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 10:42 am February 06, 2014
Two of the physicians instrumental in Novant Health's successful meaningful use initiative will be sharing their techniques with HIMSS14 attendees in the education session, Meaningful Use: Rapidly Engaging Your Organization.
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By John Andrews 03:28 pm January 31, 2014
Officials from the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology had a presence at this year's Connectathon and were glad to use it as an opportunity to leverage support for interoperability.
Health IT ROI is often hard to measure.
By John Andrews 09:36 am January 31, 2014
Hard numbers for return on investment in health IT aren't always measurable, at least in a direct way. Instead, healthcare organizations need to look at both "hard" and "soft" savings when considering a system's ROI.
Interoperability is king at the 2014 IHE North American Connectathon.
By John Andrews 05:00 am January 31, 2014
The Office of the National Coordinator had a place at the table for the 15th annual IHE North American Connectathon, filled by Doug Fridsma, MD, chief science officer and director of the ONC's Office of Science and Technology and four members of his team.
Axial aims to give power to the patients
By John Andrews 10:38 am January 21, 2014
There have been many ideas proposed as solutions for reducing costly hospital readmissions, but one concept that hasn't gotten much attention over the years is patient empowerment -- the practice of letting people take control of their healthcare. Mobile devices make it more possible than ever.
By John Andrews 12:00 am January 20, 2014
The long-term and post-acute care environment has an image of lagging far behind its acute care counterparts on information technology adoption. For the most part, that perception is true.
By John Andrews 12:00 am January 20, 2014
Anticipation about the IHE North American Connectathon's move to Cleveland in 2015 is running high among the event's organizers.
By John Andrews 12:00 am January 20, 2014
The push for meaningful use Stage 3 has reached a point where a confluence of power structures are ready for more breakthroughs – hence, the impetus for collaboration among IHE USA, ONC and S&I Framework, officials from these groups say.
By John Andrews 12:00 am January 20, 2014
The push for meaningful use Stage 3 has reached a point where a confluence of power structures are ready for more breakthroughs – hence, the impetus for collaboration among IHE USA, ONC and S&I Framework, officials from these groups say.
By John Andrews 01:43 pm January 16, 2014
Building on the combined themes of Innovation, Impact and Outcomes, ONWARD, the HIMSS14 Annual Conference & Exhibition at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla., Feb. 23-27, will offer innovations designed for maximum impact and improved attendee outcomes.

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