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Mike Moran | July 28, 2014 | 10:50 AM | Electronic Health Records, Network Infrastructure, Quality and Safety
More than 5,000 IT staff from 194 nominated hospitals completed the 79-question online survey. To qualify to be considered a top hospital, at least half the employees in an IT department needed to complete the survey. More
Jack Beaudoin | July 28, 2014 | 07:58 AM | Data Warehousing, Electronic Health Records, Quality and Safety
For at least the last decade, the health IT field has seen a scholarly back-and-forth on the effectiveness of electronic medical records. As soon as one study is published that finds technology has little impact on patient outcomes, another emerges that seems... More
Erin McCann | July 25, 2014 | 10:38 AM | Financial/Revenue Cycle Management
Second quarter financial results were not a disappointment for EHR behemoth Cerner Corp., as officials announced Thursday afternoon a record "all time high" for Q2 results. More
PITTSBURGH | Bernie Monegain | July 25, 2014 | 09:56 AM | Mobile/Wireless, Quality and Safety
After landing 11 new grants, clinicians at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center are gearing up for projects aimed at boosting care and engaging patients. The grants are aimed at making it possible for clinicians and other staff members to experiment... More
Government Health IT Staff | July 25, 2014 | 09:32 AM | Mobile/Wireless, Network Infrastructure, Quality and Safety
Federal government agencies, including the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the Department of Defense and the Veterans Administration, are being hindered in carrying out their missions due to growing complexity of their IT networks. More
Erin McCann | July 24, 2014 | 10:31 AM | Privacy and Security, Financial/Revenue Cycle Management
A Rhode Island hospital, who nearly two years ago notified 14,000 patients of a HIPAA breach involving their data, agreed Wednesday to hand over $150,000 to settle allegations that it failed to safeguard patient information. More
Bernie Monegain | July 24, 2014 | 10:25 AM | Network Infrastructure, Workforce Management, Policy and Legislation
The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives, with more than 1,400 CIO and IT team members, has released a case study that delves into the workings of a Rush University Medical Center initiative that gives veterans opportunities to become part... More
Erin McCann | July 24, 2014 | 10:17 AM | Meaningful Use, Electronic Health Records, Financial/Revenue Cycle Management
The EHR vendor market landscape may be poised for a shakeup, as according to recent reports, Cerner may be exploring the possibility of acquiring the health IT division of Siemens Healthcare, which was among the EHR vendors that failed to increase marketshare... More
Evan Schuman | July 24, 2014 | 08:54 AM | Business Intelligence, Data Warehousing, Privacy and Security
The joys of unintended consequences never end. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act required hospitals to get paid based on how much they improved their patients' health rather than on how many tests and procedures were completed. The intent... More
WASHINGTON | Bernie Monegain | July 23, 2014 | 10:17 AM | Network Infrastructure, Quality and Safety, Policy and Legislation
On the up side, more hospitals are adopting computerized physician order entry, which has proven to reduce medication error. On the down side, hospitals can't seem to get a handle on certain hospital-acquired infections. More
Erin McCann | July 23, 2014 | 10:03 AM | Financial/Revenue Cycle Management
Mergers and acquisitions for the health IT market continue to see big numbers, with total deal volumes increasing 18 percent since the second half of 2013, according to a new Berkery Noyes trend report. More
PITTSBURGH | Bernie Monegain | July 22, 2014 | 11:05 AM | Mobile/Wireless, Quality and Safety, Telehealth
When researchers at UPMC's Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh reviewed more than 1,000 pediatric consultations offered in Latin America via telemedicine, they found that physicians in those countries were highly satisfied with the service and... More