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Allscripts layoffs to impact Raleigh headcount

Allscripts lays off 250 employees across its service, support, solutions management, sales, and G&A departments as part of a wider “rebalancing” effort. The layoffs were alluded to during the company’s Q1 earnings call and were reported via reader tips on HIStalk earlier in the month.

Welltok Acquires Leading Healthcare Analytics Company Predilytics

Population health vendor Welltok acquires Predilytics, an analytics company that uses machine learning to segment patients based on risk. Financial details were not disclosed.

Detecting Unplanned Care From Clinician Notes in Electronic Health Records

Researchers at Stanford University use natural language processing to analyze free-text clinical notes to detect patients with reported unplanned episodes of care at outside locations, increasing identification of patients with one or more unplanned care visits by 32 percent.

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