Bernie Monegain

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

Mount Sinai, in New York City, is embarking on a four year project to enhance facilities for new models of care and population health.

By Bernie Monegain 01:17 pm May 25, 2016
The network will modernize facilities to embrace a new model of care that is more efficient and strengthen its focus on population health and integrating research about genomics and digital medicine for personalized treatments.
FDA U.S. Food and Drug Administration cancer research

Flatiron CMO Amy Abernethy, MD, said doctors are limited to making clinical decisions based on data from small studies. A joint effort with the FDA hopes to change that for certain cancers. 

By Bernie Monegain 11:28 am May 25, 2016
The new initiative will focus on gleaning insights into the care and treatment of patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer.
Intermountain Healthcare CIO Marc Probst HHS privacy and security CISO

Intermountain CIO Marc Probst said that strategy is the key to defending against cybercriminals and urged Congress to make sure HHS has a coordinated effort in place. 

By Bernie Monegain 11:02 am May 25, 2016
The chief information officer and CHIME board chair testified that it is vital for Health and Human Services to institute a coordinated plan for protecting data and systems against cyberattacks.  
Medical University of South Carolina Philips patient monitoring patient engagement

The Medical University of South Carolina is an embarking on an 8-year plan to improve patient monitoring to provider more informed diagnostic and treatment services. 

By Bernie Monegain 10:29 am May 24, 2016
In a $36 million contract with Philips, the hospital system is working to improve the collection and management of patient data to standardize clinical practices and enable interoperability with other systems.

Melinda Gates is working on healthcare issues all around the world. She's also taking on gender equality in a big way.

By Bernie Monegain 06:34 am May 23, 2016
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation announced that it will donate $80 million to help close the gender gap and advance pay equality.
Cerner population health EHR interoperability
By Bernie Monegain 10:25 am May 19, 2016
Lake Health, with 14 facilities, staffed by more than 600 physicians and 2,700 healthcare professionals, will be rolling out a Cerner EHR. The goal: support the Lake Health system and its employed providers, as well as create greater integration with its community physician network and to provide the best patient experience possible.

Decisio Health CEO Bryan Haardt

By Bernie Monegain 10:35 am May 18, 2016
Decisio Health, a startup that aims to help acute-care provider organizations continually improve their clinical processes, launched the Decisio Health Clinical Intelligence Platform Tuesday and also announced $4.5M in Series A funding.
Jeffrey Carr

Mercy Health Chief Innovation Officer Jeffrey Carr (photo courtesy Mercy Health)

By Bernie Monegain 09:42 am May 18, 2016
Jeffrey Carr, most recently the entrepreneur-in-residence at a startup incubator, has joined Mercy Health as the health system's first chief innovation officer, the health system announced Tuesday.
HIMAA Analytics EMRAM Stage 7 EHRs interoperability InterSystem TrakCare King Khaled Eye Specialist Hospital

King Khaled Eye Specialist Hospital became the first hospital in the Middle East and one of only nine hospitals outside North America to achieve the Stage 7 recognition. 

By Bernie Monegain 04:02 pm May 17, 2016
King Khaled Eye Specialist Hospital pointed to the implementation of InterSystems’ TrakCare health information system in helping it move from Stage 6 to Stage 7 in less than two years.
Orange Regional Medical Center HIMSS Analytics Stage 7 diabetics mortality EHR

Orange Regional Medical Center in Middletown, New York, eliminated severe hypoglycemia cases and reduced inpatient mortality among diabetics. 

By Bernie Monegain 11:09 am May 17, 2016
The center deployed predictive clinical decision support to save diabetic patients’ lives as part of a move to become a data-driven healthcare organization. 

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