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Allscripts, Cerner top EHR user satisfaction rankings

Allscripts, Cerner and CPSI all retain the top spot in their respective markets for user satisfaction, according to the latest report from market research firm Black Book Rankings.

Payers, regulators could smooth path to value-based payments

Despite the promise of lower costs and better care that value-based payment systems bring, medical providers need more help transitioning to these alternative payment models, according to a new study conducted by Rand Corp. on behalf of the American Medical Association.

More hospitals turn to video translation services

Hospitals in the Midwest have joined the growing number of medical facilities that are turning to video translation services to accommodate patients who speak little or no English, the  Journal-News  reports.

Payers need sophisticated tools to fight off cyberattacks

Lisa Gallagher, vice president of technology solutions at HIMSS, told  FierceHealthPayer  in an interview that "we need to have clearer sources of actionable threat data so we can detect the threat and understand the motivation behind why people are coming after certain types of data." 

Senators urge Anthem to speed up outreach process to data breach victims

Senate Health Committee Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) and Ranking Member Patty Murray (D-Wash.) wrote a letter to Anthem this week urging the insurer to notify all 78.8 million members whose  personal information may have been compromised during last month's cyberattack. 

Consolidation, EHR infrastructure on tap for Defense Health Agency

While 2014 was about bringing the Defense Health Agency into existence, 2015 will be about consolidation of all the moving parts of the separate armed services' medical organizations, according to Military Health System CIO David Bowen.

New York grants one-year reprieve on e-prescribing requirement

New York governor Andrew Cuomo has signed legislation delaying mandatory use of electronic prescribing for one year, according to an announcement from the New York State Medical Society.

Cerner, Validic to integrate patient-generated info into patient portal, EHR

Cerner and digital health platform Validic have teamed up to enable patient-generated information to be added into Cerner's systems.

Hospitals' Facebook ratings may reflect quality of care

Score one more for the power of social media: Patients' Facebook ratings of hospitals appear to correlate with a widely used metric of care quality, a new study found.

Pentagon EHR process: More scrutiny needed?

I sure don't envy the Pentagon. I've now had the pleasure to interview representatives from the three finalist bidders for the $11 billion coveted Department Healthcare Military Systems...