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Rumored Cerner EHR, Amazon Partnership Talks in Final Stages

November 27, 2017 - A major Cerner EHR and Amazon partnership will likely be announced at Amazon’s annual conference later this week, according to CNBC. Amazon Web Services (AWS) CEO Andy Jassy will reportedly discuss the company’s entrance into the healthcare market as part of his keynote speech at the re:Invent conference in Las Vegas. Through its partnership with Cerner, Amazon aims to assist providers...


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EHR Interoperability to Transform Healthcare in Decade Ahead

by Kate Monica

A new report from the Deloitte Center for Health Solutions examined ways EHR centralization, integration, and interoperabilty will likely transform the healthcare industry in the next 10 years. Researchers conducted a crowdsourcing simulation...

CA Health System Begins Cloud-Based Epic EHR Implementation

by Kate Monica

University of California (UC) San Diego Health recently transitioned its EHR system to a hosted, cloud-based Epic EHR environment as part of a strategy to move from traditional data storage centers to a more secure, cost-efficient patient medical...

Rural Hospitals Remain Weak Spot in EHR Interoperability

by Kate Monica

Rural hospitals have historically struggled to keep up with larger hospitals in more populated, urban areas in EHR adoption due to lack of financial and technological resources. The cost, time, and technical expertise necessary to fully implement...

Hospital Leaders Unsure of Health IT Growth, Long Term Strategy

by Kate Monica

Political and financial dissonance leaves hospital leaders unsure about the future of health IT growth, according to recent survey. Doug Brown, Managing Partner of Black Book, said 90 percent of hospital leaders surveyed believe political uncertainty...

Practice Fusion Settles with FTC over Consumer Deception

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

EHR vendor Practice Fusion has reached a settlement agreement with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) in response to charges of misleading consumers about doctor reviews that were publicly posted without properly informing them of plans for disclosing...

How EHR Cloud-based Solutions Support Provider Independence

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

A prevailing opinion in healthcare holds that myriad and increasing regulatory mandates make the task of operating an independent physician practice overly fraught with challenges and  likely not worth the risk. Jeremy Luckett, MD, of Vineyard...

McKesson to Sell Several Ambulatory EHR Products to e-MDs

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

Several ambulatory EHR technologies developed by McKesson will soon become the property of fellow EHR vendor e-MDs, the latter announced midweek. The ambulatory EHR, practice management, and revenue cycle management company reached an agreement...

Practice Fusion Continues Growth of EHR Cloud-Based Platform

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

With the inking of its latest agreements, free EHR cloud-based solution developer Practice Fusion has exceeded 600 integrated partnerships through its network. Theranos and RadNet are the latest additions to the EHR company’s network, the...

Challenges of EHR Cloud-Based Solutions for Rural Providers

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

Urgent care provider ClearChoiceMD (CCMD) spans northern New England, operating clinics in rural areas whose EHR technology and other systems rely on multiple forms of connectivity to access clinical data centrally housed in New Hampshire. By...

Future of EHRs: Interoperability, Population Health, and the Cloud

by Vera Gruessner

Ever since the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act was passed in 2009 and the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs were established, healthcare providers have been quickly implementing EHR systems...

How Cloud Brings Innovation to Acute Care EHR Technology

by Vera Gruessner

The healthcare sector has seen significant advancements in recent years, as EHR adoption rates have skyrocketed and electronic prescribing systems take hold across hospitals and medical practices. However, there are significant lapses in advancing...

athenahealth Reaches Health IT Partnership Deal with BIDMC

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

Cloud-based health IT developer athenahealth has given itself another foothold in the hospital market by by reaching a health IT partnership with Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. On Tuesday, the Watertown-based company announced that it...

Epic Systems Preparing to Offer EHR Cloud-Based Solutions

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

The next phase of construction at the headquarters of Epic Systems will include a data center to support EHR cloud-based solutions, according to VentureBeat. Last week, Mark Sullivan reported that the Wisconsin-based EHR company’s decision...

What goes into moving an inpatient EHR into the cloud?

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

On the ambulatory side, adopting EHR and other health IT cloud-based systems and services are commonplace, evidenced by the type of developers and vendors dominating the space. However, a similar move to the cloud on the inpatient side of healthcare...

What effect does Epic’s high price have on EHR selection?

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

As least in Nashville, sticker shock has led many EHR adopters to choose other EHR vendors over Epic Systems, according to TechnologyAdvice. “Epic has an excellent reputation for user satisfaction, but also has a reputation for high costs....

Adoption of Cloud-Based Services in Healthcare on the Rise

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

The use of cloud services by healthcare organizations is becoming commonplace and further growth is expected, according to a HIMSS Analytics report. “The future of cloud services is positive, especially among those healthcare organizations...

How the cloud drove athenahealth from EHR association

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

The HIMSS EHR Association is losing one of its most prominent members following the decision by athenahealth to part ways with the trade association. According to comments from Dan Haley, VP of Government Affairs at the cloud-based EHR and practice...

Mercy makes its Epic EHR expertise commercially available

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

EHR software as a service (SaaS) solutions aren’t new to the healthcare industry, but the approach taken by a sixth-largest Catholic healthcare system in the United States to EHR adoption certainly represents a first. The technology services...

OIG monitoring of meaningful use to include CEHRT security

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

The Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) Office of Inspector General (OIG) has laid out its work plan for fiscal year 2014 reiterating its continued review of meaningful use incentives as well as adding a new wrinkle to its scrutiny...

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