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By Tom Sullivan 10:03 am January 13, 2015
Meet the new linguistic mashup: "plecosystem," meaning a technological ecosystem comprising different platforms. More and more platforms are coming from technology leaders such as Apple, IBM, Google and Microsoft -- put them all together and that could mean big things for healthcare innovation.
By Mike Miliard 11:19 am January 09, 2015
The explosion of big data has created a big market for clinical and business intelligence -- and means some big decisions for providers looking to make smart analytics purchases. A new report from KLAS weighs the merits of BI vendors large and small.
Plastic soldiers
By Bernie Monegain 10:01 am January 09, 2015
Epic and IBM, which have teamed up to win the massive federal contract to replace the Department of Defense's ailing electronic health record system, revealed this week they would not be going it alone: They've recruited a small army of healthcare experts, including a CIO and a patient advocate, to help give them an edge.
IBM's Watson
By Mike Miliard 09:56 am December 16, 2014
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs will deploy IBM's Watson technology as it builds its clinical reasoning system to help physicians make evidence-based primary care decisions. The Veterans Health Administration will also be using Watson to help treat returning service members with post-traumatic stress disorder.
By Mike Miliard 02:44 pm December 12, 2014
After a track record of success since it was founded decade ago – including a crucial five years in which it helped the federal EHR incentive program effect huge advances in the IT infrastructure of the U.S. healthcare system – the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology seemed to find itself at a crossroads in 2014.
By Erin McCann 02:32 pm December 12, 2014
The nation’s largest electronic medical record vendor has an image problem. Verona, Wis.-based Epic has come under fire this year over its lack of interoperability, spurring the company, once well known for its mum relationship with the press, to speak up.
By Bernie Monegain 02:16 pm December 05, 2014
The government's new $450 million job training program targets 270 community colleges across the country, many of which plan to offer courses in health IT.
By Erin McCann 01:54 pm December 05, 2014
Electronic health record behemoth Epic Systems has inked a deal with a lobbying firm to work on its interoperability image – one that has left a perception that Epic has a closed system that does not easily work well with other EHR systems.
By Bernie Monegain 10:16 am November 10, 2014
Sentrian, which bills itself as "the remote patient intelligence company," launched today with a roster of industry leaders at the helm, $12 million in seed money, a focus on chronic disease and the goal of eliminating all preventable hospital admissions.
Servers
By Mike Miliard 08:53 am November 06, 2014
As chief data officer at Seattle Children's Hospital, Eugene Kolker has a fairly unusual job title -- especially for this industry. "In healthcare it's extremely, extremely rare," he says. But that may be changing.

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