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This Little-Known Firm Is Getting Rich Off Your Medical Data

Adam Tanner | Fortune | February 9, 2016

You may never have heard of it, but IMS Health knows an awful lot about your medical history. A global company based in Danbury, Connecticut, IMS IMS 1.58% buys bulk data from pharmacy chains such as CVS CVS 0.72% , doctor’s electronic record systems such as Allscripts, claims from insurers such as Blue Cross Blue Shield and from others who handle your health information...

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Ticking All The Boxes For A Health Care Upgrade At Strata Rx

Andy Oram | O'Reilly Strata | October 7, 2013

What is needed for successful reform of the health care system? Here’s what we all know: that a data-rich health care future is coming our way. And what it will look like, in large outlines. Health care reformers have learned that no single practice will improve the system. All of the following, which were discussed at O’Reilly’s recent Strata Rx conference, must fall in place. Read More »

Top 4 Care-Transition Benefits Of DoD, VA Joint iEHR

Benjamin Harris | Government Health IT | November 13, 2012

Caring for the nation's service members has never been easy. Providing world-class medical attention for the men and women of the Armed Forces from the front lines to the hospitals and clinics of the Veterans Administration (VA) is a daunting task that entails massive logistical and data hurdles. Read More »

TPP And Microtest Sign Up For MIG

Staff Writer | eHealth Insider | January 18, 2013

More than 99% of UK GPs will be able to share patient data following the integration of TPP and Microtest with the Medical Interoperability Gateway. Read More »

TPP Announce Integration With The MIG

Staff Writer | TPP | January 17, 2013

TPP have announced that their clinical software, SystmOne, will link with the Medical Interoperability Gateway (MIG). Read More »

U.K. Health Service Sold Patient Data To Drug Companies

Staff Writer | iHealth Beat | April 7, 2014

Some of the world's leading pharmaceutical companies have purchased patient data from the United Kingdom's National Health Service, according to a new registry, the London Telegraph reports.  The registry comes shortly after the Telegraph reported that the NHS Information Centre improperly sold hospital data covering 47 million patients over 13 years to the insurance industry.

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U.S. Department Of Veteran Affairs Awards $28.8 Million TeleHealth Contract To AMC Health

Press Release | AMC Health | September 4, 2013

AMC Health, a leading provider of telehealth solutions, announced today that the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) has awarded the company a five-year contract worth up to $28.8 million to provide telehealth solutions and services... Read More »

Usability of Health IT Tools

Andy Oram | EMR & EHR | October 22, 2015

 

A recent article of mine celebrated a clever educational service offered on the Web by theUS Department of Health and Human Services. I ended with a list of three lessons for the health care field regarding usability of health IT Tools, which deserve further explanation. Communications can be improved by using the advanced features provided by the Web and mobile devices. In the HHS case, developers went to great lengths to provide a comfortable, pleasant experience to anyone who viewed their content, even if the viewers were visiting a different web site and the HHS content was merely embedded there.

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VA Study: E-Records Enhance Veterans' Health Care

Scott Rogers | The New Star | February 24, 2014

Access to electronic records has enhanced patient and doctor communication among the country’s veterans, according to a recent U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs study and local veteran medical providers agree communication and satisfaction with health care have improved. Read More »

VA To Add VLER Exchange Communities In 2013

Mary Mosquera | Government Health IT | October 19, 2012

The Veterans Affairs Department will add over the next year to the 13 regions of the country where VA and Defense Department medical facilities share information with providers in the private sector as part of the virtual lifetime electronic record program (VLER). Read More »

VA's Blue Button Now At 1 Million Users, Aims At 100 Million Soon

Jared Serbu | Federal News Radio | September 12, 2012

Two years ago, the Department of Veterans Affairs' Blue Button project started with the idea that VA could improve veterans' health outcomes by giving them something they'd been clamoring for: easy access to their own health records that had theretofore been locked up in VA's data systems and visible only to health care providers. Read More »

Virtual Lifetime Electronic Record Health Program Aims To Improve Continuity Of Care For Veterans

Staff Writer | Santa Rosa's Press Gazette | December 11, 2013

The Department of Veterans Affairs Gulf Coast Veterans Health Care System and specific community-based medical facilities in Northwest Florida have partnered together to share a limited amount of electronic Veteran patient data securely through the Virtual Lifetime Electronic Record health program. Read More »

Vt.'s US Rep. Says Vets Need Better Health Records

Wilson Ring | Boston.com | July 22, 2013

U.S. Rep. Peter Welch said Monday he is co-sponsoring a bill that would require the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Defense Department to find a better way to share health information so veterans can have better access to their military health records. Read More »

Walgreen, UnitedHealth, Epic Form Carequality To Share Patient Data

Zina Moukheiber | Forbes | February 24, 2014

How many organizations do we need to facilitate the electronic transfer of patient information from one health care provider to another? A few, it seems. Read More »

What To Do (And What Not To Do) When Your $1B System-Wide EHR Fails

Erin McCann | Healthcare IT News | September 10, 2013

The 24-hospital Sutter Health system in Northern California was the talk of the town late August after a software glitch rendered its $1 billion Epic electronic health record system inaccessible to nurses and clinical staff throughout all Sutter locations. Read More »