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Agency Works to Draw Down Costs, Maintain Top Medical Care

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

The Defense Department’s goal to save medical dollars and deliver the best health care possible has made strides in its first 100 days, the director of the new Defense Health Agency said. Read More »

Cloud-based Vendors Giving Health IT A Boost

Xavier E. Martinez | Power Your Practice | October 16, 2013

According to a recent Black Book Rankings report, 17% of physician practices are considering switching EHR vendors by January 2014. So, it should come as no surprise that many are looking for health IT vendors with a fresh approach to fulfilling physician software needs. Read More »

Duplicate IT Systems Cost HHS Millions

Ashley Gold | FierceHealthIT | September 13, 2013

An auditor found more than $300 million in duplicative IT systems at three different government agencies, including the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services--which has six duplicative systems costing $256 million alone--according to a new Government Accountability Office report. Read More »

EHR Adoption Tripled Since 2010, Report Shows

Carol Ko | DOTmed.com | July 9, 2013

Ongoing debate around EHR's cost savings potential hasn't kept hospitals from adopting the technology at a rapid rate, according to a new report co-authored by Mathematica Policy Research and Harvard School of Public Health. Read More »

EHR Integration Transforming Health Care Tech

Lana Bandoim | Technorati.com | March 23, 2013

The integration of EHR (electronic health records) is helping to transform technology in the health care industry. A recent article from InformationWeek highlights a report from the West Health Institute that shows EHRs are changing the health sector. 

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MedeAnalytics Study Shows How U.K. Healthcare System Could Save $2 Billion Annually — Findings Could Hold Important Lessons For U.S. System

Press Release | MedeAnalytics | June 3, 2013

Groundbreaking study identifies eight key metrics that could bend cost curve in U.S., U.K. Read More »

Munich Declares Switch To Open Source Successfully Completed

Loek Essers | Computerworld UK | December 13, 2013

Munich's switch to open-source software has been successfully completed, with the vast majority of the public administration's users now running its own version of Linux, city officials said Thursday. Read More »

Pentagon Expects To Save $2.4 Billion By Reforming Military Health Care

Bob Brewin | Nextgov | July 16, 2013

The Defense Department expects to save $2.4 billion over the next six years by consolidating functions previously performed by the three services and the Tricare Management Activity under a new Defense Health Agency, which will begin operation Oct. 1. Read More »

We Need A Moore’s Law For Medicine

Antonio Regalado | MIT Technology Review | September 3, 2013

Technology is the primary cause of our skyrocketing health-care costs. It could also be the cure. Read More »

What Does the Trump Presidency Imply for Healthcare and Healthcare IT?

Many organizations have asked me to comment on the impact of the Trump Presidency on Healthcare and Healthcare IT. I served the Bush administration for 4 years and the Obama administration for 6 years. I know that change in Washington happens incrementally. There is always an evolution, not a revolution, regardless of speechmaking hyperbole. What am I doing in Massachusetts? I’m staying the course, continuing my focus on social networking for healthcare, mobile, care management analytics, cloud, and security while leaving the strategic plan/budget as is...

With Open Compute, Facebook Is Saving Billions And Moving Markets

Derrick Harris | GigaOM | January 31, 2014

Facebook might have launched the Open Compute Project to force server vendors to build higher-effiency gear, but it’s having a much greater impact than even Facebook anticipated. Read More »