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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
Erin McCann | July 22, 2014 | 10:50 AM | Privacy and Security
Johns Hopkins Health System will hand over $190 million to settle a class action privacy lawsuit involving one of its former gynecologists who secretly recorded video and captured photos of patient examinations. More
PHILADELPHIA | Anthony Brino | July 22, 2014 | 10:38 AM | Quality and Safety, Financial/Revenue Cycle Management
Hospitals participating in Independence Blue Cross' accountable care contracts are reducing costs, improving care and earning incentives, according to the Philadelphia-based insurer. More
NEW YORK | Bernie Monegain | July 22, 2014 | 10:14 AM | Data Warehousing, Electronic Health Records
Seven health IT startups have landed a spot in the 2014 New York Health Accelerator. The accelerator, a program run by the New York eHealth Collaborative and the Partnership Fund for New York City, selects growth-stage digital health companies developing... More
Anthony Brino | July 21, 2014 | 11:19 AM | Mobile/Wireless, Quality and Safety, Policy and Legislation
Patient advocate and researcher Jessie Gruman died July 14 at the age of 60, after living with cancer for the better part of her life and turning her struggle into frameworks for progress. In 1992, Gruman helped launch and lead the Center for Advancing Health... More
WATERTOWN, MA | Erin McCann | July 21, 2014 | 10:54 AM | Electronic Health Records, Financial/Revenue Cycle Management
2014's second quarter brought with it a boost in earnings for cloud-based EHR company athenahealth, which reported gains this time around after disappointing numbers last quarter. Net losses were also down significantly, company officials announced last... More
FOUNTAIN VALLEY, CA | Bernie Monegain | July 21, 2014 | 10:51 AM | Electronic Health Records, Network Infrastructure, Privacy and Security
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... More
PHOENIX | Mike Miliard | July 18, 2014 | 10:35 AM | Health Information Exchange (HIE), RIS and PACS, Cloud Computing
Investors such as Mayo Clinic, Rush University Medical Center and more are backing DICOM Grid, which develops a cloud-based platform for medical image management. More
BOSTON | Bernie Monegain | July 18, 2014 | 08:40 AM | Electronic Health Records, Health Information Exchange (HIE), Privacy and Security
Massachusetts healthcare providers are adopting health information technology and health data exchange and drawing consumer support for going digital, according to a new study from Massachusetts eHealth Institute. More
WASHINGTON | Erin McCann | July 18, 2014 | 05:58 AM | Electronic Health Records, Quality and Safety, Policy and Legislation
It's a chilling reality -- one often overlooked in annual mortality statistics: Preventable medical errors persist as the No. 3 killer in the U.S. -- third only to heart disease and cancer -- claiming the lives of some 400,000 people each year. At a... More
DANVILLE, PA | Mike Miliard | July 17, 2014 | 11:13 AM | Data Warehousing, Electronic Health Records, Quality and Safety
Geisinger Health System announced a new initiative this week that will offer patients access to advanced cancer treatment protocols and clinical trials. By partnering with Hamburg, Germany-based Indivumed, the health system has set its sights on the "... More
Anthony Vecchione | July 17, 2014 | 10:49 AM | Electronic Health Records, ePrescribing, Quality and Safety
When it comes to preventing adverse drug events, some suggest that traditional evidence-based prescribing must be enhanced with "person-based" approach rooted in specific data. One Web-based technology may help do that. More