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Cerner's Q3 profits climb as it preps to add Siemens Health
By Bob Herman | October 23, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Third-quarter earnings at Cerner Corp. rose 12%, roughly in line with analysts' expectations, as the health information technology company continues to diversify and grow its business.
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Military EHR bid deadline extended for $11B contract
Joseph Conn | October 16, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
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...
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Diagnostic software could help pinpoint Ebola patients, advocates argue
By Joseph Conn | October 14, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Diagnostic support software is getting a second look as a possible weapon against Ebola in the wake of the initial misdiagnosis of Thomas Eric Duncan, the Liberian Ebola patient who subsequently died at a Texas hospital. Such software can be effective in promptly diagnosing patients infected with...
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Some EHR vendors tweak systems to cope with Ebola
By Darius Tahir | October 08, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
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.
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Texas Health Resources modifies EHR despite assurances no flaw existed
By Darius Tahir | October 06, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas has made changes to its electronic health-record system, a hospital spokesman confirmed Monday. The announcement comes two days after the hospital's parent system rescinded a previous statement that an issue in its EHR system caused the hospital to release...
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Texas Health Resources backs off statement about EHR flaw in Ebola case
Modern Healthcare | October 04, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
The system that owns the Dallas hospital treating the first case of Ebola diagnosed in the U.S. late Friday retreated from an earlier statement that a flaw in the electronic health-record system had led to miscommunication between nurses and doctors resulting in the patient being sent home after...
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Epic Systems feeling heat over interoperability
Darius Tahir | October 01, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Epic Systems' August decision to retain a Washington lobbyist was widely seen as a sign that the leading electronic health-record system vendor is feeling political heat based on the perceived lack of interoperability between its EHR systems and other systems.
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Information
Cerner, Athenahealth to integrate with Apple's mobile health service
Reuters | September 19, 2014
Cerner Corp. and Athenahealth, two leading electronic health-record providers, said on Thursday they are working with Apple to develop applications that leverage Apple's mobile-health service HealthKit. Previously, Apple announced a partnership with rival electronic health-record company Epic...
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Epic CEO Judy Faulkner horses around at company's annual meeting
Wisconsin State Journal (Madison) | September 17, 2014
In the future, look for more competition for patients, more patient engagement and fewer electronic health-record providers, Epic Systems Corp. CEO Judy Faulkner told the company's annual users group meeting Tuesday. Acquisitions of health IT companies will mushroom, she said, and then announced...
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Epic hires lobbyist to repair interoperability image
Darius Tahir | September 13, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Electronic health-record giant Epic Systems Corp. has hired Washington lobbying firm Card & Associates to counter a negative perception in Congress that its EHR systems are not interoperable with other vendors' technology.
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