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FRAMINGHAM, MA | Mike Miliard | November 26, 2014 | 10:58 AM | Data Warehousing, Mobile/Wireless, Cloud Computing
In 2015, hospitals will -- and should -- make more advanced use of "third platform" technologies based on mobile tools, social channels, data analytics and the cloud, according to a recent report from IDC Health Insights. More
WATERTOWN, MA | Bernie Monegain | November 26, 2014 | 10:17 AM | Electronic Health Records, Quality and Safety, Cloud Computing
Flu season is coming early this year. That forecast comes from data collected by athenahealth, which has reported early signs of influenza based on patient visit data from its cloud-based network. More
Henry Powderly | November 26, 2014 | 09:10 AM | Claims Processing, Financial/Revenue Cycle Management
More and more hospitals are turning to outsourced revenue cycle management services, especially as the challenging shift to value-based payment models leaves them realizing their own legacy systems are inadequate to the job. The market for end-to-end RCM... More
CHICAGO | Mike Miliard | November 25, 2014 | 04:07 PM | RIS and PACS, Cloud Computing, Interoperability
Radiology and information technology are not the same, of course. But they do overlap, and enable each other in critical ways. At the 100th annual gathering of RSNA, amid all the discussion of computed tomography, ultrasound and molecular imaging, there will... More
Mike Miliard | November 25, 2014 | 01:56 PM | Health Information Exchange (HIE), Network Infrastructure, RIS and PACS
In our monthly "Benchmarks" column, Healthcare IT News and HIMSS Analytics take stock of the market for imaging technology. While provider buying trends may have been relatively staid these past several years, hospital consolidation and image... More
CHICAGO | Mike Miliard | November 25, 2014 | 01:25 PM | Network Infrastructure, Quality and Safety, RIS and PACS
The media hype around Ebola may have subsided in recent weeks, but that doesn't mean preparedness is any less essential when it comes to this deadly virus. At RSNA on Dec. 2, imaging professionals will learn about CDC guidelines and other strategies to... More
CHICAGO | Erin McCann | November 25, 2014 | 01:22 PM | Meaningful Use, Electronic Health Records, RIS and PACS
Weill Cornell's Keith Hentel, MD, will be the first to tell you: His radiology department intentionally failed to meet Stage 1 of meaningful use. They could have done it. But it would have meant pouring already limited resources into something that... More
WASHINGTON | Mike Miliard | November 25, 2014 | 11:03 AM | Meaningful Use, Electronic Health Records, Policy and Legislation
Offering a bit of leeway, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has pushed out the deadline for eligible hospitals and critical access hospitals to attest to meaningful use for the 2014 reporting year, from Nov. 30 to Dec. 31. More
WASHINGTON | Mike Miliard | November 25, 2014 | 10:50 AM | Mobile/Wireless, Privacy and Security, Policy and Legislation
Lucia Savage, who joined the National Coordinator for Health IT as chief privacy officer this past month, will join other top security officials from the HHS Office for Civil Rights and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on a panel at the HIMSS Media... More
BOSTON | Tom Sullivan | November 25, 2014 | 07:36 AM | Business Intelligence, Data Warehousing, Workforce Management
Big data is bringing big changes to healthcare organizations of all shapes and sizes. Making the most of it will require providers to develop or hire new skill sets to compile a "cross-breed of expertise, wherein data scientists work in tandem with... More
Diana Manos | November 24, 2014 | 03:07 PM | Mobile/Wireless
As the Affordable Care Act spurs innovation and consumerism grows, deal sizes for digital health have increased. Meanwhile, more and more private equity firms are pouring capital into the sector as the market matures. More
Diana Manos | November 24, 2014 | 03:03 PM | Mobile/Wireless, Telehealth
A recent study involving 1,500 patients, conducted by the University of California Department of Medicine, found that remote monitoring and telephone-based nurse coaching intervention reduced hospital readmissions among patients with heart failure. More