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In Second Look, Few Savings From Digital Health Records

Reed Abelson and Julie Creswell | New York Times | January 10, 2013

The conversion to electronic health records has failed so far to produce the hoped-for savings in health care costs and has had mixed results, at best, in improving efficiency and patient care, according to a new analysis by the influential RAND Corporation. Read More »

In-Depth: All the News from the Connected Health Conference 2016

Staff Writer | Mobi Health News | December 16, 2016

This week, the Connected Health Conference in National Harbor, Maryland brought together stakeholders and thought leaders in digital and connected health. MobiHealthNews covered the two-day event this week -- links to our coverage from Monday and Tuesday are at the bottom of this roundup... In a panel moderated by Dr. Joe Kvedar, the VP of Connected Health at Partner’s Healthcare, Alden Doerner Rinaldi, medical director at Mount Auburn Hospital and Ronan Wisdom, global lead for connected health at Accenture, talked about how the role of digital tools is changing in healthcare...

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Is Open Source Tolven the "Dark Horse" of Health IT Platforms?

Is there perhaps a “dark horse” in the EHR field, just poised to challenge the overhyped, slow, clumsy, and expensive leaders of the EHR heat? All the troubles with lack of interoperability and usability of proprietary EHRs have suddenly put the spotlight on what may be the EHR dark horse, the open source Tolven Platform.

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Is The EMR Market In The US Heading For The Cliff?

Kyle Murphy, PhD | EHR Intelligence | September 18, 2013

The market for electronic medical record (EMR) systems in the United States appears to have reached its tipping point with the market expected to begin its decline in 2013, according to Millennium Research Group (MGR).

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Judge Denies Allscripts' Motion To Dismiss Physician Class Action Lawsuit

Brian Bandell | South Florida Business Journal | March 5, 2013

Miami-Dade County Circuit Court Judge John W. Thornton denied Allscripts Healthcare Solutions' motion to dismiss a class action lawsuit filed against it by physicians who use its MyWay electronic health records (EHR) system. Read More »

Leidos Team Touts Interoperability In Military EHR Bid

Adam Mazmanian | FCW | October 3, 2014

Time is running out for vendors to submit bids on the planned $11 billion, 10-year contract to deliver an electronic health records system to the Defense Department. The DOD Healthcare Management System Modernization (DHMSM -- pronounced "dim sum") is an ambitious plan to transform the delivery of care to the 9.6 million active-duty service members, their dependents, retirees and others...

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M&A Can Be Hazardous To Health IT

Erin McCann | Healthcare IT News | January 1, 2013

Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) can be hazardous to a company's health, industry experts often warn. In the realm of health IT, this caveat has proved no exception. Read More »

Major Players Bid For Slice Of Federal Health Records Pie

John K. Higgins | ECommerce Times | September 30, 2014

Four teams of contractors so far have indicated they want in on the DoD's massive electronic health records program. While each of the teams presents formidable resources in healthcare IT, to some degree no group has a complete, ready-to-go, solution, said IDC's Scott Lundstrom...

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Medical Health Records on iPhone Now Available to US Veterans

Press Release | Apple | November 6, 2019

Health Records on iPhone brings together veterans' hospitals, clinics and existing information on the Health app to make it easy for them to see their medical data across multiple providers.Apple and the US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) today announced that veterans across the nation and surrounding territories now have access to the Health Records feature in the Health app on iPhone. The VA gradually launched Health Records to select patients this summer, and now veterans who are iOS users and receive their care through the Veterans Health Administration can see a fuller, more comprehensive picture of their health that includes information from multiple providers. "Helping veterans gain a better understanding of their health is our chance to show our gratitude for their service," said Jeff Williams, Apple's chief operating officer. "By working with the VA to offer Health Records on iPhone, we hope to help those who served have greater peace of mind that their health care is in good hands." Read More »

NantHealth Acquires Harris Healthcare Solutions

Press Release | NantHealth | July 16, 2015

NantHealth, a subsidiary of NantWorks, LLC, today announced it has completed the acquisition of Harris Corporation’s (NYSE:HRS) commercial Healthcare Solutions business, a clinical systems integration innovator. Harris retained its government healthcare services business. NantHealth’s existing cOS, eviti and omics platforms, combined with Harris’ FusionFX® suite of products, delivers on the promise of whole health systems integration and revolutionizes the patient-clinician experience by bringing molecular medicine insights directly to the point-of-care.

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New York City Hospitals Epic EHR Implementation Hits Snags

Kyle Murphy | EHR Intelligence | August 20, 2015

Probes of alleged inappropriate billing and other misconduct associated with the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation Epic EHR implementation have already led to the sacking of four high-ranking officials at the health system, according to multiple New York Post reports. The latest executive to depart the organization is Chief Technology Officer Paul Contino, Yaov Gonen reported earlier this week.

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Nurses Not Happy With Hospital EHRs

Mike Miliard | Healthcare IT News | October 20, 2014

'A poorly implemented EHR with chaotic processes and bungling IT support is becoming a detriment to hospital nurse retention and recruitment'...

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Open App Challenge, Patent Wars, and more

Bailey McCann | CivSource | October 9, 2012

As the first part of a new $1 million Health Innovation Program, Allscripts, a US-based health care firm has announced an Open App Challenge which asks developers and vendors to to “Start a Revolution” by creating and integrating applications that become an extension of Allscripts’ Open Electronic Health Records software...Other health IT firms are working to build innovation and draw funding in similarly open source ways. Read More »

OSEHRA 2015: CORAnet Solutions CEO to Address Open Source Summit on the Need for Personal Health Information Exchanges

Press Release | CORAnet | July 27, 2015

Cora Alisuag, the CEO of CORAnet Solutions, Inc. will speak on the importance of Mobile Personal Health Information Exchange (PHIE) technologies in providing patients and their caregivers with the critical information needed for their personal care and wellness during the 2015 OSEHRA Open Source Summit taking place in Bethesda, MD July 29 to 31st. Alisuag has been one of the key visionaries who proposed the idea of patients and their family members being able to obtain their personal health records. This concept was embraced by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) under the name of the Blue Button initiative.

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Overview of Open Source and VistA in the UK's NHS

There is much widely publicised interest from NHS England in encouraging the development and implementation of open-source software in the National Health System (NHS) with the debate raging in a number of forums, notably on EHI where this article and the comments it has generated are vital reading for anyone interested in this issue. This debate has been fueled by the availability of NHS England’s £260 million Technology Fund which is actively soliciting open source projects include bids to implement an NHS VistA... Read More »