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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.

Allscripts sees red, but future results look promising

By Rachel Landen  |  November 06, 2014

Allscripts Healthcare Solutions spent yet another three months in the red, with the Chicago-based company reporting a net loss of $25.8 million for the third quarter of its fiscal 2014, despite rising revenue and declining operating expenses.

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.

Military EHR bid deadline extended for $11B contract

By Joseph Conn  |  October 16, 2014

Electronic health-record systems developers and information technology systems integrators not already in the hunt for what could be an $11 billion contract have only a week to put their bids together. At stake is a 10-year contract to provide a replacement EHR for the Defense Department's Military...

Some EHR vendors tweak systems to cope with Ebola

By Darius Tahir  |  October 08, 2014

Epic Systems Corp., the large electronic health-record system vendor, said Wednesday that it held a conference call with its clients so they could share best practices concerning the Ebola virus.

Allscripts, Citra agree to tout each other's wares

By Joseph Conn  |  September 24, 2014

Chicago-based electronic health-record system developer Allscripts and Jacksonville, Fla.-based Citra Health, a provider of consulting services and technologies for provider and payer organizations, have entered into a cross-marketing agreement, the companies announced Tuesday.

Allscripts, Netsmart collaborate on EHR interoperability

Allscripts, Netsmart collaborate on EHR interoperability

By Joseph Conn  |  August 14, 2014

As the island that once was behavioral health is drawn closer to the mainland of the U.S. healthcare system, thanks to healthcare payment reform, health information technology companies that serve both types of providers are also coming together in a variety of ways.

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