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KLAS Research: Small Hospitals’ Buying Decisions Impacting EMR Market Share

A new KLAS Research report tracks shifts in electronic medical record (EMR) vendor market share among acute care hospitals, and finds that smaller hospitals are seeking technology solutions that meet their needs and limited budgets, and these contracts are making a mark on the EMR market.

Survey: Majority of Providers Predict Success for New Generic Drug Company, Project Rx

Back in January, four health systems, in consultation with the VA, announced a collaboration to develop a new, not-for-profit generic drug company. A survey has found that 90 percent of providers say they would become customers of the new venture.

Personalized Medicine Awareness Low Among U.S. Adults, Survey Finds

Genetics and personalized medicine are not top of mind for the general public in the U.S., according to a recent survey from GenomeWeb and the Personalized Medicine Coalition.

Industry Organizations Praise Senate Passage of VA Mission Act

The U.S. Senate on Wednesday passed, by a vote of 92-5, a major Veterans Affairs (VA) reform bill that includes health IT-related provisions to improve health data exchange between VA healthcare providers and community care providers.

NIH Issues Funding Announcement for All of Us Genomic Research Program

The National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) “All of Us” Research Program has issued a funding announcement for genome centers to generate genotype and whole genome sequence data from participants’ biosamples.

MGMA: Physician Compensation Data Illustrates Nationwide PCP Shortage

Primary care physicians’ compensation rose by more than 10 percent over the past five years, representing an increase which is nearly double that of specialty physicians’ compensation over the same period, according to the Medical Group Management Association (MGMA).

Presidio and VMware Team Up to Tackle Healthcare

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For one multi-site health system, our partnership’s infrastructure virtualization and consolidation generated nearly $17 million in savings over five years.

At the Philadelphia HIT Summit, One Healthcare Leader Parses the Current State of Payer-Provider Convergence

May 24, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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As the healthcare industry makes steady progress to value-based care models, one healthcare thought leader sees the commercial payer market playing a larger role, going forward, in pushing provider organizations into value-based care arrangements.

At the Health IT Summit in Philadelphia, Industry Experts Agree: Blockchain Is in its Infancy in Healthcare

May 23, 2018  |  Mark Hagland
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A robust discussion was held at the Health IT Summit in Philadelphia on Tuesday, with industry experts parsing the challenges and potential of blockchain—including its lack of data security

Healthcare’s Patient Access Problem is Big—But There's a Fix

May 23, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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There is significant potential for health IT to prove beneficial in medical record access and cut the exorbitant costs that patients are currently paying for their health data.

Can DirectTrust Jumpstart Open API Networks and FHIR?

May 23, 2018  |  David Raths
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During a May 21 webinar, members of DirectTrust workgroups discussed their efforts to allow for the exchange of FHIR resources using its certificate-based trust framework.

National Coordinator Donald Rucker, M.D. Assesses Progress Towards Interoperability and the Development of Open APIs

May 21, 2018  |  Mark Hagland
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Donald Rucker, M.D. spoke recently with Healthcare Informatics about the progress towards interoperability, a key objective of the current administration—and some of the challenges and opportunities for open-API development

Optimize Compliance, Collaboration, Care, and Your Future

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With the right technology and strategy, healthcare organizations can stay compliant and connected — with minimal havoc. Register for this webinar today.

HSX’s Drive Toward Innovation Spotlighted at Philadelphia HIT Summit

May 21, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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At the Philadelphia Health IT Summit, leaders from HealthShare Exchange outlined new organization strategies that include how its Market Street technology initiative is opening new avenues for innovation.

Dr. Glenn Steele on the Path Forward Towards Care Delivery Transformation

May 20, 2018  |  Mark Hagland
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Healthcare Informatics caught up recently with Glenn D. Steele, Jr., M.D., Ph.D., who has been busy spreading the gospel of the Geisinger approach to healthcare delivery innovation, U.S. healthcare system-wide

PODCAST: One-on-One with Cleveland Clinic’s Former CMIO Dr. Dave Levin

May 18, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Dave Levin, M.D. discusses the recent pieces he has written for Healthcare Informatics, on FHIR, health IT system design, and the battle for interoperability at the VA and DoD.

VA-Cerner $10B EHR Contract Finally Gets Signed

May 17, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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The much-anticipated electronic health record (EHR) modernization contract between the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and Cerner was finally signed on May 17.

In Michigan, Prime ACO is in the Risk Game, with Eyes on the Big Picture

May 17, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Still in a one-sided risk model, the Michigan-based ACO is working its way toward taking on downside risk

eBook: Say Hello to the Right Technology: A Guide to 2017 Connectivity Solutions

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It can be hard for today’s businesses to create a truly integrated work environment. Having an infrastructure built on outdated technologies can further complicate the situation, resulting in a variety of business challenges that fall under four distinct...