HIT Market

4 Things Health IT Leaders “Would Be” Thankful For

November 26, 2014     Rajiv Leventhal
In the world of health IT, there might not be too much that CIOs are thankful for right now. But here is a list of four things that healthcare IT leaders “would be” thankful for if they had them.

Docs with Health IT Less Likely to Accept New Patients

November 24, 2014     Gabriel Perna
The more health IT systems a doctor has in their office, the less likely they are to accept new patients, according to the findings of a new study.

Study: Cost-Savings Can Occur When EHRs Default to Generic Medication Options

November 21, 2014     Gabriel Perna
Physicians will prescribe fewer brand name drugs and can curb health spending when an electronic health record (EHR) defaults to show the generics first, according to a research study.

Managing Virtual Employees

November 21, 2014     Tim Tolan
Like other market segments, the HIT world is moving to a workforce of virtual employees. As the candidate market gets tighter, I believe this trend will become even more commonplace.

Premier, Johns Hopkins Announce Analytics-Focused Collaboration

November 20, 2014     Gabriel Perna
Premier Inc., a purchasing organization of hospitals and health systems based in Charlotte, has announced a joint effort with Johns Hopkins Medicine on performance improvement analytics and services.

Another CommonWell Health Member to Offer Services for Free

November 20, 2014     Gabriel Perna
CommonWell Health Alliance, an industry trade association comprised of large electronic health record (EHR) vendors and other health IT vendors, is pushing forth with efforts to expand its spectrum, while adding new members.

Emdeon to Acquire Change Healthcare

November 19, 2014     John DeGaspari
Nashville, Tenn.-based Emdeon Inc. has entered into an agreement to acquire Change Healthcare, which provides healthcare consumer engagement and cost transparency solutions. The company says the acquisition will enable it to combine cost and quality information...

Siemens CEO Glaser Will Join Cerner Upon Merger Completion

November 19, 2014     Rajiv Leventhal
Upon Cerner's acquisition of Siemens Health Services in 2015, existing Siemens CEO John Glaser announced in a Nov. 17 blog post that he will join Cerner as a as a senior vice president.

Solving Mississippi’s Diabetes Problem with Telehealth and Care Management

November 14, 2014     Gabriel Perna
Mississippi has the highest rate of people with diabetes of any state in the union. The University of Mississippi Medical Center is leading the charge with a telehealth-based care management program to change its standing. HCI spoke with one of the program’s...

Cerner Announces Growth Plan with New Campus

November 13, 2014     Gabriel Perna
Cerner, one of the largest electronic health record (EHR) vendors in the industry, is setting out to double its workforce in the next ten years. The company announced the plans in a ground breaking ceremony on the company’s new campus in the Kansas City, Mo. area...

HCI’s Innovator Awards Program: In this Time of Transformative Change, You Deserve Recognition

November 12, 2014     Mark Hagland
We have opened our website to submissions to the Innovator Awards Program. Will one of your organization’s top teams be named one of our magazine’s top teams in 2015?

Allscripts Continues to Struggle Financially, Stock Tumbles

November 7, 2014     Gabriel Perna
Allscripts, the Chicago-based electronic health record (EHR) developer, reported a $25.8 million loss in the third quarter of 2014. Coupled with a decrease in future bookings, the company’s stock dropped approximately up to 17 percent or more than two dollars per...
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