New Orleans-based Ochsner Health System was one of the first U.S. systems to begin managing patients with chronic conditions using tech giant Apple's new HealthKit data-sharing platform in conjunction with the Apple watch and iPhone.
It's easy to find condemnations of the lack of electronic data-sharing between providers these days. And yet, according to IT vendors, data-sharing is on the upswing.
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...
After years of saddling their customers and outside firms with substantial fees for interfaces and other costs for interoperability, vendors of electronic health-record systems are now engaged in what looks like an interoperability price war.
Interoperability of electronic health records remains a bridge too far for many providers, despite more than a decade of federal emphasis on information exchange and $29.1 billion spent on federal EHR incentive payments tied to requirements mandating interoperable systems.
A government report released last week slammed providers and health information technology vendors for a pattern of business practices that are effectively blocking the easy transfer of electronic health records.
iVinci's CEO developed the technology after a year managing the revenue-cycle process at St. Luke's Health System in Boise. He told the system's executives they had to understand patients' payment patterns if they wanted to handle the rising tide of high-deductible plans.
The announcement that major electronic health-record vendor Meditech is joining the burgeoning CommonWell information exchange network now leaves Epic as the only company among the sector's top five vendors that is not a member of the barely 2-year-old group.
Epic Systems Corp. used an April Fools' Day remake of its home page to take some jabs at its competitors Wednesday.
Judy Faulkner is founder and CEO of Epic Systems Corp., which she launched in 1979 with a $70,000 bank loan secured against her house and the sweat equity of a few programming customers. Epic, based in Verona, Wis., is now one of the leading EHR vendors in the country.
Epic Systems Corp. CEO Judy Faulkner's decision to place the majority of her stock holdings for the company she founded in a new charitable foundation that will keep the electronic health-record company permanently private presents unusual management issues, experts say.
Despite numerous EHR obstacles, providers, insurers and mobile app developers continue to seek innovative ways to electronically share patients' end-of-life wishes across systems and platforms.