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VA proposes CARE Act
By Jessica Davis 01:32 pm October 18, 2017
The bill - written by the VA and proposed to Congress - would expand care access for veterans and make it legally easier to share patient records between the VA and outside providers.
Cerner EHR rollout

Madigan Army Medical Center in Tacoma, Washington. Photo via Wikimedia

By Jessica Davis 09:21 am October 09, 2017
The lessons learned at the final MHS Genesis EHR pilot can prove valuable as the VA moves closer to securing its own Cerner contract.
Mount Sinai Epic EHR

From left, Susan Brassell-Knox, senior director IT Program Management Office, Ken Koppenhaver, Epic applications senior director; Kristin Myers, senior vice president of IT; and Elena Sethi, director IT Program Management Office.

By Gus Venditto 12:45 pm October 05, 2017
After merging with a massive New York City health system, Mount Sinai had software from eClinicalWorks and GE as well as paper records and an aging mainframe to contend with. Here’s a look at how its PMO managed all that change.
Canadian Cerner install

Nanaimo Regional General Hospital in British Columbia, Canada. Photo via Google Maps

By Jessica Davis 12:15 pm October 04, 2017
While the president of the Nanaimo Medical Staff Association says the issues plaguing the IHealth EHR rollout aren’t unique to Cerner, a rushed deployment and lack of provider input have left the IHealth system riddled with issues.
#NHITweek
By Tom Sullivan 10:00 am September 29, 2017
The in-person and virtual happenings slated for next week to spotlight the value of health IT.
Black Book outsourcing report
By Tom Sullivan 11:43 am September 27, 2017
While 91 percent of hospitals reported strong returns from outsourcing IT, the new research also found that hospital CIO’s satisfaction rates have slipped since last year.
UMass Memorial Epic EHR

UMass Memorial Health Care in Worcester, Massachusetts

By Bernie Monegain 01:23 pm September 13, 2017
System says $700 million price tag encompasses several other projects beyond just the EHR system.
AMA demands EHR overhaul
By Bernie Monegain 09:42 am September 12, 2017
Latest study confirms typing and clicking consume more than half the workday for doctors.
Intermountain moves to open IT platform
By Bernie Monegain 02:40 pm August 29, 2017
The Utah system will tap Red Hat for more agile, modern infrastructure as it replaces legacy tools.
How Nuance avoided disaster after falling victim to Petya
By Jessica Davis 03:56 pm August 28, 2017
The wiper malware wreaked havoc across the globe in June, but Nuance managed to keep its operations afloat by putting customer needs first.

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