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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.

Epic lands Scripps Health for EHR, revenue cycle IT

By Joseph Conn  |  March 27, 2015

Scripps Health announced its intent to buy an electronic health-record system and a revenue cycle management system from Epic Systems for its 26 clinics and four hospitals across the San Diego area.

EHRs need to do better at graphing lab-test results

By Joseph Conn  |  March 20, 2015

Electronic health-record systems are doing a poor job graphing lab-test results, conclude the authors of an article published online in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association.

Defense Department narrows field for EHR contract

Defense Department narrows field for EHR contract

By Darius Tahir  |  February 24, 2015

The Defense Department has eliminated PricewaterhouseCoopers and its bid partners from contention for a 10-year multibillion-dollar contract to modernize its electronic health-record system.

IBM, Epic unveil advisory group as they vie for big military EHR contract

By Darius Tahir  |  January 07, 2015

IBM Corp. and Epic Systems Corp., likely hoping to show why their joint bid should win the Defense Department's $11 billion, 10-year EHR contract, Wednesday unveiled a 17-person group they've assembled to help advise the department and guide it through implementation if they win the work.

EHR makers' mobile medical apps grow in popularity

EHR makers' mobile medical apps grow in popularity

By Joseph Conn  |  November 29, 2014

Developers of three of the top 10 mobile apps are best known for selling mainline electronic health-record systems to physicians and hospitals, suggesting that mobile app development is fast becoming a survival skill in today's health IT market.

 $9.7 million award confirmed against Allscripts

$9.7 million award confirmed against Allscripts

By Joseph Conn  |  November 07, 2014

A North Carolina judge has confirmed an arbitration award of more than $9.7 million to Etransmedia Technology, a health IT services provider and a former value-added reseller of Allscripts Healthcare Solutions' MyWay health IT systems. The decision caps a 19-month legal battle.

Interoperability isn't keeping many providers up at night, survey indicates

By Joseph Conn  |  November 06, 2014

Most healthcare providers feel pretty good about the progress they've made on the path toward interoperability of their healthcare information technology, even though the majority of them know they still have a long way to go to achieve full information exchange.

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