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NYC hospitals set to launch EHR system amid controversy

By Joseph Conn  |  April 02, 2016

Elmhurst Hospital Center and Queens Hospital Center, which are part of the NYC Health & Hospitals system, are installing a new Epic EHR system. It's part of a $764 million, six-year health IT upgrade at the system that has faced unique controversy and public scrutiny.

Searching for green shoots at HIMSS conference

Searching for green shoots at HIMSS conference

By Merrill Goozner  |  March 05, 2016

Experimentation. Disruption. Innovation. The spirit of change was in the air at last week's Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society annual meeting in Las Vegas.

Healthcare industry giants pledge to ease interoperability, EHR use

By Joseph Conn  |  February 29, 2016

The 17 IT companies that made the pledge include Allscripts, Athenahealth, Cerner Corp., Epic Systems and Meditech. They provide record systems to 90% of U.S. hospitals. Providers include Ascension, Geisinger, HCA, Intermountain and Kaiser Permanente.

Allscripts earnings flat as client services revenue shrinks

By Michael Sandler  |  February 19, 2016

Allscripts reported flat revenue for fiscal 2015, as the electronic health record systems supplier saw lower revenue from client services. Bookings, however, were a boon for Allscripts last year, reaching $1.1 billion, a 20% increase from 2014.

HCI Group acquires training specialist Expert Technical Advisors

By Joseph Conn  |  February 03, 2016

The HCI Group, a Jacksonville, Fla.-based consultancy specializing in health information technology system installation and support, has acquired health IT training and systems-implementation company Expert Technical Advisors, Houston, the company has announced.

NantHealth holds off on IPO

By Modern Healthcare  |  November 28, 2015

Citing the current bear market, Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong is postponing the initial public offering of NantHealth, his precision medicine startup, according to the Los Angeles Times.

Allscripts trims losses in Q3

By Joseph Conn  |  November 05, 2015

Despite increases in revenues, Allscripts posted a third-quarter loss, the Chicago-based electronic health-record systems maker reported Thursday.

Tech firms refocus to address Stage 3 meaningful-use rules

By Beth Kutscher  |  October 10, 2015

A new group of innovators are entering the final phase of the federal electronic health-record program as its focus shifts away from implementation and toward quality outcomes and patient-centered data exchange.

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