Top 5 stories of summer 2015

A look at readers' favorite stories this season
By Tom Sullivan
12:53 PM
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What with vacations over, schools back in session and daylight getting shorter by the day (even if summer has not yet officially ended), the holiday weekend offers a chance to take stock of what happened during the steamy season.

It's no surprise that the biggest story this year was the Defense Department's gigantic, market-shaping EHR modernization contract. Not only was the industry watching where that would go, but DoD surprised many folks by picking Cerner, not Epic

Given the estimated ticket of $11 billion, that one is kind of a predictable blue ribbon winner – so let's proceed to the rest of the pack.

Here they are: 

  1. ICD-10: CMS won't deny claims for first year
  2. Top 5 health IT trends to shake up the industry
  3. A beginner's guide to data analytics 
  4. 18 health technologies poised for big growth
  5. Clinical decision support no longer just a nice-to-have

Please note that the list is tailored to avoid redundancies. There were multiple ICD-10 articles that resonated with readers as the October 1 compliance date bears down; the same is true for our arc of coverage around the DoD contract.

Was your favorite Healthcare IT News story on this list? If not, which was it?