Top 10 health IT stories of January

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The following are the 10 most-read health IT stories on Becker’s Hospital Review in January.

1. Mayo Clinic sells data center to Epic for $46M
Rochester, Minn.-based Mayo Clinic and Epic Systems have entered a $46 million sale-leaseback deal for the health system's 62,000 square-foot data center. Read more 

2. CMS’ Andy Slavitt hints at MU’s finale: 6 things to know
CMS Acting Administrator Andy Slavitt delivered the news Tuesday that many in health IT have waited for: The end of the meaningful use program is near. Read more 

3. athenahealth CEO Jonathan Bush administers CPR to man suffering heart attack
Jonathan Bush, cofounder and CEO of athenahealth, put his emergency medical training to use when he noticed a main who suffered an apparent heart attack and proceeded to administer CPR. Read more 

4. Behind the scenes of 10 startups working to change healthcare
Healthcare has been ripe for drastic change, but only recently has it seemed feasible for a fledging group of people with little more than an idea to step in and shake things up. Now, startups are breaking into healthcare every week, announcing funding rounds in the tens of millions of dollars, or unexpected partnerships with legacy health systems and vendors who recognize the worth of a good idea with the right platform behind it. Read more 


5. Pa. health system CIO hit by car, driver faces felony charges
Sharon (Pa.) Regional Health System CIO Donna Walters was struck by a vehicle crossing the street on the way to the hospital when she was hit by an SUV. Read more

6. Cerner’s Neal Patterson announces cancer diagnosis
Neal Patterson, chairman, co-founder and CEO of Cerner, was diagnosed with cancer early in the year. Mr. Patterson announced the news in a note provided to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Jan. 25. Read more

7. While top leaders leave Denver Health, CEO says Epic rollout is under budget and on time
Come April, Denver Health is scheduled to go live on its new Epic EHR. Although the system's CEO says implementation remains under budget, concerns about the investment remain, largely from the health system's former CIO. Read more

8. 20 hospitals, health systems seeking Cerner, Epic, MEDITECH talent
The top three vendors hospitals use to attest to the meaningful use program are Cerner, MEDITECH and Epic, according to March 2015 ONC data. Here are 20 hospitals and health systems that posted job listings seeking EHR and IT expertise for these platforms in the past week. Read more

9. 8 CIO concerns for 2016
CIOs arguably have some of the hardest jobs in healthcare today. These men and women face interoperability barriers, IT decisions that require significant financial investments and protecting hospital networks and patient records from aggressive hackers and vulnerabilities. Here are eight key events, themes and challenges for CIOs to focus on in the upcoming year. Read more 

10. Boston Medical Center CIO Arthur Harvey talks Epic go-live, EHR costs and the end of MU
In May 2015, Boston Medical Center completed its go-live of Epic's EHR. The hospital's ambulatory go-live was the last department to start using the new platform, which the hospital named eMERGE. After a $100 million investment, Arthur Harvey, vice president and CIO of Boston Medical Center, says the first nine months of using Epic are moving along "quite well.” Read more

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