By Mike Miliard 11:09 am January 13, 2015
HCA Group recently undertook a project to offer clinicians easier access to advanced digital images. Once all but impossible thanks to proprietary platforms and enormous file sizes, VNA technology now enables freer, more effective management of an "increasing amount of data."
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.
By Mike Miliard 11:18 am December 12, 2014
McKesson this week launched McKesson Ventures, a strategic fund that will invest in early and growth stage companies aimed at tackling the big challenges facing the healthcare industry.
By Henry Powderly 09:10 am November 26, 2014
More and more hospitals are turning to outsourced revenue cycle management services, especially as the challenging shift to value-based payment models leaves them realizing their own legacy systems are inadequate to the job. The market for end-to-end RCM outsourcing could reach $10 billion by 2016.
By Mike Miliard 11:07 am November 21, 2014
CommonWell Health Alliance is marching toward "a new phase" of its vendor-driven interoperability efforts, extending its availability to providers, signing on new corporate members and eyeing new opportunities for nationwide expansion.
Cerner CEO Neal Patterson makes push for interoperability.
By Bernie Monegain 10:47 am November 06, 2014
Cerner CEO Neal Patterson put EHR interoperability front and center during the Cerner Health Conference, a client gathering that drew some 11,000 participants to the Kansas City Convention Center this week. There, he made a big announcement about Cerner's participation in the CommonWell Health Alliance.
By Anthony Brino 07:19 am November 05, 2014
There's a new rift opening up between smaller health networks and large, highly-capitalized hospital systems that can afford to eat the high costs of "misjudged" electronic health record purchases while still making other investments in financial software and emerging patient care technologies, according to a new report.
By Mike Miliard 11:07 am October 20, 2014
Frustration with electronic health records has never been higher among RNs, with vast majorities complaining of poor workflows, bad communication and scant input on implementation decisions, a new survey shows.
By Mike Miliard 10:55 am October 09, 2014
Arguing that the current up-in-the-air regulatory climate is hindering innovation in health information technology, an array of vendors and industry groups have called on Congress to clarify its plans for patient safety rules.

By Neil Versel 02:52 pm August 27, 2014
With Stage 2 of a planned three stages just barely underway, it probably is too soon to assess the overall effect of the $27 billion federal EHR incentive program known as meaningful use.

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