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Athenahealth hires PatientKeeper CEO as chief product officer

Cloud-based IT vendor athenahealth announced Sept. 5 that longtime PatientKeeper CEO Paul Brient will be its new chief product officer. WHY IT MATTERS As athenahealth continues charting a new course forward following a tumultuous past few years, it will be looking to Brient, who has more than 25 years of experience with a variety of […]

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Mayo Clinic, Cerner expand into UK with new Oxford partnership

The Mayo Clinic is set to establish its first healthcare facility in the United Kingdom, via a collaboration with Oxford University Clinic. The new clinic, set to open later this month, will deploy Cerner Millennium as its foundational electronic health record platform. WHY IT MATTERS The provider, designed to bring leading-edge technology to its preventative […]

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NHSX, NHS England publish list of accredited EPR suppliers

In a flurry of announcements regarding the health service this week, including a £250m national AI lab, NHSX and NHS England have released a list of accredited electronic patient record (EPR) suppliers to ensure those purchasing get the “best value for money” when looking at new solutions. The vendors were assessed by experts against key criteria, such as […]

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DoD, VA establish office to improve EHR coordination

The Department of Defense and the Veterans Affairs department announced the creation of a special office to help centralize decision-making as the VA makes a multi-billion dollar electronic health records upgrade. WHAT HAPPENED The Federal Electronic Health Record Modernization (FEHRM) office will replace the current Interagency Program Office, headed by Lauren Thompson. WHY IT MATTERS […]

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How to ensure interoperable data is usable by caregivers

Everyone knows that interoperability is key to realizing the improved outcomes that technology and data can produce. But once a healthcare provider organization has some interoperable systems in place, how usable is that data to the clinical end users? With more data available, and from various sources, what happens to ease of use? Three physician […]

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HIMSS writes new definition of interoperability

HIMSS has crafted a new definition for interoperability and is seeking public feedback on it. HIMSS, the owner of Healthcare IT News, described the new concept as one specifically fit for the larger healthcare ecosystem. Mari Greenberger, senior director of informatics at HIMSS, explained that there are now four layers to the proposed interoperability definition: […]

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SA Health performs major upgrades to its EMR system following review

SA Health, the public health agency of South Australia, has made improvements to its troubled electronic medical record (EMR) system, in an attempt to lay the foundation for progressive implementation of new features and functionality. The move is an upgrade from the version the healthcare organisation was using since 2014, and follows an independent review […]