A recently filed lawsuit alleging that a faulty electronic health record system caused patient harm may be among the first in a wave of such cases, even though most experts say the latest EHR systems are better designed than older models.
Demands for constant upgrades to already-installed electronic health record systems are slowing investment in other important digital technologies like telehealth, remote patient monitoring and online billing.
Healthcare providers looking to upgrade to the latest government-approved electronic health record systems got a signal this week that the products are in the pipeline, though they may be six or more months away from reaching the market.
Dr. Ram Raju, CEO of the largest municipally owned healthcare system in the nation, discusses his plans for a system that faces a huge budget gap within four years because of a loss in federal funding.
The CMS says it's well on its way to dragging hospital systems into the brave new world of risk-based contracting. The systems say, not really.
Judith Faulkner, founder and CEO of Epic Systems, took the No. 3 spot on Forbes' list of America's Richest Self-Made Women. Forbes pegged the healthcare information technology entrepreneur's net worth at $2.4 billion.
The director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is urging Congress to quickly approve funding to fight the Zika virus.
A federal appeals court in Chicago ruled that electronic health record vendor Epic Systems violated its employees' rights by trying to require them to seek arbitration in state and federal wage-and-hour law claims and other disputes.
A federal court jury in Wisconsin found in favor of Epic Systems on all seven counts of a civil suit that alleged Tata Consultancy Services Limited and Tata America International Corp. had breached a contract that provided Tata employees access to Epic's proprietary information.
Epic Systems Corp. may lose its part of a $642 million contract to provide its commercial computerized patient-scheduling system to the Veterans Health Administration if home-grown software that's 99% cheaper works.
Two of the 11 hospitals at the NYC Health & Hospitals system are running their new electronic health record systems after a pair of “go lives” Friday night and Saturday morning, an organization spokesman said.
Two hospitals at the NYC Health & Hospitals system are expected to make the switch this weekend from their decades-old electronic health record systems to new ones. But the upgrade has faced controversy and public scrutiny.