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DaVita migrates to an Epic EHR

DaVita migrates to an Epic EHR

By Rachel Z. Arndt  |  January 11, 2018

The kidney dialysis firm is shifting its physician customers off its homegrown solution, Falcon Platinum, to an Epic EHR, which it hopes will offer greater interoperability.

Cerner names Shafer as new CEO

Cerner names Shafer as new CEO

By Rachel Z. Arndt  |  January 10, 2018

Cerner has appointed Brent Shafer its new CEO and chairman of the board of directors. Shafer comes to Cerner from Philips North America.

Quality Payment Program year 2 begins

Quality Payment Program year 2 begins

By Rachel Z. Arndt  |  December 30, 2017

The clock is officially ticking for clinicians hoping to earn a bonus under the Quality Payment Program in 2018. The program will reward clinicians who make the leap to a 2015-certified electronic health record system.

ONC launches tool to collect patient demographic data

ONC launches tool to collect patient demographic data

By Maria Castellucci  |  December 18, 2017

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT has created a framework on its site to help providers and payers improve collection of patient demographic data.

VA spent $1.1 billion in five years on EHR modernization

VA spent $1.1 billion in five years on EHR modernization

By Rachel Z. Arndt  |  December 11, 2017

Between 2011 and 2016, the Veterans Affairs Department spent $1.1 billion on efforts that are seemingly for naught, as the agency is set to replace its existing systems with an EHR made by Cerner.

New platform lets patients sell their health data

New platform lets patients sell their health data

By Rachel Z. Arndt  |  November 30, 2017

Through the Health Wizz app, patients can aggregate their data and receive cryptocurrency in exchange for handing it over to pharmaceutical companies and others.

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