By Tom Sullivan 10:43 am October 31, 2013
As CommonWell Health Alliance, the new interoperability coalition of health IT vendors, approaches the start of its first pilot project, company officials used AHIMA's annual conference in Atlanta to highlight the biggest health information exchange hurdles currently facing vendors and providers.
athenahealth adds safety reporting
By Bernie Monegain 10:36 am October 29, 2013
Thousands of clinical providers and provider organizations across the country will gain free access to what athenahealth executives describe as "a safe, privileged environment in which they can easily submit patient safety concerns and findings as well as share best practices to enhance safety and improve care."
Sandra L. Fenwick, president and CEO, Boston Children's Hospital
By Fiona Jensen 11:52 am October 25, 2013
Among this week's people on the move, Navicure appoints a new chief compliance officer, and Boston Children's Hospital names a new chief executive officer.
Obama calls IT support for ailing site
By Mike Miliard 11:06 am October 21, 2013
Three weeks after the disastrous launch of its health insurance marketplace, the Obama administration has vowed to redouble its efforts to fix its many glitches, promising a 'tech surge' to iron out its problems and improve the customer experience.
By Bernie Monegain 12:00 am October 20, 2013
Anyone who has ever been to the Interoperability Showcase at the HIMSS Annual Conference and Exhibition has probably caught a glimpse or two of what interoperability means to healthcare.
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.

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