Bernie Monegain

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

Covenant Cerner population health
By Bernie Monegain 12:22 pm July 25, 2016
Tennessee health system said it intends to will roll out one system across its entire care continuum.
Mississippi HIPAA breach
By Bernie Monegain 10:59 am July 25, 2016
The Office for Civil Rights said that UMMW was aware of security risks as far back as April 2005 but did not take appropriate action.

HHS Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell announced on July 21 a $36 million effort to boost health IT use at health centers across the country.

By Bernie Monegain 10:10 am July 22, 2016
Its focus is on primary care in medically underserved communities.
AHA patient access medical records
By Bernie Monegain 09:09 am July 22, 2016
The American Hospital Association found that providers are enabling patients to conduct more tasks online, including paying bills, contacting their provider, and scheduling appointments.

"We had to demonstrate that we can do genomic testing reliably and reproducibly and that we have procedures in place that are robust and compatible with clinical testing," said Olivier Elemento, associate director of the Institute for Computational Biomedicine at Weill Cornell Medicine.

By Bernie Monegain 10:40 am July 21, 2016
Scientists at Weill Cornell Medicine say the new genome sequencing test to detect mutations can guide precision cancer treatment with more than 95 percent accuracy.
Analytics big data Rock Health

Patrick Soon-Shiong's NantHealth held an intitial public offering that brought in $1.5 billion.

By Bernie Monegain 11:12 am July 20, 2016
Population health management, EHRs and biosensing technologies were also among the top investment areas.
OHSU HHS HIPAA breaches

Source: M.O. Stevens via Wikimedia

By Bernie Monegain 10:16 am July 19, 2016
Officials from Oregon Health and Science University said that one of the incidents was because of a stolen laptop, while the other involved a cloud storage service business associate. 
Cerner RCM revenue cycle

Jeff Hurst said that it’s critical for hospitals to integrate revenue cycle management software with their electronic health records platforms.

By Bernie Monegain 09:50 am July 19, 2016
Cerner President Zane Burke said that Hurst, currently a senior vice president at Florida Hospital, brings both vision and operational expertise to the software vendor.  

Patrice R. Wolfe is president of Health Data & Management Solutions – HDMS.

By Bernie Monegain 12:28 pm July 18, 2016
Patrice R. Wolfe is president of Health Data & Management Solutions – HDMS. She has more than 20 years experience in the healthcare IT field, where she has focused on improving organizations’ fiscal health and providing strategic direction for product portfolios.
Ponemon cyberthreats

Ponemon Insitutue founder Larry Ponemon said that even though leaders understand threats, hospitals continue to struggle with implementing effective defenses. 

By Bernie Monegain 09:46 am July 18, 2016
The firm's new report, Security Beyond the Traditional Perimeter, found an acute need for both expertise and technology for safeguarding IT networks and protected health information.

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