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Cerner, Intermountain Partner To Propose Clinical Approach For DoD

Anne Zieger | Healthcare DIVE | September 25, 2014

Cerner has struck a deal with health system Intermountain Healthcare to beef up the Leidos Partnership for Defense Health with added clinical governance of solutions and workflow.  The Leidos Partnership, which includes Accenture, Cerner and a group of domain experts in military health is pitching the Department of Defense's Healthcare Management System Modernization initiative...

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Cerner/Siemens And The Future Of EHRs

Mike Miliard | Healthcare IT News | August 11, 2014

As the dust settles from this past week's mammoth $1.3 billion merger, Siemens Health Services CEO John Glaser tells Healthcare IT News what led up to the Cerner deal, how his experience as a health system CIO could help smooth integration challenges and what to expect – from the two companies specifically and electronic health records in general – over the months and years to come...

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CHIME Asks ONC to Rethink NwHIN

Jeff Smith | Healthcare Informatics | July 5, 2012

CHIME submitted comments this week to the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT, responding to the agency’s vision for nationwide health information exchange.  ONC officials in May released a Request for Information (RFI) that sought feedback on how to establish a governance mechanism for the nationwide health information network (NwHIN). Read More »

Clinical Leader Interviews Clinovo On Trends, Benefits And Strategies In The Adoption Of Electronic Data Capture (EDC) Systems

Press Release | Clinovo, Clinical Leader | December 10, 2014

Glenn Keet, CEO of Silicon Valley-based Clinovo, an eClinical systems provider, is featured in Clinical Leader, the premier online community and leading media for clinical trial experts, in an exclusive interview titled “EDC In Clinical Trials – Can You Afford Not To Go Electronic? In that interview led by Ed Miseta, Chief Editor at Outsourced Pharma and Clinical Leader, Keet’s gives a unique perspective on the technology advances in the life science industry and the adoption of electronic data capture (EDC) systems in clinical trials. Keet explains how only 20% of worldwide clinical trials are using electronic data capture (EDC) systems, discussing the misconceptions around the costs and complexity to adopt EDC technologies.

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Clinician, researcher, and patients working together: progress aired at Indivo conference

Andy Oram | O'Reilly Radar | June 21, 2012

I spent Monday in a small library at the Harvard Medical School listening to a discussion of the Indivo patient health record and related open source projects with about 80 intensely committed followers. Lead Indivo architect Daniel Haas, whom I interviewed a year ago, succeeded in getting the historical 2.0 release of Indivo out on the day of the conference. Read More »

Close the Gaps on VA Healthcare Services

Bernie Monegain | Healthcare IT News | August 3, 2012

The number of veterans returning home from the two wars wounded and maimed  -  broken  -  is staggering. Here's an area where health IT has proven to be a force for good, yet not forceful enough. The childhood sing-song rhyme that ends, "All the kings horses and all the king's men couldn't put Humpty Dumpty together again" may not be quite on point, but it keeps playing in the background, a reminder that we humans are fragile.

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CMS Aims To Shine Light In Dark Data Places

Diana Manos | Government Health IT | June 20, 2014

...The federal government has no intention of slowing on its promise to bring as much data to light as it possibly can, Brennan told attendees in a closing keynote June 18 at the Government Health IT Conference and Exhibition...

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CMS Launches Data Element Library To Support Interoperability

Press Release | Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services | June 21, 2018

Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced the agency’s first Data Element Library (DEL). The DEL is a new CMS database that supports the exchange of electronic health information. Using this free, centralized resource, the public for the first time can view the specific types of data that CMS requires post-acute care facilities (such as nursing homes and rehabilitation hospitals) to collect as part of the health assessment of their patients. These assessments include questions and response options (data elements) about patients, including demographics, medical problems and other types of health evaluations. Read More »

CMS Supports Open Source/Modular Medicaid Information Technology

Andrew Slavitt | CMS Blog | January 11, 2016

Investing in the future of Medicaid is one of the single biggest opportunities in the health care sector...Overall, CMS’ annual investment in state Medicaid Information Technology (IT) is more than $5 billion, enabling states to modernize their Medicaid IT systems to best meet their program, providers’ and beneficiaries’ needs. CMS and states are prepared to invest in innovative solutions. For this investment, we expect significant advances. Our new regulations require that states evolve their legacy Medicaid IT systems to leverage reusable solutions, and to practice industry-proven IT methods such as use of modularity, reuse, shared services (including Software-as-a-Service) by fundamentally shifting the financial incentives away from custom development. This opens opportunity to smaller vendors to develop focused solutions for use across multiple states or to introduce solutions from comparable sectors such as commercial insurance or large provider systems.

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Coalition Calls For Action Against EHRs That Block Interoperability

Staff Writer | iHealthBeat | June 17, 2014

The Health IT Now Coalition is calling on HHS to decertify electronic health record systems that require extra modules or additional costs to share data, Politico's "Morning eHealth" reports...

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Collaborative Creates Model For Reporting To State Cancer Surveillance Registry

Marla Durben Hirsch | FierceEMR | August 12, 2014

...The collaborative effort by the Kentucky state public health department, the University of Kentucky, and the Kentucky Regional Extension Center (REC) used the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Replicating Effective Programs model to disseminate cancer therapy data from oncology practices in the state to a cancer surveillance registry. The project's work plan included recruiting practices and vendors, clinical management and staffing....

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Coming Soon: Health Innovation That Matters

Bernie Monegain | Healthcare IT News | August 3, 2012

The [VA's] Veterans Health Administration's (VHA) Innovation Sandbox Cloud and the Georgia Institute of Technology's Interoperability and Integration Innovation Lab announced on June 26 they would collaborate to address interoperability issues, accelerate the development of integrated health IT solutions, test new products and help train the IT workforce needed to move the industry forward. Read More »

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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Companies Flock to the Electronic Health Records Market

John Pulley | NextGov | July 23, 2012

Any idea how many electronic health record vendors are out there? Even experts are surprised at the answer. The total, as ModernHealthcare.com IT Everything columnist Joseph Conn puts it, is “a horde, a herd, a whole Wild West stampede” of EHR systems. Read More »

Complaints about Electronic Medical Records Increase

Bill Toland | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | August 3, 2014

Last month, the nation’‍s largest union of registered nurses sent a letter to the FDA asking for broader and more stringent oversight of electronic records systems and of computerized physician-order entry systems, which allow clinicians to log treatment instructions for patients. The National Nurses United, as part of its broader campaign highlighting the potential dangers of “unproven medical technology,” says FDA officials should test electronic medical records as rigorously as they might a new drug or an artificial hip implant...

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