Today’s Headlines

The Pentagon
A glimpse inside the thinking that determined the department's surprising selection for its gigantic EHR modernization initiative. more
A pair of IT security researchers have successfully designed a worm that will break into a Mac's operating system, widely considered more... more
The global market for telemedicine is expected to be worth more than $34 billion by the end of 2020, according to a new market research report,... more
ONC head Karen DeSalvo, MD, is slated to appear for a Senate committee hearing to determine whether it will grant her its nomination. more
The nation's largest hospital chain is realigning its "complex portfolio" to focus on building regional health networks in high... more
Healthcare IT News' focus is primarily on IT within the healthcare space, but there's also so much happening now within the broader realm... more
While the outlook among hospitals, payers and IT vendors has improved, one industry segment remains unprepared. Officials said that is cause for... more
The National Institutes of Health clinics has achieved Stage 7, the highest level on the HIMSS Analytics Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model,... more
Global pharmaceutical company Allergan is expanding its collaboration with ConvergeHEALTH by Deloitte and Intermountain Healthcare to include women... more
To be maximally effective, policymakers are going to have to modernize the regulatory system so it can support big data analytics for genomic... more
Health system pharmacy managers and contracting & purchasing executives got a reprieve when the Food & Drug Administration moved the deadline... more
Critical technologies -- including the electronic health record platform -- at a health network in Missouri went black this past week, and stayed... more
The New Jersey Innovation Institute has received a $2.9 million grant from the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology... more
New legislation introduced Thursday by Republican North Carolina Rep. Renee Ellmers provides relief from the government's meaningful use... more
The WEDI Summer Forum on ICD-10 held in Chicago earlier this week could be accurately referred to as "Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About... more
Many health system CIOs say they weren't expecting the Cerner/Leidos team to win the coveted contract to overhaul the Department of Defense... more
Fair or not, Cerner's reputation in recent years has been one of increasing embrace of openness -- at least more open than Epic, with its... more
The contract to build and modernize the Department of Defense's EHR system went to Cerner, Leidos and Accenture on Wednesday. After the contract... more
It might seem like a bit of Monday morning quarterbacking, but industry insiders are weighing in on the $9B contract the Department of Defense signed... more
With the ink still drying on the big EHR contract awarded to Leidos, Cerner and Accenture on Wednesday, the Department of Defense went on offense in... more
CVS Health, with 7,800 pharmacies and more than 1,000 medical clinics, and Watson, IBM's cognitive computing platform, are joining forces on a... more
After months of speculation about which electronic health record vendor team would be awarded the Department of Defense's Healthcare Management... more
Medsphere, an open source electronic health record company whose technology is based on the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs' VistA EHR, is... more
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT is disbursing about $38 million in grants to 20 organizations, working to drive better... more
The software giant's strategy is to consolidate into "One Windows" across all devices. But that's not going to happen right away... more
The Bipartisan Policy Center has issued a set of recommendations to Congress it says will speed up medical cures and innovation. Central to its... more
If you've been looking for any set of official guidelines for mobile device security or best practices on keeping medical data safe, there'... more
When ONC released its Health IT Safety Center Roadmap earlier this month, it touted the envisioned center as a way to create a "culture of... more
Healthcare IT News and HIMSS are accepting topic and speaker proposals for Healthcare Finance's Revenue Cycle Summit in Atlanta, Dec. 7-8. more
Healthcare IT News and HIMSS are accepting speaking proposals for the Big Data & Healthcare Analytics Forum, held in Boston, Nov. 4 to 6. more
The most valued patient data resides in the EHR, yet EHRs are architected to perpetuate data silos. Because of the lack of interoperability,... more
Opponents of the $11 billion project are predicting that it will not deliver adequate functionality for data sharing with DoD partners, the VA and... more
2015 thus far has been the year of hackers targeting the healthcare industry. And they don't appear to be slowing down. Just last week, another... more
Paper-based records are being phased out at a rapid pace in healthcare, and digitization and virtualization are creating a whole market within the... more
The process has been repeated time and again: Regulators issue proposed rulemaking, stakeholders comment, a final version manifests. So what, this... more
The winner of the gigantic contract will have to meet steep requirements for the Defense Department and, in turn, will be well positioned to also... more
The Minnesota Department of Public Health for the first time ever has decided to analyze its troves of hospital admissions and ED data statewide. And... more
Close on the heels of Aetna's mammoth bid for Humana earlier this month, Anthem has announced plans to buy Cigna in an even bigger deal. The... more
NewYork-Presbyterian, one of the top academic medical centers in the country, will use athenathealth's cloud-based models for clinical... more
Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., chair of the Senate Health, Education, Labor & Pensions Committee, said Thursday that he's asked the... more
UMass Memorial Healthcare will be rolling out an Epic EHR system to replace its Soarian EHR from Siemens, which is now part of Cerner. "Epic is... more
Before he founded CDS developer medCPU, Eyal Ephrat, MD, was a practicing physician. Before that, he was a helicopter pilot. Want to guess which... more
With more than 3,500 participating hospitals, the CMS ranking carries more influence than private ratings because they can be tied to Medicare... more
When it comes to EHRs, many docs are more frustrated than ever. And they let that be known Monday at an American Medical Association Town Hall,... more
"Given the distance between the proposed rules of the meaningful use program and the reality of the healthcare market, the program's... more
The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute Board of Governors has approved nearly $142.5 million to support the continuing development and... more
Proposed new rules for long-term care facilities recently released by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services could spur an uptake of EHRs... more
The folks at the University of Virginia Health System have done some impressive work with telemedicine. We caught up with Karen Rheuban, MD, director... more
Mass General in Boston is No. 1 on the U.S. News & World Report's annual list of Best Hospitals rankings, reclaiming the top spot on the... more
A "Tiger Team" is already at work creating a secure, centralized IT infrastructure with authentication across application, desktop and... more
Athenahealth today unveiled athenaText, a secure text messaging service integrated with athenahealth's cloud-based EHR platform. It is available... more

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