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Anthony Vecchione | August 3, 2015 | 05:07 AM | Enterprise Content Management, Pharmacy, Network Infrastructure
Health system pharmacy managers and contracting & purchasing executives got a reprieve when the Food & Drug Administration moved the deadline for compliance with the Drug Supply Chain Security Act to Nov. 1, 2015. More
Erin McCann | August 3, 2015 | 04:58 AM | Electronic Health Records, Network Infrastructure, Quality and Safety
Critical technologies -- including the electronic health record platform -- at a health network in Missouri went black this past week, and stayed down for 20 hours. More
Bernie Monegain | July 31, 2015 | 10:49 AM | Electronic Health Records, Health Information Exchange (HIE), Quality and Safety
The New Jersey Innovation Institute has received a $2.9 million grant from the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology to help the Department of Health ensure the sharing of quality data through its New Jersey Health Information... More
WASHINGTON | Bernie Monegain | July 31, 2015 | 10:14 AM | Meaningful Use, Electronic Health Records, Policy and Legislation
New legislation introduced Thursday by Republican North Carolina Rep. Renee Ellmers provides relief from the government's meaningful use requirements -- and puts Stage 3 on hold indefinitely. More
CHICAGO | John Andrews | July 31, 2015 | 09:51 AM | Business Intelligence, Claims Processing, ICD-10 & Coding
The WEDI Summer Forum on ICD-10 held in Chicago earlier this week could be accurately referred to as "Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About ICD-10 (But Were Afraid to Ask)." More
Michelle Ronan Noteboom | July 31, 2015 | 09:21 AM | Electronic Health Records
Many health system CIOs say they weren't expecting the Cerner/Leidos team to win the coveted contract to overhaul the Department of Defense's electronic health record system. "I really thought it was going to Epic," was one typical... More
Mike Miliard | July 30, 2015 | 11:06 AM | Electronic Health Records, Health Information Exchange (HIE), Network Infrastructure
Fair or not, Cerner's reputation in recent years has been one of increasing embrace of openness -- at least more open than Epic, with its perceived "garden-walled" ethos. That stated commitment to data liquidity probably served it well with DoD... More
Erin McCann | July 30, 2015 | 10:57 AM | Electronic Health Records, Network Infrastructure, Financial/Revenue Cycle Management
The contract to build and modernize the Department of Defense's EHR system went to Cerner, Leidos and Accenture on Wednesday. After the contract win was announced, social media platforms were abuzz with personal, tweet-sized commentaries and reactions to... More
Bernie Monegain | July 30, 2015 | 10:48 AM | Electronic Health Records, Health Information Exchange (HIE), Network Infrastructure
It might seem like a bit of Monday morning quarterbacking, but industry insiders are weighing in on the $9B contract the Department of Defense signed with EHR giant Cerner, and some are suggesting the government could have finessed a better play. More
Tom Sullivan | July 30, 2015 | 08:01 AM | Electronic Health Records, Health Information Exchange (HIE), Interoperability
With the ink still drying on the big EHR contract awarded to Leidos, Cerner and Accenture on Wednesday, the Department of Defense went on offense in explaining how much data it and the VA share every day. More
WOONSOCKET, RI | Bernie Monegain | July 30, 2015 | 07:40 AM | Electronic Health Records, Cloud Computing, Interoperability
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. More
WASHINGTON | Tom Sullivan | July 29, 2015 | 05:01 PM | Data Warehousing, Electronic Health Records, Network Infrastructure
After months of speculation about which electronic health record vendor team would be awarded the Department of Defense's Healthcare Management System Modernization contract (DHMSM), the Pentagon has picked a winner. More