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Epic announces a new API that will allow developers of health and wellness apps, medical devices, and activity trackers to push health data directly into the Epic EHR, where clinicians will be able to use it as part of clinical decision-making.

Hospital Readiness to Meet Meaningful Use Stage 2

Sixty-eight percent of hospitals have already purchased MU Stage 2 certified (2014 Edition) EHRs, according to a recent HIMSS Analytics report.

HMC returns $1.5 million to feds

Habersham Medical Center (GA) will return its $1.5 million Meaningful Use incentive payment after its governing body, the Hospital Authority of Habersham County, found that it had not actually meet all of the requirements.

CGI wins $48.7M contract to implement electronic medical record system

CGI signs a $48 million contract with the New York State Office of Mental Health to implement and optimize VistA across all of its facilities.

All connected — Duke Health completes EHR transformation

Duke University Health System is now live with Epic across its entire system, including Duke University Hospital and 233 outpatient facilities.

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  1. RE: open.epic – I really see this as just the first step in the next evolution of the EHR. The next necessary step is when EHR vendors start allowing app and device vendors to pull data instead of just push. Why? Because an app like iTriage may tell you to just take an aspirin and get some rest if you have a specific set of symptoms, but if you have those symptoms on top of a set of abnormal lab results from last week it might tell you to call 911 immediately. There is going to be a lot of angst and resistance to that idea – from the providers as well as the EHR vendors – because it raises (important) questions like where does the record really reside once data begins to become distributed, who owns it, who is liable if it is inaccurate, etc. But…in my own opinion it is necessary and inevitable if we are going to see the true benefits of a technology driven healthcare and wellness system. I’m curious to hear what others think about where the health record is heading in this “brave new world”.







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