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Walgreens Announces New Digital Health Initiatives

Walgreens updates its app to provide users from 25 states integrated telehealth services. The company is also launching a program that will pay users 20 Walgreens Balance Points per day to sync their blood pressure or glucose monitor with the Walgreens app and log daily readings.

Physicians Use Nuance Cloud-Based Voice Recognition Solutions to Tell More than 100 Million Patient Stories Annually

Nuance reports that its cloud-based clinical voice recognition service sales are up 30 percent month-over-month since the start of the year.  Stock prices are up 20 percent over the same timeframe.

Proposed National Patient Matching Framework Dramatically Increases Health Exchange Partner Match Rates

The Sequoia Project and Care Connectivity Consortium publish a proposed framework for a national patient matching solution. They are now soliciting public feedback.

2016 Top 10 Health Technology Hazards

ECRI publishes its annual top 10 list of healthcare technology hazards, with improperly sterilized endoscope tubes topping the list. Missed alarms, poorly configured HIT workflows, and misuse of USB ports on medical devices also made the list.

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