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Illustration of computer with app icons
By Bernie Monegain 10:18 am February 18, 2015
Electronic health record giant Epic Systems, often criticized for its closed architecture, will soon open an app store -- enabling outside developers to create programs that will work with its EHRs.
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By Scott Tharler 01:39 pm February 17, 2015
The SaaS vendor has been busy aligning with healthcare partners, adding analytics to its quiver and fostering a developer program for wearables.
glass ceiling
By Gus Venditto 11:11 am February 10, 2015
Smart advice about rising to the top in a male-dominated IT world.
Google
By Bernie Monegain 09:37 am January 15, 2015
Google is a key contender -- part of the PwC team -- bidding on the massive 10-year federal contract to build an electronic health record system for the Department of Defense. PwC announced the collaboration on Thursday.
John Mattison, MD
By Tom Sullivan 10:03 am January 13, 2015
Meet the new linguistic mashup: "plecosystem," meaning a technological ecosystem comprising different platforms. More and more platforms are coming from technology leaders such as Apple, IBM, Google and Microsoft -- put them all together and that could mean big things for healthcare innovation.
By Mike Miliard 11:19 am January 09, 2015
The explosion of big data has created a big market for clinical and business intelligence -- and means some big decisions for providers looking to make smart analytics purchases. A new report from KLAS weighs the merits of BI vendors large and small.
Plastic soldiers
By Bernie Monegain 10:01 am January 09, 2015
Epic and IBM, which have teamed up to win the massive federal contract to replace the Department of Defense's ailing electronic health record system, revealed this week they would not be going it alone: They've recruited a small army of healthcare experts, including a CIO and a patient advocate, to help give them an edge.
IBM's Watson
By Mike Miliard 09:56 am December 16, 2014
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs will deploy IBM's Watson technology as it builds its clinical reasoning system to help physicians make evidence-based primary care decisions. The Veterans Health Administration will also be using Watson to help treat returning service members with post-traumatic stress disorder.
By Mike Miliard 02:44 pm December 12, 2014
After a track record of success since it was founded decade ago – including a crucial five years in which it helped the federal EHR incentive program effect huge advances in the IT infrastructure of the U.S. healthcare system – the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology seemed to find itself at a crossroads in 2014.
By Erin McCann 02:32 pm December 12, 2014
The nation’s largest electronic medical record vendor has an image problem. Verona, Wis.-based Epic has come under fire this year over its lack of interoperability, spurring the company, once well known for its mum relationship with the press, to speak up.

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