Walgreens Boots Alliance will toss out its proprietary electronic health-record system at more than 400 in-store Healthcare Clinics and replace it with an EHR from Epic Systems Corp., the drugstore chain announced Thursday.
When Dr. Demetrius Maraganore left the Mayo Clinic in 2009 to take over as chairman of NorthShore University HealthSystem's neurology department, he hoped to continue his work in evaluating quality-improvement measures. But his new post also offered an opportunity for a new approach.
A new group of innovators are entering the final phase of the federal electronic health-record program as its focus shifts away from implementation and toward quality outcomes and patient-centered data exchange.
A federal watchdog group sent out an alert this week about information blocking and potential violations of the anti-kickback law. Some experts say that hints at the OIG's growing concern about the issue.
A host of U.S. healthcare companies will be affected by a decision by Europe's highest court earlier this week to toss out a 15-year data-sharing compact between the U.S. and members of the European Union.
Terry Carroll has left his position as chief innovation officer at Dartmouth-Hitchcock in Lebanon, N.H., to “pursue other interests,” a spokesman said.
An investigation into improper billing, including free electronic health-record training for a non-employee, has led to an exodus of officials who were involved in a $764 million Epic Systems Corp. overhaul at the New York City Health and Hospitals Corp.
Dave Blom, CEO of Columbus-based OhioHealth, talks about the impact of Medicaid expansion, Ohio Gov. John Kasich's role in implementing that expansion, electronic health-record interoperability, and his approach to motivating employees.
Cerner Corp., the electronic health-record system developer that was part of a winning team bidding on the huge military health system EHR contract, can go to work without the uncertainty posed by a bid protest.
The U.S. military's giant EHR contract announced last week with a consortium including Cerner Corp. likely will have a major impact on advancing interoperability in health information technology across the entire U.S. healthcare system, experts say.
At the center of the huge U.S. drug research enterprise sit some of its lowest-paid workers, who do the data-entry scut work that holds most research projects together. Unfortunately, they often must juggle their tasks between separate data systems.
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.