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Allscripts Acknowledges Ransomware Attack, Says Impact is “Limited”

January 19, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
Health IT vendor Allscripts has acknowledged that it is investigating a ransomware incident that has impacted a limited number of its applications.

DaVita Physician Solutions to Replace Nephrology-Specific EHR with Epic

January 12, 2018  |  David Raths
DaVita Inc., a provider of kidney care services, has announced that DaVita Physician Solutions will partner with Epic to replace Falcon Physician, its nephrology-specific electronic health record.

Five Tips for Seeking Greater Interoperability in 2018

January 8, 2018  |  Sarath Degala, BIP Capital
The recent merging of Aetna and CVS has me thinking about the potential implications of two disparate elements of the healthcare system—insurance companies and pharmacies—working together as part of a whole.

Healthcare Informatics’ Top 10 Stories of 2017

December 20, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
It was another exciting year in health IT. Which stories did you, our readers, like the most?

At the Health IT Summit in Dallas, a Probing Discussion of Incident Response Strategy

December 19, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
What actually happens when a breach occurs inside a patient care organization? Healthcare data security experts shared their perspectives on Friday at the Health IT Summit in Dallas

Cerner Files Protest over $62M EHR Contract Awarded to Epic

December 18, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
Cerner Corp. has filed a protest against rival EHR vendor Epic Systems following an “unfair bidding process and a possible conflict of interest” for a recent IT implementation contract awarded by the University of Illinois (UI) medical center.

Allscripts Touts 1 Billion API Shares in 2017

December 11, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
Officials from Chicago-based health IT vendor Allscripts have attested that the company has reached a new milestone— one billion application programming interface (API) data exchange transactions in 2017.

In GAO Report, More Concern over VA VistA Modernization Project

December 8, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
A recent Government Accountability Office (GAO) report is calling into question the more than $1 billion that has been spent to modernize the Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) health IT system.

Optum Acquires DaVita Medical Group for $4.9B

December 6, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
Minneapolis-based Optum, UnitedHealth’s health services segment, has acquired independent physician group DaVita Medical Group for $4.9 billion in cash, officials announced today.

Technology Affordability in Community Hospitals

December 6, 2017  |  Pete Rivera
Community hospitals traditionally operate in many under-served areas. They are often the oasis for patients that otherwise would have to travel long distances to receive quality care.

Carequality Interoperability Framework Now Connects 50% of U.S. Providers

December 5, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
More than 50 percent of U.S. healthcare providers are connected through the Carequality interoperability framework, officials of The Sequoia Project said this week.

Cedars-Sinai Leaders Articulate their Case for their Healthcare Solutions Accelerator Initiative

November 10, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
At the Health IT Summit in Beverly Hills, senior leaders from the Cedars-Sinai health system shared the journey around their development of an accelerator program, designed to help bring forward solutions to improve patient care and operations


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