Cerner closes its Kantar Health acquisition, sets sights on life sciences

Cerner on Thursday announced the completion of its purchase of Kantar Health for $375 million in cash – an acquisition it says will be a boost to its expanded efforts toward life sciences research capabilities. WHY IT MATTERS Kantar Health’s analytics expertise spans a wide array of therapeutic areas: Alzheimer’s, cancers, rare diseases and more. Its tools and policy expertise […]

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Cerner closes its Kantar Health acquisition, sets sights on life sciences

Cerner on Thursday announced the completion of its purchase of Kantar Health for $375 million in cash – an acquisition it says will be a boost to its expanded efforts toward life sciences research capabilities. WHY IT MATTERS Kantar Health’s analytics expertise spans a wide array of therapeutic areas: Alzheimer’s, cancers, rare diseases and more. Its tools and policy expertise […]

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CDC official on hospital pandemic surveillance: 'Minimize manual processes'

A few months into the pandemic, the Trump administration announced a requirement for hospitals to bypass the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention when reporting data about COVID-19 patients. Many hospitals voiced concerns about the amount of labor this action required, especially at a time when resources were stretched thin. But it also became clear that some kind of information […]

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Cerner makes moves into the life insurance game

Electronic health record vendor Cerner announced on Wednesday that it was collaborating with New York Life to provide secure access to EHRs. The partnership represents a move into the life insurance industry from Cerner, aimed at accelerating underwriting decisions and simplifying the application process.  “We’re focused on helping life insurance companies return underwriting decisions quickly and accurately with near-real time […]

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CIOs, CMIOs still seeing challenges with EHR integration of third-party apps

The FHIR standard has enormous potential to facilitate the integration of third-party apps within electronic health records. But IT leaders at many health systems are still focused on efficiency and reliability rather than innovation – and some worry that bureaucracy can inhibit a responsive, agile response to changing healthcare technology needs. Despite the ongoing push for interoperability among health systems, […]

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How one Davies winner used closed loop eMM to take aim at adverse events

The goal is a simple one, but an elusive one, as hospitals all over the world well understand: “Ensure the right drug and dose is given to the right patient by the correct route,” said Joanne Hayden, clinical informatics pharmacist at St. Stephen’s Hospital. So, in a bid to improve its medication administration processes and better ensure patient safety, St. […]

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At HIMSS20, Cerner will be talking AI-powered voice technology

EHR kingpin Cerner at HIMSS20 will be showcasing technologies aimed at improving clinical documentation through the use of artificial intelligence and machine learning. These technologies will include, but are not limited to, voice-assisted tools to help clinicians complete and fill in gaps in documentation. There will always be a need for clinical documentation, so Cerner is focused on how to […]

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Athenahealth’s take on HIMSS20 trends: primary care disruption, AI and competitive data access

Jessica Sweeney Platt, executive director of research at athenahealth, has quite a lot to think about in her role there. She has to stay on top of all of the fast-changing trends across healthcare, and dig deep into all sorts of clinical and administrative details to help guide the company’s strategy. Healthcare IT News asked Platt for some perspective on […]

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Atrium Health merges SDOH data into its Cerner EHR to improve care, trim costs

Since the 1980s, social determinants of health have been examined from more of an academic and research perspective. Evidence-based literature suggests social and economic factors such as income, ZIP code, access to transportation, language, genetics, diet, cultural beliefs and education all influence a person’s overall health. In the past five years or so, health systems have begun to pay attention […]

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uPerform by ANCILE: Supporting organisations to digitally upskill staff

A big part of the success of an Electronic Health Record system relies on successful user adoption and utilisation. But the typical onboarding and education strategies employed by healthcare organisations procuring these systems do not go far enough to create a clinical workforce feeling confident and proficient in their use. After spending vast amounts of money and going through months […]

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