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Top Hospital Electronic Health Records Vendors Rated by Client Satisfaction, Black Book Rankings Announce 2013 Inpatient EHR Leaders

Black Book Rankings, which provides vendor satisfaction reports, gives CPSI the under 100-bed market, Cerner wins in the 100-249 bed range, and Epic takes the 250+ bed market. Unlike KLAS, Black Book’s methodology includes an external audit of data by independent statisticians.

VA CTO Peter Levin to leave agency

VA CTO Peter Levin announces his resignation just days after VA CIO Roger Baker made his own announcement. Levin led the Blue Button initiative and was a key advisor to the iEHR program. Both Levin and Baker were scheduled to appear before the House Veterans Affairs Committee next week to answer for the abrupt halt of the iEHR program.

Express Scripts accuses Ernst & Young of stealing trade secrets

Express Scripts sues Ernst & Young after discovering that an E&Y health information technology partner stole confidential documents related to pricing information, business projections, and strategy while working on the Express Scripts and Medco Health Solutions merger. Express Scripts claims the E&Y employee emailed more than 20,000 confidential documents to his personal e-mail account with the intention of using the information to secure future business with both Express Scripts and its competitors.

Health System Chief Information Officers: Juggling responsibilities, managing expectations, building the future

Deloitte releases a whitepaper on future challenges within health IT according to hospital CIOs. Respondents largely report being comfortable with their ability to handle MU and ICD-10 requirements. Goals moving forward included integrating independent medical practice IT systems, protection of PHI in a quickly growing digital environment, and transitions from fee-for-service to value-based models.

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