Larry McClain, Contributing Writer

By Larry McClain, Contributing Writer 02:27 pm May 16, 2012
Leading financial analysts scoffed at the notion of a healthcare IT "bubble" that could slow the pace of mergers and acquisitions this year. Speaking on a panel called "Financing The Deal" at the Nashville Health Care Council, they predicted that 2012 M&A activity would be brisk, though not superheated.
By Larry McClain, Contributing Writer 03:37 pm February 02, 2012
Healthcare technology stocks don't have the obvious roadblocks facing many other healthcare sectors in 2012, according to industry analysts who spoke to an audience of 600 at the Nashville Health Care Council on Feb. 1.
By Larry McClain, Contributing Writer 03:06 pm September 19, 2011
"Doing it right in healthcare requires agility, customer focus and authentic partnership," CMS Administrator Donald Berwick, MD told an audience Nashville Health Care Council recently.
By Larry McClain, Contributing Writer 04:00 pm July 05, 2011
Supply chain executives at the Premier Breakthroughs conference in Nashville June 15 agreed that materials management departments are often the IT stepchild in their organizations – although EMR innovations are making their jobs a lot easier.
By Larry McClain, Contributing Writer 03:56 pm July 05, 2011
– During the Premier Breakthroughs conference on June 15, representatives from Providence Health & Services detailed the benefits of installing a collaborative perinatal wide area network (WAN) to connect the system’s five hospitals in southern California.
By Larry McClain, Contributing Writer 03:52 pm July 05, 2011
Regional Health in South Dakota advocates standardized electronic charting system as a means to improve care coordination while reducing legal risks.
By Larry McClain, Contributing Writer 01:56 pm June 17, 2011
Supply chain executives at the Premier Breakthroughs conference in Nashville this week agreed that materials management departments are often the IT stepchild in their organizations – although EMR innovations are making their jobs a lot easier.
By Larry McClain, Contributing Writer 04:42 pm May 04, 2011
Because Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) is viewed as one of the Senate’s most knowledgeable healthcare advocates, analysts are guardedly optimistic about the prospects for the Whitehouse-sponsored Behavioral Health Information Technology Act (S.539, which would extend meaningful use incentives to behavioral healthcare providers.

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