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Home Remedies for Innovation Constipation

June 26, 2017  |  Dave Levin, M.D.
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Healthcare is suffering from Innovation Constipation (IC). The signs and symptoms are everywhere with more appearing daily, and the problem is particularly acute in healthcare IT. The good news: there are home remedies for IC.

The 2017 Healthcare Informatics 100 Product Breakouts: Data Exchange

June 21, 2017  |  the Editors of Healthcare Informatics
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Throughout the next several days, Healthcare Informatics will reveal its top 5 companies by revenue within these seven different categories to accompany the broader Healthcare Informatics 100 list.

Does the eClinicalWorks Settlement Shine a Light on Patient Safety, Interoperability Issues?

June 16, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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Some health IT leaders contend that the False Claims Act lawsuit settlement with eClinicalWorks shines a spotlight on the lack of interoperability and the need for a stronger focus on health IT-related patient safety. What are the potential policy implications?

GAO Report: VA Pharmacy System Must Improve Ability to View, Exchange Data

June 16, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) pharmacists cannot always efficiently view necessary patient data among Veterans Health Administration (VHA) medical sites, according to a new report from the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO).

At the Health IT Summit in Boston, a Mix of Clarity and Obscurity Seen Around Federal Health IT Policy

June 16, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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Healthcare IT industry leaders share their perspectives on a range of federal policy issues, at the Health IT Summit in Boston, and speculate on what might happen next around MACRA/MIPS, Stage 3 of meaningful use, and nationwide interoperability

Brookings Scholar Touts Recent HIE Study as “Economically Significant”

June 15, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Health IT researcher Niam Yaraghi discusses a recent HIE study on reducing redundant medical procedures while examining HIEs’ struggles to date—and if they can be fixed going forward.

House Committee Apportions $65M for VA-Cerner EHR Modernization

June 14, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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The House Appropriations Committee has cleared the fiscal year 2018 Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations bill, which includes $65 million for the modernization of the VA electronic health record (EHR) system.

The Health IT Vendor Market: A Shifting Landscape

June 12, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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Bob Cash, vice president of provider relations at Orem, Utah-based KLAS Research, and Colin Buckley, director of research strategy, clinical IT at KLAS Research, share their perspectives about trends impacting the healthcare IT vendor market.

National Interoperability Collaborative to Focus on Multi-Sector Data Sharing

June 10, 2017  | 
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the National Interoperability Collaborative has been formed to advance the use of interoperability and data-sharing in healthcare, human services and related fields.

Pew Calls on Congress to Ensure Proper Funding for ONC

June 9, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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The Pew Charitable Trusts’ manager of health IT has written a letter to lawmakers urging them to ensure that the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)’ 2018 funding not be cut as outlined in President Trump’s recent budget proposal.

Surescripts Touts Interoperability Success in 2016 Progress Report

June 7, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Surescripts released its 2016 National Progress Report today, June 7, which revealed that 10.9 billion secure health transactions took place in 2016 via its network—a 12 percent increase from 2015—including 1.6 billion e-prescriptions.

The World of Imaging: A Changing Landscape for Radiologists—and for Everyone

June 6, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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In this Healthcare Informatics Special Report as part of the May/June issue, experts dive into the latest challenges and opportunities in the world of imaging informatics.

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