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Despite challenges, panels see progress on healthcare interoperability

Despite challenges, panels see progress on healthcare interoperability

By Joseph Conn  |  October 15, 2014

There is interoperability in American healthcare, more than is generally thought, a federal health IT official and multiple advisers noted during a rare joint meeting Wednesday of the two main federally chartered health information technology advisory panels.

Skelton appointed CEO of Surescripts

By Bob Herman  |  August 22, 2014

Surescripts, an electronic prescription and clinical technology network, has named Tom Skelton CEO. Skelton will start Aug. 25. He has several years of executive experience in the healthcare technology sector, most recently working with Foundation Radiology Group and Med3000.

Medication reconciliation improvements needed: report

Medication reconciliation improvements needed: report

By Joseph Conn  |  July 29, 2014

Medication reconciliation, a standard operating procedure at hospitals, remains a process in need of work, according to a report based on a study of 19 hospitals released by the National Institute for Health Care Reform.

Walgreen, CHE Trinity partner to coordinate patient care

By Modern Healthcare  |  May 24, 2014

Walgreen Co., the Deerfield, Ill.-based operator of more than 8,200 drugstores and 750 retail clinics, will collaborate to coordinate patient care with CHE Trinity Health, a Livonia, Mich.-based system that operates more than 80 hospitals where 3,200 physicians practice.

e-Rx passes 1 billion mark, Surescripts reports

e-Rx passes 1 billion mark, Surescripts reports

By Joseph Conn  |  May 22, 2014

More than 1 billion e-prescriptions last year moved through Surescripts, the electronic prescription network than handles the bulk of the nation's e-Rx traffic. More than 70% of physicians are now e-prescribers. Delaware, for the second year in a row, ranked as the top state for e-Rx, with 81% of...

Fragmented care: Data-sharing between retail clinics, health systems hits hurdles

Fragmented care: Data-sharing between retail clinics, health systems hits hurdles

By Melanie Evans  |  February 15, 2014

Retail clinic operators such as CVS are rapidly expanding into the estimated $5 billion market for simple primary-care services. But their growing presence is raising concerns about further fragmentation of medical care, even as momentum grows for tighter coordination across the care continuum.

Surescripts' CEO stepping down in March

Surescripts' CEO stepping down in March

By Modern Healthcare  |  January 10, 2014

Harry Totonis, president and CEO of Surescripts, will step down in March, the Arlington, Va.-based national clinical network announced.

Surescripts' CEO stepping down in March

Surescripts' CEO stepping down in March

By Modern Healthcare  |  January 09, 2014

Harry Totonis, president and CEO of Surescripts, will step down in March, the Arlington, Va.-based national clinical network announced.

CareCentrix names Driscoll CEO

CareCentrix names Driscoll CEO

By Modern Healthcare  |  August 14, 2013

John Driscoll has left Castlight Health, a San Francisco-based developer of benefit-management software, and was appointed CEO of home health benefit-management company CareCentrix with headquarters in Hartford, Conn.

Surescripts adds 19 information exchanges to its network

By Joseph Conn  |  August 13, 2013

Surescripts, the for-profit electronic prescription network owned by pharmacy associations and pharmacy benefit management companies, is adding 19 state, regional and private health information exchanges to its portfolio of heath information exchange services.

Direct message protocol stirs anxiety among exchanges

Direct message protocol stirs anxiety among exchanges

By Joseph Conn  |  August 13, 2013

Does the federally sponsored Direct messaging protocol pose an existential threat to vendors of health information exchange software? Time will tell, according to the author of a new market research report on health information exchanges.

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