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Healthcare Vendors Agree To Interoperability Metric During KLAS Keystone Summit

12 EHR vendor executives met in Utah last week to establish a vendor-neutral set of metrics that KLAS will use to evaluate vendor interoperability performance moving forward. Participating EHR vendors included: Allscripts, athenahealth, Cerner, eClinicalWorks, Epic Systems, GE Healthcare, Greenway Health, Healthland, McKesson, Meditech, Medhost, and NextGen Healthcare.

Johns Hopkins and Microsoft Collaborate to Redesign Health Information Technology for the ICU

The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine partners with Microsoft will co-develop an ICU surveillance system that integrates information from various medical devices and monitors for key trends and complications.

Technology Must Let Doctors Be Doctors

Athenahealth CEO Jonathan Bush pens an op-ed calling for a push to improve the user experience for doctors working in EHRs. The op-ed coincides with the launch of a new Athena-hosted public forum on the subject, and a Jay-Z inspired music video from ZDoggMD.

Digital Health Consumer Adoption: 2015

Rock Health publishes findings from its first survey on consumer adoption of digital health technologies, finding that less than 20 percent of the general public engages with any digital health tools beyond online searches for medical conditions and online doctor review sites. Interestingly, the survey found no correlation between adoption rates and age, gender, income, or education.

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