Cerner

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Cernering the Market

Mike Farahbakshian | Fed Health IT | July 10, 2017

After years of speculation and rumors, in a move that surprised absolutely no one, Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin announced that the Department of Veterans Affairs is moving to Cerner Millenium to replace its home-grown VistA electronic health record. On the surface this makes sense, because of DoD’s move to Cerner in 2015 and an overarching VA desire to move from custom software to COTS software. However, SecVA’s decision is only the beginning of an extremely long path, as DHA is finding with its MHS GENESIS project. Moreover, VA has a broader scope than DHA. Unlike DHA, whose primary goal is to provide a medically ready fighting force, VA handles a slew of additional tasks, including...

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CFOs Stress Need for Next Generation RCM Tools but Hefty MU Investments Deplete Many Hospital’s Cash Reserves, Black Book Survey Reports

Press Release | Black Book | November 3, 2014

Seventy-nine percent of hospital CFOs running outdated financial systems say they nervously face the coming year without evolved Revenue Cycle tools. Continued meaningful use expenses for EHR, HIE, analytics, portals and mobile apps are hitting hospitals hard as changes in payment models based on patient compliance, pricing transparency, and population health demand even more capital...

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Closed Records, EHR Decertification and the DoD

In anticipation of House of Cards Season 4, and with all due respect to the show’s creators, I think real life is giving us a perfect plotline that includes politicians, corporate interests, their lobbyists and a big fat government contract. Maybe Francis and Claire have me seeing conspiracies everywhere, but it seems a chain of recent health IT events have created intrigue in what is historically our staid, conservative industry. Follow the timeline with me and decide for yourself if I’m hearing black helicopters.

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Coming Soon: Pentagon’s Multi-Billion Dollar Health Records Contract

Frank Konkei | Nextgov | April 25, 2014

Sometime in the coming months, the Defense Department will bid out its Healthcare Management Systems Modernization contract, an effort so large in monetary size and game-changing scope that it could significantly influence the future of health care in the United States.

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Commodity Data Analytics For Health Care

Analytics are expensive and labor intensive; we need them to be routine and ubiquitous. I complained earlier this year that analytics are hard for health care providers to muster because there’s a shortage of analysts and because every data-driven decision takes huge expertise.

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CommonWell Gives Patients Access to Records

Joseph Goedert | Health Data Management | August 24, 2016

CommonWell Health Alliance has launched a new program that is expected to give patients the capability of more easily accessing their health records. The initiative will begin with six electronic health record vendors: Aprima Medical Software, athenahealth, Cerner, Evident, Modernizing Medicine and RelayHealth. Two standalone patient portal vendors, Integrated Data Services and MediPortal, will offer an app enabling patients to access their records by year-end, says Jitin Asnaani...

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CommonWell Health Alliance Expands Interoperability Services, Signs Up New EHR Vendors

Carol (Staff Writer) | HITECH Answers | November 25, 2014

CommonWell Health Alliance is a non-profit health IT trade association launched a year ago last March at HIMSS13. The primary goal of the vendor-driven Alliance is to advance interoperability through an open membership program to all organizations...

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CommonWell Members to Build Healthcare APIs to Expand Service

Kate Monica | EHR Intelligence | February 15, 2017

CommonWell Health Alliance is set to expand as its existing services with agreements from 14 new members committed to building new healthcare application programming interfaces (APIs) for the health data exchange platform. “Although there is still much to be done before achieving the ‘ubiquitous interoperability’ CommonWell Members seek, the collective pursuit of that mission by our Members has created a unique culture of collaboration,” said Executive Director Jitin Asnaani...

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CommonWell Plans EHR Pilot; Denies Data Will Be For Sale

Scott Mace | HealthLeaders Media | June 4, 2013

A joint effort to provide interoperability among the electronic health records systems of competing vendors is proceeding without a great deal of transparency and openness outside of the participating members. Read More »

CommonWell Wants To 'Open This Up'

Mike Miliard | Healthcare IT News | March 14, 2014

In the year and 10 days since it was launched in New Orleans, the vendors of the CommonWell Health Alliance have been setting up the infrastructure for their vision of cross-competitive data liquidity. Now it's time to see what that interoperability can accomplish for the patient.

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CommonWell: Healthcare Interoperability Or Bust

Mark Braunstein | Information Week | January 8, 2015

Peter Bernhardt of CommonWell Health Alliance, a group of clinical and health IT organizations, talks about its goal of better data exchange and application integration...

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Considering An Epic Journey In 2013? Think Twice

Edmund Billings | Medsphere | December 6, 2012

Faced with healthcare reform and any number of other enduring challenges, hospitals shouldn’t expect next year to be any easier than the one that’s currently winding down. Yes, that’s my grand prognostication for 2013—things will still be difficult. Read More »

Contest Produces Consumer Friendly Health Records

Ken Terry | Information Week HealthCare | January 30, 2013

Competition focused on improving look of downloaded health records, and Office of the National Coordinator of Health IT hopes EHR vendors will participate in followup project. Read More »

Court Dings CA County For Mishandled EHR Implementation

Jennifer Bresnick | EHR Intelligence | June 5, 2014

The Ventura County Grand Jury has identified a lack of resources, proper training, and investment as the major culprits in a rocky EHR rollout at the county-run healthcare system, according to an official report.  The implementation of the Cerner system was stymied by poor leadership and preparedness, lackluster commitment to training, and insufficient purchasing of infrastructure hardware, which left staff members locked out of the system and put patients at risk of harm due to the confusion...

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Data Exchange Rises in Importance for Urgent Care Providers

Linda Wilson | Health Data Management | August 25, 2016

As the healthcare industry transitions to value-based care, urgent care companies and health systems are forging formal business partnerships and then facilitating those relationships through the exchange of electronic patient data. The partnerships have advantages for both parties. Health systems want to add urgent care to their patient care continuum, while urgent care companies want to be included in local provider networks...

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