Dollar Blocking, Part 2: The Real Cost Of Interoperability

We’ve seen several solutions thrown at the interoperability problem, including HL7, Interface Engines, and CommonWell, but are we any closer to achieving the holy grail of data sharing?

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Dollar Blocking, Part 1: Getting To The Root Of The Interoperability Debate

If we really want to get to the heart of the great interoperability debate, we have to start by looking at the financial perspectives of the different parties involved, say Vince Ciotti and Elise Ames.

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The Best Blogs Of 2015

Although mergers and acquisitions, career advancement, and the changing payment models were all popular topics in 2015, our countdown of the top blogs shows that the biggest draw for readers was an Epic comparison.

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Epic Versus Cerner: Taking Another Look

HealthsystemCIO.com has asked us to update a post we wrote back in 2011 on “Breaking Down an Epic versus Cerner Selection.” Seems it’s still getting hundreds of hits per month, so we’re updating it with this version, starting with a review of how both vendors have fared since then. Epic – Continued strong sales in […]

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Acknowledging Our Mentors: Vince Ciotti’s Big Three

I’ve had so many mentors in my career it would be hard to list them all in simple a blog entry, but here goes. If I’ve learned anything in my 40-plus years in the business, it was under the guidance and tutelage of so many people who helped me along the way, most notably Mike Mulhall, SMS’ VP of Installations […]

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