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Survey: Who Will Shake Up Healthcare? C-Suite Leaders Weigh In

August 20, 2018  |  Heather Landi, Associate Editor
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With new, disruptive entrants coming into the healthcare market, which company is poised to have the biggest impact on healthcare? The majority of C-suite leaders have their eyes on Amazon to shake up healthcare, according to a recent survey of healthcare C-level...

Epic Plans Meeting for Non-Epic Users on Data Sharing Capabilities

August 16, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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Verona, Wis.-based Epic is inviting healthcare provider organizations that don’t use Epic’s electronic health record (EHR) to its “un-Users Group Meeting” at its Verona headquarters to learn how to exchange data with Epic.

Analyzing Blockchain’s Evolution in Healthcare: Two Experts Dive into the Details

August 15, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal, Managing Editor
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Two leaders at KPMG recently spoke with Healthcare Informatics about the greatest use cases for blockchain in healthcare today, and how quickly providers and payers might start moving into full-scale projects.

Amazon, Google, IBM and Other Tech Giants Pledge to Remove Barriers to Interoperability

August 14, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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Six of the world's biggest technology companies, including Microsoft, Google, IBM and Amazon, made a joint pledge at the White House Monday to remove interoperability barriers and to make progress on adoption of health data standards.

Industry Stakeholders Urge ONC to Move Forward on Information Blocking Rules

August 8, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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In a strongly worded letter to National Coordinator Donald Rucker, M.D., several healthcare and health IT industry groups expressed frustration with the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT’s lack of progress in publishing information blocking...

Three More HIEs Join SHIEC’s Growing Community

August 3, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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The Strategic Health Information Exchange Collaborative (SHIEC), a national collaborative representing health information exchanges (HIEs), has announced the addition of three new HIE members: HealthInfoNet (Maine), OneHealthPort, (Washington) and WISHIN, (...

CommonWell, Carequality Connectivity Now Live; Organizations Announce Limited Roll-Out of Health Data Exchange

August 2, 2018  |  Heather Landi and Rajiv Leventhal
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Building on an announcement made almost two years ago, CommonWell Health Alliance and Carequality announced today initial connectivity, which is the beginning of a broader effort to increase health data exchange nationwide.

Direct Exchange Transactions Increased 26 Percent in Q2 2018

August 1, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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Use of Direct messages to transmit health information continues to grow steadily, according to DirectTrust, as there were 50.5 million Direct exchange transactions in the second quarter of 2018, an increase of 26 percent over the same period last year.

Virginia Launches Program to Connect All EDs Across the State

August 1, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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The state of Virginia launched the Virginia Emergency Department Care Coordination (EDCC) Program, a single, statewide technology solution connecting all hospital emergency departments in the Commonwealth.

Report: DoD-Cerner EHR Contract Ceiling to be Raised by $1B

July 26, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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The Department of Defense (DoD) will increase the ceiling of the contract to modernize its electronic health record (EHR) system, MHS Genesis, by an estimated $1.1 billion, according to a report

NHS to get Major Funding Help for “Tech Transformation”

July 25, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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The UK’s new health and social care secretary has said that nearly half a billion pounds—equal to almost $650 million—will be devoted “to transform technology in the NHS in an attempt to reduce staff workloads and improve patient care,” according to a report in...

DirectTrust Appoints Former Cerner Exec, Scott Stuewe, as New CEO

July 25, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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DirectTrust has appointed Scott Stuewe as its next president and CEO. Stuewe will assume his responsibilities on September 1. He succeeds DirectTrust founding president and CEO Dr. David Kibbe.

EXCLUSIVE Survey: Industry Execs Express Confidence in Interoperability Advancements

July 23, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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A survey of 459 leading health IT executives reveals that many industry stakeholders see themselves as far along on their interoperability journeys, but less advanced in their value-based care and risk-based contracting progressions.

A Leading CHIO Discusses the VA’s Progress on Health IT Innovation

July 23, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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Francine Sandrow, M.D., chief health information officer at the Corporal Michael J. Crescenz Veteran's Affairs Medical Center, details how the VHA is leveraging health IT to change the way patients experience medical care and to improve health outcomes.

Healthcare Leaders React to CMS’ 2019 QPP Proposed Rule and E&M Coding Changes

July 18, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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Some health IT industry groups have voiced concerns that the CMS proposals, specifically in its proposed rule for the third year of the Quality Payment Program, will undermine efforts to move Medicare provider payment to value.

ONC Roundup: Senior Leadership Changes Spark Questions

July 17, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) has continued to experience changes within its upper leadership, leading some folks to again ponder what the health IT agency’s role will be moving forward.

PODCAST: Policy Experts Dissect CMS’ “Modernizing Medicare” Proposed Rule

July 16, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Jeff Smith, vice president of public policy at AMIA, and Tom Lee, Ph.D., CEO and founder of Chicago based SA Ignite, a company that helps healthcare organizations with value-based reporting, weigh in on the different components of CMS' proposed rule

BREAKING: CMS Proposes Dramatic Changes with Aim to “Modernize Medicare and Restore Doctor-Patient Relationships”

July 12, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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CMS today proposed changes that the agency believes will “fundamentally improve the nation’s healthcare system and help restore the doctor-patient relationship by empowering clinicians to use their EHRs to document clinically meaningful information.”

Why FDA’s Scott Gottlieb Wants to Create a ‘National Utility’ for Real-World Evidence

July 12, 2018  |  David Raths
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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is signaling its intent to expand its work to get real-world data from EHRs and other data sources to assess product efficacy and safety.

New Blockchain Company Has Own Cryptocurrency Payment System

July 11, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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A new blockchain company attests that it has its own cryptocurrency payment system, with the goal to restore and optimize patient-provider relationships.

Orion Health Selling its Rhapsody Platform for $205 Million

July 10, 2018  |  David Raths
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New Zealand-based Orion Health Group announced that it will sell its Rhapsody business unit for $205 million to private equity firm Hg. The U.K.-based firm will also take a quarter stake in Orion’s Population Health unit for $20 million.

Large Medical Groups Join California’s Manifest MedEx Network

July 10, 2018  |  David Raths
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California health information network Manifest MedEx has announced that several large physician groups and health systems are joining.

In Nashville, a Candid Discussion of the Potential for Blockchain in Healthcare

July 10, 2018  |  Mark Hagland
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At the Health IT Summit in Nashville at the end of June, experts and innovators parsed the potential for the adoption of blockchain technologies in U.S. healthcare—and the challenges and obstacles involved

Connection Between Alaska Hospitals and State PDMP Goes Live

July 10, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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Hospitals across the State of Alaska now have access to state prescription drug monitoring program (PDMP) information at the point of care with the rollout of a statewide network deployed by Salt Lake City-based technology company Collective Medical.

CMS Approves California’s $40M Health IT Plan for EMS

July 9, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has signed off on California’s Health Information Technology (HIT) for Emergency Medical Services (EMS) proposal for $40 million through September 30, 2021, according to the California Emergency Medical...

Northern California HIEs Merge

July 9, 2018  |  David Raths
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Two nonprofit Northern California health information exchanges, SacValley MedShare and Connect Healthcare, have agreed to merge operations.

The 2018 Healthcare Informatics 100 Product Breakouts

July 5, 2018  |  the Editors of Healthcare Informatics
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As part of Healthcare Informatics 100 questionnaire, vendors were asked to estimate the percentage of revenue earned in each of their product segments sold. Inside, we reveal the top 5 companies by revenue within seven different categories.

ONC LEAP Projects to Study APIs, Data-Driven Medicine Infrastructure

July 3, 2018  |  David Raths
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The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT has announced funding opportunities for two Leading Edge Acceleration Projects (LEAP) to address key challenges that inhibit the interoperability of health IT.

Vanderbilt Engineers Work on Blockchain Project for Improved Data Sharing

July 2, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Engineers at the Nashville-based Vanderbilt University attest that they have successfully developed and validated the feasibility of blockchain-based technologies for secure and confidential sharing of patient medical records.

Meditech Customer Deploys CommonWell Services Based on FHIR Specs

June 29, 2018  |  David Raths
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Alliance Community Hospital in Alliance, Ohio, which uses Meditech’s EHR platform, is applying the Argonaut Project's FHIR specifications to customers for the purpose of document exchange.

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