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VA Considering Software-as-a-Service Model for VistA EHR System

April 14, 2017  |  Heather Landi
news
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) issued two requests for information (RFI) this week related to potentially replacing or enhancing its aging electronic health record (EHR) system, called the Veterans Information Systems and Technology Architecture (VistA)...

Top Ten Tech Trends 2017: For Imaging Informatics, Focus on Value Puts Emphasis on Analytics, Interoperability

March 24, 2017  |  David Raths
article
Imaging informatics has traditionally been siloed from other areas of healthcare IT, but many of the exciting developments today promise to link imaging more closely to the heart of the health system.

Pediatric Consortium Takes ‘Open Science’ Approach to Big Data Challenges

March 5, 2017  |  David Raths
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Pediatric hospitals can struggle to accumulate enough data to constitute “big data.” The Center for Data Driven Discovery in Biomedicine at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) is taking a collaborative approach to this challenge.

LIVE FROM HIMSS17: IBM’s Rometty: Cognitive Computing Has Put Us on the Verge of a “Golden Age” in Healthcare

February 20, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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IBM CEO Ginni Rometty told HIMSS17 attendees in her opening keynote address that cognitive computing in healthcare “is mainstream, and it is real,” and predicted a “Golden Age” for healthcare worldwide, through AI-facilitated advances

IBM Watson Health Expands Imaging, Population Health Efforts

February 20, 2017  |  David Raths
news
IBM’s Watson Health kicked off HIMSS17 in Orlando on Monday with a slew of announcements, including a clinical imaging review platform and partnerships with several large provider organizations on population health and value-based health initiatives.

Results of HIMSS Analytics/Philips Survey Focus on Pop Health, Cloud Computing

February 18, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
article
A survey of healthcare IT leaders conducted by HIMSS Analytics on behalf of Philips revealed some of the major challenges in the execution of population health strategies, and broad trends around cloud adoption

Survey: Healthcare CIOs Cite EHR Optimization, Pop Health as Top Investment Priorities

February 16, 2017  |  Heather Landi
news
In a survey of 128 CHIME members about healthcare IT investment priorities, 38 percent of respondents ranked EMR system optimization as their top priority for capital investment over the next year.

Georgia Tech Demonstrates VA Digital Health Platform in Proof-of-Concept

February 2, 2017  |  Heather Landi
news
The Georgia Institute of Technology led a proof-of-concept demonstration for a digital health platform (DHP) for the Department of Veterans Affairs and Veterans Health Administration as part of the VA’s plan to advance electronic health record (EHR)...

At the HIT Summit-San Diego, CIO Kravitz Shares Insights into Geisinger’s Multi-Faceted Groundbreaking Work

January 29, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
article
Geisinger Health CIO John Kravitz shared with Health IT Summit-San Diego attendees some of the advances being made at his pioneering organization, advances being powered by a shift to a state-of-the-art big data platform

KPMG Leader: “The Healthcare CIO is in a Very Tough Spot”

January 13, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
article
The pressure continues to mount on healthcare CIOs. What can they do to best navigate the road ahead?

RSNA 2016: A Treasure Trove of Technology

December 14, 2016  |  Joe Marion
commentary
The major Radiology show of the year did not disappoint when it comes to technology addressing the changing healthcare IT landscape.

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