Bernie Monegain

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

athenahealth EHR

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By Bernie Monegain 05:33 pm February 07, 2018
Athenahealth appointed former GE CEO Jeff Immelt as chairman of its board of directors.
Epic EHR
By Bernie Monegain 04:34 pm February 07, 2018
Florida District Court Judge said the plaintiff is lacking facts to backup the allegations that a glitch in Epic electronic health record software caused hundreds of millions of dollars in overbilling.
Health 2.0

Health 2.0 hosted its 11th annual conference in October 2017 and will now bring their MarketConnect Live program to HIMSS18. Credit: Twitter

By Bernie Monegain 01:35 pm February 07, 2018
Event connecting pharma, hospitals and payers with tech companies will be at this year’s health IT conference for the first time.
By Bernie Monegain 12:16 pm February 07, 2018
President Zane Burke says revenue cycle, population health were among the technologies driving 2017 fourth quarter, while the VA still has yet to sign a contract for VistA modernization.
medication adherence

Claudio Saccavini is CIO of Arsenàl.It Consortium of the Veneto Research Centre for eHealth Innovation who helped developed the patient app.

By Bernie Monegain 04:13 pm February 06, 2018
A mobile app for elderly patients in Italy helps better manage prescriptions drugs with an evolving user-experience design.
patient-centered care
By Bernie Monegain 03:25 pm February 06, 2018
But building the new model of care plans is a difficult task, Mass General geriatrician Terry O’Malley says.
By Bernie Monegain 02:17 pm February 06, 2018
PCMC becomes the latest hospital to turn to a hosted electronic health record.
United States of Care

Former CMS Administrator Andy Slavitt speaking at HIMSS17.

By Bernie Monegain 11:51 am February 06, 2018
The new bipartisan organization, which includes Mark Cuban, Andy Richter, Bradley Whitford, Atul Gawande, former CMS head Mark McClellan and several hospital CEOs, will advocate for policies that lower care costs while improving access.
CMS meaningful use requirements
By Bernie Monegain 10:18 am February 06, 2018
Hospitals can improve the overall process by getting the right people involved, institutions flexibility of data capture, and create a feedback loop.
EHR alerts

By integrating information from the EHR with a drug knowledge database, the workflow change can reduce nuisance alerts.

By Bernie Monegain 01:51 pm February 05, 2018
A consolidated architecture that combines patient data EHR with medication information could enable more informative and actionable medication alert systems, Charlie Hart says.

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