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UC Health goes live on shared, cloud-based Epic EHR

The University of California San Diego Health and UC Irvine Health have rolled-out a single EHR platform from Epic, in a collaboration designed to decrease patient care costs and improve operational efficiencies, the providers announced today. Both h...

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CliniComp tells VA it will drop suit if IT pros evaluate Cerner tech for cost, efficiency

Audie L. Murphy Memorial VA Hospital in San Antonio, Texas. Credit: Billy Hathorn California-based EHR developer CliniComp has offered to settle its lawsuit against the government if the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs will agree to have...

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Meditech rolls out cloud-based EHR subscription model for critical access hospitals

Meditech has launched a new offering for its critical access hospital customers: Meditech-as-a-Service, a cloud-based EHR that's available through a monthly subscription. MaaS aims to offer smaller hospitals a way to improve process efficiency an...

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FDA approves first digital pill, a drug that comes with ingestible sensor

The first drug in the U.S. with a digital ingestion tracking system has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The pill, Abilify MyCite, is prescribed for treatment of schizophrenia, acute treatment of manic and mixed episodes associ...

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Carroll Hospital lifts patient satisfaction scores by integrating nurse rounding tools into EHR

Carroll Hospital in Westminster, Maryland. Credit: Carroll Hospital Carroll Hospital has lifted its Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems  “Overall Rating of the Hospital” score from 61.0 up to 76....

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New precision medicine tools mean CIOs have to push them into the clinical workflow

As hospitals and technology vendors make strides forward into precision medicine, healthcare CIOs now have a new task at hand: integrating more tools into the clinical workflow.  Translational Software became the latest in a growing rank of vend...

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AMA President: We're fighting hard to prevent info blocking, physician burnout

David Barbe-AMA president-elect. Photo by Missouri State Medical Association The American Medical Association is fighting to prevent information blocking or to stop vendors from making it expensive for physicians to share data, AMA President...

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GOP Senator promises prompt confirmation hearing for Trump HHS Secretary pick Alex Azar

Former Eli Lilly exec Alex Azar previously served as HHS deputy secretary under President George W. Bush. Credit: YouTube Republicans and Democrats took opposing stances to President Donald Trump officially appointing former Eli Lilly execut...

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Netsmart leads Black Book list of top IT vendors for long-term and post-acute care

Left out of the meaningful use program, long-term and post-acute care providers are nonetheless making some inroads with regard to IT adoption, according to a new report from Black Book Research, even if care coordination with hospitals continues to ...

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Trump picks former Eli Lilly exec Alex Azar to head HHS

Former Eli Lilly exec Alex Azar previously served as HHS deputy secretary under President George W. Bush. Credit: YouTube Former pharmaceutical executive Alex Azar is President Donald Trump’s pick to become the next Secretary of Health...

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Doctors spend too much time on EHRs? Most patients don't think so

Given all the hue and cry about electronic health records distracting clinicians and inhibiting their ability to make eye contact with patients during office visits, the consensus has been that doctors waste precious time on EHRs. But new research su...

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A majority of states are now buying into value-based care

Alternative payments models and value-based care have definitely taken root across the United States, according to a new national study commissioned by Change Healthcare. The study found that more than 40 states are pursuing value-based payment progr...

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