Cerner nets $134M to continue deploying EHR at VA centers

The Department of Veterans Affairs has allocated $134 million to Cerner to continue deploying its electronic health record at VA medical centers. According to reporting from Fed Health IT and GovConWire, the contract was awarded under Cerner’s Electronic Health Record Modernization indefinite quantity agreement, as part of an 18-month task…

Top 10 Healthcare IT News stories of 2020

At few times in recent memory has the resolve of hospitals and health systems across the U.S. – and the wherewithal of the information systems and digital data that keep them running – been put to the test quite like it was in 2020. An all-hands-on-deck push from heroic physicians…

Not all EHR use measures are created equally, study finds

A paper published this month in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association found that vendors vary in their development maturity of outpatient EHR use measures. Although Epic, Cerner and Allscripts have developed EHR use measures in client-available platforms, researchers found that athenahealth’s are still in development, and eClinicalWorks…

SPECIAL REPORT: Kuwait’s digital transformation journey

“At the moment the majority of healthcare services are provided by the public sector and Kuwait’s Vision 2035 is to diversify and also make the private sector a key player in providing health services to everybody,” explains Dr Dari Alhuwail, assistant professor at Kuwait University. Digital health transformation is a…

Savience Limited and HSL Telehealth partner to launch ‘one click’ virtual clinic service

A collaboration between clinic-management specialists Savience Limited and healthcare IT solution firm HSL Telehealth has created a new secure virtual clinic service. By integrating the virtual clinic module from Savience’s Clarity system with HSL’s shared conferencing and collaboration network, the service allows clinicians to organise a remote outpatient’s consultation by…

Alcidion launches Australia’s first mobile EMR app

Melbourne-based healthcare software solutions provider today launched Miya MEMRe, a mobile Electronic Medical Record (EMR), which provides clinicians’ access to caseloads, critical issues and comprehensive patient records on the go. The app is the first locally developed solution of its type to offer full access to EMR data, and the…