Epic

Money
By Bernie Monegain 10:55 am June 01, 2015
Partners HealthCare's estimated $1.2 billion Epic EHR system promises to automate paper-based work at Partners' hospitals in Boston. Will the gamble pay off? The Boston Globe explores.
Tug of war
By Robert Wachter, MD 08:19 am May 26, 2015
"Both Epic and athena are justifiably proud of their products and their people, and both defend their worldview with great passion and (particularly in athena's case) no shortage of hyperbole. Did I really need to choose sides?"
Medication
By Anthony Vecchione 07:50 am May 26, 2015
Hospitals are recognizing the value of interoperability between EHRs and automated dispensing cabinets. Beyond eliminating redundancies during the medication ordering process, it helps reduce errors at the point-of-care.
Coast Guard
By Bernie Monegain 10:08 am May 21, 2015
The Department of Homeland Security's Office of the Inspector General, an independent government watchdog, has found the Coast Guard seriously lagging in its efforts to protect personal health information.
Kaiser Permanente photo via Wikipedia
By Skip Snow 10:19 am May 19, 2015
Dick Daniels, who took the reins as Kaiser Permanente's executive vice president and chief information officer this February, explains how IT is a principle means by which KP's institutional goals are met.
John Ward
By Richard Pizzi 10:20 am May 15, 2015
TriHealth, a four-hospital health system based in Cincinnati, Ohio, has named John Ward its new chief information officer.
IBM Watson
By Bernie Monegain 10:54 am May 06, 2015
IBM Watson Health is collaborating with Epic and Mayo Clinic to apply cognitive computing capabilities of Watson to EHRs, and also with 14 cancer institutions to reduce from weeks to minutes the ability to translate DNA insights.
Road
By Bernie Monegain 10:53 am April 29, 2015
Interoperability has been part of the healthcare lexicon for at least a couple of decades. Today, however, true interoperability does not seem to be happening at the scale nor the speed the industry needs.
Carrot
By Bernie Monegain 09:54 am April 28, 2015
The $25 billion EMR market will continue to grow even after the government incentives for doctors and hospitals to go digital have vanished, according to new research from Kalorama Information.
Woman with laptop
By Bernie Monegain 10:21 am April 23, 2015
With a meaningful use requirement for healthcare organizations to drive at least 5 percent of their patients to an online portal, KLAS finds that three vendors have more than 20 percent of their customers' patients accessing the portal, far surpassing the requisite.

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