Top 10 Healthcare IT News stories of 2015

Top 10 Healthcare IT News stories of 2015

An eventful year for EHRs, ICD-10, meaningful use, population health and beyond

Big data. Big breaches. Big EHR contracts. Big M&A deals. Big anticipation about ICD-10. Big plans for (and frustrations with) meaningful use. Big fears about cybersecurity. Big hopes for the future of connected care and population health.

Here, meanwhile, are the top 10 most-read stories of the past year on

  1. Entering a new era of population health. We finally seem to be settling on a definition of just what it is. Now it’s time to make it happen. This story was far and away the biggest click-getter of the year.<a
  2. What to look for in population health at HIMSS15. The 2015 HIMSS Annual Conference and Exhibition showcased all manner of patient engagement, analytics and mobile health tools in Chicago this past April. Expect even more buzz in Las Vegas at HIMSS16, starting February 29.
  3. 10 tech trends to watch for in 2015. Hospital disinfection robots, medical 3D printing and more. Did these predictions come true in 2015? And what will 2016 have in store?
  4. DoD awards Cerner, Leidos, Accenture EHR contract. The biggest and most buzzed-about electronic health record contract in history was awarded in July. Some were surprised at the winner. Everyone expects the deal to have ripples throughout healthcare in the year ahead.
  5. 10 nurse execs at the top of their game. Key players on the front lines of care delivery, RNs are increasingly making their voices heard when it comes to how IT is used in hospital settings. These nursing leaders are helping shape the agenda.

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