EHRs

athenahealth Inovalon EHR interoperability
By Jack McCarthy 07:19 am July 27, 2016
The deal will enable clients to exchange clinical data to eliminate the need for chart extractions and foster collaboration between healthcare payers and hospitals. 
athenahealth MIPS guarantee

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By Jessica Davis 12:42 pm July 25, 2016
Under the guarantee, the company will incur all penalties for customers on its athenaOne platform who are unable to meet MIPS standards, subject to limitations.
Covenant Cerner population health
By Bernie Monegain 12:22 pm July 25, 2016
Tennessee health system said it intends to will roll out one system across its entire care continuum.
OIG EHR disruption ransomware
By Tom Sullivan 01:01 am July 25, 2016
The Office of the Inspector General posted research from 2014 so there’s reason to believe the proliferation of cyberattacks and malware could create even more downtime. OIG recommended that hospitals institute and continuously update contingency plans.
AHA patient access medical records
By Bernie Monegain 09:09 am July 22, 2016
The American Hospital Association found that providers are enabling patients to conduct more tasks online, including paying bills, contacting their provider, and scheduling appointments.
By Mike Miliard 11:14 am July 21, 2016
HHS and VA have made huge investments in infrastructure and cybersecurity. With its massive EHR modernization project the DHA is also opening its purse strings.
HHS Starbucks care models
By Jack McCarthy 07:04 am July 21, 2016
While new models of care have emerged, none are easily replicable. That’s challenging in an industry where spending is uncertain but providers and policymakers can look to the most expensive patients as an opportunity to drive innovation.  
Analytics big data Rock Health

Patrick Soon-Shiong's NantHealth held an intitial public offering that brought in $1.5 billion.

By Bernie Monegain 11:12 am July 20, 2016
Population health management, EHRs and biosensing technologies were also among the top investment areas.
database hackers end breaches
By Bill Siwicki 07:17 am July 20, 2016
William Yasnoff, MD, has developed a personal grid format that can prevent hackers from accessing an entire database full of patient records. Hospitals or IT vendors can use the tactic – for free – to force cybercriminals to decrypt one record at a time.
Cerner RCM revenue cycle

Jeff Hurst said it’s critical for hospitals to integrate revenue cycle management software with their electronic health records platforms.

By Bernie Monegain 09:50 am July 19, 2016
Cerner President Zane Burke said that Hurst, currently a senior vice president at Florida Hospital, brings both vision and operational expertise to the software vendor.  

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