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Capitalism will disrupt healthcare complacency, drive innovation

Creative thinking and financial competition can help drive innovative change in the U.S. healthcare system, James Hamlin wrote in a piece in  The Atlantic.

Healthcare consolidation on the rise

Consolidation among hospitals and health IT companies will grow this year in the wake of the Affordable Care Act, according to a new survey report by Bass, Berry & Sims, published in association with Mergermarket.

EHR interoperability: Fix the potholes or find a new path?

The lack of interoperability among electronic health records, no doubt, is a major impediment to improved healthcare and lower costs. But now we have a much more granular understanding of why the industry is having so much trouble achieving it.

Epic, Cerner garner higher percentage of hospital contracts

Electronic health record giants Epic and Cerner are edging out other vendors when it comes to volume of hospital contracts, according to a new report from Orem, Utah-based KLAS Research.

Cerner, Leidos, Accenture team up to throw their hats into the DoD EHR ring

Cerner, Leidos and Accenture Federal Services are the latest companies to join forces to vie for the Department of Defense (DoD) request for proposal (RFP) for a new electronic health record system.

HIMSS Analytics reports detail hospital buying practices, technology use

The IT buying practices of for-profit hospitals varied dramatically from not-for-profit and government hospitals, according to one of two new reports released by the Dorenfest Institute for Health Information.

Data-driven tool enables patients to balance recovery expectations

Before deciding whether to go through with a medical procedure, it's important for patients to balance their expectations on recovery. A new data-driven tool being developed allows them to do just that.

More practices eye informal integration amid struggles

The Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) identified its members' top practice struggles for the seventh year in a row with its "Medical Practice Today: What Members Have to Say" survey. 

Stage 2 certified EHRs not ready for interoperability

The current architecture for data exchange required by Stage 2 of Meaningful Use does not allow for "robust" patient data sharing, according to a new study in the  Journal of the American Informatics Association.

Digital health funding on pace to surpass 2013 totals

During 2014's first six months, 143 digital health companies raised $2.3 billion, setting the stage for a record-breaking year, according to San Francisco-based digital health seed fund Rock Health.