By Mike Miliard 10:36 am December 13, 2013
As accountable care adds to the necessary competencies for healthcare providers, more and more are seeking out best-of-breed vendors, beyond their existing electronic health records, to meet anticipated ACO needs.
Revenue cycle ripe for radical change
By Mike Miliard 07:58 am December 09, 2013
"I'm surprised that we continue to see the status quo in revenue cycle management," says Sean Wieland, managing director and senior research analyst at Piper Jaffray, adding that, "If any other industry had a revenue cycle like that, we'd all be living like the Amish."
Andrew Watson
By Eric Wicklund 10:00 am October 28, 2013
With mHealth becoming the norm instead of the exception, a panel at Partners HealthCare's 10th Annual Connected Health Symposium concluded that EHR vendors will have to find a way to modify their products to focus on data that the patient and his or her care team want, or they'll become obsolete.
By Mike Miliard 11:00 am September 11, 2013
A visit to the Intelligent Hospital Pavilion at the HIMSS Annual Conference & Exhibition can sometimes seem like a visit to Tomorrowland. To someone from a small and rural hospital, say, all the stuff being tracked and measured by RFID and RTLS might look like a vision of the future.
By Mike Miliard 12:00 am August 15, 2013
A visit to the Intelligent Hospital Pavilion at the HIMSS annual conference & exhibition can sometimes seem like a visit to Disney’s Tomorrowland.
By Bernie Monegain 12:00 am August 15, 2013
Global consulting giant Accenture recently announced it would acquire government contractor ASM Research in order to extend its reach into the federal government marketplace.
Maine Medical Center's troubled EHR rollout
By Bernie Monegain 09:29 am July 31, 2013
Maine Medical Center's troubled EHR rollout reveals how difficult and costly it can be to keep a large implementation on course. The ensuing rough weather ripples through every part of the organization, keeping everyone off kilter until the ship can be righted.
By Bernie Monegain 11:00 am June 18, 2013
Watertown, Mass.-based athenahealth and Miami-based CareCloud, two EHR companies that espouse the advantages of the cloud, seem to be on a fast track for growth.
By Bernie Monegain 12:00 am June 15, 2013
With so much attention being paid to lowering radiation doses nowadays, Intermountain Healthcare has put itself at the forefront of industry efforts to manage exposure. Recently the Salt Lake City health system, known for its leadership on many fronts, kicked it up a notch.
Jeremy Delinsky, athenahealth CTO
By Bernie Monegain 10:06 am June 06, 2013
A new KLAS report, its first on ambulatory electronic medical record usability, finds that success in achieving high usability ranges from 85 percent to 55 percent. Of the EMR vendors reviewed, athenahealth ranked No. 1.

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