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GE Healthcare To Spend $2 Billion On Data Analytics And Other Tools

GE Healthcare has announced that over the next five years, it will spend $2 billion creating data analytics and patient population tools that will enable hospitals to effectively shift to a performance-based payment system.

Mostashari: Slow but steady interoperability progress

National coordinator for health IT Farzad Mostashari, MD discussed interoperability and the path moving forward at the HIMSS 2013 Government Health IT Conference this week where he summarized the current state of interoperability in saying, "Today, my last visit doesn’t contribute to my next visit in healthcare. Most discharge summaries don’t get to the primary care provider; most referral summaries don’t get back to the provider who ordered them.”

Marshfield Clinic to launch new information services company

Wisconsin-based Marshfield Clinic, a two-hospital health system, announces that it will begin offering health IT support services through a wholly-owned spinoff business, Marshfield Information Technology Services .

Maine Medical Center moves closer to $40M expansion

Maine Medical Center has won approval to move forward with a $40 million expansion project that will add five new operating suites, in addition to preparation and recovery areas. The news comes just a month after MMC announced a hiring and travel freeze in an effort to plug a $13.4 million deficit in the hospital’s operating budget.

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Currently there are "3 comments" on this Article:

  1. Jesus, Marshfirld is still trying to flog Cattails? Or are they just trying to get rid of it and their IT Department at the same time?

  2. Re GE, I think you accidentally recycled a headline from about 4 years ago. Wasn’t that what Qualibria was supposed to be?

  3. @farzad_onc states: “Today, my last visit doesn’t contribute to my next visit in healthcare. Most discharge summaries don’t get to the primary care provider; most referral summaries don’t get back to the provider who ordered them”

    How little he knows of the misidentifications, orders for disease critical tests that never reach the ancillary service, wrong and incomplete medication lists, incorrect tests being done due to order transformation between physician and recipient, error messages and system freezes, and worse yet, not getting the results.

    It takes my doctors hours of time to sort out the mess from the EHR and CPOE systems, all due to interoperability failures. Has it gotten any better over the past 5 years? NOPE.

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