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Does the eClinicalWorks Settlement Shine a Light on Patient Safety, Interoperability Issues?

June 16, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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Some health IT leaders contend that the False Claims Act lawsuit settlement with eClinicalWorks shines a spotlight on the lack of interoperability and the need for a stronger focus on health IT-related patient safety. What are the potential policy implications?

FDA Moving Forward with New Regulatory Approach to Digital Health

June 16, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is moving forward on a broad initiative focused on fostering new innovation in digital health, and one major part of this initiative will be a Digital Health Innovation Plan outlining how devices will be regulated,...

As Healthcare CIOs Evolve, Leadership Concerns Abound

June 15, 2017  |  Dan O’Connor, vice president of client relations, Stoltenberg Consulting
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Beyond the EHR landscape, several industry trends stand out as vital influencers toward the evolving hospital CIO role.

House Committee Apportions $65M for VA-Cerner EHR Modernization

June 14, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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The House Appropriations Committee has cleared the fiscal year 2018 Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations bill, which includes $65 million for the modernization of the VA electronic health record (EHR) system.

What are the Potential Ripple Effects of the eClinicalWorks Settlement?

June 14, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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In the wake of the settlement of a False Claims Act lawsuit against EHR vendor eClinicalWorks, does the case shed light on deficiencies in the health IT certification program? Is more oversight needed? Health IT industry leaders weigh in on the implications.

Accenture Report Predicts Five Digital Trends for Healthcare Innovation

June 14, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Leading healthcare organizations will need to embrace advances in artificial intelligence, digital ecosystems and other technologies to empower consumer experiences and scale health expertise to meet a changing healthcare landscape.

Invitae Buys Developer of Online Family History Tool

June 13, 2017  |  David Raths
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Invitae Corp., a San Francisco-based genetic information company, has acquired Ommdom Inc., the developer of CancerGene Connect, a platform for collecting and managing genetic family histories.

CHIME Leaders Ask Members to Let CMS Know of CEHRT Concerns

June 12, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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A clash of timelines is emerging, as hospitals risk being penalized for vendors’ lack of timeliness in delivering federally certified EHR technology to the hospitals, prompting an alert to CHIME members from its advocacy directors

Moving to the Cloud to Enable Collaborative Data-Sharing

June 9, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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At the Flemington, N.J.-based Hunterdon Healthcare, executive leaders have moved forward to modernize the organization’s vast application portfolio, with a specific focus on upgrading a dated email tool with a more modern application to support collaboration.

Pew Calls on Congress to Ensure Proper Funding for ONC

June 9, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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The Pew Charitable Trusts’ manager of health IT has written a letter to lawmakers urging them to ensure that the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)’ 2018 funding not be cut as outlined in President Trump’s recent budget proposal.

Healthcare Executives Forecast Significant Savings from Use of Predictive Analytics

June 8, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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More than half of health payer and healthcare provider executives believe that predictive analytics will save their organizations 15 percent or more of their total budget over the next five years, according to survey findings from the Society of Actuaries.

At One North Carolina Health System, Transforming the IT Infrastructure to Meet Future Needs

June 7, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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For Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center’s executive leaders, modernizing the IT infrastructure was an imperative to support new technologies and applications. The adoption of a converged infrastructure has laid the foundation for future health IT innovation.

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