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Allscripts Sues Epic and New York City’s Public Hospital System

Anemona Hartocollis | New York Times | October 9, 2012

One of the country’s largest providers of electronic medical records has lodged a complaint against New York City’s public hospital system for awarding a $303 million contract to a rival. Read More »

Experts support a future Manhattan Project for Biodefense to thwart new threats

Kim Riley | Homeland Preparedness News | July 12, 2019

An effort similar to the Manhattan Project - in which American-led R&D produced the first nuclear weapons during World War II - is needed now in defense against the growing global threats posed by infectious diseases and bioterrorism, sources said Thursday during a Blue Ribbon Study Panel on Biodefense meeting...witness panelists and attendees at the panel's first public meeting held yesterday in New York City discussed "A Manhattan Project for Biodefense: Taking Biological Threats Off the Table," a proposed national, public-private research and development undertaking that would defend the United States against biological threats.

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Health Officials Axed Amid Probe For Improper Billing

Yoav Gonen | New York Post | August 17, 2015

Three top officials with the city’s Health and Hospitals Corp. have been forced out amid a probe of improper billing for a $764 million revamp of its records system, The Post has learned. Chief Information Officer Bert Robles was forced to resign from his $296,000-a-year job in February while investigators were looking into allegations, including claims that his domestic partner received taxpayer-funded training on the new electronic medical records — even though she doesn’t even work for HHC.

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HHC Tech Leaders out amid Billing Probe of EMR Implementation

Katie Dvorak | Fierce EMR | August 19, 2015

Four top leaders at New York City's Health and Hospitals Corp. have left the organization after an investigation into improper billing for a revamp of its electronic medical record system. Internal documents set the cost of the project at about $1.4 billion, which is nearly double the stated cost, according to a report from the New York Post.

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HLN Releases New Version of Open Source Immunization Forecaster

Press Release | HLN Consulting | August 2, 2017

HLN Consulting has released a new version of the award winning Immunization Calculation Engine (ICE). ICE is a service-oriented, standards-based immunization forecasting software system that evaluates a patient's immunization history and generates the appropriate immunization recommendations. ICE can be used in Immunization Information Systems (IIS), Electronic Health Records (EHR), Health Information Exchanges (HIEs), and Personal Health Record (PHR) Systems. The release includes changes to the rules for several vaccine series, including Polio, Meningococcal ACWY, and Influenza.

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In Hurricane’s Wake, Decisions Not To Evacuate Hospitals Raise Questions

Sheri Fink | ProPublica | November 1, 2012

Now, in the late evening hours, the worst-case scenario was unfolding at the main campus of NYU's Langone Medical Center in Manhattan, which had lost much of its backup power at the height of the storm. Could North Shore-LIJ dispatch ambulances from its Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City to pick up four critically ill babies from the neo-natal intensive care unit? New York City hospital and nursing home patients and their loved ones might reasonably have believed they were safe as Hurricane Sandy approached. Mayor Michael Bloomberg had exempted hospitals and nursing homes in low-lying "Zone A" areas of the city from his pre-storm evacuation order. Much thought and planning had gone into the decision to "shelter in place."

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New Crowdsourcing Platform Can Save You Money On Medical Bills

Staff Writer | IdeaConnection | September 25, 2012

The costs of health-care are often a huge burden to households in the US, especially when there’s an unforeseen injury or illness. Hoping to help people keep hold of more of their money and shed some light on medical costs is a website called Clear Health Costs that lets users know what others are paying for medical treatment. Read More »

New York City Hospitals Epic EHR Implementation Hits Snags

Kyle Murphy | EHR Intelligence | August 20, 2015

Probes of alleged inappropriate billing and other misconduct associated with the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation Epic EHR implementation have already led to the sacking of four high-ranking officials at the health system, according to multiple New York Post reports. The latest executive to depart the organization is Chief Technology Officer Paul Contino, Yaov Gonen reported earlier this week.

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New York health network loses another IT official following probe into EHR implementation

Joseph Conn | Modern Healthcare | August 19, 2015

The New York City Health and Hospitals Corp. has lost its second health IT leader amid an investigation into a multiyear, multimillion dollar installation of an electronic health-record system. In 2013, Epic Systems Corp. of Verona, Wis., won a 15-year, $302 million contract to replace HHC's decades-old EHR system. With 11 hospitals, HHC is the largest municipal health network in the nation. The total cost of the health information technology upgrade is estimated at $1.4 billion.

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NYC Opens The Books, And The Source Code, On Checkbook 2.0

Susan Miller | GCN | June 17, 2013

Last week, New York City Comptroller John C. Liu unveiled the Checkbook NYC 2.0 website and announced that the source code for the financial transparency website would be available to developers on GitHub,  which will allow other government organizations to use Checkbook to build similar sites. Read More »

Open Source Hardware, Workshops And Summits

Gareth Branwyn | MAKE | September 25, 2012

We here at MAKE are really excited about Thursday’s Open Hardware Summit at EyeBeam in NYC. The OHS is always an inspiring event, and a perfect lead-in to World Maker Faire. Read More »

Panel To Discuss 'A Manhattan Project For Biodefense' At NYC Public Meeting

Press Release | Blue Ribbon Study Panel on Biodefense | July 8, 2019

The bipartisan Blue Ribbon Study Panel on Biodefense will host its first-ever public meeting in New York City this Thursday, July 11, to discuss A Manhattan Project for Biodefense - a national, public-private research and development undertaking to defend the U.S. against biological threats. These threats include biological warfare and bioterrorism, where nation-states or terror groups intentionally spread biological agents to cause widespread panic and harm, as well as infectious disease pandemics.

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Predictive Data Analytics is Saving Lives and Taxpayer Dollars in New York City

Alex Howard | O'Reilly Radar | June 26, 2012

City governments, faced with decreased resources after the Great Recession and rising citizen demand for services with increased urbanization, must be able to make better decisions that are informed by data. To put it another way, in 2012, mayors need to start playing Moneyball in government with evidence-based analysis. Read More »