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By Bernie Monegain 07:32 am August 10, 2015
Several big-bucks deals and partnerships struck us recently -- not just because of their price tags, but also because they could prove to be game changers for health IT, now and far into the future. Here are nine worth watching for their effect on the industry.
The Pentagon
By Tom Sullivan 08:04 am August 04, 2015
A glimpse inside the thinking that determined the department's surprising selection for its gigantic EHR modernization initiative.
Group discussion with speech bubbles
By Michelle Ronan Noteboom 09:21 am July 31, 2015
Many health system CIOs say they weren't expecting the Cerner/Leidos team to win the coveted contract to overhaul the Department of Defense's electronic health record system. "I really thought it was going to Epic," was one typical response.
Information highway
By Mike Miliard 11:06 am July 30, 2015
Fair or not, Cerner's reputation in recent years has been one of increasing embrace of openness -- at least more open than Epic, with its perceived "garden-walled" ethos. That stated commitment to data liquidity probably served it well with DoD decision-makers.
Cerner headquarters
By Bernie Monegain 10:48 am July 30, 2015
It might seem like a bit of Monday morning quarterbacking, but industry insiders are weighing in on the $9B contract the Department of Defense signed with EHR giant Cerner, and some are suggesting the government could have finessed a better play.
Holding coins with seedling
By Bernie Monegain 10:56 am July 27, 2015
Paper-based records are being phased out at a rapid pace in healthcare, and digitization and virtualization are creating a whole market within the global healthcare industry, according to new market analysis.
DoD seal
By Mike Miliard 02:46 pm July 24, 2015
The winner of the gigantic contract will have to meet steep requirements for the Defense Department and, in turn, will be well positioned to also offer those capabilities to other customers. Competing EHR vendors are going to have to keep pace or risk irrelevancy.
UMass Memorial Medical Center
By Bernie Monegain 10:42 am July 23, 2015
UMass Memorial Healthcare will be rolling out an Epic EHR system to replace its Soarian EHR from Siemens, which is now part of Cerner. "Epic is coming," UMass Memorial President and CEO Eric Dickson, MD, wrote in a July 20 blog posted on the hospital's website.
Army Air Corps Apache helicopter
By Mike Miliard 10:24 am July 23, 2015
Before he founded CDS developer medCPU, Eyal Ephrat, MD, was a practicing physician. Before that, he was a helicopter pilot. Want to guess which workplace had the more reliable information systems?
Doc with stethoscope reaching out of laptop screen
By Erin McCann 10:54 am July 21, 2015
The folks at the University of Virginia Health System have done some impressive work with telemedicine. We caught up with Karen Rheuban, MD, director for UVA's Center for Telehealth, and David Cattell-Gordon, director of the UVA's office of telemedicine, to talk mHealth security, challenges and taking it to the next level.

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