By Mike Miliard 02:27 pm December 12, 2014
When 2014 began, industry groups – hospitals, physician practices, payers, vendors – were working diligently and dutifully toward an Oct. 1 ICD-10 deadline that had been on the horizon for years.
By Mike Miliard 02:14 pm December 12, 2014
When Apple announced in June that it was working with the Mayo Clinic on an app that would integrate healthcare information from other third-party apps – including one from Mayo – offering a comprehensive medical view on a mobile device, we were intrigued.
By Erin McCann 01:56 pm December 05, 2014
A statement from the 25-hospital Texas Health Resources explaining why critical travel information was not communicated regarding the nation's first Ebola patient has left many wondering where the problem occurred – and, more importantly, how to fix it.
By Mike Miliard 01:50 pm December 05, 2014
Despite an early stumble out of the gate, some blue chip EHR vendors have begun their collaborations with Apple's HealthKit platform.
By Bernie Monegain 10:17 am November 26, 2014
Flu season is coming early this year. That forecast comes from data collected by athenahealth, which has reported early signs of influenza based on patient visit data from its cloud-based network.
By Mike Miliard 11:07 am November 21, 2014
CommonWell Health Alliance is marching toward "a new phase" of its vendor-driven interoperability efforts, extending its availability to providers, signing on new corporate members and eyeing new opportunities for nationwide expansion.
Cerner CEO Neal Patterson makes push for interoperability.
By Bernie Monegain 10:47 am November 06, 2014
Cerner CEO Neal Patterson put EHR interoperability front and center during the Cerner Health Conference, a client gathering that drew some 11,000 participants to the Kansas City Convention Center this week. There, he made a big announcement about Cerner's participation in the CommonWell Health Alliance.
By Mike Miliard 10:55 am October 09, 2014
Arguing that the current up-in-the-air regulatory climate is hindering innovation in health information technology, an array of vendors and industry groups have called on Congress to clarify its plans for patient safety rules.

computers and code
By Mike Miliard 11:55 am September 30, 2014
In testimony before ONC's Health IT Policy Committee in August, Epic President Carl Dvorak made his case that the EHR giant is far more engaged with data sharing than some critics would contend.
App icons
By Mike Miliard 11:03 am September 22, 2014
Epic won't be the only electronic health record company to leverage Apple's HealthKit technology: Cerner and athenahealth are the latest EHR vendors to say they'll develop apps that interface with the platform.

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