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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.

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.

Providers and vendors team up for user-friendly EHRs

Providers and vendors team up for user-friendly EHRs

By Rachel Z. Arndt  |  November 25, 2017

As healthcare inches toward value-based care, EHRs are more important than ever. Vendors are working with providers to improve their offerings, going beyond meeting the bare minimum federal requirements for their software.

Net neutrality repeal threatens telemedicine

Net neutrality repeal threatens telemedicine

By Rachel Z. Arndt  |  November 22, 2017

With net neutrality on the verge of repeal, some healthcare experts worry the industry, and especially rural organizations, will struggle with the policy changes.

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.

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