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Computer Outage at St. Louis Health System Affects EHR Access

Computer Outage at St. Louis Health System Affects EHR Access

| July 31, 2015 | 0 Comments

On Tuesday, BJC HealthCare in St. Louis experienced a computer outage for 20 hours that affected operations across the health system, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports. Outage Details According to the Post-Dispatch, the outage occurred from 3 p.m. on Tuesday to about 11 a.m. on Wednesday (Liss, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 7/30). The outage blocked access […]

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Online Tool Analyzes Tweets To Determine States’ Caloric Balances

Online Tool Analyzes Tweets To Determine States’ Caloric Balances

| July 31, 2015 | 0 Comments

University of Vermont researchers used an online, interactive tool to study the number of calories U.S. residents consume, as well as how they expend those calories, the Washington Post‘s “Speaking of Science” reports. Study Details The researchers used the tool, called the Lexicocalorimeter, to analyze more than 50 million tweets from Twitter users across the […]

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DoD: New EHR not about interoperability with VA

DoD: New EHR not about interoperability with VA

| July 31, 2015 | 0 Comments

When Defense Department officials briefed reporters prior to announcing that the Cerner, Leidos and Accenture team won its EHR modernization contract, they were adamant that so much speculation about the DoD’s ability to share patient information with the Department of Veterans Affairs had been unfounded.  “There is not a big interoperability problem with the VA […]

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CVS Health, IBM Partner To Develop Care Management Technology

CVS Health, IBM Partner To Develop Care Management Technology

| July 30, 2015 | 0 Comments

On Thursday, CVS Health and IBM announced they are partnering to bring IBM’s Watson technology to CVS Health pharmacists and practitioners in an effort to improve health care management for patients with chronic diseases, USA Today reports.  Background on Watson Technology IBM’s Watson computing system can: Analyze large amounts of information; Develop knowledge over time; […]

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Study: Telemedicine Effective for Providing Talk Therapy to Vets

Study: Telemedicine Effective for Providing Talk Therapy to Vets

| July 30, 2015 | 0 Comments

Telemedicine can be just as effective as in-person visits for delivering talk therapy to older veterans with depression, according to a study published in The Lancet, Reuters reports. Study Details For the study, researchers divided more than 200 veterans over age 58, who were diagnosed with major depressive disorder into two groups. Both groups received […]

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DOD Selects Cerner Team for Massive EHR Overhaul Contract

DOD Selects Cerner Team for Massive EHR Overhaul Contract

| July 30, 2015 | 0 Comments

On Wednesday, the Department of Defense announced that electronic health record vendor Cerner, Leidos, a government systems integrator,  and Accenture Federal have been awarded its EHR modernization contract, FierceEMR reports (Bowman, FierceEMR, 7/29). Background In February 2013, DOD and Department of Veterans Affairs officials announced plans to halt a joint integrated EHR, or iEHR system, […]

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Is $9B Cerner deal good for DoD?

Is $9B Cerner deal good for DoD?

| July 30, 2015 | 0 Comments

It might seem like a bit of Monday morning quarterbacking, but industry insiders are weighing in on the $9B contract the Department of Defense signed with EHR giant Cerner, and some are suggesting the government could have finessed a better play.  Indeed, the announcement comes at the same time that Congress and the Administration are heavily […]

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The good, the bad and the ugly: social media’s response to DoD Cerner EHR win

The good, the bad and the ugly: social media’s response to DoD Cerner EHR win

| July 30, 2015 | 0 Comments

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Cerner data sharing may have been difference-maker

Cerner data sharing may have been difference-maker

| July 30, 2015 | 0 Comments

As it happens, it appears that the smallish contract awarded to Cerner to replace the Military Health System’s anatomic pathology lab technology earlier this month was a hint, after all. Just weeks later, the Kansas City-based behemoth landed the big prize (although, at an initial value of $4.4 billion, not quite as big as the […]

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CVS, Watson confront chronic disease

CVS, Watson confront chronic disease

| July 30, 2015 | 0 Comments

CVS Health, with 7,800 pharmacies and more than 1,000 walk-in medical clinics across the country, and Watson, IBM’s cognitive computing platform, are joining forces to take on chronic diseases. The plan? Eradicate conditions such as diabetes, hypertension, heart disease and obesity before they even take hold. The partnership joins Watson’s cognitive computing capability with CVS’ […]

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