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Report: VA-Cerner EHR Contract to be Awarded within 30 Days

October 2, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
news
Within the next month, the Veterans Affairs (VA) will award its contract with Cerner Corp. for a new electronic health record (EHR) system, Federal News Radio has reported.

Glass Half-Full or Half-Empty

October 2, 2017  |  Tim Tolan
commentary
It’s a disservice to a client to form an early opinion about a candidate just because of the way they think and process information.

Black Book: Nearly all Paragon Users Optimistic about Allscripts Deal

October 2, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
news
Nearly all of McKesson Paragon users (96 percent) in a recent survey reported that they are confidently optimistic that the Allscripts acquisition will improve Paragon client processes and technologies, and benefit their organizations.

Indiana University, Regenstrief, LifeOmic Announce ‘Data Commons’ Collaboration

September 28, 2017  |  David Raths
news
Indiana University, the Regenstrief Institute and Indianapolis-based technology company LifeOmic have announced a collaboration involving precision medicine.

Clinical IT Vendor Thought Leaders Share Perspectives on Ever-Evolving Segment

September 26, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
article
As part of the broader Healthcare Informatics 100, clinical IT vendor executives were interviewed to gauge their thoughts on segment trends and what could be in store for the future

Wisconsin Health System, Agnesian Healthcare, Sues Cerner for $16M in Losses

September 25, 2017  |  Heather Landi
news
Agnesian Healthcare Inc., a health system based in Fond Du Lac, Wisconsin, filed a lawsuit against Cerner Corp. for breach of warranty and fraud after claiming issues in its billing software resulted in losses of more than $16 million, according to reporting by...

Health IT Stakeholders Have Different Takes on Changes to EHR Certification Program

September 25, 2017  |  Heather Landi
article
While many health IT vendors support the regulatory revisions that ONC announced last week, some health IT associations say a robust oversight process is necessary to hold vendors accountable and are concerned about the potential impact on patient safety.

Paragon EHR Users Divided on Impact of Allscripts-McKesson Deal

September 20, 2017  |  Heather Landi
news
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
article
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
article
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
article
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
news
An investigation into IBM Watson by STAT News has revealed that the artificial intelligence supercomputer has not lived up to its potential.

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