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Speech bubbles
By Mike Miliard 12:19 pm September 18, 2015
When we set out to survey Healthcare IT News readers about their electronic health record platforms, we expected they'd have a lot to say. And boy, did they ever. Responses were detailed, documenting specific problem areas and suggesting lots of ideas for improvement.
The University of Vermont Medical Center
By Mike Miliard 08:30 am September 18, 2015
At The University of Vermont Medical Center, clinicians are using CDS technology to combat alert fatigue, customizing their Epic EHR to tailor the type and number of interaction alerts to more manageable levels.
network
By Bernie Monegain 08:41 am September 15, 2015
It may seem counterintuitive to pull the plug on a new and expensive (reportedly $115 million) EHR system in favor of another brand. But that's what Banner Health is doing as it moves two recently-acquired hospitals from Epic to Cerner.
By Mike Miliard 10:42 am September 10, 2015
National Coordinator for Health IT Karen DeSalvo, MD, announced this week that Rebecca Freeman, RN, will join the agency to spearhead its nursing outreach and help shape its clinical informatics activities.
summer sunset
By Tom Sullivan 12:53 pm September 04, 2015
As Labor Day weekend arrives, we look back on the hottest articles of the warmest season. Healthcare IT News' most popular looked at analytics, ICD-10, emerging technologies and other trends shaking up the industry.
Piles of coins growing
By Bernie Monegain 09:56 am September 03, 2015
Epic, Cerner and athenahealth were the only EHR vendors to post a gain in market in 2014. Moreover, competitors Epic and athenahealth alone held fast to their market share in 2014.
Money
By Mike Miliard 10:36 am September 02, 2015
The landmark Department of Defense contract awarded to Cerner and Leidos will have a big effect on how private-sector health systems gauge the value of electronic health record systems, a new report from IDC suggests.
hands holding binoculars
By Bernie Monegain 10:04 am September 01, 2015
Jigar Kadakia knows a little something about data security. As CISO of Partners HealthCare in Boston, he leads a security team of more than 40 people responsible for keeping the health system well buttoned up. We talked with Kadakia about his approach to glean some ideas that might be useful to other health systems and hospitals big and small.
Handshake
By Mike Miliard 10:28 am August 31, 2015
The former CEO of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center has called on the Massachusetts attorney general to look into the relationship between Epic and Partners HealthCare, claiming its EHR helps "box out the competition."
e-prescribing
By Mike Miliard 10:57 am August 28, 2015
With e-prescribing of controlled substances legal nationwide, providers and pharmacies are empowered with a new technological tool in the fight against prescription painkillers. Now more need to use it.

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