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VA Invests in Clinical Decision Support Tool Standardization

April 20, 2017 - In an effort to promote interoperability, efficiency, and safety of patient care, VA has chosen two vendors to improve and standardize its clinical decision support: Cognitive Medical Systems and Motive Medical Intelligence. The two vendors will lend their expertise in standards-based clinical decision support software and health IT infrastructure, as well as evidence-based clinical workflows. ...


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VA Invests in Clinical Decision Support Tool Standardization

by Kate Monica

In an effort to promote interoperability, efficiency, and safety of patient care, VA has chosen two vendors to improve and standardize its clinical decision support: Cognitive Medical Systems and Motive Medical Intelligence. The two vendors will...

Leidos Awarded $29M VA Health IT Infrastructure Contract

by Kate Monica

The Department of Veterans Affairs recently awarded Leidos a task order under the Transformation Twenty-One Total Technology Next Generation (T4NG) contract vehicle. Systems Made Simple, a Leidos Innovations Corporation company, could receive...

Small Practices Express Concern over Effects of EHR Adoption

by Kate Monica

A recent study to examine the effects of EHR adoption on revenue and patient encounters for small practices finds EHR adoption will likely reduce the number of patient encounters for physicians and, by extension, reduce overall practice revenue....

AMIA Details Value-Based Care Health IT Infrastructure Needs

by Kate Monica

The American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) has made 17 policy recommendations for promoting the development and adoption of health IT infrastructure capable of supporting the transition to value-based care in a new paper. The recommendations...

Changing of the Guard at ONC, Interoperability Remains Focus

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

March went out like a lion at ONC, with the shuttering of the Health IT Policy and Standards Committees and naming of a new National Coordinator. Goodbye Health IT FACAs “I wanted to take a quick opportunity to just personally thank you...

Health Data Exchange Vital to Quality Care at Lower Cost

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

Health information technology, particularly capabilities tied to health data exchange, has an important role to play in the federal government’s push to improve the cost and quality American healthcare. Recently, the National Academy of...

Providers, Payers Soon to Implement Digital Transformations

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

A growing number of healthcare organizations have set 2018 as the year for putting their digital information initiatives into place, according to recent findings from IDC Health Insights. The survey of more than 280 providers and 50 payers focused...

AAFP Calls on HHS to Ease Physician Struggles with Health IT

by Kate Monica

With the new administration comfortably in place, several organizations have called on Tom Price, MD, and the Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) to address aspects of health IT infrastructure negatively effecting the usefulness of...

Rethinking Current Approaches to Health IT Interoperability

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

With the goal of achieving a learning health system enabled by true interoperability, various healthcare organizations and companies have undertaken efforts to unlock clinical data stored in various health IT systems with mixed results. According...

NY Gov. Awards $6M for Upgrades to Health IT, EHR Systems

by Jacqueline Belliveau

Some healthcare providers in New York are about to receive a financial boost to upgrade its health IT infrastructure, including updating EHR systems. According to an official announcement on his website, New York State Governor Andrew M. Cuomo...

Accelerating EHR and HIT innovation in NY

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

The adoption and meaningful use of electronic record records (EHR) as part of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) EHR Incentive Programs have dominated most conversations about innovation in the health information technology...

A New Hub for Health IT?

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

Here in Boston, we call the city Beantown or the Hub, harkening back to the city’s pivotal role in early American history and beans, though it hasn’t been the center of the American world — with the exception maybe of medicine...

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