December 21, 2015
Population health was all the buzz at HIMSS15 in Chicago this past spring, and it will surely be among the hottest of topics when HIMSS16 kicks off in Las Vegas this coming February. It was also, not surprisingly, among the most popular story subjects on Healthcare IT News. Here were the 10 most-read stories on the topic of 2015.
November 02, 2015
The IT department at Meridian Health System is two blocks from its academic medical center -- a geographical layout that makes apparent the direct impact its technology work has on clinicians and consumers alike.
January 05, 2015
Most providers' revenue cycle management technology is getting pretty long in the tooth, installed years ago to process the relatively simple transactions of volume-based care. As healthcare moves toward pay-for-performance, hospitals and practices will be investing in next-generation tools -- or outsourcing them.
November 18, 2014
At the American Medical Informatics Association's annual symposium today, developers and backers of public application programming interfaces talked about how the standard could speed interoperability with add-on apps to enterprise EHRs, and help make those bulky systems more nimble.
November 11, 2014
The American Hospital Association released a toolkit on Nov. 11 that gives guidance for hiring veterans as nurse practitioners and physician assistants. But it's worth remembering that many returning service members also have much to offer when it comes to information technology skills.
October 14, 2014
Here's the good news: Seventy-seven percent of free-standing physician practices have an ambulatory electronic medical record system installed, and a robust 90 percent of hospital-owned providers are up and running with EMRs. But there's not-so-good news, too.
October 03, 2014
Judy Murphy, RN, director of the Office of Clinical Quality and Safety at the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT, is the latest in a long drumbeat of departures from the agency. Murphy will leave ONC to become chief nursing officer at IBM Healthcare Global Business Services.
September 29, 2014
If Tom Johnson, CIO of DuBois Regional Medical Center, had to pick one word to describe his hospital's success -- particularly on the meaningful use front -- it would be "focus."
September 12, 2014
DuBois Regional Medical Center in DuBois, Pa. was first to attest to Stage 2 of meaningful use among a handful of hospitals that attested early. Though more hospitals have attested to date, the number could still be counted on a couple sets of hands.
July 21, 2014
MemorialCare Health System, a top 100 integrated delivery network, implemented awareness computing technology at the Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center in Fountain Valley, Calif. The goal is to provide roaming clinicians instant access to patient records throughout the hospital, while also ensuring top security.