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Cerner EHR contract with VA Vista

Cerner has assembled an advisory group of former government, military and private sector leaders to advise the company on how to deploy the Veteran Affairs' new EHR.

By Bernie Monegain 02:31 pm September 06, 2017
Members, which include former ONC chief Karen DeSalvo, include roster of IT pros and military veterans.
MACRA readiness
By Beth Jones Sanborn 12:30 pm September 06, 2017
Survey shows few are making key investments, changes required for move to value-based care.
Reversing DACA puts patient care at risk, AMA says

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced on Tuesday the Trump administration's decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. (CNN)

By Tom Sullivan 11:37 am September 06, 2017
In reaction to President Donald Trump’s decision on Tuesday to reverse the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program that protects about 800,000 immigrants, the American Medical Association has called on Congress to consider alternatives that will not hinder the healthcare workforce.
robots fight germs
By Bernie Monegain 09:33 am September 06, 2017
Oschner Medical Center says use of Xenex LightStrike Germ-Zapping Robots will improve patient safety since they destroy deadly pathogens and drug-resistant organisms.
CDS software design guidelines
By Mike Miliard 03:35 pm September 05, 2017
The Clinical Decision Support Coalition’s suggestions are focused on the design and development of medium-risk tools for decision support that don't fall under FDA purview.
ransomware attack of MongoDB

MongoDB databases are being ransomed. Photo via Twitter

By Jessica Davis 02:13 pm September 05, 2017
Included in the ransacked databases was three years research data on leukemia patients.
EHR data exchange
By Tom Sullivan 02:05 pm September 05, 2017
The National Quality Forum has released new guiding principles for a truly interoperable healthcare system.
Epic EHR at Lovelace Health

Lovelace Medical Center in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

By Mike Miliard 01:50 pm September 05, 2017
Six hospitals and outpatient clinics at the Albuquerque, New Mexico-based health system are using the unified electronic health record system, which replaces 80 pieces of legacy software.
Tom Mihaljevic Cleveland Clinic CEO

Tom Mihaljevic is the new CEO of Cleveland Clinic. Photo via Cleveland Clinic

By Beth Jones Sanborn 01:04 pm September 05, 2017
Tom Mihaljevic, who is now chief of the system’s Abu Dhabi facility, brings a background in robotic surgery and patient experience.
Jeanne Lillig-Patterson dies

Jeanne Lillig-Patterson. Photo via Twitter

By Bernie Monegain 12:36 pm September 05, 2017
She was employee No. 7 at Cerner and co-founder of First Hand Foundation.

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