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Survey: Infrastructure, Interoperability Key Barriers to Global HIT Development

February 16, 2018  |  Heather Landi
news
A new survey report from Black Book Research on global healthcare IT adoption and records systems connectivity finds nations in various phases of regional electronic health record (EHR) adoption. The survey results also reveal rapidly advancing opportunities for...

Roche to Pay $1.9B for Flatiron Health

February 15, 2018  |  David Raths
news
Switzerland-based pharmaceutical company Roche has agreed to pay $1.9 billion to buy New York-based Flatiron Health Inc., which has both an oncology EHR and data analytics platform.

Enhancing Pediatric EHR Functionality: In North Carolina, One Organization Won’t Give Up

February 15, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
article
Even today, several issues specific to children raise the risk that EHR usability can contribute to medical errors. In North Carolina, one organization is determined to change things.

Cerner, Children's National to Help UAE Pediatric Center with Health IT

February 15, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Al Jalila Children's Specialty Hospital, the only pediatric hospital in the United Arab Emirates, has entered into an agreement with Washington, D.C.-based Children's National Health System to form a health IT strategic partnership.

Survey: Value-Based Care a Top Driver for Health Tech Spending in 2018

February 8, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
news
Value-based care initiatives ranked as the top driver for healthcare technology spending in 2018, according to a recent survey from Illinois-based Damo Consulting.

athenahealth Names Jeffrey Immelt Its New Chairman

February 7, 2018  |  Mark Hagland
article
On Wednesday, the Watertown, Mass.-based EHR and practice management vendor athenahealth named Jeff Immelt, former chairman and CEO of GE, as chairman of athenahealth

Evolving Financial Models to Support HIT Investments: One Financing Expert’s View

February 2, 2018  |  Heather Landi
article
Gary Amos, of Siemens Financial Services, shares his perspectives on health IT investments and the need for financial models to evolve with the acceleration of technological advancements.

LRVHealth’s $100M Venture Fund Includes Health Systems as Investors

January 29, 2018  |  David Raths
news
Boston-based investment firm LRVHealth has launched an early-stage platform for digital health, medical devices and diagnostics, fueled by $100 million in venture capital.

Study: 40 Percent of Ambulatory Care Practices "Under-Users" of EHR Tools

January 26, 2018  |  Heather Landi
news
Nearly 40 percent of U.S. ambulatory care practices are “under-users” of health information technology functionalities, a recent study found. What’s more, those “under-users” are more likely to be smaller, rural and specialty ambulatory care practices.

How Leveraging Big Data Can Improve the Health of Clevelanders

January 24, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
news
Some of Cleveland's greatest challenges—poverty and the poor health that often accompanies it—could be solved by exploring ways to better leverage big data, according to a new report.

VA-DoD: Winning the (Ongoing) Battle for Interoperability

January 22, 2018  |  Dave Levin, M.D.
commentary
Recently, there’s been a perfect storm of bad news for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the Department of Defense (DoD) and their efforts to modernize their electronic medical record (EMR).

Global Open Source HIT Project Gets $1M Donation From Cryptocurrency Philanthropy

January 19, 2018  |  David Raths
news
OpenMRS, Inc., an open source medical records platform used in developing countries, has received a $1 million donation from the Pineapple Fund, an $86 million cryptocurrency philanthropy created by an anonymous donor known only as “Pine.”

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