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The Era of Epic

John D. Halamka | Life as a Healthcare CIO | July 24, 2013

In the Boston marketplace, Partners Healthcare is is replacing 30 years of self developed software with Epic.   Boston Medical Center is replacing Eclipsys (Allscripts) with Epic.   Lahey Clinic is replacing Meditech/Allscripts with Epic.  Cambridge Health Alliance and Atrius already run Epic. Read More »

The Gary And Mary West Foundation And West Health Institute Create New Center For Medical Interoperability To Improve Patient Safety And Lower Costs Of Health Care

Press Release | West Health Institute (WHI), The Gary and Mary West Foundation (GMWF) | September 18, 2013

The Gary and Mary West Foundation has provided initial grant funding to the Center for Medical Interoperability, Inc. The Center, a newly formed, independent nonprofit organization, will be led by hospitals and health systems to drive rapid, widespread and sustained interoperability of medical technology to improve patient safety and lower health care costs. [...] Read More »

The Long Con - "Charitable" Hospitals Make Multimillionaires Out Of Their CEOs

Roy M. Poses | Health Care Renewal | August 23, 2013

The CEOs of ostensibly charitable hospitals founded to serve the poor continue to become rich. The latest reminders are in two articles from Maryland, from DelMarVaNow, and from the Baltimore Sun,.and one from the Boston Globe. Read More »

The New Bioterrorism? The Hacked Medical Device

Jane Sarasohn-Kahn | The Health Care Blog | October 23, 2012

A time-and-technology challenged FDA, proliferation of software-controlled medical devices in and outside of hospitals, and growth of hackers have resulted in medical technology that’s riddled with malware. Furthermore, lack of security built into the devices makes them ripe for hacking and malfeasance. Read More »

The Plus-Size MRI Machine

Christopher Weaver | Wall Street Journal | September 18, 2012

As the percentage of obese Americans continues to rise, hospitals demand larger, more powerful imaging machines that can fit any patient and penetrate greater masses of tissue.

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The Quest For Population Health Management

David F. Carr | InformationWeek | March 4, 2014

Vendors large and small seek to prove they have the right tools for proactively managing patient health, coordinating care across providers, and supporting accountable-care models. Read More »

The Troika That Benefits From Complexity In Heath Care Financing

Arvind Cavale | Rebel.MD | July 7, 2014

My good friend, Dr. Herb Kunkle, has aptly coined the term, “The Troika” consisting of hospitals, insurers and the government...A recent NY Times article describes just one dizzying example of the collusion between hospitals, insurers and government and the costs this Troika puts upon taxpayers and health care consumers...

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These Graphs Show How Fast Hospitals Are Adopting Computers -- And How Far They Have To Go

Matthew Herper | Forbes | July 10, 2013

On Monday, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation published its annual report on health information technology in the United States. [...] Read More »

Trying To Lower Readmissions? Give Your Patients A Health App

Matt Mattox | Axial Exchange | November 2, 2012

On October 1 2012, the CMS Readmission Reduction Program kicked in - much to the consternation of 2,217 hospitals that will be penalized. This followed 18 months of hand wringing that began when the program was introduced as part of the Affordable Care Act in March 2010. Read More »

US Hospitals Send Hundreds Of Immigrant Patients Back To Home Countries To Curb Cost Of Care

Staff Writer | Washington Post | April 23, 2013

Days after they were badly hurt in a car accident, Jacinto Cruz and Jose Rodriguez-Saldana lay unconscious in an Iowa hospital while the American health care system weighed what to do with the two immigrants from Mexico. Read More »

VA Health Care Facilities Named To 2013 “Most Wired” Hospitals List

Press Release | Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) | July 22, 2013

The Department of Veterans Affairs, representing 152 VA medical centers, was recently named to the 2013 “Most Wired” hospitals list. Read More »

Verizon, WellPoint, CVS, Walgreens Ally With Former Senators To Push Telehealth Policy Reform

Deanna Pogorelc | MedCity News | February 11, 2014

A cohort of big players in connected health is joining three former senators in pursuit of policy that supports broad use of telehealth and remote patient monitoring. Read More »

VETERANS’ CORNER: VA Medical Centers Make 2013 ‘Most Wired’ List

Jim Vines | Weatherford Democrat | August 4, 2013

The 2013 “Most Wired” hospitals named the Department of Veterans Affairs, representing 152 VA medical centers, to its list. Read More »

Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association’s Shared Hospital Services Corp. Partners With Axial

Press Release | Axial Exchange, Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association (VHHA) | October 23, 2013

Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association (VHHA), [...] through its shared services affiliate (VHHA Services), responsible for identifying technology solutions for Virginia's hospitals and health systems, and Axial Exchange, Inc., [...] recently announced that they have partnered to provide VHHA member institutions access to Axial Exchange's interactive health management application. Read More »

Vocera Aims For More Intelligent Hospital Interventions

Andy Oram | EMR & HIPPA | October 14, 2016

Vocera Communications’ and Extension Healthcare’s solutions blend to take pressures off clinicians in hospitals and improve their responses to patient needs. According to Brent Lang, President and CEO of Vocera Communications, the two companies partnered together on 40 customers before the acquisition. They take data from multiple sources–such as patient monitors and electronic health records–to make intelligent decisions about “when to send alarms, whom to send them to, and what information to include” so the responding nurse or doctor has the information needed to make a quick and effective intervention.

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