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Beyond the EHR money pit

Beyond the EHR money pit

By Beth Kutscher  |  June 25, 2016

Demands for constant upgrades to already-installed electronic health record systems are slowing investment in other important digital technologies like telehealth, remote patient monitoring and online billing.

EHR safety goes to court

EHR safety goes to court

By Lisa Schencker  |  June 25, 2016

A recently filed lawsuit alleging that a faulty electronic health record system caused patient harm may be among the first in a wave of such cases, even though most experts say the latest EHR systems are better designed than older models.

First wave of Stage 3-ready EHR products are tested, certified

By Joseph Conn  |  June 24, 2016

Healthcare providers looking to upgrade to the latest government-approved electronic health record systems got a signal this week that the products are in the pipeline, though they may be six or more months away from reaching the market.

Q&A: 'Being smart and cautious is the right way to go'

Q&A: 'Being smart and cautious is the right way to go'

By Modern Healthcare  |  June 11, 2016

Providence Health & Services CEO Dr. Rod Hochman discusses his aggressive population health management strategy for his 34-hospital system and Providence's proposed merger with St. Joseph Health System, which would have major implications for the competitive landscape in the Los Angeles basin.

AMN continues buying spree with Peak Health Solutions

By Dave Barkholz  |  June 07, 2016

AMN Healthcare has added to a recent string of acquisitions by buying Peak Health Solutions this week. In January, the staffing giant completed the purchases of B.E. Smith and Healthsource Global Staffing.

Georgia hospitals, doctors, plan new clinical data exchange

By Dave Barkholz  |  May 28, 2016

A physician-hospital organization affiliated with Navicent Health in Macon, Ga., is partnering with Stratus Healthcare to potentially offer information technology services to doctors and rural hospitals in southern Georgia, the groups announced last week.

Q&A: Meditech founder Pappalardo says invention was 'my overall destiny'

Q&A: Meditech founder Pappalardo says invention was 'my overall destiny'

By Joseph Conn  |  May 23, 2016

In a far-ranging conversation with Modern Healthcare reporter Joseph Conn, A. Neil Pappalardo discusses his Sicilian family influences and early education in upstate New York, his technical training at MIT, his passion for invention, and his goal of conveying ownership of Meditech to its employees.

Navigating healthcare's vast data troves via machine learning

Navigating healthcare's vast data troves via machine learning

By Beth Kutscher  |  April 30, 2016

Ayasdi, a tech company in Menlo Park, Calif., uses an applied math concept known as topological data analysis, which finds patterns in vast and complex data sets. The technology has applications in population health, drug discovery and revenue-cycle management.

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