By Mike Miliard 11:02 am October 11, 2013
It's been almost two weeks since Obamacare's federal insurance exchange website went live, was inundated with traffic, went weird, was taken down for maintenance, then came back online still filled with glitches. Why did such a crucial site fail at such a critical moment? And what are the lessons that can be learned?
By Bernie Monegain 09:48 am October 04, 2013
Health IT company athenahealth will use its data to report on the flu and other communicable diseases during the government shutdown. The firm will monitor and share population health information from across its nationwide big data set.
Geoffrey Brown, senior vice president and CIO, Inova
By Fiona Jensen 09:52 am September 20, 2013
Among this week's people on the move, the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives elected three new members to its board of trustees; Mass Technology Leadership Council names CEO of the year, and Voalte gets a new chief operating officer.
By Tom Sullivan 12:00 am September 20, 2013
When Mike Taylor was shopping for a new electronic health record system, vendors boldly sat across the table from him and said flat-out that they won't integrate with other EHRs. 
By Diana Manos 12:00 am September 20, 2013
Eighty-seven percent of all physician practices agree their billing and collections systems need upgrading, according to a recent survey.
By Mike Miliard 12:00 am September 20, 2013
As hospitals come to own more and more physician practices, more of them are making use of big-name EHRs, spurring efficiencies and readiness for meaningful use. But more than half of solo docs are still paper-based.
By Bernie Monegain 10:25 am September 12, 2013
athenahealth, which provides cloud-based services for electronic health records, practice management and care coordination, today released national childhood obesity rate findings based on athenahealth's proprietary medical record data from more than 1 million patient visits between 2010-2013.
By Diana Manos 10:55 am September 04, 2013
The majority of all physician practices agree their billing and collections systems need upgrading, according to a new survey, with most favoring the move to a fully integrated practice management, EHR and medical software product, accessible through the cloud on any browser or device.
By Tom Sullivan 10:39 am September 03, 2013
The EHR landscape, peppered with software programs that for reasons technological as well as proprietary or financially-driven do not interoperate, integrate or even interface with each other, will get better in time, of course, as most markets invariably do -- but when?
By Mike Miliard 09:02 am July 26, 2013
CommonWell Health Alliance announced this week that Mobile, Ala.-based CPSI and Tucson, Ariz.-based Sunquest Information Systems are the two latest vendors to sign on to the interoperability organization.

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