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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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Intermountain Healthcare Partners With Cerner To Provide Clinical Governance For Leidos Partnership For Defense Health

Press Release | Cerner, Leidos Partnership for Defense Health | September 24, 2014

Cerner today announced a strategic agreement with Intermountain Healthcare to provide clinical governance of solutions and workflow to be proposed for the Department of Defense's Healthcare Management System Modernization (DHMSM) initiative.  Cerner is a member of the Leidos Partnership for Defense Health, an alliance that includes Leidos, the domain experts in Military Health, and Accenture, a global IT and management consulting company and one of the largest EHR systems integrators in the world...

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Interoperability: Can It Really Happen In 10 Years?

Mike Miliard | Government Health IT | December 16, 2014

With electronic health records now in place among hospitals and medical practices, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT embraced its new mandate in 2014: getting them to talk to each other...

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Is HIT Interoperability In The Nature Of Healthcare?

Edmund Billings | Medsphere | February 12, 2013

The proprietary business model makes the vendor the single source of HIT for hospital clients. Complexity and dependence are baked into both solutions and client relationships, creating a “vendor lock” scenario in which changing systems seems almost inconceivable.
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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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IT Blamed In Athens GA Cerner EHR Debacle

Mike Miliard | Healthcare IT News | June 17, 2014

Who's to blame when EHR implementations go south? There's often enough fault to go around. But when the fallout is bad enough, sometimes self-interested parties are all too ready to point fingers.  In late May, we covered the story of a $31 million Cerner rollout at Athens Regional Health System in Georgia that didn't go as planned.

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JASON Task Force Says Stage 3 Must Be Less Stringent

Mike Miliard | Government Health IT | October 6, 2014

Meaningful use stages 1 and 2 have failed to foster interoperability "in any practical sense."  That's the contention of Micky Tripathi, CEO of the Massachusetts eHealth Collaborative, and David McCallie, senior vice president of medical informatics at Cerner, co-chairs of ONC's joint HIT Policy and Standards Committee JASON task force...

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JASON Task Force To ONC: Consider Delaying MU Stage 3 Incentives

Marla Durben Hirsch | Fierce EMR | October 14, 2014

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT should narrow Meaningful Use Stage 3 to focus on interoperability and "assertively monitor" the transition to public APIs but implement only "non-regulatory steps" to catalyze the transition, according to ONC's JASON task force...

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Kansas Hospital’s Failed EMR Project Shows Peril of Vendor Relations Gone Bad

Joel Schectman | Wall Street Journal | June 26, 2012

Girard Medical Center, a rural hospital in Kansas which services mainly uninsured patients and the elderly, wanted an electronic medical record system to better share information with its clinic offshoots and to claim federal incentives. But a year-and-a-half and more than a million dollars later, the hospital says it’s no closer to having electronic medical records, and is blaming its vendor for the failure of the project. 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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Most Doctors Don’t Meet U.S. Push For Electronic Records

Alex Nussbaum | Bloomberg | June 4, 2013

Fewer than 1 in 10 doctors used electronic records last year to U.S. standards, according to a survey that shows the challenge facing a multibillion-dollar effort to digitize the health system for improved patient care. Read More »

Mother Jones piece hits Epic hard: 5 criticisms of the EHR vendor

Akanksha Jayanthi | Becker's Health IT and CIO Review | October 26, 2015

For a company that is notorious for its lack of media interaction, Epic Systems often finds itself in headlines, for better or for worse. The latest Epic media storm was delivered by a Mother Jones piece in which the author criticized the vendor and the health IT marketplace as failing in its mission to help patients and save money through digitization. Author Patrick Caldwell wrote the healthcare industry has largely underachieved in its goal to digitize medical records and cut waste and costs associated with paper records.

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Navigation Between Heavy-weight and Light-weight Standardization (Part 2)

Andy Oram | EMR & HIPPA | August 26, 2016

The previous section of this article laid out the context for HL7 FHIR standard and the Argonaut project; now we can look at the current status.Tripathi portrays the Argonaut process as radically different from HL7 norms. HL7 hasestablished its leading role in health standards by following the rules of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) in the US, and similar bodies set up in other countries where HL7 operates. These come from the pre-Internet era and emphasize ponderous, procedure-laden formalities. Meetings must be held, drafts circulated, comments explicitly reconciled, ballots taken. Historically this has ensured that large industries play fair and hear through all objections, but the process is slow and frustrates smaller actors who may have good ideas but lack the resources to participate.

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