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Cost of HSE’s €35m IT system continues to rise

Ireland’s countrywide Maternal and Newborn Clinical Management System project, which includes Cerner clinical software and Deloitte project management and implementation staff, is reportedly overrunning its budget at every site that implements it.

Artificial intelligence can now predict suicide with remarkable accuracy

Researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center have created an algorithm that was “80-90% accurate when predicting whether someone will attempt suicide within the next two years, and 92% accurate in predicting whether someone will attempt suicide within the next week.”

Amazon poised to deliver disruption in medical supply industry

Amazon plans to use its massive distribution network to enter the medical supply distribution market.

Opioid Dealers Embrace the Dark Web to Send Deadly Drugs by Mail

Drug dealers selling opioids are turning to the Dark Web to move their products as potency increases, as the New York Times reports “enough fentanyl to get nearly 50,000 people high can fit in a standard first-class envelope.”

Apple just hired the star of Stanford’s digital health efforts

Apple hires Sumbul Desai, MD and former executive director of Stanford Medicine’s center for digital health, to its healthcare team.

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  1. Re: Apple’s hiring of Sumbul Desai. CNBC is reporting today regarding Apple’s plans for healthcare. (http://www.cnbc.com/2017/06/14/apple-iphone-medical-record-integration-plans.html).

    It is clear that Apple fancies itself as become the dominant consumer facing gateway to health information and data. They likely have looked at patient facing apps from major EHR vendors and have realized (like the rest of us using those apps) that they are highly utilitarian at this point with limited ability to pull data from multiple EHRs, lack any substantial functionality to help with patient engagement and in general have mediocre user interfaces.

    Whether they will be successful in this effort or, like Google/Microsoft, end up being a roadkill of healthcare world is something only time will tell.

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