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IBM Watson Health to Acquire Truven Health Analytics for $2.6B

February 18, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
Watson Health, IBM’s artificial intelligence computer system, has announced plans to acquire Ann Arbor, Mich.-based Truven Health Analytics, a provider of cloud-based healthcare data, analytics and insights, for $2.6 billion.

How Unleashing Trapped Clinical Data Has Saved Lives at Geisinger Health System

February 17, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
A semifinalist in this year’s Healthcare Informatics Innovator Awards Program, Geisinger Health System is using data to save patients from a relatively unknown, but serious, medical condition.

At MD Anderson Cancer Center, Managing Image Flow on a Grand Scale

February 15, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
Moving diagnostic imagines around and making them appropriately available is an inherently challenging prospect at the big, complex University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Kevin W. McEnery, M.D. explains how he and his colleagues are innovating in that...

CommonWell Adds HIMSS, eClinicalWorks, Others to its Growing Alliance

February 12, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
The CommonWell Health Alliance is continuing its growth, recently announcing that seven new members are joining its effort to enhance nationwide health data exchange.

MU Lifespan: Good or bad news for imaging?

February 4, 2016  |  Joe Marion
Will changes in ARRA MU impact efforts to expand image accessibility by the patient, and why this would be a bad thing.

The 2016 Healthcare Informatics Innovator Awards Program: Semifinalists

February 1, 2016  |  the Editors of HCI
Inside, please find descriptions of the initiatives of the eight teams whom we have awarded semifinalist status in this year’s program.

Implementing a Health System-Wide CDS System for Diagnostic Exam Ordering in Los Angeles

January 30, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
At the Los Angeles County department of Health Services health system, Maitraya Patel, M.D. is helping to lead the enterprise-wide rollout of a clinical decision support solution for diagnostic imaging exam ordering

Epic Tops Best in KLAS for Sixth Straight Year

January 28, 2016  |  Heather Landi
The 2015/2016 Best in KLAS Software and Services report, released today by Orem, Utah-based KLAS, named the top-performing companies within various market segments based on customer feedback, and once again Epic earned the ranking of number-one Overall Software...

PACS Adoption High, But New Tech Could Drive Growth

January 11, 2016  |  Heather Landi
Picture archiving and communications systems (PACS) are in heavy use in the clinical setting, yet there are growth opportunities for the next generation of storage and imaging sharing technologies, according to the 2015 Imaging Technology Study published by HIMSS...

Study: Use of Health Information Exchange Reduces Repeat Imaging Costs

January 11, 2016  |  Heather Landi
Providers who access patient records through an electronic health information exchange (HIE) order fewer repeat X-rays, ultrasounds and other imaging tests, resulting in cost savings, according to a study published in the Journal of the American College of...

Massachusetts Launches Digital Health Innovation Hub Initiative

January 7, 2016  |  Heather Landi
Massachusetts is bringing together stakeholders across state government, healthcare and the technology sector in a public-private partnership to stimulate the state's health IT sector, according to an announcement from Governor Charlie Baker.

ONC Releases Final 2016 Interoperability Standards Advisory

December 23, 2015  | 
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) published its final version of the 2016 Interoperability Standards Advisory (ISA) identifying and assessing the best available standards and implementation specifications for...


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