HIT Market

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.

Survey: 75 Percent of Adults Don’t Use Mobile Devices to Track Health

October 6, 2014     Rajiv Leventhal
Despite the predicted growth spurt of the wearable devices market, 75 percent of adults do not use either a fitness tracker or smartphone app to monitor their health, according to a new survey from Technology Advice.

CareFusion Gets Bought for Huge Sum

October 6, 2014     Gabriel Perna
San Diego-based CareFusion, which is a top revenue earning company in medical device hardware and health IT software products, was bought by Becton, Dickinson and Company (BD) for $12.2 billion this weekend.

Ebola, Epic, the New York Times, and the Culture of Accountability

October 3, 2014     Gabriel Perna
In the era of hyperbolic news, electronic health record (EHR) workflow issues have been dragged into Ebola virus panic as one particular vendor is put under a microscope.

ONC Departures Continue: Judy Murphy is Next to Leave

October 3, 2014     Gabriel Perna
Judy Murphy, R.N. the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT’s (ONC) chief nursing officer (CNO) and director of its Office of Clinical Quality and Safety (OCQS) will be leaving her post in two weeks.

How to Successfully Negotiate a Healthcare Technology License Agreement

October 2, 2014     Donald S. Burnham, Esq.
IT vendors use a refined template of purchase contract for their customer transactions, and in the vast majority of these cases the template is invariably tilted toward the benefit of the vendor, not the customer. Here are nine key “traps” and “gotchas” in...

Report: Digital Health Funding to Nearly Double in 2014

October 1, 2014     Rajiv Leventhal
Digital health funding in the third quarter of 2014 nearly doubled over the same period last year, from $946 million to $1.7 billion, according to a new report from the StartUp Health, a New York City-based global platform dedicated to helping healthcare...
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