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Mike Miliard | July 24, 2015 | 02:46 PM | Electronic Health Records
The winner of the gigantic contract will have to meet steep requirements for the Defense Department and, in turn, will be well positioned to also offer those capabilities to other customers. Competing EHR vendors are going to have to keep pace or risk... More
Erin McCann | July 24, 2015 | 11:06 AM | Business Intelligence, Quality and Safety, Financial/Revenue Cycle Management
The Minnesota Department of Public Health for the first time ever has decided to analyze its troves of hospital admissions and ED data statewide. And what they found was more than a bit concerning when it came to costs and clinical outcomes. More
Henry Powderly | July 24, 2015 | 10:28 AM | Mergers & Acquisitions
Close on the heels of Aetna's mammoth bid for Humana earlier this month, Anthem has announced plans to buy Cigna in an even bigger deal. The acquisition would leave three big payers in the United States. More
NEW YORK | Bernie Monegain | July 24, 2015 | 09:43 AM | Electronic Health Records, Quality and Safety, Cloud Computing
NewYork-Presbyterian, one of the top academic medical centers in the country, will use athenathealth's cloud-based models for clinical integration, care coordination and population health management. More
Mike Miliard | July 23, 2015 | 04:44 PM | Meaningful Use, Electronic Health Records, Health Information Exchange (HIE)
Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., chair of the Senate Health, Education, Labor & Pensions Committee, said Thursday that he's asked the Department of Health and Human Services to consider delaying the move toward Stage 3 meaningful use. More
WORCESTER, MA | Bernie Monegain | July 23, 2015 | 10:42 AM | Electronic Health Records, Mobile, Quality and Safety
UMass Memorial Healthcare will be rolling out an Epic EHR system to replace its Soarian EHR from Siemens, which is now part of Cerner. "Epic is coming," UMass Memorial President and CEO Eric Dickson, MD, wrote in a July 20 blog posted on the... More
Mike Miliard | July 23, 2015 | 10:24 AM | Electronic Health Records, Quality and Safety, Analytics
Before he founded CDS developer medCPU, Eyal Ephrat, MD, was a practicing physician. Before that, he was a helicopter pilot. Want to guess which workplace had the more reliable information systems? More
Henry Powderly | July 23, 2015 | 10:10 AM | Quality and Safety
With more than 3,500 participating hospitals, the CMS ranking carries more influence than private ratings because they can be tied to Medicare payments. More
Healthcare IT News | July 22, 2015 | 03:20 PM | Data Warehousing, Electronic Health Records, Accountable Care
How's this for big data? This chart visualizes every visit for each of nearly 30,000 patients in an ACO, showing the quantity of data that accrues over the course of a year as the episodes of care add up. More
Erin McCann | July 22, 2015 | 11:05 AM | Meaningful Use, Electronic Health Records, Quality and Safety
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. More
Jack McCarthy | July 22, 2015 | 09:28 AM | Electronic Health Records, Policy and Legislation
"Given the distance between the proposed rules of the meaningful use program and the reality of the healthcare market, the program's success should be considered a miracle," write one Brookings fellow. More
WASHINGTON | Bernie Monegain | July 22, 2015 | 09:21 AM | Data Warehousing, Policy and Legislation, Analytics
The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute Board of Governors has approved nearly $142.5 million to support the continuing development and expansion of PCORnet, the National Patient-Centered Clinical Research Network. More