The December print issue of Healthcare IT News
By Richard Pizzi 09:49 am December 04, 2013
The December issue of Healthcare IT News has traditionally highlighted the biggest stories tackled by our staff during the previous 12 months. But the biggest news doesn't always mean good news, and it certainly didn't in 2013.
By Erin McCann 12:00 am November 10, 2013
With more electronic health record systems continuing to fall short of providers' expectations, a Black Book Rankings report released back in February posited that 2013 might indeed be the "year of the great EHR vendor switch." 
By Mike Miliard 12:00 am November 10, 2013
In March, six vendors announced an unprecedented collaboration aimed at moving the needle on interoperability.
By Bernie Monegain 12:00 am November 10, 2013
Healthcare IT News reported in March that athenahealth planned to expand in Atlanta. That was according to local news reports. It was not until June, though, that athenahealth CEO Jonathan Bush confirmed it.
By Bernie Monegain 12:00 am November 10, 2013
Watertown, Mass.-based athenahealth, a provider of cloud-based EMRs, announced in January it would acquire San Mateo, Calif.-based Epocrates, a mobile health company known for its point-of-care medical apps. athenahealth will pay about $293 million in cash.
By Tom Sullivan 10:43 am October 31, 2013
As CommonWell Health Alliance, the new interoperability coalition of health IT vendors, approaches the start of its first pilot project, company officials used AHIMA's annual conference in Atlanta to highlight the biggest health information exchange hurdles currently facing vendors and providers.
athenahealth adds safety reporting
By Bernie Monegain 10:36 am October 29, 2013
Thousands of clinical providers and provider organizations across the country will gain free access to what athenahealth executives describe as "a safe, privileged environment in which they can easily submit patient safety concerns and findings as well as share best practices to enhance safety and improve care."
Sandra L. Fenwick, president and CEO, Boston Children's Hospital
By Fiona Jensen 11:52 am October 25, 2013
Among this week's people on the move, Navicure appoints a new chief compliance officer, and Boston Children's Hospital names a new chief executive officer.
Obama calls IT support for ailing site
By Mike Miliard 11:06 am October 21, 2013
Three weeks after the disastrous launch of its health insurance marketplace, the Obama administration has vowed to redouble its efforts to fix its many glitches, promising a 'tech surge' to iron out its problems and improve the customer experience.
By Bernie Monegain 12:00 am October 20, 2013
Anyone who has ever been to the Interoperability Showcase at the HIMSS Annual Conference and Exhibition has probably caught a glimpse or two of what interoperability means to healthcare.

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