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Shrewd Health IT Purchasing Strategies Key to Seamless Data Exchange

October 15, 2018 - To develop seamless industry-wide health data exchange, healthcare systems should work to create holistic, long-term health IT purchasing strategies that work towards broader goals  rather than focusing on the procurement of individual products, states a new publication from the National Academy of Medicine (NAM). While health IT has the potential to improve healthcare safety and...


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EHR vendors in the behavioral health space demonstrated low performance rates in areas such as customer satisfaction and system updates, according to a new report from KLAS. The average overall score for these vendors was 70.8 out of 100,...

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by Jennifer Bresnick

Healthcare organizations that have been looking for a way to spark widespread, seamless health data exchange may have finally found their fuel in FHIR. Adoption of the Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources has spread...

Healthcare Artificial Intelligence Market to Top $34B by 2025

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The market for healthcare artificial intelligence tools is expected to surpass $34 billion by the middle of the 2020s, driven largely by a growing desire to automate tasks and harness deeper insights into clinical and financial issues,...

Top 4 Ways Providers, Vendors Can Improve EHR Usability

by Jessica Kent

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Workflow Standards Key for Improved EHR Usability, Safety

by Jessica Kent

Health IT developers and providers should work together and define workflow and implementation strategies to enhance electronic health record (EHR) usability and safety, according to a study conducted by MedStar Health and the American...

Top 10 Disruptive Companies to Watch in the Healthcare Space

by Jennifer Bresnick

2018 has been a busy year for corporate news as companies with long experience in the healthcare industry acquire competitors, release new offerings, and butt up against non-traditional newcomers looking for their own slice of the highly...

Big Data Analytics Top List of Healthcare VC Investment Deals

by Jennifer Bresnick

Big data analytics and clinical decision support companies are continuing to rake in funding from venture capitalists and other investors looking for the next breakthrough in healthcare information technology. According to Mercom Capital,...

Machine Learning Can Quiet “Building Crescendo” of EHR Dissatisfaction

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KLAS Names Best Vendors for EHRs, Business Intelligence, Analytics

by Jennifer Bresnick

The 2018 Best in KLAS health IT rankings revealed few surprises in the electronic health record categories as Epic Systems received its eighth consecutive crown for Overall Software Suite – but companies vying for additional titles...

Allscripts Buys Practice Fusion to Bulk Up on Big Data, EHR, Life Sciences

by Jennifer Bresnick

Allscripts has announced that it will acquire Practice Fusion, a health IT vendor offering a cloud-based EHR and data analytics tools for life science companies, for $100 million in cash. The acquisition will allow Allscripts to extend...

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by Jennifer Bresnick

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EHR Tech Support with Clinical Focus Enhances Patient Care Quality

by Jennifer Bresnick

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by Jennifer Bresnick

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Epic Systems Wins Best Overall Health IT Suite in KLAS Rankings

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