By Erin McCann 12:00 am December 20, 2013
The numbers were underwhelming. Ten years ago, just 17 percent of doctor's officers and 31 percent of hospital EDs had basic electronic health records, according to Centers for Disease Control data. Only 4 to 15 percent of hospitals used CPOE.
By Erin McCann 12:00 am December 20, 2013
It's hard to get nostalgic about the olden days of health IT. Over the past decade, the vendor product landscape has seen much-needed progress, and although status quo is far from ideal, clinical systems back in 2004 were, many say, in pretty rough shape.
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."
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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.

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