Report: Epic Shocked Upon Learning of Cerner/DoD Deal

August 3, 2015  |  Rajiv Leventhal
Employees at the Verona, Wis.-based vendor Epic Systems were initially taken aback that it was Cerner Corp. that was granted the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) electronic health record (EHR) contract, according to a report from The Capital Times, a Madison, Wis...

CHIME Pushes Congress to Address Stage 3 Meaningful Use Problems

August 3, 2015  |  Mark Hagland
CHIME interim vice president of public policy Leslie Krigstein speaks with HCI’s Mark Hagland about the complex set of issues the association is hoping to get Congress to address around Stage 3 of meaningful use and interoperability

Industry Groups Urge Feds to Publish Final MU Modifications

August 3, 2015  |  Rajiv Leventhal
Several healthcare stakeholder organizations have written a letter to the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) urging the department to publish the final rule for the modifications to the meaningful use program from 2015-2017.

WHITEPAPER: mHealth Regulations: Global Efforts and Readiness

VIDEO: Social Media Data Drives Decision making at the American Red Cross

CASE STUDY: Spectrum health Takes a Community’s Vital Signs –With Social Media

Sharing More Than Just Data

August 3, 2015  |  David Raths
At the HL7 Genomics meeting in Washington, D.C., last month, Intermountain Healthcare Chief Medical Informatics Officer Stan Huff, M.D., made a compelling argument for the nonprofit Health Services Platform Consortium as an approach that would allow for the...

NIH Clinical Center Becomes First Federal Hospital to Reach HIMSS Stage 7

August 3, 2015  |  Rajiv Leventhal
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) clinics have been awarded Stage 7 Electronic Medical Records Adoption Model (EMRAM) designation by HIMSS Analytics, the research arm of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society.

CHIME’s Branzell on the DoD-Cerner Deal: Public Perceptions Didn’t Match Reality

July 31, 2015  |  Mark Hagland
CHIME president and CEO Russ Branzell admonishes his colleagues to consider the breadth of the enterprise challenges facing the Cerner/Leidos/ Accenture Federal consortium now that it has won the new DoD EHR contract

Transforming Healthcare Through “Big Data”

July 31, 2015  |  Somesh Nigam, Chief Informatics Officer, Independence Blue Cross
At Independence Blue Cross in Pennsylvania, we are moving forward rapidly to leverage analytics to support the management of care for our members with chronic illnesses

CHIME Taps Gretchen Tegethoff to Serve as VP of New CHIME Technologies Division

July 31, 2015  |  Mark Hagland
Former CIO Gretchen Tegethoff will help lead and promote CHIME’s for-profit vendor-partnering entity

Mixed Feelings Pour in Over Cerner/DoD EHR Deal

July 30, 2015  |  Rajiv Leventhal and Mark Hagland
The health IT industry was full of mixed feelings as it began to digest the news that the Cerner Corp./Leidos-led team was granted the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) electronic health record (EHR) contract.

IBM, CVS Health Partner for Care Management

July 30, 2015  |  Rajiv Leventhal
The Armonk, N.Y.-based IBM and CVS Health are partnering to use predictive analytics and Watson cognitive computing to improve care management services for patients with chronic disease.

AMA Backs Legislation to Delay MU Stage 3

July 30, 2015  |  Rajiv Leventhal
The American Medical Association (AMA) is backing new legislation introduced intro Congress that aims to address many of the problems U.S. physicians have with the meaningful use program.


Five Key Questions That Will Need To Be Answered About the DoD/Cerner Contract (and Cannot Possibly Be Answered Right Now)

July 29, 2015   |  Mark Hagland
The capture of the immense DoD/VA contract for a vast new EHR implementation by Cerner and its partners Leidos and Accenture Federal, inevitably leads to speculation along a number of dimensions

What the Senate’s Push for a Stage 3 Delay Might Mean—If Anything

July 27, 2015   |  Rajiv Leventhal
Last week, during a Senate hearing, Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN) said that he has asked HHS to delay Stage 3 of the meaningful use program. Will his request have an impact?

When In Belgium… OK, Time to Rethink Phishing Drills

July 26, 2015   |  Mark Hagland
What managers in the Flemish regional government in Belgium learned when they tried to test employees for phishing vulnerability

EDITOR'S NOTES: Have You Met the Four Villains of Decision-Making?

July 24, 2015   |  Mark Hagland
Thinking narrowly and being over-confident can prove disastrous when it comes to scanning the landscape to plan for the future

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