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IBM-Apple partnership could have big health IT impact
By Darius Tahir | July 22, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
IBM's plan to partner with Apple could prove significant for healthcare, addressing issues of data security that have stood in the way of the expansion of mobile healthcare usage and development.
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CVS Caremark strikes MinuteClinic agreements with four health systems
By Andis Robeznieks | July 17, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
CVS Caremark, the nation's largest operator of retail clinics, announced new clinical affiliations with healthcare systems in four states.
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Stage 2 meaningful use near 1,000 for eligible professionals, but hospitals lag badly
By Joseph Conn | July 08, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Nearly 1,000 physicians and other eligible professionals have attested this year to meeting the more stringent Stage 2 meaningful-use requirements under the federal electronic health-record incentive payment program, but only 10 hospitals have done so through the first half of their program year.
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Allscripts, Cerner, Epic competing for military EHR contract
By Joseph Conn | June 28, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Three major developers of electronic health-record systems for hospitals have announced they are in the hunt for one of the biggest contracts in health IT history to provide a replacement EHR for the Defense Department's vast Military Health System.
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Allscripts, HP, CSC plan joint bid for military EHR contract
By Joseph Conn | June 24, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Defense contractor and systems integrator Computer Sciences Corp. will join with multifaceted computer services giant Hewlett-Packard and electronic health-record system developer Allscripts to bid for the estimated multibillion-dollar EHR contract with the Defense Department's Military Health...
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Epic, IBM launch joint effort on new military EHR system
By Bob Herman | June 11, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Epic Systems Corp. and IBM have partnered to bid on what could be an $11 billion contract to replace the Military Health System's electronic health-record system.
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Behind Epic Systems' alliance with Apple
By Forbes | June 06, 2014
At Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference, the company revealed tantalizing bits about a partnership with Epic Systems Corp., the dominant vendor of electronic health records. The announcement, which highlighted Apple’s new HealthKit platform for health apps and tracking devices, took...
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WellStar operating surplus hit by winter weather, Epic conversion
By Beth Kutscher | June 04, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
The unusually severe winter storms that hit the Atlanta region earlier this year cost WellStar Health System about $13.5 million in operating surplus last quarter.
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Not everyone embraces Cerner's vision of health IT
By Kansas City (Mo.) Star | May 12, 2014
Most companies in the healthcare information technology industry buy into Cerner Corp.'s population health proselytizing, but there are questions about its prime competitor, Wisconsin-based Epic Systems Corp.
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Epic, Cerner are top EHRs for docs meeting meaningful-use requirement
By Joseph Conn | May 05, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Epic Systems Corp. is the top vendor of complete electronic health-record systems used by physicians and other professionals who earned Medicare incentive payments for using the technology, according to federal data. Cerner Corp. leads the pack among the smaller number of physicians who use modular...
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