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Cerner bid for military EHR contract goes unchallenged

By Joseph Conn  |  August 14, 2015

Cerner Corp., the electronic health-record system developer that was part of a winning team bidding on the huge military health system EHR contract, can go to work without the uncertainty posed by a bid protest.

Allscripts' preliminary Q2 revenue exceeds expectations

By Michael Sandler  |  July 17, 2015

Allscripts Healthcare Solutions, a Chicago-based electronic health-record vendor, expects record second-quarter bookings in a range of $255 million to $260 million. Bookings grew between 9% and 12% year over year and experienced an increase of 6% year-over-year growth.

Blog: Decision looms on mother lode of IT contracts

Blog: Decision looms on mother lode of IT contracts

By Joseph Conn  |  July 10, 2015

Does the $16.2 million contract for lab software awarded to Cerner Corp. by the U.S. Army mean Cerner has a leg up on the multibillion-dollar Defense Department's electronic health record contract, or does it mean the right hand doesn't know what the left hand is doing?

Blog: Cerner lands guppy, but big Defense IT fish is still out there

By Joseph Conn  |  July 08, 2015

Cerner Corp. announced Wednesday that the U.S. Army awarded it a $16.3 million contract for pathology department laboratory software. But Cerner and three others are vying for a much larger contract for an electronic health-record system across the Military Health System.

Allscripts buys 10% stake in NantHealth

Allscripts buys 10% stake in NantHealth

By Adam Rubenfire  |  July 01, 2015

Allscripts, a major EHR vendor, is furthering its relationship with Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong's NantHealth precision medicine startup, which plans to go public by year-end. The two companies hope to collaborate on a precision medicine platform for cancer care.

Allscripts narrows losses in first quarter

By Joseph Conn  |  May 08, 2015

While electronic health-record vendor Allscripts continues to fight for market share, it gained some ground in its battle against red ink, cutting its first-quarter losses in half despite a decline in revenue.

Healthcare should emulate banks on IT interoperability

Healthcare should emulate banks on IT interoperability

By Modern Healthcare  |  April 18, 2015

Bruce Smith, senior vice president of information systems and chief information officer at Downers Grove, Ill.-based Advocate Health Care, discusses the challenges of having multiple EHR systems in his organization, Advocate's readiness for the conversion to ICD-10 coding, and his views on federal...

CommonWell hires exec director, aims to grow

CommonWell hires exec director, aims to grow

By Joseph Conn  |  March 27, 2015

The barely 2-year-old CommonWell Health Alliance, a group promoting EHR interoperability, is coming of age, demonstrating a new interoperability platform and hiring its first executive director.

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