National Health IT Week: 10 most-read IT stories of 2015

This week marks the 10th annual National Health IT Week, where the industry celebrates and reiterates its commitment to advancing healthcare through information technology.

In honor of this anniversary, here are the 10 most-read health IT stories of the year so far from Becker's Hospital Review.

1. Epic decoded: An inside look at life and corporate culture at the center of the health IT world
When you walk onto Epic Systems' Verona, Wis.-based campus, you're guaranteed to see one thing: people wearing clothes. Read more

2. Execs fired as cost of Epic EHR
Four executives of New York City Health and Hospitals Corp. were fired within six months while investigators probed the health system's implementation of a new EHR. Read more

3. Epic vs. Cerner: 9 key comparisons
When one thinks of EHRs, the discussion often starts with Epic or Cerner. Read more

4. 8 Epic EHR implementations with the biggest price tags in 2015
Investments in EHR systems are undoubtedly costly, but some implementations appear to carry more costs than others. Read more

5. 50 things to know about Epic and Judy Faulkner
Judy Faulkner was a recent graduate from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a master's degree in computer science when she started Epic Systems in 1979. Here are 50 things to know about Epic and the woman behind it all. Read more

6. Top 10 EHR vendors by overall market share
Just a handful of EHR vendors dominate the market share for physician practices. Read more

7. Banner scraps UA's $115M System for Cerner
Phoenix-based Banner is dropping Epic's EHR system at its two Tucson hospitals and will replace them with Cerner's platform. Read more

8. 7 takeaways from Epic's annual meeting — and why Judy Faulkner was dressed as Lucille Ball
The end of August marked the start of Epic's annual users' group meeting. Ms. Faulkner took the opportunity to discuss interoperability for the greater good, the potential of big data and cyberattack liability, all while dressed as Lucille Ball. Read more

9. Confetti used for US Women's soccer victory parade were shredded medical records
After clinching the World Cup championship with a 5 to 2 win over Japan, the U.S. Women's soccer team returned home with a lineup of celebrations across the country. The confetti that fell around the newly minted champions was found to be shredded medical records. Read more

10. Untangling the lingo: 10 most misused health IT terms
Much of what is spoken about in healthcare IT is difficult to visualize. However, sometimes the words and terms used to give meaning to the ideas can be just as abstract and difficult to define. Read more

More articles on health IT:

25 quotes that show just how fed up physicians are with EHRs
25 hospitals with innovation centers
U.K. hospital chief executives resign amidst $300M Epic rollout

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