It’s A Defining Moment for American Healthcare There is a lot of information circulating about potential changes to the American Health Insurance industry. Here is a nuts and bolts break down of the potential changes. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is targeting to have a revised Senate...

Population Health Population Health applications offered by EMR vendors are continuing to mature and gain a larger install base.  Many organizations will initiate projects over the next 12 months. There are currently a relatively small number of vendor implementation staff and consultants certified in these applications which...

A great partnership emerges! CVS is purchasing the pharmacies and clinics in all Target stores. The clinics will run as part of their MinuteClinic brand within the existing Target stores and new Target stores will include MinuteClinic in new construction design. With the extensive pharmacy experience...

Hawaii Pacific Health hospitals and outpatient centers are changing the way military service members communicate about their healthcare. The DoD is adding interoperability functionality, at a record pace, throughout the system. “Given the value these services have for our active duty military members and their families,...

Forward thinking and being proactive!! Interoperability is taking a great leap forward as Sentara Healthcare is able to share records with the Dept of Defense and the VA. "How it works: When military families and retirees receive care at a Sentara facility, doctors, nurses and other...

We know that Apple influences a huge portion of our electronics use and HealthKit continues to rack up more medical provider partners. " Duke Medicine, after being one of the first health systems to adopt Apple's HealthKit software, is continuing to pioneer usage of the platform." Duke's providers are excited...

Partnering with Duke University’s Evidenced Based Practice Implementation Center (Duke EPIC), the N.C. Division of Veterans Affairs will focus on increasing access to mental health services for vets and military families. Duke EPIC works closely with the Durham VA Medical Center to create “a single point...

By including InterSystems HealthShare, Mount Sinai will bring together multiple campuses to consolidate information and share with providers, facilities, and patients. Read the details here… http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20150422005572/en/Mount-Sinai-Health-System-Selects-InterSystems-HealthShare#.VUJfy7fn83H...

As anyone involved in the EMR world knows, each stage of Meaningful Use is an accomplishment – Stage 7 is an achievement!!  HIMSS Analytics developed a methodology that measures the progress of a hospital’s Electronic Medical Records system. Stage 7 is the final test and...