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VA being sued over awarding EHR contract to Cerner

Electronic health records provider CliniComp is suing the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) over its decision to select Cerner to replace its in-house EHR system without allowing for a competitive bidding process.

AHIMA 2017 preview: ‘We’ve taken it up a notch this year’

The activities and discussions at this year’s American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) conference will go beyond fundamentals, according to the group’s vice president of health information management (HIM) practice excellence, Lou Ann Wiedemann, MS.

HITECH ACT boosted EHR adoption in hospitals

A study published in Health Affairs tried to judge the effectiveness of the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act of 2009 in getting more hospitals to implement electronic health record (EHR) systems. According to Julia Adler-Milstein, an associate professor at the University of Michigan, and her coauthors, it succeeded.

American Telemedicine Association CEO abruptly steps down

Jonathan Linkous has resigned as CEO of the American Telemedicine Association (ATA), the group announced on Aug. 7, after leading the organization since it was founded in 1993.

EHR installations carry ‘significant financial risk’ for hospitals

Implementing a new electronic health record (EHR) system will thin a hospital’s financial margins in the first year, according to a report released by credit rating agency Moody's Investors Service, but they usually return to normal afterward.

Hal Wolf named new president, CEO of HIMSS

The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) has selected Harold “Hal” Wolf III, an alum of the Chartis Group and Kaiser Permanente, as its new president and CEO.

CHI Franciscan tests ‘virtual hospital’ concept

Two hundred physicians, nurses and other workers in Tacoma, Washington, are spending their days treating hospital patients they never meet in person in what CHI Franciscan Health is calling a “virtual hospital.”

How AI could change healthcare within 5 years

Many problems in healthcare, from rising costs to inefficient use of available data to administrative burden on physicians, have a common solution, according to Siri cofounder and Health2047 advisor Norman Winarsky, PhD: artificial intelligence, or AI.

Expanded telehealth reimbursement included in 2018 PFS

The proposed Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) rule would provide a boost in reimbursement to telehealth services, paying for several new services and codes as suggested by telehealth practitioners to CMS.

Teladoc completes acquisition of Best Doctors

Teladoc, the largest telemedicine provider in the U.S., has completed its $440 million acquisition of virtual consultation company Best Doctors less than a month after the deal was first announced.