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Lahey Health Invests in New Electronic Health Record System for Better Coordinated Care

Lahey Health announces that it will implement Epic across its health system beginning in June of 2013.

MEDHOST Names Barbara Bryan Vice President of Consulting

Barbara Bryan (Bryan Advisory Group) joins MEDHOST as VP of consulting. She will initially focus on integrating consulting services into the sales and delivery cycle of MEDHOST’s new patient throughput solution PatientFlow HD.

Empower Individuals through Health IT to Improve Health and Health Care

ONC launches the Planning Room, a website designed to collect public input on the federal health IT strategic plan.

Wolters Kluwer’s online move injects life into health business

Wolters Kluwer is seeing promising returns as it moves its health publishing content sales from paper to the web.

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  1. About Lahey and Epic, from the press release: “Our focus is on keeping our patients well, and this system offers us the latest tools to better manage chronic disease, ensure proactive health and wellness in a community-based setting, and more effectively control health care costs,” said Grant. …More than 100 new jobs will be created at Lahey Heath to implement and support the Epic system and to ensure it is utilized effectively by all Lahey Health providers. Positions will include a wide range of functions, from clinical analysts and content specialists, to trainers, instructional designers, informational technology specialists and support personnel. ”

    The initial costs and maintenance costs are staggering, yet I await a study that demonstrates inporved outcomes and reduced costs of care.

    My perspective: the inital outlays to wire these facilities and the maintenance to keep them available and usable is sufficiently large that overall health care costs with such systems can only suck up a greater percentage of US GNP. going further, The comments about these systems improving health are not substantiated by the data.

    What I do notice is that the services and medicines available to rank and file patients are deteriorating rapidly, as the moneys are shifted from patients to devices.







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