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EHRs Can’t Keep Up with Healthcare Analytics Abilities, Needs

Jennifer Bresnick | Health IT Analytics | August 17, 2016

The electronic health record simply isn’t evolving quickly enough to keep up with rapid innovations in healthcare big data analytics and the increasingly complex needs of end-users, says an editorial published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) this week. The opinion piece, authored by a trio of physicians and researchers from Stanford University, points out that existing clinical decision support features often border on the useless due to an overwhelming number of low-priority alarms and alerts, inadequate data visualizations, and an inability to capture socioeconomic and behavioral data within the clinical workflow...

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Allscripts, Cerner, Epic Signal More Open EHRs Ahead

Tom Sullivan | Healthcare IT News | March 9, 2017

Top executives at three electronic health record companies — Allscripts, Cerner and Epic — revealed that they're working to make their EHRs more open. That means embracing APIs as a means to enable third-parties to write software and apps that run on their platforms... Allscripts CEO Paul Black said publishing APIs that third parties can use to create apps for its platform "is a big deal" and, in fact, the company has some 5,000 developers certified to do just that: Some 2 billion API data exchanges have been conducted on its platform since 2013...

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American Samoa Medical Center Authority Selects OpenVista as Public Health EHR

Press Release | Medsphere Systems Corporation | May 20, 2014

American territory will use VistA-based solution to meet Meaningful Use and support broad public health services for residents Read More »

Big Data Is Coming, But When Will It Be Really Useful?

Jeff Rowe | Government Health IT | October 16, 2012

One of the many promises of EHRs is that, in fairly short order, they’re going to make an ever-growing amount of data available in the quest for better population health management. Read More »

Creating a Knowledge Infrastructure for the ‘Learning Health System’

David Raths | KM World | September 14, 2017

The idea that the healthcare industry can study the data being created in electronic health records (EHR) to foster ongoing improvement is not a new one, but it is gaining momentum. A “learning health system” is one that commits to the use of data as a byproduct of care for continuous learning. Clinicians and health system researchers want to tackle perhaps their industry’s most significant knowledge management challenge: how to capture the results of research into clinical best practices and more quickly feed it back to doctors and nurses at the point of care...

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EHRs, IoT, Revenue Cycle Bring Opportunities for Healthcare APIs

Jennifer Bresnick | Health IT Analytics | January 4, 2017

Application programming interfaces (APIs) are quickly becoming a critical tool for healthcare organizations looking to build interoperable connections, and it is likely that this new standard for health data exchange will keep growing in importance during the next few years. A new report from Market Research Engine (MRE) predicts healthy growth for the nascent healthcare API ecosystem, forecasting a 4 percent compound annual growth rate (CAGR) that will produce a $234 million market by 2024....

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For Dossia, Digital Health Isn't Just Personal Anymore

John Nosta | Forbes | November 27, 2013

At Boston-based Dossia, it’s not just personal anymore.  The digital health start-up was early in the race to build a lifelong and portable personal health record.  It’s backers read like a who’s who among Fortune 500 companies – Walmart, Intel INTC +0.91%, Applied Materials AMAT -1.37%, Pitney-Bowes and BP BP +0.17% America among them. [...] Read More »

Former ONC Leaders Cite Challenges in Maximizing EHR Benefits

Joseph Goedert | Health Data Management | September 12, 2017

Four former national coordinators for health information technology have penned a perspective on achievements made in using electronic health records under the HITECH Act and where providers and the HIT industry still must go to continue past progress. The law spurred rapid progress toward digitizing the industry, which now is at an inflection point, say the authors, who include Vindell Washington, MD, Karen DeSalvo, MD, Farzad Mostashari, MD, and David Blumenthal, MD. EHRs have primed the industry to now achieve several positive results, including improving clinical guidelines, and sharing patient data seamlessly and securely...

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Health 2.0 Europe Announces Call for Speakers for 2012 Annual Conference in Berlin

Staff Writer | Health 2.0 | March 12, 2012

Health 2.0 today announced the Call for Speakers for its Health 2.0 Europe 2012 Annual Conference, which will be held Nov. 6-7 in Berlin, Germany. The two-day event will set the stage for the next wave of technology innovation.  Read More »

Health Information Exchanges: More Innovation Needed

Ken Terry | InformationWeek Healthcare | August 2, 2013

HIEs have been slow to develop offerings that organizations can use to improve care coordination, says report. Read More »

Healthcare Cloud Changing 'With A Vengeance'

Tom Sullivan | Government Health IT | September 11, 2013

Even though healthcare is often perceived as being behind other major industries in cloud computing, that is changing and doing so perhaps even faster than previously thought. Read More »

Healthcare Internet of Things to Experience Exponential Growth

Thomas Beaton | Health IT Analytics | December 30, 2016

An increasing interest in healthcare Internet of Things (IoT) technologies that can foster patient engagement and improve patient management is likely to grow the global smart healthcare market into a $169.32 billion opportunity, according to a new Technavio report. Although organizations across multiple industries are still wary of the IoT’s potential security flaws, 71 percent of cross-industry enterprises are currently developing their IoT data stores, adds a survey by 451 Research, and the next 12 months are likely to bring a 33 percent increase in IoT infrastructure spending...

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Healthy Skepticism – Jared Sinclair's Critique of HealthKit as Both an iOS Developer and Registered Nurse

Of the many new APIs announced at WWDC this summer, HealthKit has been particularly thought-provoking for me. At the risk of sounding like that guy, I think I have a somewhat priviledged perspective of HealthKit. There can’t be that many former registered nurses who’ve switched to iOS app development and tried to start a healthcare data company.

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HIT Think Why Interoperability Will Get Worse Before It Gets Better

Steve Meurer | Health Data Management | May 16, 2017

We hear the same thing from the health IT community every year: We’re committed to enabling seamless health data sharing. It’s the industry’s perennial commitment that electronic health records (EHRs) will soon share patient data across different platforms to ensure coordinated, high-quality care. Walls will come down in the name of better patient outcomes. Unfortunately, none of this is going to happen any time soon. In fact, I predict our industry’s struggle with interoperability will get worse before it gets better...

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HIT Venture Capital Hits $1B For First Time

Mike Miliard | Government Health IT | July 17, 2014

Venture capital funding for health information technology surpassed $1 billion for the first time in Q2 2014 – far surpassed, in fact, with $1.8 billion raised in 161 deals, more than doubling the $861 million raised in the previous quarter...

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