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A Digital Shift on Health Data Swells Profits in an Industry

The New York Times runs an article criticizing the HITECH act as government waste lining the pockets of special interest groups. It goes on to villainize vendor executives, specifically Allscripts CEO Glen Tullman, suggesting that lobbyists for the industry pushed the legislature through Congress.

GetWellNetwork Achieves Record Growth for Third Consecutive Year

GetWellNetwork announces 30 percent growth in revenue, 50 percent growth in employees, and a 57 percent increase in new beds during 2012.

Sunrise Portfolio’s Open Architecture to Help Enhance Patient Care in an Integrated Environment

465-bed Phoenix Children’s Hospital adds Sunrise Ambulatory, Sunrise Financial Manager, and Allscripts Community Record to its existing Allscripts platform.

Reduction in medication errors in hospitals due to adoption of computerized provider order entry systems

A systematic literature review of the effect of CPOE on medication errors finds that processing a medication through a CPOE system decreases the likelihood of an error occurring by 48 percent.

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