Bernie Monegain

Bernie Monegain is the Editor-at-Large of Healthcare IT News. Bernie covers hospitals and IDNs and industry trends.

By Bernie Monegain 03:05 pm May 04, 2016
When Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump accused his presumptive Democrat opponent, Hillary Clinton, of playing the 'woman's card'  in the race to the White House, it backfired.
By Bernie Monegain 10:45 am May 04, 2016
IBM is making quantum computing available to the public, providing access to a platform from any desktop or mobile device via the IBM Cloud.
By Bernie Monegain 09:56 am May 03, 2016
The health system’s CIO said implementing the platform will enable it to improve care while reducing cost and risk.
By Bernie Monegain 09:05 am May 03, 2016
The funding will span more than 20 projects to address several of healthcare’s biggest burdens, according to the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute.

A new bill would connect primary care physicians in underserved areas with specialists at academic hubs, "making it easier for medical professionals to access the continuing education they need and provide health care to more people," said Senator Brian Schatz of Hawaii.

By Bernie Monegain 10:41 am May 02, 2016
Project ECHO, a health IT pilot that launched in 2003 in rural New Mexico to connect rural doctors to specialists, is now front and center in Congress as lawmakers consider employing the model across the country.

Andrew Bindman, MD

By Bernie Monegain 04:33 pm April 29, 2016
Andrew Bindman, MD, will take the helm at the U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Under the umbrella of the Department of Health and Human Services, AHRQ is charged with finding ways to improve healthcare by making it more accessible, affordable, equitable – and safer.

Eighty-seven percent of financially struggling hospitals now regret changing their EHR systems, according to a new Black Book survey.

By Bernie Monegain 10:34 am April 29, 2016
Four years after what Black Book calls the "replacement frenzy," a recent survey from the market research firm indicates that 87 percent of financially struggling hospitals now regret changing their EHR systems.

Adam Landman, MD

By Bernie Monegain 09:55 am April 28, 2016
Adam Landman, MD, will take the reins as chief information officer at Boston's Brigham and Women's Health Care, effective May 2.

"Combining DNA sequence data with 20 years' worth of medical records is groundbreaking," said Geisinger Chief Scientific Officer David H. Ledbetter.

By Bernie Monegain 10:12 am April 27, 2016
Geisinger Health System has enlisted 100,000 people for its genomic study and did so more quickly than expected. Attracting so many volunteers over two years has prompted program executives to raise the bar to 250,000 or more participants.

Sutter Health is one of Truven's 15 Top Health Systems for 2016.

By Bernie Monegain 03:28 pm April 26, 2016
Truven Health Analytics prides itself on, well, analyzing data. So when it came to picking this year’s top 15 hospitals, Truven analysts turned to crunching numbers.

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