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Paragon EHR Users Divided on Impact of Allscripts-McKesson Deal

September 20, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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Among current users of McKesson’s Paragon electronic medical record (EMR) system, confidence about Allscripts’ future development of Paragon varies, with current Paragon users equally split on Allscripts ability to improve the technology, according to a new Flash...

Health IT Expert Tripathi Digs Deep on Impact of Epic’s Share Everywhere Release

September 15, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Micky Tripathi, Ph.D., discussed the impact of the Epic interoperability news, what’s specifically unique about it, and more wide-ranging interoperability issues at hand.

Epic’s Faulkner on New Share Everywhere Solution: “Putting Interoperability Control in Hands of Patients”

September 14, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal and Mark Hagland
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Epic Systems has announced a new solution that aims to allow patients to grant access to their data to any providers who have internet access—even if they don’t have EHRs.

At Conference, Experts Address Implications of Intelligent Automation in Healthcare

September 13, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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In order to address transformative issues in the healthcare industry, healthcare provider organizations and payers need to be agile, need to drive disruption utilizing technology, and need to be more analytically-driven organizations.

IBM Watson’s Shortcomings Investigated in STAT Report

September 7, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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An investigation into IBM Watson by STAT News has revealed that the artificial intelligence supercomputer has not lived up to its potential.

Report: PACS Vendor Market Changing as Providers Consider Enterprise Imaging Approach

September 5, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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The PACS (picture archiving and communications system software) market has changed significantly over the past few years—performance from historical PACS leaders has dropped, and newer entrants have begun to stand out and steadily expand into larger provider...

Survey: Wait Times Down, Patient Portal Use Up at Medical Practices

September 1, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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U.S. medical practices report that wait times have improved by five minutes from last year, down to an average of 20 minutes total between the waiting area and the exam room. For hospital-owned practices specifically, that number goes down to an average of 17...

How Health IT Tools are Working to Reduce the Prescription Opioid Epidemic

August 30, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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Facing a growing prescription opioid crisis, healthcare provider and payer organizations are looking to leverage predictive data analytics to identify patients at high risk of an opioid overdose or addiction to intervene before an adverse event occurs.

Getting Your "Value-Based Care House” in Order by Embracing Primary Care

August 28, 2017  |  Sylvia Dochterman, consultant, Freed Associates
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Regardless of what becomes of the Affordable Care Act, industry experts agree that value-based care (VBC) initiatives will likely remain. Here are five key VBC-oriented questions to ask regarding your primary care offerings.

EHR Vendor CliniComp Sues Govt. over VA/Cerner “Non-Competitive” Bidding Process

August 23, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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CliniComp International is suing the government, attesting that the VA improperly awarded its EHR upgrade contract to Cerner Corp. without a competitive bidding process, according to reports.

Hackensack Meridian Health Invests $25M in Tech Incubator

August 21, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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New Jersey-based Hackensack Meridian Health has teamed up with the New Jersey Innovation Institute (NJIT) to open a health incubator with a design similar to the reality show ”Shark Tank,” in which companies pitch healthcare innovation ideas to a panel of experts.

Ascension Partners with Tech Accelerator for Greater Healthcare Innovation

August 18, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Ascension, said to be the world's largest Catholic health system, has begun a collaboration with Plug and Play Tech Center, a global innovation, investor and technology accelerator that supports innovative startups across various sectors, including...

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