HIT Market

CCHIT is Shutting Down

October 29, 2014     Gabriel Perna
The Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT), a Chicago-based nonprofit, is shutting down operations after 10 years in service.

Optum to Buy Alere Health for $600 Million

October 28, 2014     Gabriel Perna
Optum has made a big move into population health management, with the Eden Prairie, Minn.-based clinical analytics firm announcing a $600 million acquisition of the Waltham, Mass.-based Alere Health.

Financial Performance Analysis: One Health System’s Journey So Far

October 26, 2014     Mark Hagland
At CentraCare Health in Minnesota, CFO Greg Klugherz is helping to lead an organization-wide initiative to understand and improve financial performance across all areas of activity—with the help of sophisticated new tools

Cerner Expects Siemens Deal to Close in 2015

October 24, 2014     Gabriel Perna
On an earnings call this week, Kansas City-based electronic health record (EHR) vendor, Cerner said it expects its deal with Siemens to close in early 2015.

M*Modal Names New CEO

October 23, 2014     Gabriel Perna
M*Modal, the Franklin, Tenn.-based provider of clinical documentation and medical transcription software, has named Scott MacKenzie its new chief executive officer.

Epic to Integrate with Network of Cancer Centers

October 22, 2014     Gabriel Perna
Epic Systems (Verona, Wisc.) will integrate its oncology information systems with chemotherapy order templates created by the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, which is a not-for-profit alliance of 25 of the world's leading cancer centers.

Feds Looking to Standardize Decision Support for Ebola Screening in the EHR

October 16, 2014     Gabriel Perna
Representatives from both the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) co-hosted a special webinar this week on the use of clinical decision support (CDS) tools in the electronic medical record (EMR) to...

Public vs. Private HIEs (Part 1)

October 15, 2014     Gabriel Perna
Leading HIE executives share their thoughts at the HIE landscape and different operational models in a time of uncertainty for the industry. Part 1 of this four-part series is with Doug Dietzman, executive director at the privately-owned Great Lakes Health...

Across the Pond: Capacity Management System Favored by NHS Lanarkshire

October 9, 2014     Gabriel Perna
NHS Lanarkshire, a part of the U.K.-based government health system responsible for three medium acute-care facilities in Scotland, is using actionable data and capacity management dashboards to better manage healthcare transitions at the acute-care spectrum.

Analyst: Open Source EHR Will Combat Interoperability Issues at DoD

October 8, 2014     Rajiv Leventhal
As the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) closes the competitive bidding process on its $11 billion Department of Defense Healthcare Management Systems Modernization (DHMSM) electronic health record (EHR) contract, lawmakers remain skeptical about the 10-year...

GE Healthcare Announces Shift at the Top

October 8, 2014     Gabriel Perna
GE Healthcare, based in Fairfield, Conn., is bringing GE veteran John Flannery on board as its new president and CEO in place of John Dineen, who has resigned. The move is effective immediately, GE announced.

Ochsner Health System Becomes First Epic User to Fully Integrate with Apple HealthKit

October 8, 2014     Rajiv Leventhal
The New Orleans, La.-based Ochsner Health System has announced that it is the first client of the Verona, Wisc.-based Epic Systems to fully integrate its electronic health record (EHR) with the new Apple HealthKit.
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