Electronic Health Records

Mercy Centralizes Health IT Infrastructure with Virtual Servers

March 6, 2017 - As hospitals continue to digitize their health IT infrastructures, virtualization becomes a more viable option for large-scale technology deployments. Missouri-based Mercy uses virtualization across its 43-hospital network to better connect health IT systems and offer clinicians better, more efficient technology. Mercy Vice President of Enterprise Infrastructure Scott Richert told...

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Cloud Information Management Systems Aid HIT Infrastructure

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Information management systems have become a staple for HIT infrastructure as organizations have shifted from paper records to electronic health records (EHRs). The increase in government initiatives encouraging entities to embrace EHRs and other...

CEO Judy Faulkner Airs Epic’s Views on EHR Interoperability

by Jennifer Bresnick

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...

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 new...

EHRs and mHealth Lead Global Surge in Digital Health

by Frank Irving

The global market for digital health technology looks strong over the coming five-year horizon, according to a new report from P&S Market Research. The firm forecasts a compound annual growth rate exceeding 21 percent through 2020, led by...

5 Health Data Infrastructure Hurdles for Precision Medicine

by Frank Irving

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) hopes to enroll 1 million volunteers in a Precision Medicine Initiative (PMI) study over the next three to four years. In order reach its goals for maximizing effectiveness of disease treatment and...

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 $118,000,...


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