Defense Department narrows field for EHR contract

Defense Department narrows field for EHR contract

By Darius Tahir  |  February 24, 2015

The Defense Department has eliminated PricewaterhouseCoopers and its bid partners from contention for a 10-year multibillion-dollar contract to modernize its electronic health-record system.

Athenahealth could shake up the small-hospital EHR market

Athenahealth could shake up the small-hospital EHR market

By Joseph Conn  |  January 14, 2015

Athenahealth, thanks to its planned purchase of RazorInsights, can bring a new electronic health-record business model to the small-hospital segment just as that sector is searching for alternatives to current vendor offerings, say health IT market watchers.

IBM, Epic unveil advisory group as they vie for big military EHR contract

By Darius Tahir  |  January 07, 2015

IBM Corp. and Epic Systems Corp., likely hoping to show why their joint bid should win the Defense Department's $11 billion, 10-year EHR contract, Wednesday unveiled a 17-person group they've assembled to help advise the department and guide it through implementation if they win the work.

Argonaut initiative launches electronic health info exchange

By Joseph Conn  |  December 06, 2014

Efforts to bring an Internet-based solution to healthcare's lackluster capability to exchange electronic information has gained momentum with the cooperation of five rival developers of electronic health-record companies and four large, tech-savvy health systems.

Nurse CIOs are taking on bigger roles in healthcare

Nurse CIOs are taking on bigger roles in healthcare

By Bob Herman  |  November 01, 2014

In the early 1990s, registered nurse Charlotte Seckman moved to Maryland, where she was hired to help a large hospital transition from a paper patient-record system to a digital one.

Epic Systems' Judith Faulkner: We're not the bad guy

By Capital Times (Madison, Wis.)  |  October 30, 2014

As Epic Systems Corp. vies for the largest government contract to date for electronic health records, founder and CEO Judith Faulkner is defending the company from criticism it doesn't play nice with others.

Military EHR bid deadline extended for $11B contract

By Joseph Conn  |  October 16, 2014

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...

Some EHR vendors tweak systems to cope with Ebola

By Darius Tahir  |  October 08, 2014

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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