The Brookings Institution recently released a study, “From health care capital to innovation hub: Positioning Nashville as a leader in health IT,” which positions Nashville as the city of the future for digital health. “We really think Nashville needs to be put on the map for health IT,” said Scott Andes, lead author of the report.

The U.S News Honor Roll this month released its 20 best hospitals list–revamped for 2016-2017 to take both the national rankings and the procedure and condition ratings into account. Of these 20 hospitals, 19 use Epic Systems.






The Department of Health and Human Services announced $87 million in funding for more than 1,000 health centers across the United States and its territories to support health IT enhancements.






A Blue Ribbon Panel recently gave 10 scientific recommendations most likely to make progress against cancer in the next five years under the Cancer Moonshot Program. The National Cancer Institute Acting Director Douglas Lowy accepted the recommendations from the panel.






U.S. states are some of the largest employers in the country, so it only stands to reason that they are and can be some of the most influential advocates of preventive medicine and wellness programs for Americans.






The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology has announced the winners of the Use of Blockchain in Health IT and Health-related Research Challenge.






CommonWell Health Alliance announced that members will be giving patients access to their health data for the first time via the CommonWell network, a not-for-profit trade association of health IT companies working together to create universal access to health data nationwide.






The Medical Group Management Association 2016 Cost and Revenue Report, released in August 2016, found that IT costs have increased by more than 40 percent per physician since 2009.






The National Institutes of Health announced the winners of the Design by Biomedical Undergraduate Teams Challenge, which included designs for smart pills and disposable sepsis detection chips.






The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology released its 2017 draft of the Interoperability Standards Advisory for public comment.






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