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Leveraging Technology to Support Behavioral Healthcare Management in Michigan

June 8, 2018  |  Mark Hagland
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At the Community Mental Health Center of Ottawa County in Holland, Michigan, leaders are making progress in leveraging information technology to move forward in care management, in order to integrate and improve care management processes

How Geisinger Created a Patient-Facing Genomic Test Report in Its Patient Portal

June 7, 2018  |  David Raths
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Geisinger Health has created a patient-facing genomic test report within its Epic EHR ecosystem. Healthcare Informatics interviewed Marc Williams, M.D., director of its Genomic Medicine Institute, about the deployment.

In Northern California, Leaders at One FQHC Leveraged Technology to Help a Community in Crisis

June 4, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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In the midst of the October wildfires that ravaged Northern California communities, leaders at Petaluma Health Center leveraged technology tools to quickly communicate with patients and provide quality patient care throughout the crisis.

athenahealth Continues to Weigh Acquisition Offer

May 31, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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athenahealth, the Watertown, Mass.-based health IT vendor, has retained the company’s financial advisors and hired legal counsel as it continues to analyze Elliott Management’s acquisition offer.

KLAS Research: Small Hospitals’ Buying Decisions Impacting EMR Market Share

May 25, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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A new KLAS Research report tracks shifts in electronic medical record (EMR) vendor market share among acute care hospitals, and finds that smaller hospitals are seeking technology solutions that meet their needs and limited budgets, and these contracts are making...

Epic Wins Labor Dispute in Closely Divided Supreme Court Decision

May 21, 2018  |  Mark Hagland
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Epic Systems Corporation won a major labor-law ruling in the Supreme Court on Monday, centering around the extent of corporations’ right to force employees to sign arbitration agreements, and with a 5-4 ruling in its favor

Cumberland Consulting Buys LinkEHR, Provider of Epic Help Desk Services

May 21, 2018  |  David Raths
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Cumberland Consulting Group, a healthcare consulting and services firm, has acquired LinkEHR, which provides remote application support, including Epic help desk services.

Trump will Nominate Acting VA Secretary Wilkie for Permanent Position

May 18, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Just a day after the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and Cerner inked their $10 billion EHR (electronic health record) deal, President Trump said he would be nominating Acting VA Secretary Robert Wilkie for the permanent position.

VA-Cerner $10B EHR Contract Finally Gets Signed

May 17, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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The much-anticipated electronic health record (EHR) modernization contract between the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and Cerner was finally signed on May 17.

Lawmakers Demand New VA CIO, Citing “Malign Neglect” on EHR Project

May 17, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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A group of Democratic federal lawmakers, five senators and six members of Congress, are calling out the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) for what they call “malign neglect” in the agency’s efforts to achieve electronic health record (EHR) modernization.

Report: EHR Market Share Shifting, Cerner Continues to Lead Global Market

May 16, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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The electronic health record (EHR) vendor market share has changed as players have dropped out, and Cerner continues to lead the global EHR market, with 17 percent of the market, more than double the market share of its rival, Epic, according to a recent report.

Mayo Clinic’s Rochester Campus Goes Live With Epic

May 16, 2018  |  David Raths
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On May 5 Mayo Clinic’s Rochester, Minn., campus turned on Epic Systems’ EHR, in perhaps the largest go-live event in Epic’s history.

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