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Analysts on Cerner deal: Cost is high, but devil is in long-term details

While Cerner's megadeal to acquire Siemens' health IT portfolio for $1.3 billion was made with an eye on a future beyond Meaningful Use, it has vaulted the company ahead of rival Epic in terms of number of hospital clients, according to Chilmark Research Analyst John Moore.

Stress health IT's role in care innovation, not adoption

Rather than stressing adoption of health IT, the industry should be focused on how technology can be part of innovative new strategies to improve care, according to a  Health Affairs  blog post.

DeSalvo: Big data, privacy will help ONC pivot focus

National Coordinator for Health IT Karen DeSalvo, at a meeting with reporters in the District of Columbia, talked about the shifting of priorities at ONC as grant funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act dries up.

Federal incentives help eRx rate to skyrocket

The rate of physicians who prescribe electronically has skyrocketed thanks to a pair of federal incentive programs, according to new statistics unveiled by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT.

Functionality vital to success of health IT, Cleveland Clinic CIO says

Cleveland Clinic CIO C. Martin Harris believes that technology in healthcare must have functionality and the ability to truly interact with patients for it to have any value.

HealthCare.gov wasn't Sebelius' only IT project, just the most high-profile

When U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius resigned last week after five years of service, I wanted to know what members of FierceHealthIT 's Editorial...

eHealth Initiative to lay out healthcare roadmap for 2020

The eHealth Initiative has set out to create a vision for healthcare through the end of the decade through a public-private collaborative effort called the eHealth Initiative 2020 Roadmap. Though...

David Blumenthal: Benefits of HIT programs will surface with time

An "asymmetry of benefits" for providers has kept the healthcare industry from ubiquitous adoption of health IT--and electronic health records, in particular--and thus realizing its full potential, according to David Blumenthal, former national coordinator for health IT and current president of The Commonwealth Fund.

3 ways to enhance patient engagement

Engaging patients in their own wellness and care--as well as their personal health data--is necessary to qualify for new payment models and incentives, such as the Meaningful Use program, and to improve outcomes.  A slideshow for InformationWeek  offers a whopping  16 creative ideas to improve patient engagement. 

Hospital CIOs: Despite MU hardship exemptions, pressure remains high

Despite the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' recently published Meaningful Use hardship exemption guidance, hospital CIOs who serve on  FierceHealthIT 's Editorial Advisory Board said that the incentive program will still put their organizations under tremendous pressure.