Bernie Monegain

Bernie Monegain is Editor-At-Large for Healthcare IT News and Women in Health IT.

FCC Chairman Pai calls for raising rural healthcare budget to $571 million

Ajit Pai testifies at the Senate Appropriations Committee hearing on the FCC's budget in May. Credit: Getty Images

By Bernie Monegain 09:15 am June 07, 2018
Ajit Pai seeks immediate action to ramp up the Universal Service Fund’s Rural Health Care Program, which advances telehealth, for the first time since it started in 1997.
Athenahealth CEO Jonathan Bush leaves company
By Bernie Monegain 09:28 am June 06, 2018
Bush’s exit comes as previous charges of sexual harassment and domestic abuse surface amid activist investor’s nearly $7 billion takeover bid.
athenahealth takeover bid

Credit: athenahealth on Twitter

By Bernie Monegain 08:21 am June 06, 2018
Cloud-based EHR vendor’s board could also drag the process out long enough that Elliott Management rescinds its offer, Maralto Investments said.
By Bernie Monegain 12:10 pm June 05, 2018
HeartMate3 recalled because of unintended disconnection between power source and controller.
predictive analytics helps doctors assess cardiac risk
By Bernie Monegain 01:29 pm June 04, 2018
The patient monitoring company says the technology, developed at the University of Chicago, will allow health systems to better manage patients' risk of adverse events.
Mount Sinai teams with RenalytixAI

Credit: Mount Sinai

By Bernie Monegain 04:10 pm June 01, 2018
The partners also plan to commercialize the technology in the second quarter of 2019.
Emory Healthcare announces new innovation hub
By Bernie Monegain 02:52 pm June 01, 2018
The hospital joins the growing trend of fostering startups with the aim of commercializing new technologies.
IBM Watson slashed workforce this week
By Bernie Monegain 09:06 am June 01, 2018
With one employee describing the layoffs as a cost-cutting measure, estimates say Big Blue may have cut as much as 70 percent of its employees.
Salesforce invests in cloud-based health IT firm Virsys12

Tammy Hawes is CEO and founder of Virsys12. Credit: Virsys12

By Bernie Monegain 11:18 am May 31, 2018
The woman-run consulting firm will use the capital to expand its offering in the healthcare industry, CEO Tammy Hawes says.
FDA launches innovation challenge to help stem opioid crisis

Credit: GAO.gov

By Bernie Monegain 01:23 pm May 30, 2018
The contest aims to offer unique approaches to detecting, treating and preventing addiction, Food and Drug Administration officials said.

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