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Adapting to the Priorities of the New Healthcare IT Workforce

Tim Tolan
An organization’s most important asset can be defined in a number of ways, depending on the person defining the term and their own role. I am a big believer that, in most organizations, the most important asset is the human capital that makes everything happen

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EHR Vendor Trade Org. Creates Delivery System Reform Workgroup

March 3, 2015     Gabriel Perna
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The Electronic Health Record Association (EHRA), a Chicago-based trade organization comprised of EHR vendors, is creating a workgroup focused on healthcare delivery system reform.

How A Specialty-Specific EMR System Changed the Game for a New York Dermatologist

March 3, 2015     Rajiv Leventhal
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It wasn’t too long ago when Kavita Mariwalla, M.D., a practicing dermatologist, had a sour view on electronic medical records (EMRs). But when she moved into her own private practice, she implemented one piece of technology that made all the difference.

Allscripts Announces Precision Medicine Partnership with NantHealth

March 3, 2015     Gabriel Perna
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Precision medicine is all the rage, with the Chicago-based electronic health record (EHR) system vendor, Allscripts being the latest company to dip its toes in genomics.

Mac McMillan: Time to Get Real About Data Breaches—While Also Celebrating Daily Victories

March 2, 2015     Mark Hagland
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Mac McMillan tells his audience at the CHIME-iHT2 Lead Forum on data security, being held in San Francisco, that healthcare leaders need to implement better processes around data security—while celebrating the daily and weekly data security victories as well

For Talented CMIOs in the Emerging New Healthcare, the World Really Is their “Oyster”

March 2, 2015     Mark Hagland
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Speaking with Dr. David Levin about the roles and reporting relationships of “2.0 Generation” CMIOs was exciting and possibility-filled

Facing Fundamental Transformation: David Levin, M.D. Reflects on CMIOs’ Challenges and Opportunities

February 28, 2015     Mark Hagland
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David Levin, M.D., an industry leader and the former CMIO of the Cleveland Clinic, shares his perspectives on the transformational challenges and opportunities facing not only U.S. patient care organizations in general, but also facing CMIOs and other senior...

Merge Acquires DR Systems for $70 million

February 27, 2015     Gabriel Perna
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Merge Healthcare, a Chicago-based imaging vendor, has dipped its toe in the acquisition pool, grabbing San Diego-based DR Systems for $70 million.

Minimizing the ICD-10 Impact by Focusing on the Codes That Matter

February 26, 2015     Rajiv Leventhal
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As it looks like the transition to ICD-10 is going to finally happen his year, providers may think that they will have to master 155,000 codes. But not so fast—one consulting firm as developed a shortcut to lessen to burden in the short term.

Cerner Offers Voluntary Buyouts

February 25, 2015     Gabriel Perna
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Cerner, the large Kansas City-based electronic health record (EHR) vendor, is offering voluntary buyouts to certain employees whose age and years of service total 65.

KLAS: Competition Between Epic, Cerner Stiffens

February 25, 2015     Rajiv Leventhal
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Stiffer competition between key vendors is causing a growing number of providers to be undecided about which electronic medical record (EMR) to purchase, according to a new report from the Orem, Utah-based KLAS research.

Pentagon Whittles Down Contenders for Mega EHR Contract

February 24, 2015     Gabriel Perna
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A recent report from NextGov indicates that the Pentagon has whittled down the contenders for the Department of Defense's mega electronic health record (EHR) contract, valued at approximately $11 billion, to three teams.

UPMC and the University of Pittsburgh Formalize their Collaboration on Healthcare Commercialization

February 24, 2015     Mark Hagland
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The University of Pittsburgh and the UPMC health system have entered into a partnership that formalizes a longstanding collaboration between the organizations involving the commercialization of research-based products and services