reduced down to a handful of quotes that say nothing new? Either ineffective reporting, or EPIC did themselves no favors with the soapbox.

  2. Judy is not happy that there is a negative perception about Epic’s technology that is creating market pressure for them. Are you kidding me? Epic does 100% throw their weight around one example is blocking 3rd party vendors from their customers? Epic’s incredible knowledgeable project team members with 6months of healthcare have no issue completely miss-representing their understanding of 3rd party solutions and going over hospital staff’s heads to Sr. Management to block vendors this happens even when Epic has no solution and the 3rd party vendor, in fact, supports Epic’s technology. I mean they make the old MEDITECH, and Eclipsys approach feel like your grandma at the door with fresh cookies to welcome you. That all said over the last 12 months we have seen Epic’s blocking approach fail more than it has been successful.

  3. I’m interested in the future that Google is promising. It is interesting that they over all have the biggest say in technologies like this. Perhaps that should change. But how? Seems like they found a way to create a large monopoly over many, many things. Healthcare needs to update or Google will in fact succeed over them and this is just one example.







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