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2014 Resolutions
By Vince Ciotti

I’m getting ready to wrap up the HIS-tory series with the final episodes on McKesson, so it’s apropos to take a break and look at the future a bit with these 2014 New Year’s resolutions for today’s leading HIS vendors (in order of their 2012 annual revenue).

McKesson

They’re doing so well with Paragon that they made a resolution to rename their other legacy systems:

  • Horizon = Parazon
  • Series = Seriegon
  • Star = Staragon
  • Practice Partner = Practice Partagon
  • RelayHealth = ParlayHealth
  • Homecare = Homecaragon
  • InterQual Online = InterQual Paragonline
  • Capacity Planner = Capacity Paranagon
  • Performance Analytics = Performagonalytics
  • Patient Folder = Patient-Paper-Folder-Gone
  • (you get the idea…)

On another front, McKesson announced plans to open Paragon’s first international office in either Aragon or Patagonia, depending on negotiations with their governments about minor changes to the spelling of their names.

Cerner

Will make an epic move of their HQ from Kansas City to Salt Lake City and re-name Millennium HNA as Millennium IHCNA.

Siemens

After cutting 15,000 jobs worldwide over the past two years, Siemens will announce several openings in its HR recruiting department for 2014.

Allscripts

Will join Cerner, McKesson, athenahealth, Greenway, and RelayHealth in the CommonWell Health Alliance to promote EHR interoperability in 2014 in 49 states (excluding Wisconsin).

Epic

Will be recognized as the KLAS act in 2014 by becoming the only HIMSS Stage 8 vendor in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant.

GE

Will announce a program in 2014 whereby any hospital buying Centricity will receive a free refrigerator for every nurse station.

Meditech

Will announce the 2014 version of Release 6.0, which will be called Focus, er, MAT, I mean, 6.0.1, that is 6.1, or maybe 6.0.A…

NextGen

Will announce the 2014 re-packaging of Opus, Sphere, and IntraNexus as “ThisGen.”

CPSI

Will sets the goal of having 500 of their clients attest for MU by the end of 2014, a total of over 1,000 beds.

Harris

A subsidiary of Constellation Software Inc. (from Canada) announces a project for 2014 of using the other Harris (from Melbourne, FL) CareFX interoperability workflow solutions to differentiate their company names.

NTT Data

ヴィンスがこれらの不快な言語の策略を用いるのを止めてください。

HMS

After being re-named Medhost, company executives will announce a joint effort with the AHA to launch a campaign in 2014 that re-defines all US hospitals as ancillary departments of their emergency rooms. 

Healthland

Will resolve to combine its two corporate offices in Minnesota (Glenwood and Minneapolis) once the roads are plowed in August 2014.

Vince Ciotti is a principal with H.I.S. Professionals LLC.

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