Tom Sullivan

Tom Sullivan is the Editor-in-Chief of Healthcare IT News. Sullivan writes the Innovation Pulse column and covers major HIT topics including government policy and emerging technologies. Follow Tom on Twitter @SullyHIT

Allscript McKesson EHR deal
By Tom Sullivan 12:17 pm August 08, 2017
Geography matters more than many people probably realize, and this month’s big deal gives Allscripts a much stronger market share west of the Mississippi.
 Epic cloud-based EHR

Photo courtesy of UC San Diego.

By Tom Sullivan 04:26 pm August 07, 2017
The move kicks off a three-year migration to put all of its data storage needs in the cloud, officials said.
Allscripts buys McKesson's EHR
By Tom Sullivan 05:20 pm August 03, 2017
Vendor said it will keep McKesson’s Paragon EHR for small hospitals and use its own Sunrise for larger systems. 
VA telehealth

The new app was announced at a press conference at the White House on Wednesday.

By Tom Sullivan 03:05 pm August 03, 2017
The President and the Veterans Affairs secretary also announced a new telehealth app and said they are rolling out another nationwide.
OIG warns EHR vendors
By Tom Sullivan 02:26 pm August 02, 2017
Agency says the eClinicalWorks False Claims Act settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice signals a new area of healthcare fraud.
coffee machine infected monitors

Coffee machines connected to an internal control room network instead of an isolated WiFi spot were infected in a factory cyberattack. 

By Tom Sullivan 01:39 pm August 01, 2017
Keep those software patches up to date but don’t rely too heavily on vendors and, of course, know that any connected device can be hacked.
By Tom Sullivan 12:08 pm August 01, 2017
The Trump White House is building upon Obama’s security work, according to former Cybersecurity Coordinator Michael Daniel, but cyberthreats keep getting bigger.
eClinicalWorks electronic health record
By Tom Sullivan 11:55 am July 28, 2017
The company has beefed up its compliance, is focusing on customer service and innovation, and the executive gave a glimpse of its upcoming EHR.
Population health forum

HIMSS' Population Health Forum held in Boston in April.

By Tom Sullivan 09:26 am July 26, 2017
Speakers at the Pop Health Forum in October will address a range of challenges and opportunities from analytics to chronic care management to patient engagement and value-based strategies.

From left, Boston Children's Hospital's food service robot; UCSF robot assists patients at Mission Bay; Boston Children's medical record robot.

By Tom Sullivan 11:38 am July 25, 2017
Health systems will buy and deploy robots for clinical tasks in one to three years, IDC said, while drones investments may be five years away.

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