International health IT week in review: August 2

Pulse+IT's weekly weekend round-up of international health IT and eHealth news:

Will Cerner sink or swim under weight of DoD EHR contract?
Health Data Management ~ Joseph Goedert ~ 30/07/2015

Now that Cerner’s suite of electronic health records will over the next decade power the Military Health System, the question arises on whether the vendor is up to the mammoth task.


DHMSM aftermath: Sorting out the winners and losers
FierceEMR ~ Dan Bowman ~ 30/07/2015

The triumph of Cerner's team for the Pentagon's highly coveted electronic health record contract had as much to do with the Kansas City, Missouri, company's perceived strength on the interoperability front and its government experience as it did with rival Epic's inability to "play nice" with other systems, according to industry analysts.


Cerner surprises in beating Epic for DoD EHR
Health Data Management ~ Joseph Goedert ~ 30/07/2015

“I’m stunned,” says longtime vendor selection consultant Vince Ciotti of the Defense Department’s pick of Cerner Corp. to be the new electronic health records vendor for the Military Health System.


DoD awards Cerner, Leidos, Accenture EHR contract
HealthcareITNews ~ Tom Sullivan ~ 29/07/2015

The US Department of Defense handed down the largest and most-anticipated electronic health record system contract in history late Wednesday.


Leidos, Cerner team wins coveted DoD EHR contract
Health Data Management ~ Greg Slabodkin ~ 29/07/2015

Major government contractor Leidos and software vendor Cerner Corp. have been awarded a multi-billion dollar contract to provide the U.S. military with a commercial-off-the-shelf electronic health records system, beating two other finalist teams that included vendors Epic Systems and Allscripts.


Eleven trusts benefit from Lorenzo cash
Digital Health News ~ Thomas Meek ~ 30/07/2015

Eleven NHS trusts in the North, Midlands and East have been approved tens of millions of pounds of central funding from the Department of Health to deploy CSC’s Lorenzo electronic patient record.


Microsoft eyes guidelines for consumer health wearables
mHealth News ~ Eric Wicklund ~ 29/07/2015

Microsoft is joining the effort to create guidelines for developers of wearables and mHealth apps.


Chelsea does e-obs on mobile
Digital Health News ~ Rebecca McBeth ~ 29/07/2015

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital staff are using the ThinkVitals electronic observations tool on mobile devices for faster detection of deteriorating patients.


How open source electronic patient records deliver better software
EhealthNews.eu ~ eHealthnews.eu ~ 29/07/2015

The clinical and business benefits of the use of open source software in the NHS have been laid out in full in a challenging white paper from healthcare software pioneer IMS MAXIMS.


Survey: Nearly 20 percent of community hospitals want to change EHR vendors
FierceEMR ~ Marla Durben Hirsch ~ 28/07/2015

Now that the electronic health record market has matured, nearly 20 percent of community hospitals are actively looking to replace their EHR vendors, according to the latest report from peer60.


EHRs far from interoperable – still
HealthcareITNews ~ Bernie Monegain ~ 28/07/2015

The most valued patient data resides in the EHR, yet EHRs are architected to perpetuate data silos.


New tool IDs patient fall risk in 10 minutes
Health Data Management ~ Joseph Goedert ~ 28/07/2015

A new electronic health records-agnostic tool from Cerner can identify patients at risk for falls with a 90 accuracy rate, according to the vendor.


Stables kickstarts 'great endeavour'
Digital Health News ~ Thomas Meek & Jon Hoeksma ~ 27/07/2015

Emis co-founder Dr David Stables has invested millions of his personal fortune in a “grand endeavour” aimed at revolutionising the way the NHS shares information.


Congress considers putting brakes on stage 3
Health Data Management ~ Joseph Goedert ~ 27/07/2015

Federal lawmakers are noticing some dark clouds surrounding the electronic health records meaningful use program to prod providers to adopt EHRs.


Athenahealth CEO predicts 'healthcare Internet' in five years
FierceHealthIT ~ Susan D. Hall ~ 27/07/2015

Athenahealth CEO Jonathan Bush foresees a "healthcare Internet" in place within five years.


NIST guide aims to protect patient information on mobile devices
FierceEMR ~ Marla Durben Hirsch ~ 27/07/2015

The National Institute of Standards and Technology's National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) has published a new guide to help healthcare providers make mobile devices that use or contain patient electronic health data more secure.


DoD EHR modernization set to rock marketplace
HealthcareITNews ~ Mike Miliard ~ 24/07/2015

When the Defense Department put out a request for proposals last summer for its massive electronic health record replacement project, it sent shockwaves through the health IT realm.


Providers, vendors blamed for information blocking in Senate hearing
Health Data Management ~ Greg Slabodkin ~ 24/07/2015

Information blocking – both by providers and vendors – is preventing the sharing of patients’ electronic health records and dashing any hope of realizing true EHR interoperability,


Anthem to buy Cigna for $48.4 billion after year of talks
Health Data Management ~ Bloomberg ~ 24/07/2015

Anthem Inc. struck a deal to buy rival Cigna Corp. for $48.4 billion, wrapping up almost a year of contentious negotiations and potentially creating the largest health insurer in the U.S.


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