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DoD, VA Say Interoperability Requirements Have Been Met

November 24, 2015  |  Rajiv Leventhal
The Department of Defense (DoD) says that it has met the interoperability requirements for electronic health records (EHRs) as called for in the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) of 2014.

Healthcare Informatics Podcast: A Deeper Look into the Imaging Informatics Landscape and a Preview of RSNA’s Annual Conference

November 24, 2015  |  Mark Hagland and Rajiv Leventhal
In this latest Healthcare Informatics podcast, Mark Hagland and Rajiv Leventhal take a deeper look into what organizations on the leading edge of imaging informatics are doing in advance of next week’s RSNA’s annual meeting.

Black Book Research: IT Outsourcing Poised for Growth in Healthcare Payer Sector

November 23, 2015  |  Rajiv Leventhal
A new Black Book Research report estimates the demands of data security, population health and value-based benefits solutions—and revenue cycle modernization—will drive the payer IT outsourcing market in excess of $60 billion by the end of 2017.

An Interview with Michael Blum, M.D., Director of UCSF’s Center for Digital Health Innovation

November 22, 2015  |  David Raths
Michael Blum, M.D., UCSF’s associate vice chancellor for informatics and director of its Center for Digital Health Innovation describes some of his goals in working with tech giant Cisco on interoperability issues.

KLAS: Providers Turn to Outside Firms for Value-Based Care Transitions

November 20, 2015  |  Rajiv Leventhal
While some providers may have the ability to make the transition to value-based care (VBC) on their own, the vast majority of them are turning to firms who provide VBC consulting services and VBC managed services, according to a new survey from Orem, Utah-based...

KLAS: Global EMR Adoption Rates Continue to Grow

November 17, 2015  |  Rajiv Leventhal
Providers around the globe are continuing to adopt electronic medical record (EMR) technology at a rapid rate, with Cerner and InterSystems standing out as the top-performing fully rated multiregional vendors, according to a new report from Orem, Utah-based KLAS...

EHRA Holds its Ground in Response to ONC Information Blocking Report

November 16, 2015  |  Rajiv Leventhal
The HIMSS EHR Association (EHRA) has provided some more clarification on its position regarding the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT’s (ONC) report on information blocking that it released this past April.

Shifting Landscape: In the Imaging Informatics World, Everything Is Changing

November 16, 2015  |  Mark Hagland
Healthcare system reform, consolidation on all fronts, and changing technologies, are combining to create an unprecedented landscape of questions and instability in imaging informatics. How should healthcare IT leaders proceed? Strategically and thoughtfully,...

Boston Children’s to Guide Rock Health-Funded Startups

November 10, 2015  |  David Raths
Digital health venture fund Rock Health plans to fund and support digital startup companies, while Boston Children’s Hospital acts as a clinical advisor, helping companies pilot technologies in the pediatric market.

Fostering Innovation From Within: Lessons From Johns Hopkins and Partners HealthCare

November 9, 2015  |  David Raths
Speaking at the HIMSS Connected Health Conference in Washington, D.C., executives from Johns Hopkins Medical System in Baltimore and Partners HealthCare in Boston talked about how they encourage the growth of an ecosystem of creative minds and spur that...

Interaction Studio Brings Physicians, Tech Startups Together

November 4, 2015  |  David Raths
The American Medical Association has opened a studio in Chicago in partnership with health technology incubator MATTER to connect entrepreneurs and physicians.

Cerner Reports Strong Third-Quarter Results, Bookings

November 4, 2015  |  David Raths
Kansas City-based Cerner (Nasdaq: CERN) reported strong third-quarter earnings as well as bookings that were at an all-time high.


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