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.
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.
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.