John Andrews

John Andrews is an independent freelance writer from Des Plaines, Ill. A professional journalist for more than 30 years, he has written exclusively for the healthcare industry since 1990 and has appeared in dozens of trade publications during his career.

By John Andrews 02:50 pm January 07, 2016
By leveraging the historical data included in the records, healthcare providers can target patients, populations more than ever.
crystal ball
By John Andrews 02:01 pm November 25, 2015
As healthcare shifts from being reactive to proactive, information technology is taking that move a step further through intuitive apps and programs that anticipate patient problems before they happen.
Roper St. Francis
By John Andrews 08:09 am November 02, 2015
There's an old adage that states, "If you want something done, give it to a busy person." If that's the case, then send all requests to Melinda Cardell in care of Roper St. Francis Healthcare in Charleston, S.C.
Lafayette General Medical Center
By John Andrews 08:02 am November 02, 2015
In just a few short years, healthcare IT has evolved from a department that focused on methodical system implementations into a fast-paced, response-oriented multi-tasking urgent care center for computers.
Agnesian HealthCare
By John Andrews 07:59 am November 02, 2015
Because they deal with machinery and software, the IT department isn't typically considered to be part of a hospital's patient care team. But don't tell that to Nancy Birschbach, vice president and chief information officer for Agnesian HealthCare in Fond du Lac, Wis.
Mobile devices
By John Andrews 02:27 pm October 02, 2015
The proliferation of mobile device technology has given physicians the freedom to assess and diagnose disease from wherever they may be, but they also need to be cognizant of potential security breaches while viewing images in public, risk management specialists say.
Calendar and clock
By John Andrews 11:38 am August 24, 2015
Fifteen years after the Y2K panic, the healthcare industry is once again closely watching the calendar. Not since Jan. 1, 2000, have so many industry professionals had their eyes on a deadline as they do on Oct. 1, 2015.
Man holding crystal ball
By John Andrews 12:10 pm August 18, 2015
Stage 3 of meaningful use is shaping up to be the most challenging and detailed level yet for healthcare providers. Among the elements that warrant attention are quality reporting, clinical decision support and security risk analysis.
Health icons
By John Andrews 01:51 pm July 31, 2015
The WEDI Summer Forum on ICD-10 held in Chicago earlier this week could be accurately referred to as "Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About ICD-10 (But Were Afraid to Ask)."
People with gears illustration
By John Andrews 01:23 pm April 24, 2015
For providers considering how to assemble a viable accountable care organization, experts say the key is to first have a strong care coordination system in place.

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