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Cognitive Medical Systems Named to Deloitte Technology Fast 500TM List for Second Straight Year

Press Release | Cognitive Medical Systems | April 5, 2017

Cognitive Medical Systems, a specialist in standards-based Clinical Decision Support (CDS) software and healthcare IT infrastructure, today announced it ranked 35th on Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500™, a ranking of the 500 fastest growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences and energy tech companies in North America, for the second straight year. The company grew nearly 3,000 percent since 2012...

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DoD Electronic Health Records Help VA Disability Claims

Press Release | Department of Defense (DoD) | February 6, 2014

The Defense Department has made troops’ health records electronically available to the Veterans Affairs Department to speed up the adjudication of disability claims, a DoD health information technology official said. Read More »

Imaging Informatics Solutions Provider ClearCanvas Debuts Vendor Neutral PACS Cleome

Press Release | ClearCanvas Inc. | September 10, 2013

ClearCanvas introduces its unique new vendor neutral PACS, Cleome, to its portfolio of commercial products. This web-based breakthrough solution features fast diagnostic viewing of all medical images using zero-footprint HTML5, anytime, anywhere. Read More »

Modernizing Medicine Unveils Population Health Platform and Apple Watch Application at Annual User Conference

Press Release | Modernizing Medicine | November 30, 2016

Specialty-specific health information technology company Modernizing Medicine, Inc. announced major technological advancements to its intuitive suite of products and services at the company’s third annual user conference, MOMENTUM. An enhancement to the company’s specialty-specific electronic health record (EHR) system, EMA, and Practice Management system, Analytics is designed to give physicians near real-time population health data to help support the transition to value-based healthcare...

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OpenMRS Receives Free Software Award For Projects Of Social Benefit

Press Release | OpenMRS | March 23, 2013

OpenMRS, an Indianapolis-based free software platform for Health IT in the developing world, has received the 2012 Free Software Award for Projects of Social Benefit. Read More »

What Is OSEHRA And VistA?

Matthew McCall | Project Blue Button | October 1, 2012

According to the oral history of the Department of Veterans Affairs, of which I have been an attentive listener over the years, once upon a time, innovation ruled the land. VistA, the legendary Electronic Health Record, was born in the basements of VA medical centers, and raised like a child by doting clinicians and wise developers... Read More »

"The Year Of The Big EHR Switch" Confirms Physicians Favor iPad And Mobile Applications

Press Release | Black Book Rankings | May 30, 2013

As thousands of physician practices are opting to dump ineffective EHR systems, and others still scramble to select a first vendor, early adopters identify the firms that have delivered success, productivity, outcomes, meaningful use achievement and crucial stimulus fund requirements among mobile EHR applications. Read More »

'Blue Button' Technology May Give You More Control Of Your Health Information

Bill Toland | Siox City Journal | June 28, 2013

Get a group of tech-savvy physicians and electronic medical records experts in a room, ask them about the way forward, and the subject of the Blue Button is sure to come up. Read More »

'Huge Growth Potential For Open Source Hospital Information System'

Gijs Hillenius | European Commission Joinup | April 26, 2013

GNU Health, an free software hospital information system, medical record system and health information system, is rapidly becoming popular in hospitals around the world, says one of its developers, Sebastian Marro. "This project has the potential to grow really large." Read More »

'Paperless NHS' Plan To Put Patients' Medical Details Online

Juliette Jowit | The Guardian | January 15, 2013

Jeremy Hunt launches digital health records project alongside report claiming it could save nearly £5bn a year Read More »

10 Health Information Exchange Trends In Hospitals And Physicians Offices

Fred Pennic | HIT Consultant | August 12, 2014

The ONC recently released a report on the “National Health Information Exchange and Interopability Landscape” highlighting health information exchange trends from office based physicians and hospitals, individuals and state HIE program grantees. The report found growth in exchange capability and activity, but also show there is still substantial room for improvement...

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10 Mobile Health Apps From Uncle Sam

Michelle McNickle | InformationWeek | January 9, 2013

New mobile apps from the Department of Health and Human Services, for consumers and doctors alike, let you search medical literature, locate health centers, fight drug abuse and much more. Read More »

10 Things To Know About Karen DeSalvo

Frank Irving | Government Health IT | December 27, 2013

In announcing the appointment of Karen DeSalvo, MD, as the new national coordinator for health information technology, Health & Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius focused on DeSalvo's experience as health commissioner of New Orleans. Here are 10 aspects of Karen DeSalvo’s background that may help define how she'll carry on the crucial work of her predecessors. Read More »

17 U.S. Senators Ask HHS To Extend Stage 2 Meaningful Use

Matthew Smith | Health Directions | September 26, 2013

Seventeen Republican U.S. Senators have sent a letter to Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelieus making a compelling argument for implementing a one-year extension to Stage 2 of the electronic health records meaningful use program. Read More »

2013 Most Wired

Matthew Weinstock | Hospitals & Health Networks (H&HN) | July 1, 2013

H&HN's 15th annual survey shows U.S. hospitals have made big strides in laying the foundation for robust clinical information systems. The next step: harnessing IT for the real work of improving care delivery. Read More »