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RFI – VHA supporting COTS EHR

In another sign that the VA will move to a commercial EHR, the agency publishes an RFI soliciting “industry feedback, guidance and recommendations on all aspects of the change management associated with a VHA COTS EHR acquisition and transition.”

Aetna-Humana merger challenge to be decided in January

In December, the District of Columbia US District Court will hear the antitrust challenge brought by the federal government to stop Aetna and Humana’s proposed $37 billion merger, with a decision excepted by January.

Banner Health cyberattack draws class-action suit

An Arizona physician is leading a class-action lawsuit against Banner Health following a cyberattack on the health system’s retail outlets that compromised the personal information of  3.7 million customers.

Cerner Interoperability

Cerner launches an interesting data visualization map showing real-time interoperability transactions being processed through its exchange suite.

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Currently there are "2 comments" on this Article:

  1. Is it feasible for Epic to win the eventual VA RFP? I wonder if Epic could agree to some level of interoperability with Cerner that they don’t have now. The main issue I foresee is importing the Cerner chart into Epic when the service member transitions out of active duty. Could Epic and Cerner work something out so the notes, imaging reports, labs, encounters, etc. are categorized correctly and appear in Chart Review as if they were done directly in Epic?

  2. The current transactions ticker on Cerner’s Interoperability page sure seems to be loading data from some interestingly-named web requests:

    http://cernerhubcloud.cernerworks.com/get_lasers.php
    http://cernerhubcloud.cernerworks.com/ticker_cheat.php
    http://cernerhubcloud.cernerworks.com/static_cheat.php
    http://cernerhubcloud.cernerworks.com/map_cheat.php
    http://cernerhubcloud.cernerworks.com/emr_list_cheat.php

    Hopefully their HIE platform is more real.







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