March 23, 2016 - EHR interoperability is one of the most challenging issues facing the modern healthcare industry, but Epic Systems Founder and CEO Judy Faulkner thinks her company – and her rivals – are making short work of lingering technical problems that may be preventing truly seamless data exchange. In fact, technical interoperability may not even be the major roadblock anymore, she said...
February 29, 2016 - Healthcare led all industries in mergers and acquisitions in 2015, with $688 billion worth of consolidations coming to a close, according to financial information firm Dealogic. And while analysts expect more of the same this year due to favorable business and regulatory conditions, the individual parties to M&A transactions face their own unique challenges in combining medical staffs...
February 26, 2016 - How much does interoperability factor into IT design strategy at healthcare organizations? Not enough, according to the American Medical Association (AMA), which spent part of its Interim Meeting in November advocating for more interoperable electronic health records. In fact, the AMA’s position is that EHR vendors’ systems should be required to comply with interoperability standards...
February 23, 2016 - Just as doubt clouds major financial markets, sub-markets — such as health IT infrastructure — react the same way to ambiguity. Consider, as a case in point, computer maker Dell’s plans to acquire data storage vendor EMC and its potential impact on hospital customers. “If you had asked anybody a year ago, when Dell was just going private, whether the company would take...
What is patient satisfaction? Patient satisfaction is the extent to which patients are happy with their healthcare, both inside and outside of the doctor’s office. A measure of care quality, patient satisfaction gives providers insights into various aspects of medicine, including the effectiveness... [PatientEngagementHIT]
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