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January 4, 2017  2:36 PM

Intermountain’s part in DoD-Cerner EHR project

Shaun Sutner Shaun Sutner Profile: Shaun Sutner
Cerner, EHR, Epic

I caught up with Intermountain Healthcare CIO and vice president Marc Probst at the CHIME16 Fall CIO Forum and got a chance to ask him about Intermountain's role in what is one of the biggest EHR implementations ever. And no, it's not the installation of

December 15, 2016  11:41 AM

Patients want info in one place

Shaun Sutner Shaun Sutner Profile: Shaun Sutner
Interoperability, Surescripts

Health data and patients' electronic access to their own health information are real, personal issues, not just the stuff of health IT government and vendor debate. Some...


November 7, 2016  1:30 PM

The CHIME bell sounds

Shaun Sutner Shaun Sutner Profile: Shaun Sutner
athenahealth, Cerner, CHIME, Epic, HIMSS

PHOENIX -- Yes, the CHIME 2016 Fall Forum, the College of Health Information Management Executives' biggest annual conference, came with a soundtrack. And we're...


August 17, 2016  3:40 PM

E-prescribing of controlled substances on sharp rise

Shaun Sutner Shaun Sutner Profile: Shaun Sutner
e-prescribing, e-prescriptions, Surescripts

Electronic prescribing of controlled substances, or EPCS, such as opioids increased dramatically in 2015, according to


June 9, 2016  8:53 AM

Inspector General recommends launch date for DoD EHR be reconsidered

Kristen Lee Kristen Lee Profile: Kristen Lee
Cerner, EHR

When Cerner Corp. was chosen to take on the task of connecting the U.S. Department of Defense's (DoD) 55 hospitals and 600 clinics, it was declared a big win for the EHR vendor. But...


March 4, 2016  12:38 PM

The benign chaos of HIMSS 2016

Shaun Sutner Shaun Sutner Profile: Shaun Sutner
Cerner, Epic, HIMSS, Interoperability

At times, it was hard to distinguish between the blinking slot machines on the dazzling casino floor of the Sands Expo and Convention Center and the tech-stocked booths of the country's biggest health IT event. This year's edition of the annual conference and exhibition of the Healthcare...


February 17, 2016  10:16 AM

CommonWell Health Alliance adds HIMSS, others as new members

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
Cerner, CommonWell Alliance, HIE, HIMSS, Interoperability, mckesson

A group created to expand the interoperable exchange of patient data between providers with different EHR systems can now count a few more healthcare organizations as members. Less than two weeks out from its


January 27, 2016  3:30 PM

Health data exchange is alive, maybe even getting well, slowly  

Shaun Sutner Shaun Sutner Profile: Shaun Sutner
FHIR, HIE, Interoperability, KLAS

Health IT market research reports from KLAS Enterprises LLC are super influential. Using hard evidence gathered by KLAS researchers, they show clearly where segments of the...


November 24, 2015  3:45 PM

Epic’s response to critical Mother Jones article

Kristen Lee Kristen Lee Profile: Kristen Lee
Epic, Interoperability

Mother Jones recently published a highly critical article on Epic Systems, claiming that the EHR vendor's product lacked interoperability and...


November 19, 2015  12:10 PM

Epic gets flak again on interoperability, this time in Mother Jones article

Kristen Lee Kristen Lee Profile: Kristen Lee
EHR, Epic

Epic Systems has been criticized for its lack of interoperability before, and now, in a recent Mother Jones article entitled


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