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  1. Mergers and acquisitions not leading to promised EHR integration

    A new report in Health Affairs looks at the success rate of hospital IT system integration, post-consolidation.
  2. WHO unveils plans to create a Department of Digital Health

    The new suite of reforms announced also include the development of a new role of chief scientist and a Data, Analytics and Delivery division.
  3. EHR challenges, information overload often lead to staff workarounds

    A new survey of hospital clinicians finds that care teams "pervasively" use electronic health record workarounds at critical points of care.
  4. An Epic EHR rollout spurs one health system to dig into data governance

    After two governance attempts that stalled, the University of Vermont Health Network finally finds success after bringing in a tech and consulting firm for some unbiased, third-party help.
  5. Universal healthcare act in the Philippines signed into law by President Duterte

    Last Wednesday (February 20), President Rodrigo R. Duterte of the Philippines officially signed the Universal Health Care (UHC) Act into law, which guarantees equitable access to quality and affordable healthcare services for all Filipinos. It will also automatically enroll Filipino citizens into the National Health Insurance Program and expand PhilHealth coverage to include free medical consultations and laboratory tests.