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University of Vermont Health Network Proposes Unified EHR

The University of Vermont Medical Center has filed a certificate of need (CON) application with the state of Vermont to create a unified electronic health record (EHR) across four hospitals in the University of Vermont Health Network.

Teladoc Hits Milestone of Two Million Patient Visits

Telehealth service vendor Teladoc announced that it passed the two million patient-visit mark back in December.

DirectTrust’s David Kibbe, M.D.: Five Health IT Trends to Watch in 2017

When making predictions about health care and health IT in 2017 with Donald Trump as President, almost nothing is certain except uncertainty itself, according to David Kibbe, president and CEO of the Washington, D.C.-based DirectTrust.

iShare Medical Achieves Accreditation as Governmental Trust Anchor

Kansas City-based iShare Medical, an information technology and software solutions provider, has been accredited by DirectTrust as a governmental trust anchor, which qualifies the company to provide trusted exchange of medical records with 23 federal government agencies, including Medicare, Medicaid, Indian Health Services and the Veterans Administration.

Children’s Health’s Pamela Arora Named 2016 CIO of the Year

Pamela Arora, CIO of Children’s Health in Dallas, has been named by CHIME and HIMSS as the 2016 John E. Gall, Jr. CIO of the Year.

Digital Health Funding Down Year-over-Year Despite More Deals

In 2016, there were more, albeit smaller digital health deals and 8 percent fewer dollars invested than in 2015, according to San Francisco-based Rock Health’s year end funding report.

Report: Federal Health IT Spending Will Increase to $6.4 Billion in 2021

The federal government is forecasted to spend $6.4 billion on vendor-furnished health IT products and services across all agencies in fiscal year 2021, a $400 million increase from the $6 billion on technology spending in fiscal 2016, according to a report from Deltek.

CMS, ONC and AHRQ Integrate eCQI Resource Center with USHIK

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) have integrated the eCQI Resource Center with United States Health Information Knowledgebase (USHIK).

KLAS Report: Providers Are Raising the Bar for Population Health Management Vendors

Many healthcare organizations have tested the waters of population health management with pilot projects and a few payer contacts, and some of these organizations are ready to dive in deeper, but are population health management vendors ready as well? At this point, no one vendor has both breadth and depth to meet all needs for all types of healthcare organizations, according to a new KLAS report.

AHRQ Announces Health IT Funding Opportunity

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has issued a funding opportunity announcement (FOA) for grant applications to conduct research on utilizing health information technology (IT) to scale and spread successful practice models using patient-reported outcomes.

DoD, Vocera Connect on $14M Contract

San Jose, Calif.-based clinical communications vendor Vocera has been awarded a $14 million contract from the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), with deployments set to begin this month in U.S. Army Medical Command (MEDCOM) facilities around the world.

HEALTHeLINK Providers Can Now Access Patient Data for Minors

Providers participating on Western New York’s health information exchange (HIE) — HEALTHeLINK—can now access data for minor patients 10 to 17 years of age.

Project GENIE Releases Aggregated Cancer Genomic Data Set

the American Association for Cancer Research has announced the first public release of cancer genomic data aggregated through its Project GENIE initiative.

EarlySense, American Well to Provide Telehealth Services Powered by Smart Sensors

Israel-based EarlySense has expanded the uses of its contact-free continuous monitoring solutions through a partnership with telehealth company American Well.

Northwell Health Partners with Avizia to Expand Telehealth Services

Northwell Health, a 21-hospital health system in New York City, has entered a strategic channel partnership with Avizia, a telehealth solutions provider.

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