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Salesforce Health Cloud: Putting Patients at the Center of Their Care

Salesforce announces the launch of its new Health Cloud platform, a CRM platform optimized to help healthcare organizations manage patient relationships.

athenahealth and Epic Are Only Vendors with Growth and No Losses in Acute Care EMR Market Share

A new KLAS report finds that Epic, Cerner, and Athenahealth are the only vendors that were able to expand their acute EHR market share in 2014. While only two vendors, Epic and Athena, recorded no customer losses through the year.

Veterans Health Administration: Review of Alleged Mismanagement at the Health Eligibility Center

The VA OIG publishes a report concluding that more than 300,000 of the VA’s 889,000 pending healthcare applications were for patients that have died, while an additional 50,000 applications were either erroneously deleted or otherwise left unprocessed for more than three years. The errors are being attributed to substandard IT processes.

NIH grants seek best ways to combine genomic information and EHRs

The NIH awards $35 million in funding to 10 organizations working to integrate genetics data into EHR systems. Recipients include Mayo Clinic, Geisinger Health System, and Brigham and Women’s Hospital, among others.

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