Francis S. Collins, M.D., Ph.D., announced his decision to end his tenure as the director of the National Institutes of Health by the end of the year. Dr. Collins is the longest serving presidentially appointed NIH director, having served three U.S. presidents over more than 12 years.
Nuance Communications announced that it has once again ranked highest in customer satisfaction by Black Book Research for AI-powered clinical documentation improvement (CDI), speech recognition and clinical intelligence solutions essential for improving financial and patient outcomes and delivering quality care. The Black Book survey is based on 4,220 responses from 3,744 clinician practices and 315 hospitals and demonstrates Nuance’s continued leadership and forward-thinking vision for the future of healthcare.
Walmart announced a new partnership with Epic, the most widely-used and comprehensive health records system, to help make it simple for customers to live healthier. Through this single, unified system, Walmart Health will engage patients, health care professionals, insurance carriers and other stakeholders while enhancing communication, personalization and information sharing amongst health care professionals and patients utilizing a patient portal. Epic’s platform will support all of Walmart’s health and wellness lines of businesses as it is rolled out and will first be implemented in four new Walmart Health Centers opening in Florida in early 2022.
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