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Patient Satisfaction and Patient Engagement Race to the Top of CIOs’ Agendas: HIMSS Leadership Survey

Mark Hagland
At HIMSS15, which is enjoying record attendance this year at McCormick Place Convention Center in Chicago, dramatic new results from the HIMSS Leadership Survey are reflecting policy and industry focus on patient concerns in healthcare

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Survey: Usual Suspects Dominating EHR Vendor Market for Larger Practices

May 21, 2015   |  Gabriel Perna
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A select few companies are dominating the large practice electronic health record (EHR) vendor market, according to a recent survey of clinicians.

At iHT2-Boston, HealthInfoNet’s Dev Culver Offers a Success Story Around Predictive Analytics for Population Health

May 21, 2015   |  Mark Hagland
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Innovation is proceeding apace in Maine, where HealthInfoNet, Maine’s statewide HIE, is now leveraging predictive analytics to support care management for its stakeholder provider organizations

Report: Global Telemedicine Market Poised for Significant Growth

May 21, 2015   |  Rajiv Leventhal
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The global market for telemedicine technologies, including hardware, software, and services, stood at $17.8 billion in 2014, and is anticipated to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 18.4 percent through 2020, according to a new report from Research and...

Allscripts Lays Off 250 Employees

May 20, 2015   |  Gabriel Perna
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The Chicago-based electronic health records (EHR) vendor, Allscripts is laying off 250 employees, or 3.5 percent of its workforce.

Two Major Texas HIEs Planning Merger

May 19, 2015   |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Two major health information exchanges (HIEs) in Texas are planning a merger that would bring together the electronic health records (EHRs) of millions of state residents, according to various news media reports.

AMA Backs Bill to Prohibit ICD-10

May 19, 2015   |  Rajiv Leventhal
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The American Medical Association (AMA) is supporting the Cutting Costly Codes Act of 2015, H.R. 2126, a proposed bill that would prohibit the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) from replacing ICD-9 with ICD-10.

What Will CIOs Most Need for the Journey Ahead? Halamka and Branzell Urge CIOs To Be “Revolutionaries”

May 18, 2015   |  Mark Hagland
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In opening addresses to the CHIME LEAD Forum Boston, John Halamka, M.D. and Russ Branzell urge their CIO colleagues to get the big picture and move forcefully and consistently towards it

Advisory Board Exec: ICD-10 Isn’t Getting Credit it Deserves

May 18, 2015   |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Teaser: Twice in recent weeks, legislation regarding the transition to the ICD-10 coding set has been introduced into the U.S. House of Representatives. Executives from The Advisory Board Company adamantly disagree with those bills, and think it’s time for “...

An Exclusive Interview with Robert Wachter, Author of Digital Doctor (Part 2 of 2)

May 15, 2015   |  Gabriel Perna
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Part two of HCI's interview with Robert Wachter, M.D., author of Digital Doctor: Hope, Hype, and Harm at the Dawn of Medicine's Computer Age. He talks alert fatigue, Epic vs. athenahealth, and meaningful use.

Fujifilm’s Acquisition of TeraMedica Marks Further Consolidation in Imaging Informatics Market

May 14, 2015   |  Mark Hagland
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In a sign of ongoing consolidation in the imaging informatics market, Fujifilm Medical Systems USA announced on May 13 that it was acquiring vendor-neutral archive (VNA) software firm TeraMedica

ONC Announces Winners of R&D Pilot Challenge

May 13, 2015   |  Rajiv Leventhal
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The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) has announced the six winners of its inaugural ONC Market R&D Pilot Challenge, which aims to bring together healthcare organizations and innovative companies through pilot funding awards and...

Grove Medical Associates Selected as HIMSS Ambulatory Davies Award Recipient

May 12, 2015   |  Rajiv Leventhal
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The Auburn, Mass.-based Grove Medical Associates has been named a 2015 HIMSS Ambulatory Davies Award recipient by the Healthcare Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS).