Epic EHR

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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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...

WellSpan Deploys Citrix Desktop Virtualization to Speed EHR Use

by Fred Donovan

WellSpan Health has partnered with Citrix Systems, a provider of desktop virtualization and cloud computing, to deploy a digital workspace for its more than 1,500 doctors and clinicians to speed up access to WellSpan’s Epic EHR and...

How Will Amazon, Google, Microsoft Impact EHR Interoperability, FHIR?

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Earlier this month Amazon, Google, Microsoft, IBM, Oracle, and Salesforce announced their intent to jointly commit “to removing barriers for the adoption of technologies for healthcare interoperability, particularly those that are...

Microsoft’s GitHub Acquisition Impacts Healthcare Open Source Dev

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Microsoft announced its acquisition of GitHub, the web-based open source hosting service. Many healthcare organizations use GitHub for health IT related source code, so the acquisition could impact how organizations access and use...

Why Integrating Telehealth Video Tools with EHRs Streamlines Care

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Telehealth adoption rates are growing and organizations continue to add technology to their telehealth programs. This increases the need for telehealth video tools that are HIPAA compliant and easy to use. Video conferencing is a large...

UC San Diego Begins Cloud Infrastructure Migration with Epic EHR

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Healthcare organizations continue to move to the cloud as they seek more flexibility for their IT infrastructure environment. UC San Diego Health recently moved their EHR to an Epic-hosted cloud environment to shift away from their...

Lack of EHR Interoperability Standards Challenges Health IT

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

A lack of standardization and control over file sharing continues to make EHR interoperability a significant challenge for healthcare organizations, according to Nebraska Medicine Vice President of IT Brian Lancaster. “As an...

EHR Interoperability Transformations Affect HIT Infrastructure

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Surescripts announced the addition of 14 new health systems to its National Record Locator Service (NRLS), which aims to enhance EHR interoperability among disparate healthcare systems. The new health systems include Allegheny Health...

How Epic Healthy Planet Promotes Healthcare Interoperability

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Orange Care Group’s independent Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) and Independent Physician Association announced their plans to adopt Epic’s Healthy Planet program to promote healthcare interoperability. The collaboration...

Catalogic Releases Expanded Database Virtualization Solution

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Catalogic Software announced the availability of the newest version of its main software product, Catalogic ECX 2.6 featuring expanded in-place database virtualization technology. Catalogic ECX 2.6 reduces the time and effort required to...


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