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Practice Fusion Taps Interim CEO Ahead of Expected IPO

Practice Fusion replaces its founder and CEO Ryan Howard ahead of an expected IPO announcement. New CEO by Tom Langan has only been with the company for a year, and was promoted from his position as chief commercial officer.

Boots, Tesco and Superdrug to get access to NHS medical records

In England, the NHS will begin sending patient summary records to retail pharmacies following a successful 140-pharmacy pilot project that ended this spring.

Top 10 Parkland upgrades: Wi-Fi, new chapel, no fast food

Parkland Hospital (TX) opens its newly constructed hospital, equipped with an interactive patient education system, palm-vein scanners used for patient identification, and a connected ICU that streams 18 points of data from the patient’s monitors to the EHR.

Meet the doctor bringing cheap, 3D printed medical devices to Gaza

Doctors working in the war-torn Gaza strip publish designs to create a 3D-printed stethoscope that costs 30 cents to produce and performs as well as modern commercial alternatives.

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