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Thomson Reuters report focuses on cutting healthcare costs


NEW YORK and ASPEN, Colo., July 14 (PRNewswire-FirstCall) — A report

issued by Thomson Reuters – and shared in part at the Aspen Ideas Festival on July 10 – indicates that a combination of better coordinated public and private sector care; stronger patient awareness of health risks and wellness; and application of improved informa- tion systems to eliminate fraud and abuse could lead to a 50 percent reduction in wasteful spending in healthcare, saving $3.6 trillion over the next decade. The study, “A Path to Eliminating $3.6 Trillion in Wasteful Healthcare Spending,” is available at www.

EMR for the long haul PUBLICATIONS

Allscripts to buy Eclipsys in $1.3 billion all-share deal


Allscripts Healthcare Solutions (Libertyville, Ill.) signed a deal

If you’ve been wondering what the number one reason is for low

adoption rates of electronic medical records (EMR) by physicians, or how to overcome EMR “go-live” myopia, or even how the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) might transform EMR acceptance, “Beyond Implementation: A Prescrip- tion for Lasting EMR Adoption” has the answers. This new, 132-page soft-cover book by Dr. Heather Haugen and Dr. Jeffrey Woodside aims to get at the heart of the matter: Why is EMR adoption so costly, lengthy and frustrating? Haugen and Woodside feel your pain. The duo tackles everything from workplace dy- namics (“How Leaders Create a ‘Tone at the Top’”) to the numbers game (“Performance Metrics and Adoption”), all with the long-term goal of reaching EMR sustainability in your enterprise. Dr. Heather Haugen earned her doctorate in health information technology from the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center and is the corporate vice president of research for healthcare IT consulting fi rm The Breakaway Group. Dr. Jef- frey R. Woodside earned his medical degree from the University of Oregon Medical School and is the former executive vice president and chief medical offi cer for UT Medical Group. Combined, the two have more than 45 years of research, practice and corporate medical experience. Published by Magnusson Skor, this $15.99 title is available at and

to acquire its rival Eclipsys Corp (Boca Raton, Fla.) in a $1.3 billion all-share deal, to create a leader in electronic healthcare records. Eclipsys shareholders will receive 1.2 Allscripts shares for each share that they hold. The combined company’s client base will include over 180,000 doctors, 1,500 hospitals and nearly 10,000 nursing homes. The acquisition will enable Allscripts to better access $30 billion in fed- eral funds for the adoption of electronic healthcare records. Eclipsys CEO Phil Pead will become chair- man of the combined company. Misys Healthcare Systems (Raleigh, N.C.) will cut its 55 percent stake in Allscripts to approximately 10 percent and sell about 68 million Allscripts shares via placement and through buybacks by Allscripts to raise more than $1.3 billion. It will return money to its sharehold- ers via a tender offer. Misys intends to focus on its banking software business.

Service providers should embrace cloud services, says Analysys Mason

LONDON, July 22 — Service provid- ers should embrace cloud services and bundle them into their solutions, according to the latest report from Analysys Mason. The report, “Enterprise Cloud Services: Worldwide Forecast 2010–2015,” states that the global market for en- terprise cloud-based services will grow from $12.1 billion in 2010 to $35.6 billion in 2015.

REPORT September

EVENTS Audit World 2010, Sept. 21-23, Boston, Mass.

MIS Training Institute is proud to present the third annual Audit World, being held in Boston at the Hilton Back Bay Hotel. Building on the success of last year’s event, the 2010 agenda delivers a case study-driven, information-rich program in four defi ned tracks: fi nancial services, non-fi nancial ser- vices, manufacturing and best practices. HEALTH MANAGEMENT TECHNOLOGY August 2010 5

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