A study published in JAMA looks at the value of clinical alerts within CPOE systems and finds that alerts are overridden 52 percent of the time. The most common alerts were duplicate drug (33.1%), patient allergy (16.8%), and drug–drug interactions (15.8%). The most likely alerts to be overridden were formulary substitutions, age-based recommendations, renal recommendations, and patient allergies.
Physician web portal and HIE vendor MEDSEEK acquires population health vendor SymphonyCare as part of a broader strategy to diversify its portfolio.
Merge reports Q3 results: revenue dropped to $57.7 million from $60.4 million during the same quarter last year, missing analysts estimates on both revenue and EPS.
As part of a strategic makeover aimed at rebranding itself a patient engagement platform, WebMD acquires Avado, a startup that develops cloud-based software that helps physicians and patients interact online.