Pharmacy

CVS photo by AlbertHerring
By Bernie Monegain 07:40 am July 30, 2015
CVS Health, with 7,800 pharmacies and more than 1,000 medical clinics, and Watson, IBM's cognitive computing platform, are joining forces on a project that aims to tackle chronic conditions before they even take hold.
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By Erin McCann 11:05 am July 22, 2015
When it comes to EHRs, many docs are more frustrated than ever. And they let that be known Monday at an American Medical Association Town Hall, bringing their EHR challenges and experiences to the fore.
Flow chart
By Mike Miliard 11:15 am July 16, 2015
A new study from AHRQ examines "sociotechnical factors and the role they play in mitigating or augmenting health IT’s impacts on workflow." The effect on outpatient settings is not always a good one.
By Don Yish 10:42 am July 16, 2015
The healthcare industry can be prone to overuse -- and sometimes misuse -- of buzzwords and acronyms. From "population health management" to "interoperability," it's worth unpacking what these terms really mean.
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By Mike Miliard 10:13 am July 08, 2015
Revenue cycle management vendor Emdeon announced this week that it will acquire Altegra Health, which develops analytics tools for payers and risk-bearing providers, for $910 million in cash.
Frank Richards
By Skip Snow 07:00 am July 08, 2015
Frank Richards has helmed Geisinger Health System's technology operations for 15 years -- and has been an employee of the care delivery pioneer for nearly four decades. We spoke to him about his views on the current and future state of healthcare IT.
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By Bernie Monegain 09:43 am July 06, 2015
Health insurance giant Aetna will acquire rival insurer Humana in a $37 billion deal announced July 3. Aetna executives say the combined company will be positioned to better compete and to offer customers better value.
RFID
By Anthony Vecchione 09:29 am June 30, 2015
The University of Vermont Medical Center in Burlington, Vt., announced recently that five million medications have been tracked using radio frequency identification technology. "It's cutting down on medication errors," says its CMIO.
Telemedicine
By Kaiser Health News 02:22 pm June 24, 2015
Telemedicine can be "so easy." For Medicare patients, it’s also incredibly rare. Nearly 20 years after such videoconferencing technology has been available for health services, fewer than 1 percent of Medicare beneficiaries use it.
doctors talking over paperwork
By Bernie Monegain 03:01 pm June 18, 2015
New research under way at University at Buffalo School of Nursing could lead to automating hospital discharge communication and reducing readmissions, enabling critical data to get to community healthcare providers in hours, rather than weeks.

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