11:03 am February 13, 2015
With fewer than five months before the Department of Defense is due to make a decision on its massive $11 billion electronic health record modernization project, a new report from a heavyweight think tank urges it to opt for an open system.
09:37 am January 15, 2015
Google is a key contender -- part of the PwC team -- bidding on the massive 10-year federal contract to build an electronic health record system for the Department of Defense. PwC announced the collaboration on Thursday.
11:05 am January 13, 2015
Medsphere Systems and BT have agreed to jointly promote Medsphere's OpenVista EHR under a software-as-a-service. The goal, executives from both companies say, is to relieve hospitals of the many costly and burdensome IT responsibilities. It's also an indicator that proprietary models may be losing favor, they add.
10:11 am January 02, 2015
The ABC television show "NY Med" filmed Mark Chanko's final moments without the approval of his family. Even though his face was blurred, his wife recognized him. "I saw my husband die before my eyes."
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.
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.
12:43 pm November 03, 2014
As the foundation of his opening keynote address at the HIMSS Media and Healthcare IT News Big Data & Healthcare Analytics Forum in Boston on Nov. 20-21, Kaiser Permanente CMIO John Mattison, MD, will address an issue that marries philosophy, antiquity, science and a profound concern for improving the health and welfare of mankind.
10:04 am September 12, 2014
In order to connect the nation's veterans with their healthcare records, the Department of Veterans Affairs has launched a new mHealth campaign that will put health data into the hands of the consumer.
09:55 am August 04, 2014
With its sights set on a Department of Defense deal, technology giant IBM announced June 10 it was teaming up with EHR behemoth Epic Systems to compete for the DoD Healthcare Management Systems Modernization contract.
10:32 am July 30, 2014
Former Procter & Gamble CEO Robert McDonald was unanimously confirmed by the U.S. Senate as new Veterans Affairs secretary secretary on Tuesday, just as a new VA overhaul bill gives a substantial push for new health IT initiatives at the troubled agency.