Interoperability

Anne Arundel Medical Center
By Anthony Brino 08:29 am June 27, 2014
Anne Arundel Medical Center has been expanding in recent years, and as part of the challenge of optimizing 49 ambulatory practices as part of its network, the health system has had to integrate IT systems -- including the Epic EHRs used at hospitals and the cloud-based athenahealth technology at many of the practices.
Illustration of businessman with sword and shield
By Mike Miliard 10:37 am June 26, 2014
Another group of health IT powerhouses is joining forces to compete with Epic and IBM for the Department of Defense's lucrative $11 billion system modernization contract.
By Bernie Monegain 09:55 am June 26, 2014
If you had to guess which three EMR vendors increased their market share in 2013, you'd probably be right. Cerner, Epic and MEDITECH. Slam dunk.
Jonathan Bush
By Bernie Monegain 10:48 am June 20, 2014
The folks at cloud-based EHR company athenahealth found cause to celebrate earlier this week when the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid posted the list of EHR products providers used to attest to meaningful use.
By Tom Sullivan 11:14 am June 19, 2014
David Bowen's title might be CIO of the Military Health System but these days he calls himself an anthropologist. The anthropology aspect of his job spans a wide-ranging consolidation across several military health IT systems.
By Mike Miliard 11:19 am June 18, 2014
Medtronic, the medical device behemoth, announced plans this week to acquire rival Covidien for nearly $43 billion and move its headquarters to Ireland.
IBM headquarters
By Erin McCann 10:51 am June 11, 2014
With its sights set on a Department of Defense deal, technology giant IBM announced Tuesday it was teaming up with EHR behemoth Epic Systems to compete for the DoD Healthcare Management Systems Modernization contract. The DHMSM is slated to replace the current Military Health System and will serve some 9.7 million beneficiaries.
Illustration of connected network concept
By Diana Manos 10:18 am June 06, 2014
Interoperability, the Achilles heel of electronic health record progress has been in the limelight since the beginning of the stimulus package incentive funding for EHR adoption. Against that backdrop, ONC on Thursday offered a 10-year plan for achieving interoperability.
Apple's new app HealthKit as shown on the Apple website June 2.
By Evan Schuman 07:41 am June 03, 2014
Apple on Monday touted its working with the Mayo Clinic as it rolled out an app that would piece together healthcare information from many third-party apps -- including one from Mayo -- to give consumers a comprehensive medical view on a mobile device.
Reboot button
By John Loonsk 08:03 am May 29, 2014
More than 30 billion dollars have been spent. And while it is reasonable that many HIT outcomes are still unfulfilled, the path forward seems murky. EHR adoption has surged, but much of what has been broken about health IT in the United States still remains, writes John Loonsk, MD. That's why he's urging a hard reboot.