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HELP Committee chairman calls for flexibility in implementation of Stage 3 EHR rules

Senator Lamar Alexander (R-TN), chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, calls for a phased in approach to the creation and implementation of MU3.

Hilo Medical Center Selected as 2015 HIMSS Enterprise Davies Award Recipient

Hilo Medical Center (HI) receives the HIMSS Davies Award, being recognized for using its EHR (Meditech) to drive $35 million in cost reductions and a $4 million overall ROI while reducing hospital acquired infections and the mortality rates of patients admitted with pneumonia.

Mayo Clinic and AVIA Announce Finalists Competing for $100,000 THINK BIG Challenge

Mayo Clinic announces the finalists of its Think Big Challenge, a design competition challenging engineers to build tools that promote health lifestyles or help people living with chronic diseases.

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  1. Why are all these hospitals spending hundreds of millions of dollars on Epic and other EHRs when our surfer buddies in Hawaii have proven that even Meditech can save you millions? Stupid is as stupid does.







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Reader Comments

  • Math: Actually scratch that, those numbers are 2 years old. This time last year they were over 20 million a month. Wonder wh...
  • Math: Well considering all Epic facilities are capable and do 5 million exchanges per month, I can't help but chuckle at your ...
  • ex epic: That image says "documents exchanged" so while amazing, not in a good way. I wasn't on the Care Everywhere team so I'd b...
  • HIT Girl: And this is how it propagates all the way up to the Executive branch of our government -- nobody says "no". Nobody puts...
  • Friday Interoppin': Re: Commonwell (by way of Ex Epic) So, 29,360ish Cerner-using facilities have the capability of sharing clinical docu...

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