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Top 10 issues for physicians to watch in 2015

The American Medical Association says that it will spend 2015 fighting to remove “barriers to providing high-quality care” by lobbying for relaxed Meaningful Use rules, improved EHR usability, and improved interoperability.

Epic Systems draws on literature greats for its next expansion

Epic unveils the designs for five new buildings it will construct on its increasingly cramped Verona, WI campus, adding 500,000 square feet and 1,600 offices. The new building designs were inspired by children’s literature classics, like “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” and “The Wizard of Oz..”

Allina Health and Health Catalyst Sign $100 Million Agreement Creating Model for System-wide Outcomes Improvement

Allina Health (MN) signs a 10-year,  $100 million deal with Health Catalyst to accelerate outcomes improvement across the organizations 12 hospitals and 90 clinics.

A Restraining Order Can Be Just A Videoconference Away

Domestic abuse patients being treated in the ED at St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center (NJ) will have a new videoconferencing platform that will connect them with a local judge who will hear their case and issue a restraining order while they are still in the hospital.

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Currently there are "5 comments" on this Article:

  1. You would be surprised just how relatively inexpensive Epic’s buildings are when compared to their overall spending. Judy also holds to the belief that Epic is actually making money off these buildings because of the increased staff morale and creativity.

  2. At least Epic doesn’t lobby the WI state government to subsidize its expansions like some other well known healthcare IT companies do.







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