Epic, Lockheed Subsidiary Awarded $624M VA Patient Scheduling Contract

ICD-10 Impact on Cash Flow

Epic along with Lockheed subsidiary Systems Made Simple has been awarded a $624 million contract to enhance and simplify the viewing and making of appointments convenient to Veterans. The new solution called Medical Appointment Scheduling System, or MASS will allow clinicians to better utilize rooms, support staff, and equipment in service of Veterans' needs, according to the award posted on the FebBizOps.gov website.  Epic is expected to supply the software to the VA,
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81% Of Healthcare Orgs Have Been Compromised By Cyber-Attacks In Past 2 Years

Security Breach

81 percent of health care executives say that their organizations have been compromised by at least one malware, botnet, or other cyber-attack during the past two years, according to the 2015 KPMG Healthcare Cybersecurity Survey. In fact, only half feel that they are adequately prepared in preventing attacks.  In polling 223 chief information officers, chief technology officers, chief security officers and chief compliance officers at health care providers and health plans, KPMG found the
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Are Physicians Really Dissatisfied with EHRs? Should We Be Concerned?

EHRs

Editor’s Note: Irv Lichtenwald is president and CEO of Medsphere Systems Corporation, the solution provider for the OpenVista electronic health record. Prior to joining Medsphere, he served as CFO of Advent Software, a leading provider of investment management solutions. Between 1995 and 2003, Irv led Advent through three public stock offerings. Microsoft Office was first introduced by Bill Gates at COMDEX, Las Vegas, in August, 1988. Here we are almost exactly 27 years later, and if you
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Cerner to Integrate Hospira’s Infusion Pump Data Into EMR

Cerner Acquires Siemens Health IT Business for $1.3B

  Cerner has announced an integration agreement with Hospira, Inc., a provider of  injectable drugs and infusion technologies to enhance interoperability between Hospira's smart intravenous (I.V.) infusion devices and Cerner'sCareAware solutions to meet the evolving needs of healthcare organizations. The new expanded agreement focuses on broadening interoperability among Hospira's portfolio of smart infusion pumps with Hospira MedNet™ safety software and Cerner'sMillennium™ healthcare
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Medsphere Unveils OpenVista NoteAssist to Transform Clinical Documentation Process

Medsphere

Medsphere Systems Corporation, a provider of "open" EHR solutions, introduced OpenVista NoteAssist, a new clinical documentation tool. To give clinicians greater flexibility and control, NoteAssist streamlines the process of compiling patient data and incorporating it into various types of documentation such as progress notes and discharge summaries by remembering user preferences and text input between both user sessions and individual notes. OpenVista NoteAssist Overview Using NoteAssist,
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Imprivata Launches New Patient Identification Platform

The Imprivata Report on the Economic Impact of Inefficient Communications in Healthcare

Lexington, MA-based healthcare IT security company Imprivata, has launched Imprivata PatientSecure, a positive patient identification solution that uses palm vein biometrics to create a one-to-one link between patients and their correct medical record in their provider’s EHR system. Patient mis-identification is a growing national problem—on average 7 to 10% of patients are misidentified when their medical records are accessed. In addition, medical identity theft impacted more than 2 million
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Xerox To Acquire RSA Medical to Expand Healthcare Services Offerings

Xerox Survey Finds Americans Remain Conflicted Over EHRs

Xerox has announced a definitive agreement to acquire RSA Medical that will expand Xerox’s portfolio of healthcare service offerings to payers and life insurers using predictive analytics to enhance member outreach services aimed at improving overall population health. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. The RSA Medical management team and its employees will remain with the company with Salviola leading operations and reporting to Rakowski. RSA Medical is a leading provider
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What Is The Future Impact of Population Health Management?

What is the Future of Population Health Management

Editor's Note: Erdem Asma MSM, PMP is a healthcare executive with more than 15 years of healthcare technology implementations experience supporting business requirements for both HIS vendors and healthcare organizations globally. “Awareness of a problem does not mean much, particularly when you have special interests and self-serving institutions in play.” - Nassim Nicholas Taleb The term population health is how new medicine should be able to identify a population and predicting what
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Medsphere, Silver Hill Hospital Endorse Legislative Efforts to Improve Mental Health Care System

Medsphere

Medsphere Systems Corporation, a provider of affordable and flexible health IT platform solutions for mental health providers, and nationally recognized Silver Hill Hospital today voiced support for current efforts in Congress to overhaul America’s fractured mental health care system. Medsphere and Silver Hill see both the Mental Health Reform Act of 2015, recently introduced by Senators Chris Murphy (D-CT) and Bill Cassidy (R-LA), and the companion Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act,
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Healthcare Analytics Market to Reach $18.7B by 2020

Healthcare Analytics Market Market, Healthcare Natural Language Processing Market

The global healthcare analytics market is expected to reach $18.7 Billion by 2020 from $5.8 Billion in 2015, according to a new market research report by MarketsandMarkets. Among end users, the healthcare providers segment is expected to grow at the highest CAGR during this forecast period. The demand in this market is highly driven by federal mandates such as the implementation of EHRs and ICD-10 code sets, shift towards value-based medicine, and the increased focus on quality care and reduced
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