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 01:00 am May 01, 2014
Healthcare industry response to yet another postponement of ICD-10 coding ranges from relief to resentment. Those who haven't prepared for the radical format transition are exhaling contentedly, while those who have worked furiously to make the deadline are understandably indignant about the delay.
By John Andrews 01:00 am May 01, 2014
The face of telehealth is changing in ways that are becoming unrecognizable from just a few short years ago. No longer is it just a rudimentary communication between healthcare providers and patients. It is now a substantive encounter that reflects the intimacy and personal nature of a face-to-face visit, providers of new-generation technology say...
Man pushing cloud computing button
By John Andrews 09:57 am April 21, 2014
Seems like the sky is the limit for cloud computing, whether it is to replace servers, manage mobile apps or handle system recovery. Cloud vendors are constantly coming up with new ways to utilize a platform that seemed like little more than vapor five years ago.
By John Andrews 01:00 am April 18, 2014
If the growth of both the CAHIMS and CPHIMS programs in the U.S. and across the globe is any indication, health IT professionals are increasingly understanding the importance – and necessity – of certification in today’s complicated standards environment.
By John Andrews 01:00 am April 18, 2014
Seems like the sky is the limit for cloud computing, whether it is to replace servers, manage mobile apps or handle system recovery. Cloud vendors are constantly coming up with new ways to utilize a platform that seemed like little more than vapor five years ago.
By John Andrews 11:04 am April 03, 2014
Healthcare industry response to yet another postponement of ICD-10 coding ranges from relief to resentment. Those who haven't prepared for the radical format transition are exhaling contentedly, while those who have worked furiously to make the deadline are understandably indignant about the delay.
By John Andrews 09:22 am February 17, 2014
Healthcare jobs throughout the state of Florida remained in demand throughout the recession and have stayed strong despite an overall weak U.S. labor market, state officials report. Going forward, however, state data shows that some titles will show more growth than others.
By John Andrews 09:18 am February 17, 2014
If the growth of both the CAHIMS and CPHIMS programs in the U.S. and across the globe is any indication, health IT professionals are increasingly understanding the importance -- and necessity -- of certification in today's complicated standards environment.
By John Andrews 12:00 am February 15, 2014
As the IHE North American Connectathon celebrates its 15th year, the burgeoning healthcare interoperability event is winding up its stint in the Windy City, the place it has called home since the beginning.
By John Andrews 12:00 am February 15, 2014
They may not be as advanced as the androids from Star Wars, but robots are roaming the corridors in about 450 hospitals today.

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