HIT Market

When You’ve Got Telehealth…"Snow Problem”

January 30, 2015     Gabriel Perna
Massachusetts General Hospital used telehealth to service snowed in Bostonians this past week so they didn’t miss an outpatient visit. It’s high time we bring direct-to-consumer telehealth to the forefront…there’s just one caveat.

BREAKING: ONC Releases First Draft of Interoperability Roadmap

January 30, 2015     Gabriel Perna
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) released a 166-page, first draft interoperability roadmap, which outlines specific steps needed to achieve an open ecosystem in the next 10 years.

Adapting to the Priorities of the New Healthcare IT Workforce

January 28, 2015     Tim Tolan
An organization’s most important asset can be defined in a number of ways, depending on the person defining the term and their own role. I am a big believer that, in most organizations, the most important asset is the human capital that makes everything happen

Top Ten Tech Trends: Making Doctors Mobile: Zeroing in on Clinical Workflow

January 26, 2015     David Raths
Too often, doctors have gotten excited about the idea of viewing results on their iPads, only to have to seek out a PC with a keyboard in order to enter orders. But in 2015, with the increasing maturity of devices and software, some organizations are starting...

AAFP: Physicians Forced to Switch EHRs, Unhappy With New Systems

January 21, 2015     Rajiv Leventhal
The American Academy of Family Physicians Family Practice Management Journal has released a report that said doctors are being forced to switch electronic health records (EHRs) and there is widespread dissatisfaction among physicians who have switched.

ONC Hires its First CHIO

January 21, 2015     Gabriel Perna
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) has hired Michael James McCoy, M.D. as its first ever chief health information officer (CHIO).

Cognizant Being Sued by Syntel over TriZetto Acquisition

January 20, 2015     Gabriel Perna
Cognizant, the Teaneck, N.J.-based consulting and business process outsourcing services company, is being sued for more than $6 billion over its recent acquisition of TriZetto.

Leading Edge Submissions: Due in Less Than a Week

January 20, 2015     The Editors of HCI
Vendors, you have less than a week to submit your products to the first ever Leading Edge Awards. Through Leading Edge, Healthcare Informatics will honor vendors who are leading the industry in innovation in three categories: interoperability, clinician...

Health IT VC Funding More Than Doubles in 2014

January 15, 2015     Rajiv Leventhal
Venture capital funding in the healthcare IT sector in 2014 more than doubled last year’s total, coming in at $4.7 billion, according a new report from consulting firm Mercom Capital Group.

Google Joins Open Source Team Vying for DoD Contract

January 15, 2015     Gabriel Perna
One team for the vaunted Department of Defense (DoD) electronic health record (EHR) system contract just upped its game and added Google.

KLAS: When Choosing BI Vendors, Biggest Isn’t Always Best

January 15, 2015     Rajiv Leventhal
Healthcare providers report that vendor size and capability do not equate to client satisfaction when it comes to business intelligence (BI) and analytics products, according to a new report from the Orem, Utah-based KLAS Research.

athenahealth Makes Push for Rural Hospital Market

January 14, 2015     Gabriel Perna
athenahealth, the Watertown, Mass.-based provider of cloud-based electronic health record (EHR) systems, is making its way to rural America, with an acquisition of RazorInsights.
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