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Going Open Source with Medsphere

In a previous post, I wrote about how those closed monolithic electronic health records (EHRs) sold by major commercial vendors, such as Cerner, Epic, and NextGen aren’t necessarily the best thing for customers. In what...

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HISTalk Interviews Beth Raucher, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Lutheran HealthCare

Beth Raucher, MD is executive vice president and chief medical officer of Lutheran HealthCare, Brooklyn, NY.Tell me about yourself and about the hospital.I am a physician with training in internal medicine and...

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17 Leading EHR Vendors

Medsphere SystemsProduct: OpenVistaThe Basics: OpenVista is used by hospitals and their affiliated doctors' offices, as well as long-term rehabilitation and psychiatric care facilities. It runs on laptops and desktop...

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Meeting Meaningful Use

Kern Medical Center embraces open source technology to achieve clinical transformation and HITECH requirements.A hospital can spend millions of dollars on a sophisticated electronic health record (EHR), but if it's not...

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Out of the School

Behavioral health facilities seek to be included in meaningful use incentive payments.The Health Information Technology Extension for Behavioral Health Services Act, currently in committee, would extend federal...

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How electronic records transformed care for veterans

Ken Kizer is the miracle man of U.S. health care. Mr. Kizer brought in bold reform that transformed the vast and woeful Veterans Health Administration into an efficient, effective model institution with sky-high patient...

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Technology Emerges as a Tool to Recruit Clinicians

In the 2010s, what’s the latest tool for recruiting the best clinicians to your hospital? Is it the professional pride of being associated with an organization that provides the best care in the region? Is it showing...

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VA's Baker: Modernize rather than replace VistA

The Department of Veterans Affairs won't be trying to replace VistA anymore, but instead will be looking for ways to improve the powerful EMR system via open-source collaboration with the private sector."Let's be clear...

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The endless war

Veteran IT watchers who caught the webcast of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee last week saw something all too familiar.The IT history of the Veterans Affairs Department has been one of intermittent battling...

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Statement of Kenneth W. Kizer, MD, to the Senate Committee on Veterans Affairs

The following testimony by Medsphere Chairman Kenneth W. Kizer, MD, MPH, was given on October 6, 2010.Thank you Chairman Akaka, Ranking Member Burr, and Members of the Committee for inviting me to present this testimony...

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