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December 08, 2017
Chris Nerney

How will the CVS-Aetna merger impact U.S. healthcare?

Plan to leverage connected technologies to help patients aligns with consumer desire for lower costs, one-stop shopping.
December 07, 2017
Lynda Rowe

Opportunity for Payers – There’s clinical data out there that you may need, but don’t know it

Managed Care Organizations (MCOs) talk about their strategies for how to use clinical data as their organizations shift to new models of payment and care.
December 07, 2017
Chris Nerney

Hospitals to slowly adopt "smart" technologies

Frost & Sullivan report cites interoperability, security concerns as barriers to smart technology adoption.
December 05, 2017
Chris Nerney

Barriers to interoperability are barriers to value-based care

Unless the healthcare industry can remove the obstacles to data sharing between providers, value-based care will suffer.
November 30, 2017
InterSystems Guest Blogger

Five Ways to Keep Your “Heid” for Patient Management System Go-Lives

National Health Service (NHS) Fife’s recent go live reminds me of an old Scottish saying ‘keep the heid’. It’s about grace under fire … keeping a cool head in times of stress.
November 28, 2017
Chris Nerney

Why cloud-based EHRs are catching on

"We wanted to be in a position to jump in quickly and effectively as population health management becomes the new top-of-mind issue within our system.”
November 27, 2017
Chris Nerney

The business and technology obstacles to healthcare interoperability

"Why would I want to share data with my competitor when I’ve been trying to keep data from him for about 10 years?”
November 27, 2017
Chris Nerney

Proposed bill seeks to establish frameworks, guidelines for medical device security

The Internet of Medical Things Resilience Partnership Act would direct the FDA to create a working group of cybersecurity experts.
November 26, 2017
Chris Nerney

EHR data can help identify patients most at risk for falls

Analysis by West Virginia University researchers links age, gender, and chronic health problems with risk of falling.
November 21, 2017
Chris Nerney

Despite its great promise, FHIR won't replace older standards just yet, expert says

"FHIR will need to coexist with other standards for the foreseeable future."