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Health IT Integration Leaders Key to EHR, Big Data Success


LAS VEGAS - Strong executive leadership and a dedicated clinical health IT expert in the C-suite are helping to ensure that healthcare organizations are making the most of the electronic health records and big data analytics efforts, according...

Health IT Important in Patient-Centered Care, HIMSS Says


The perceived importance of health IT systems depends upon a healthcare organization’s leadership, according to the HIMSS Leadership Survey. In a survey of 282 health IT professionals, HIMSS saw that those who valued health IT in bettering...

HHS, Epic, Cerner, More EHR Vendors Make Interoperability Pledge


LAS VEGAS – At a keynote address during the 2016 HIMSS Conference and Exhibition, HHS Secretary Sylvia Burwell announced a broad industry initiative to further health data interoperability, information sharing, and patient engagement....

ONC Targets Health Data Interoperability with New “Tech Lab”


Following last year’s release of its Nationwide Interoperability Roadmap, the Office of the National Coordinator is wasting no time with its efforts to improve connectivity and the use of data standards throughout the healthcare industry....

EHR, Big Data Analytics Tech Support Key to Customer Loyalty


Health IT vendors may be raking in billions of dollars in profits from their electronic health record and big data analytics offerings, but they may not be inspiring much long-term loyalty from their customers if they fail to provide adequate...

Cloud Big Data Analytics Adoption Accelerating in Healthcare


As healthcare providers get more comfortable with the idea of investing in the cloud, big data analytics technologies are first on the shopping list for organizations with growing health IT budgets.  In a new IDC Health Insights report,...

VA Streamlines Care Coordination with New Health IT System


Care coordination has always been a struggle for healthcare organizations seeking to transfer patients from one provider setting to another, and the process if often complicated by poor communication, administrative red tape, and convoluted documentation...

Accountable Care Organizations Still Face Interoperability Woes


The growing number of public and private accountable care organizations (ACOs) may bode well for the healthcare industry’s efforts to transform into a value-based, patient-centered care continuum, but big, bad data is still getting in the...

DirectTrust: 44M Health Information Exchange Messages in 2015


Health information exchange ended 2015 on a high note, according to DirectTrust, with the exchange of more than 44 million Direct secure messages throughout the year.  The past year saw record growth for the use of the non-profit’s...

Picture Archive Communication System Use Widespread in Hospitals


Hospitals may be struggling to put many big data analytics technologies in place at the moment, but one tool that seems to have taken permanent root in most organizations is Picture Archive Communication System (PACS) technology. According to...

MA Unveils Healthcare Big Data Analytics, EHR Innovation Project


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts is setting its sights on becoming the cornerstone of the nation’s digital healthcare sector, officials announced yesterday, by launching a new public-private initiative to foster innovation in the development...

Examining Ambulatory EHR Vendor, Big Data Adoption Trends


Even as the healthcare industry celebrates the start of 2016, provider organizations are keeping a wary eye on the future of the EHR technology market.  Almost before they know it, physicians may be forced to upgrade their electronic health...

Value Score Moves from EHR Adoption into Real Health IT Value


Asking a healthcare professional how their electronic health record has brought value to their daily routine is a question that may garner more glares and frowns than happy responses.  Provider dissatisfaction with the EHR ecosystem is nothing...

How Monitoring Wire Data Aids Healthcare Big Data Analytics


When it comes to the healthcare industry, developing an effective, efficient, stable, and easily scalable big data analytics infrastructure is an infinitely complicated proposition.   From vendor selection to product implementation to the...

Evaluating the Current State of Health Data Interoperability


Health data interoperability has always been a thorny subject for providers frustrated by their lack of access to complete and accurate patient data – not to mention a prickly topic for vendors raising their hackles against a barrage of...

Coordinated Care Mentality Linked to Higher EHR Adoption Rates


Healthcare organizations that employ advanced practice providers (APPs) like nurse practitioners and physician assistants were more likely to have adopted electronic health records and advanced care coordination technologies, according to a study...

10 Healthcare Big Data Analytics Outsourcing Mistakes to Avoid


Hospitals are trimming costs and cutting down on manpower requirements by outsourcing many of their healthcare big data analytics infrastructure, software, and application support needs, Black Book Research finds in a new poll, but the tactic...

DOD Meets Electronic Health Record Interoperability Goal


The Department of Defense has hit a major milestone in its ongoing pursuit of EHR interoperability, officials announced this week, by successfully standing up the Joint Legacy Viewer (JLV), a web-based tool that allows clinicians to see records...

Payers Wary of Outsourcing Big Data Analytics, Health IT Tasks


Payers may be rapidly embracing the importance of big data analytics for population health management and cost-cutting measures, but they are not entirely willing to put their technologies completely in the hands of offshore service and software...

Greenway Adds CommonWell Interoperability Services to EHR


The CommonWell Health Alliance’s interoperability services are now available to certain customers of another major EHR vendor, Greenway Health announced this week, making care coordination and health information exchange that much easier...


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