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Apple vs. Epic: Appraising the apps

Apple vs. Epic: Appraising the apps

By Rachel Z. Arndt  |  April 14, 2018

The race to create a user-friendly, mobile health portal is on. Traditional electronic health record vendors like Epic and Cerner are being challenged by a heavyweight in consumerism: Apple.

M&A drives health systems' EHR consolidation

M&A drives health systems' EHR consolidation

By Rachel Z. Arndt  |  April 03, 2018

After a merger deal, hospitals must decide whether to go to a single EHR system. The process takes time and money, but the efficiencies and savings may be worth it.

Extracting meaning from providers' EHR notes

Extracting meaning from providers' EHR notes

By Rachel Z. Arndt  |  March 31, 2018

By applying natural language processing to unstructured notes in EHRs, providers can pull out relevant information more efficiently than they would were they doing the same thing manually.

Editorial: The era of healthcare consumerism is here

Editorial: The era of healthcare consumerism is here

By Aurora Aguilar  |  March 10, 2018

Put the patient at the center of care. It's a mantra that's voiced as often as the Triple Aim. But most providers and payers admit that, until recently, they mostly dictated what the patient wanted and needed. But now, the era of consumerism is upon us.

Drive to embrace consumerism forcing change in health IT strategies

Drive to embrace consumerism forcing change in health IT strategies

By Matthew Weinstock and Rachel Z. Arndt  |  March 10, 2018

Hospital executives, vendors and others gathered in Las Vegas last week at the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society's annual meeting were adamant in their belief that healthcare organizations need to stop nibbling at the edges and pick up the pace of embracing consumerism.

Healthcare organizations praise CMS' overhaul of EHR incentive programs

Healthcare organizations praise CMS' overhaul of EHR incentive programs

By Rachel Z. Arndt  |  March 08, 2018

After CMS Administrator Seema Verma announced plans to overhaul the federal electronic health record incentive programs, healthcare organizations are wondering how those plans will unfold and whether they'll meet the stated goal of boosting interoperability.

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