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How Does FHIR Fit into Recent Interoperability Initiatives?

Sara Heath | Health IT Interoperability | May 18, 2016

Over the past few months, APIs have been the talk of the healthcare industry, pushing HL7's FHIR into the spotlight for interoperability. Plenty of talk supports the position that application programming interfaces (APIs) will enhance health data interoperability, particularly a leading API standard known as FHIR. Health Level 7’s Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resource (FHIR) is a data standard that helps different health applications work on the different interfaces that exist in the industry (such as an Epic Systems or a Cerner interface)...

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Hurting Financially, Wake Forest Baptist Adds Cost-Cutting Measures

Owen Covington | The Business Journal | May 2, 2013

Revenue declines along with the disruptive and costly implementation of a new electronic medical records system have forced Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center to take additional cost-cutting measures this year, according to its CEO, Dr. John McConnell. Read More »

IBM, Epic Already Prepping For Military EHR Work

Adam Mazmanian | FCW | January 7, 2015

The IBM team has plenty of competition from other teams of top federal technology integrators and electronic health records providers. But since announcing its bid back in June 2014, IBM has been exuding confidence that its team is in the best position to land the deal and execute the military's vision for a new health care system. Read More »

IBM, Epic Unveil Advisory Group As They Vie For Big Military EHR Contract

Darius Tahir | Modern Healthcare | January 7, 2015

IBM Corp. and Epic Systems Corp., likely hoping to show why their joint bid should win the Defense Department's $11 billion, 10-year EHR contract, Wednesday unveiled a 17-person group they've assembled to help advise the department and guide it through implementation if they win the work. Read More »

IBM’S Full-Court Press To Capture DOD Health Records Contract

Frank Konkel | Nextgov.com | January 7, 2015

It’s no secret the multibillion deal to overhaul the Defense Department’s electronic health records system will be one of the most significant government contracts awarded in 2015...

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Interoperability Inches Ahead For EHRs

Erin McCann | Healthcare IT News | July 10, 2013

A new data liquidity initiative between a Pennsylvania women’s hospital and a nearby obstetrics and gynecology practice have resulted in the interoperability between the groups’ different electronic health record systems, officials announced Tuesday. Read More »

InterSystems Successfully Completes eHealth Exchange Product Testing to Ensure Interoperability

Press Release | InterSystems, Healtheway | January 8, 2015

InterSystems...today announced that the InterSystems HealthShare® informatics platform has successfully completed the eHealth Exchange Product Testing Program. As an eHealth Exchange Validated product, HealthShare supports a common set of standards and specifications that enable a secure, trusted, and interoperable connection among all participating eHealth Exchange organizations for the standardized flow of information, benefiting millions of patients. Read More »

Is an Open Source EMR (OpenEMR) the Right Choice for Medical Practices?

Being the lead developer of OpenEMR, the world’s most widely deployed open source electronic medical record (EMR) system, I field calls on a daily basis from people who want to implement it. As part of the due diligence to discover and deliver the best possible outcome for the client, we give them a set of different implementation options that they can consider. The options range from a basic OpenEMR implementation at their offices, to a far more advanced and feature-packed “cloud” solution called BlueEHS.

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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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Is the Partners Epic EHR Selection Bad for Health IT Competition?

Kyle Murphy | EHR Intelligence | August 31, 2015

Close to three years after equating Epic EHR customers to hostages, a former CEO of Beth Israel Deaconess is now raising questions about legal implications of Partners HealthCare choosing Epic Systems as its EHR vendor for its sprawling health system. "What we are seeing here is a remarkable reinforcement of mutual self-interest in the behavioral patterns of the two entities," Paul Levy writes on his blog, Not Running a Hospital.

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Lockheed subsidiary, Epic win $624M VA patient scheduling contract

Joseph Conn | Modern Healthcare | August 26, 2015

The Veterans Affairs Department has awarded a $624 million contract to Systems Made Simple, Syracuse, N.Y., a subsidiary of giant defense and national security contractor Lockheed Martin, Bethesda, Md., to overhaul its medical appointment scheduling system at its Veterans Health Administration healthcare system. Epic Systems Corp., Verona, Wis., will supply the software to the VA, the company confirmed.

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MaineHealth increasing spending on software system that was involved with billing glitches

Joe Lawlor | Portland Press Herald | December 24, 2013

MaineHealth will spend an extra $55 million, mostly for training staff, on a system that has led to costly errors.

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MD Anderson Epic Implementation Led to Financial Decreases

Kyle Murphy | EHR Intelligence | May 13, 2016

Clinical productivity at University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center took a sizeable hit to its adjusted income in the buildup to an Epic implementation completed in March 2016. Documents from a recent meeting of the UT System Board of Regents indicate that the top-ranked cancer hospital saw a $160.5-million decrease in adjusted income “primarily attributable to an increase in expenses combined with a decrease in patient revenues as a result of the implementation of the new EPIC Electronic Health Record system (EHR)”...

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Mining Electronic Health Records Reveals Clues Of Harmful Drug Reactions

Zina Moukheiber | Forbes | April 10, 2013

A study published today in Nature Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics showcases the potential power of sophisticated data analytics when applied to electronic health records on a large scale. Read More »