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By Andrew Watson 04:09 am August 21, 2015
Academic Medical Centers are facing mounting pressure to drastically alter their philosophy and approach to their mission while maintaining their brand via the clinical, teaching and research activities that have driven their reputation for years.
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By Mike Miliard 11:02 am August 20, 2015
Contrary to a spate of recent studies that show rising physician aggravation with EHR systems, another new poll shows majorities of large practices commending the "enhancements in functionality, service and innovation" of leading vendors.
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By Mike Miliard 10:24 am August 18, 2015
As they grapple with meaningful use and grumble about usability, nearly 20 percent of community hospitals polled for a recent report are "actively looking to replace" their electronic health record vendors.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.

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