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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.

Apple and Stanford launch Apple Watch heart study

Apple and Stanford launch Apple Watch heart study

By Rachel Z. Arndt  |  November 30, 2017

Apple and Stanford Medicine are launching a research study that uses the Apple Watch to identify irregular heart rhythms. The tech giant is reportedly working on EHRs and other healthcare technologies as well.

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.

eClinicalWorks sued over patient record inaccuracies

eClinicalWorks sued over patient record inaccuracies

By Rachel Z. Arndt  |  November 17, 2017

The EHR vendor has been hit with a putative class-action suit alleging that misrepresentations of its software's capabilities led to inaccuracies in patient records. eClinicalWorks has settled litigation over the misrepresentations.

Cerner EHR will bring interoperability to the VA, Shulkin says

Cerner EHR will bring interoperability to the VA, Shulkin says

By Rachel Z. Arndt  |  November 15, 2017

With the VA and Cerner set to finalize their new EHR contract, VA Secretary Dr. David Shulkin assured lawmakers that the system will result in greater interoperability between the VA, Defense Department and community providers.

Let patients write in their medical notes and they will engage

By Rachel Z. Arndt  |  November 13, 2017

Though providers could better engage patients by allowing them to write in their own medical notes, the practice might also increase the workload, according to a research letter published in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

Limited broadband stymies telemedicine adoption, Senate hears

Limited broadband stymies telemedicine adoption, Senate hears

By Rachel Z. Arndt  |  November 07, 2017

A senator called on government and private industry to work together and build out broadband infrastructure and increase adoption to boost video visits and other internet-intensive healthcare services.

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