By Mike Miliard 10:01 am March 12, 2013
After McKesson, Cerner, Allscripts, Greenway and athenahealth made news at HIMSS13 with the launch of the CommonWell Health Alliance, Healthcare IT News spoke with McKesson CEO John Hammergren about the road ahead. Joining Hammergren in the discussion were David McCallie and Arien Malec.
By Bernie Monegain 06:09 pm March 04, 2013
The Interoperability Showcase saw brisk business Monday at HIMSS13, drawing crowds for tours of 18 kiosks, each demonstrating unique interoperability use cases, while across the way speakers were scheduled every half hour to talk about interoperability.
By Mike Miliard 02:05 pm February 18, 2013
In a Jan. 14 letter to National Coordinator Farzad Mostashari, MD, commenting on the Health IT Policy Committee's proposals for Stage 3 meaningful use, James Madara, MD, executive vice president and CEO of the American Medical Association, put forth some of the AMA's "concerns and recommendations" about the program.
By Bernie Monegain 10:24 am February 18, 2013
Agfa's stated core belief is centered around helping imaging providers succeed, yet a new report from research firm KLAS shows a majority of customers interviewed indicated Agfa was missing the mark.
By Bernie Monegain 09:32 am February 12, 2013
As preparation for ICD-10 intensifies, questions surrounding EMR vendor readiness and ICD-10-related technologies are surfacing. A new KLAS report shows how leading providers around the country are utilizing third-party consulting firms to help them overcome these and other ICD-10 challenges, including staff readiness, training and technology.
By Erin McCann 12:00 am January 30, 2013
Board members at the St. Paul, Minn.-based HealthEast Care System have unanimously approved a five-year $135 million budget to build a new electronic health record (EHR) system.
By Erin McCann 12:00 am January 30, 2013
Although a significant measure of merger and acquisition (M&A) deals are often deemed ill-fated and potentially hazardous to a company's health, a recent report reveals that healthcare IT M&A activity has seen considerable success in recent years (the much-cited Allscripts-Eclipsys merger aside, of course).
By Mike Miliard 01:11 pm January 29, 2013
Health IT venture capital funding approached $1.2 billion, disbursed across more than 160 deals, in 2012. That dwarfs the $480 million given in 49 deals in 2011, and the 22 deals worth $211 million in 2010, according to a new report from Mercom Capital Group.
By Erin McCann 12:00 am January 01, 2013
Mergers and acquisitions can be hazardous to a company's health, industry experts often warn. In the realm of health IT, this caveat has proved no exception.
By Erin McCann 03:53 pm December 27, 2012
Officials at the St. Paul, Minn.-based HealthEast Care System have approved a five-year $135 million allocation to build a new electronic health record (EHR) system, the Pioneer Press reports.

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