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Epic Systems feeling heat over interoperability
By Darius Tahir | October 01, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
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.
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As meaningful-use reporting deadline nears, CMS reveals hardship exception figures
By Bloomberg BNA | October 01, 2014
Roughly 44,000 providers applied for hardship exceptions from the meaningful use program this year in hopes of avoiding a Medicare penalty next year, the CMS said Sept. 29.
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Digital health records become common, but sharing still a challenge
By New York Times | September 30, 2014
Doctors and hospital executives across the country say they are distressed that the expensive electronic health-record systems they installed in the hopes of reducing costs and improving the coordination of patient care simply do not share information with competing systems.
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CVS, MedStar agree to integrate patient records
By Washington Post | September 30, 2014
Neglected to pick up your prescription? Now there’s a good chance your doctor will be aware of that and do something about it, thanks to a slew of new partnerships between CVS Health and various health systems. One of these arrangements, slated to begin by early next year, will integrate the...
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Vital Signs
Abstract world of healthcare IT gains human dimension at AHIMA
By Joseph Conn | September 30, 2014
A pair of emotionally charged presentations turned all the often-jargon-filled talk about IT, computing power and medical records into very human stories Monday during the opening session of the American Health Information Management Association's 86th annual convention and exhibition in San...
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Call Intermountain a consultant on Cerner's big-bucks military EHR bid
By Joseph Conn | September 29, 2014
When Cerner Corp., the Kansas City, Mo.-based electronic health-record developer, announced last week that Intermountain would be helping a consortium of IT firms, including Cerner, in its bid to win a 10-year, estimated $11 billion deal to replace the Military Health System's multiple EHRs, the...
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Magazine
Intermountain, Cerner team up for Defense EHR bid
By Joseph Conn | September 27, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Cerner Corp., one of several major electronic health-record system vendors competing for a multibillion-dollar contract to replace the Military Health System's EHR, has entered what it terms a “strategic agreement” on its bid with Intermountain Healthcare.
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Magazine
New ANA President Pam Cipriano on reform-era challenges
By Modern Healthcare | September 27, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Pam Cipriano became president of the American Nurses Association in June.
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Information
Medical records are worth more to hackers than credit cards
By Reuters | September 25, 2014
Medical information is worth 10 times more than credit card numbers on the black market. Security experts say cybercriminals are increasingly targeting the $3 trillion U.S. healthcare industry, which has many companies still reliant on aging computer systems that do not use the latest security...
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Vital Signs
ACOs struggle with advanced IT, interoperability, survey shows
By Darius Tahir | September 24, 2014
Many accountable care organizations are struggling with advanced IT functions and interoperability, a survey of 62 ACOs conducted in July and August 2014 by Premier and the eHealth Initiative shows.
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