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Top Stories for 1/14

This week: EHR vendor QRS sued following cyberattack; New York mandating booster shots for healthcare workers . Plus: Headspace Health acquires Sayana.Links to the stories:EHR vendor hit with lawsuit following data breachNew York now requiring COVID-19 boosters for healthcare workersHeadspace Health acquires mental wellness tracking, sleep app maker Sayana
January 14, 2022

Editors weigh in on the Oracle-Cerner deal

New host Kat Jercich brings together the HIMSS Media leads – Mike Miliard, executive editor at Healthcare IT News; Susan Morse, executive editor at Healthcare Finance News, and Laura Lovett, executive editor at MobiHealthNews – to discuss Oracle's recent acquisition of Cerner.  Talking points: What are the basics of the deal?Oracle's interests in the cloud arenaWhat this might mean for the health-tech industryHow providers are feelingThe role of voice recognition techEpic and Cerner: The Coke and Pepsi of EHRs?  What we're keeping an eye on for 2022More about this episode:  Cerner names Dr. David Feinberg president and CEO  Oracle acquires Cerner for $28.3B  Industry analysts react to Oracle's big-ticket Cerner buy  How Oracle's acquisition of Cerner is positive for providers  What Oracle's acquisition of Cerner could mean for big tech in health  The most significant mergers and acquisitions of 2021
January 14, 2022

Top Stories for 1/7

This week: Former Theranos CEO found guilty of fraud; Broward Health reports data breach incident . Plus: Healthcare is among the top three industries cited in a 3% rise in the monthly "quits rate."Links to the stories:Theranos’ Elizabeth Holmes found guilty on 4 of 11 chargesHackers breach info of 1.3M in Florida health system incidentHealthcare second largest sector hit by Great Resignation
January 7, 2022

2021: A Year in Review & Look Ahead to 2022

Host Jonah Comstock is joined by editors from all three HIMSS Media brands — Kat Jercich, senior editor at Healthcare IT News; Susan Morse, executive editor at Healthcare Finance News and Laura Lovett, executive editor — to look back at the biggest health tech and finance trends of the past year, and to chat about what to expect in 2022. We'll be taking a few  weeks off after this, so enjoy the final HIMSSCast of the year.Talking points:Trend: Health tech companies going public through SPACsTrend: Hospital staffing shortages and staff burnoutTrend: New care modalities, especially in the retail worldTrend: Virtual services accelerated by COVID-19Trend: Innovation in kidney carePrediction: More ransomware attacksPrediction: More hybrid and online primary carePrediction: More hospital  at home servicesPrediction: Bigger strides toward value-based carePrediction: Rethinking insurancePrediction: Moving forward with interoperability and price transparencyMore about this episode:Digital health in 2021: A look backThe future of healthcare: What 2022 could bringHealthtech companies reap benefits of robust year in venture capital fundingLooking back on a year of interoperability milestones at eHealth ExchangeThe biggest healthcare data breaches of 2021Former CMS chief of staff previews 4 areas of value-based care in 202A turbulent year, and a retooled future, for the VA's EHR rollout2022 will require augmented intelligence, IoT and wearables data, and info outside EHRs
December 17, 2021

The Post-Pandemic Telehealth Future

During the pandemic, telehealth became a necessity, but digital healthcare also has long-term potential to improve the patient experience. Combining AI and data with digital endpoints for patient care is the future of healthcare.
December 17, 2021

Health Catalyst presents The Post-Pandemic Telehealth Future

(Sponsored) During the pandemic, telehealth became a necessity, but digital healthcare also has long-term potential to improve the patient experience. Combining AI and data with digital endpoints for patient care is the future of healthcare.
December 17, 2021

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HIMSSCast

HIMSSCast is a podcast produced by the HIMSS Media editorial team behind Healthcare IT News, MobiHealthNews, and Healthcare Finance News.

In each episode, host Jonah Comstock is joined by editors from one or more of the brands and/or special guests from around the health tech industry to discuss major news stories or trends in the space. The aim of the show is to add depth, analysis, and color to our ongoing coverage of the digital health, health tech, and healthcare finance realms, as well as to facilitate lively conversations about hot health tech topics.
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Jonah Comstock

Jonah Comstock

Editor in Chief, HIMSS Media

Jonah Comstock is the Director of Content Development and Editor in Chief for HIMSS Media, which includes MobiHealthNews, Heathcare IT News, and Healthcare Finance News.

A Columbia Journalism alum, Jonah has previously written for Psychology Today and the Columbia Journalism Review. He's also a Dow Jones Copy Editing Fellow and has worked on the copy desks at Newsday and the Tampa Bay Times. Jonah works out of MobiHealthNews HQ in Cambridge, MA. He has spoken at numerous industry events including Health 2.0, the Connected Health Conference, and the HIMSS Global Conference, and has served as a judge for the GSMA Global Mobile Awards and the MEDinIsrael Innovation Awards.

Reach him at [email protected] or find him on Twitter @JonahComstock.

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