Tag: Medical Technology News

DoD: New EHR not about interoperability with VA

DoD: New EHR not about interoperability with VA

| July 31, 2015 |

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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Is $9B Cerner deal good for DoD?

Is $9B Cerner deal good for DoD?

| July 30, 2015 |

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 |

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Cerner data sharing may have been difference-maker

Cerner data sharing may have been difference-maker

| July 30, 2015 |

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 |

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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When a cyber attack hits: Who’s in charge?

When a cyber attack hits: Who’s in charge?

| July 30, 2015 |

The dangers of data breach make for great headlines: data held for ransom, financial fraud, and medical identity theft, to name a few. But despite the many risks of data breach, from a business standpoint, the most immediate threat in most security incidents is failure to comply with regulatory requirements. The vast majority of security […]

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Healthcare headlines from across the Web, July 29

Healthcare headlines from across the Web, July 29

| July 30, 2015 |

Healthcare IT News‘ focus is on technology, of course, but there’s so much else happening now across the broader realm of healthcare. We’re keeping track of all the top studies, articles and other big happenings in the industry and compiling them on this healthcare watch list. It’s updated daily, so check back in with us […]

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ONC gives $38M for health data exchange

ONC gives $38M for health data exchange

| July 30, 2015 |

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT is disbursing about $38 million in grants to 20 organizations, working to drive better information exchange for care coordination and population health. The grants build on programs funded 2009 HITECH Act, and aim to help health data be more widely exchanged among providers, vendors and consumers. […]

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DoD awards Cerner, Leidos, Accenture EHR contract

DoD awards Cerner, Leidos, Accenture EHR contract

| July 30, 2015 |

The US Department of Defense handed down the largest and most-anticipated electronic health record system contract in history late Wednesday. And the winner is (drumroll, please) … Cerner, Leidos and Accenture. The contract’s initial piece, valued at $4.3 billion, calls for the team to provide “an electronic health record off-the-shelf solution, integration activities and deployment […]

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When the healthcare system works

When the healthcare system works

| July 29, 2015 |

I was recently at a meeting where a colleague described a recent interaction with BIDMC. She had a traumatic injury on a weekend afternoon and suspected a fracture. Rather than visit an emergency department filled with high acuity patients, she visited the BIDMC Urgent Care center, knowing they could do imaging and place a cast […]

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