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15 March 2007

Equity Research Firm's Report on Epic Causes Stir and Can DoD and VA Create a Shared EHR system? (Inside Healthcare Computing - 19 March 2007)

I have two articles in the March 19, 2007 issue of the Inside Healthcare Computing, a newsletter that focuses on trends and news in the healthcare information technology sector.  The articles are "Equity Research Firm’s Report on Epic Causes Stir", the lead story for the week, and "Can DoD and VA Create a Shared EHR System?"

Excerpt of "Equity Research Firm's Report on Epic Causes Stir":

Leerink, Swann and Company, in partnership with MEDACorp, published an equity research report for the IT investment sector last month entitled, “An EPIC Stumble? – Examining the Fallout from Epic’s Issues at Kaiser.” The report was based on the results of an online MEDACorp survey that was completed by 30 CIOs and other hospital decision-makers, all of whom were involved in an IT systems search at the time of the survey.

Excerpt of "Can DoD and VA Create a Shared EHR System?":

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the Department of Defense (DoD) announced a plan this past January to create a shared electronic health record system.  That news surprised many analysts.  After all, the VA's VistA system is often heralded as one of the best implementations of electronic medical records to date, not high on the list of systems anyone would replace.

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