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The Sequoia Project
By Erin McCann 09:37 am June 25, 2015
Healtheway, the non-profit organization that supports nationwide interoperability and health information exchange initiatives, announced today that, thanks to the broadening scope of its activities, it is rebranding itself as The Sequoia Project.
pile of US bills
By Mike Miliard 12:53 pm June 15, 2015
Epic founder Judy Faulkner is one of the latest billionaires to sign on to The Giving Pledge, the initiative launched by Bill Gates and Warren Buffett to encourage entrepreneurs to donate more than half of their wealth to charity.
Capitol
By Bernie Monegain 10:44 am June 11, 2015
"We're here today to announce an intensive review of electronic health records," Sen. Lamar Alexander, chair of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor & Pensions, announced at the start of a hearing before the panel Wednesday.
New York City
By Skip Snow 09:39 am June 08, 2015
Kumar Chatani, executive vice president and chief information officer at New York's Mount Sinai Health System, offers his thoughts on best practices for EMR rollouts, technology-enabled accountable care and more.
Analytics
By Bernie Monegain 08:40 am June 04, 2015
When it comes to providing the right care to the right patient in record time, the nation's policymakers, researchers, doctors and nurses seem on the verge of critical mass, or what author Malcolm Gladwell would call "the tipping point."
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.
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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.

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