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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...

Diagnostic software could help pinpoint Ebola patients, advocates argue

By Joseph Conn  |  October 14, 2014

Diagnostic support software is getting a second look as a possible weapon against Ebola in the wake of the initial misdiagnosis of Thomas Eric Duncan, the Liberian Ebola patient who subsequently died at a Texas hospital. Such software can be effective in promptly diagnosing patients infected with...

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.

Texas Health Resources modifies EHR despite assurances no flaw existed

By Darius Tahir  |  October 06, 2014

Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas has made changes to its electronic health-record system, a hospital spokesman confirmed Monday. The announcement comes two days after the hospital's parent system rescinded a previous statement that an issue in its EHR system caused the hospital to release...

Texas Health Resources backs off statement about EHR flaw in Ebola case

By Modern Healthcare  |  October 04, 2014

The system that owns the Dallas hospital treating the first case of Ebola diagnosed in the U.S. late Friday retreated from an earlier statement that a flaw in the electronic health-record system had led to miscommunication between nurses and doctors resulting in the patient being sent home after...

Epic Systems feeling heat over interoperability

Epic Systems feeling heat over interoperability

By Darius Tahir  |  October 01, 2014

Epic Systems' August decision to retain a Washington lobbyist was widely seen as a sign that the leading electronic health-record system vendor is feeling political heat based on the perceived lack of interoperability between its EHR systems and other systems.

Epic CEO Judy Faulkner horses around at company's annual meeting

By Wisconsin State Journal (Madison)  |  September 17, 2014

In the future, look for more competition for patients, more patient engagement and fewer electronic health-record providers, Epic Systems Corp. CEO Judy Faulkner told the company's annual users group meeting Tuesday. Acquisitions of health IT companies will mushroom, she said, and then announced...

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