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Scripps Health Selects Avaya for Health IT Integration Program

March 13, 2019 - Scripps Health has turned to unified communications provider Avaya to bring its diverse systems into a comprehensive health IT integration platform. Scripps Health chose the Avaya IX Attendant Solution for Healthcare to give its personnel the ability to manage, locate, and communicate with staff and departments, patient rooms, and codes from a single platform. San Diego-based Scripps...


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DoD to Roll Out Next Phase of EHR Modernization This Fall

by Fred Donovan

The Department of Defense (DoD) expects to roll out the next phase of its EHR modernization in the fall of this year, with system-wide completion expected in 2023. The new Cerner-based EHR system, called MHS GENESIS, will...

Hasty EHR Integration Would Likely Fail, Warns BI Lahey CEO

by Fred Donovan

Failure would likely result from a hasty EHR integration effort, warned Kevin Tabb, president and CEO of Beth Israel (BI) Lahey Health, which was recently formed from the merger of Beth Israel Deaconess and Lahey Health. The merged...

Many Virtual Care Solutions Not Integrated with EHRs

by Fred Donovan

Many virtual care solution do not integrate with electronic health records (EHR), according to a survey of healthcare organizations by virtual care software provider Zipnosis. In fact, close to half of respondents admitted that their...

EHR Integration Among Top Health IT Infrastructure Priorities

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

The foundational technologies that make up health IT infrastructure are critical to supporting telehealth, patient engagement, population health management, and value-based care. According CHIME’s Healthcare’s Most Wired:...

Using IPaaS for Healthcare Data Integration, Cloud Migration

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Organizations struggle with healthcare data integration as they go through digital transformations. Integrating applications with legacy infrastructure tools can be difficult to manage, but an integration platform-as-a-service (IPaaS) can...

Adopting a Cloud-First Approach to Healthcare Data Integration

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

As healthcare organizations look toward a future of seamless healthcare data integration, they are facing the difficult task of managing legacy systems and connecting disparate data siloes created by aging infrastructure. Poor integration...

Organizations Choose EDIS Integration Over Usability

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

KLAS released its latest report evaluating emergency department information systems (EDIS) integration and usability and rating the top vendors against each other. KLAS focused on the importance of efficiency and how emergency clinicians...

Data Integration Improves Houston Methodist Hospital Operations

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Excel Medical has announced that Houston Methodist Hospital is live with its BedMasterEx data integration platform, which integrates cardiac reports with the hospital’s Epic electronic health record (EHR) system. Houston Methodist...

VA Digital Health Platform to Improve EHR Interoperability

by Kate Monica

The Department of Veterans Affairs Digital Health Platform (DHP), a cloud-based technology, will equip providers with real-time access to patient health data from VA, military, and commercial electronic health records (EHRs),...

Seacoast Health Implements New Medical Device Integration Solution

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Southcoast Health has improved their health IT infrastrastructure by deploying Excel Medical’s BedComm platform to facilitate medical device data integration between the organization’s operating anesthesia monitors to its Epic...

Making Innovation Work For EHR Integration, Interoperability

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

Improving healthcare interoperability will require innovators to move providers beyond their dissatisfaction with early EHR and health IT systems and adopt integrative technologies capable of improving care coordination, delivery, and...

Where Interoperability, Integration Fit into EHR Selection

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

As part of its effort to improve health information sharing, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology has issued new guidance for healthcare organizations to consider during EHR selection and...

Lessons Learned from EHR Integration of Medical Devices

by Kathy Inkley of Pivot Point Consulting

As the assigned project manager spearheading numerous large health system enterprise-wise medical device integration programs for over a decade, I’ve learned an essential lesson about EHR integration of medical devices. Data...

Care Management and IT Costs Challenge PCMH Transitions

by Frank Irving

Transforming a primary care practice into a patient-centered medical home (PCMH) is a costly endeavor — to such an extent that the financial challenge may prevent small and independent practices from making the shift, according to a...

HIT Infrastructure, Optimization Among Top CIO Concerns

by Frank Irving

Among the top current concerns of chief information officers is the build-out of health IT infrastructure needed for participation in value-based care models and population health management. Eight CIOs who participated in the 2015...

Spending on Electronic Health Records Exceeds Expectations

by Frank Irving

The price tag for electronic health records systems exceeds buyers’ spending expectations by 37 percent, according to a new report released by software research firm Capeterra. The final yearly tab for EHR software averages nearly...

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