European EHR Market Expected to Reach $3.7B by 2020

European EHR Market

The European EHR market earned $2.74 billion in 2014 and is expected to reach $3.69 billion by 2020, according to new analysis from Frost & Sullivan. The study covers hospital and ambulatory EHR market in Europe finds the growing use of clinical and non-clinical information systems, including patient administration systems, scheduling and billing is fueling the increasing demand for EHRs in Europe.  Europe EHR Market Drivers Key market drivers highlighted in the report include: - rising
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UMC, Cerner Announce 10-Year Expansion Contract for EHR Alignment

Cerner Acquires Siemens Health IT Business for $1.3B

University Medical Center (UMC) Health System and Cerner Corp. has announced a 10-year extended and enhanced relationship to align EHR and Clinical IT teams at UMC, Texas Tech Physicians of Lubbock and UMC Physicians Network Services.  Partnership Details Under the new alignment, UMC will work with Cerner to further implement the shared digital patient record, automate additional clinical workflows including endoscopy and oncology and create a single communications platform across the three
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54% of Physicians Find Gaps in Using Health IT for Care Coordination


Among physicians routinely using health IT for care coordination, at least 54% of them did not receive the information electronically, according to a study published in Medical Care.  The study finds that although a higher percentage of physicians using HIT received patient information necessary for care coordination than those who did not use HIT, more than one third did not routinely receive the needed patient information at all. Study Background Agency for Healthcare Research and
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Accenture: Top 5 Healthcare Investment Priorities for States

Accenture and TPP Complete First Phase of Digitizing Patient Records

The State Health Innovation Plans developed by 25 states –with federal government support – reveal a variety of emerging approaches to healthcare reform that will likely take root and grow more broadly around the United States, according to a new report by Accenture. Accenture analysis of State Health Innovation Plans (SHIPs) reveals that truly person-centered health and human services is not an empty vision.  Since the inception of the State Innovation Models initiative, CMS has invested
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Wearable Health Data Curator Nudge Launches New App Features


Over a third of smartphone users currently use health apps and by 2017 that number is predicted to rise to over 75 % of all users. However health professionals have yet to find an effective way to tap into and effectively use this huge amount of data….until now. Nudge is the first-ever tool that takes consumers' wearable data and creates a detailed picture of an individual's health. This will enable health professionals such as fitness trainers and health coaches to advise their clients on their
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Wheaton Franciscan To Spend $54M on Epic Implementation


Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare will reportedly spend $54 million to integrate Epic's EHR system in its 14 hospitals and more 70 physician offices, according to the Milwaukee Business Journal. The project will integrate clinical records between Wheaton Franciscan's hospitals and its physician offices that has already been running on Epic since 2012. Currently, clinicians at Wheaton Franciscan facilities can only view patients records from across the system; however, they enter any
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3 Healthcare Executives Discuss Changes in Their Hospitals


As hospitals prepare for more change to help achieve their goal of more significant cost reductions, two themes emerged: better access to data and improved alignment. Jump Technologies, a provider of cloud-based inventory management solutions for hospitals and healthcare organizations spoke with three healthcare executives about what they see changing in their hospital organizations as they plan for 2015. Here are their insights:  Robert Hatkins, Business Development & Analytics
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Survey: Healthcare Executives See Population Health Management Investment Recouped Within 4 Years

What is the Future of Population Health Management

  More than half of healthcare managers surveyed expected to recoup their population health management investments within three to four years, according to a recent online survey conducted by KPMG LLP, the U.S. audit, tax and advisory firm. Population health management programs – an approach to medicine that encourages greater collaboration and integration among healthcare providers and their patients is largely being driven by growth in the number of accountable care type models,
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Should Physicians Tailor Patient Engagement Based on Age?

Patient Engagement Trends Chart 1

New patient engagement trends from TechnologyAdvice Research reveals digital engagement is a growing factor in how patients choose healthcare providers.   Quality of care has long been a primary factor in choosing a healthcare provider, but convenience and communication are also becoming key considerations for patients. Still, many physicians do not appear to be offering the digital engagement services that can meet those demands. The Importance of Digital Services According to a new
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Mayo Clinic and Hillhouse Capital Group Form Joint Venture to Advance Healthcare in China

5 Reasons Why Mayo Clinic Dominates Social Media in Healthcare

Healthcare innovation leader Mayo Clinic announced on Wednesday it has entered into a joint venture agreement with Hillhouse Capital, a long-term fundamental equities investment firm to advance the quality of health care in China. By combining Mayo Clinic’s patient care, medical research and education with Hillhouse’s China expertise and healthcare industry partnerships, the collaboration establishes a new company to improve health care delivery and efficiency in China. “We are excited to
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