Bernie Monegain

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

Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC has been named a 2015 HIMSS Enterprise Davies Award recipient. (Google)
By Bernie Monegain 04:19 pm February 12, 2016
The hospital was also the first pediatric facility to achieve Stage 7 for its EHR use, the pinnacle on HIMSS Analytics Scale.
According to a 2015 report by ratings organization KLAS, Intersystems has 45 customers in the Asia/Oceania region, which includes Australia and New Zealand.
By Bernie Monegain 06:37 pm February 11, 2016
TrakCare to provide clinical functionality, decision support, patient portal.
By Bernie Monegain 04:12 pm February 11, 2016
UPMC doctors are piloting a new program to administer gene tests to patients to determine whether they are likely to respond to medications.
HIMMS CEO H. Steve Lieber.
By Bernie Monegain 04:13 pm February 10, 2016
HIMSS is pushing the National Institute of Standards and Technology to keep its Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity voluntary.
By Bernie Monegain 02:42 pm February 10, 2016
The Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions on Tuesday passed the bipartisan Improving Health Information Technology Act with a vote of 22-0. 
AHA leaders want CMS to outline transition plans from chart-based reporting to electronic reporting across CMS programs.
By Bernie Monegain 03:01 pm February 09, 2016
The American Hospital Association has sent a list of demands the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services before the federal agency creates new rules surrounding electronic quality reporting measures. CMS earlier this month extended the public comment period for eCQM from Feb. 1 to Feb. 16, 2016.
New York Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul lost part of his hand in a July 4, 2015 fireworks accident.
By Bernie Monegain 04:16 pm February 08, 2016
Two employees of Jackson Memorial Hospital have been fired for accessing and leaking the medical records of New York Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul after the football star lost part of his hand in a July 4, 2015 fireworks accident.
By Bernie Monegain 02:28 pm February 08, 2016
Respiratory care provider Lincare has been ordered to pay $239,800 in penalties for violating the HIPAA Privacy Rule.
Chuck Kesler, chief information security officer at Duke Health.
By Bernie Monegain 07:04 pm February 04, 2016
Chuck Kesler, chief information security officer at Duke Health, and Mac McMillan, CEO and cofounder of healthcare IT security consulting firm CynergisTek, share similar philosophies on healthcare data security.
Among some of the benefits at Epic: "Panda Fridays," improv classes, ski slope passes and a $30-a-month book allowance.
By Bernie Monegain 03:30 pm February 04, 2016
Electronic health record giant Epic Systems has cracked Glassdoor's list of top 20 companies that provide their employees unique benefits and perks. Epic joined other well-known businesses in the field of healthcare IT as well as business titans such as Netflix, Facebook, Google and Disney.

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