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Richard Pizzi | October 28, 2014 | 08:27 AM | Quality and Safety, Workforce Management
There are at least 30 ways to grow patient satisfaction at your healthcare facility, but 10 key service standards should do the trick. More
CLEVELAND | Erin McCann | October 28, 2014 | 07:02 AM | Electronic Health Records, Network Infrastructure, Interoperability
The topic at the Cleveland Clinic annual summit this Monday was healthcare innovation -- what's impeding it, what more is needed to foster it and the innovation milestones taking place today. It may come as no surprise: Health IT came up a lot at this... More
LAS VEGAS | Frank Irving | October 28, 2014 | 04:38 AM | Network Infrastructure, Quality and Safety, Policy and Legislation
The healthcare breakthrough of the 21st century may not come in the form of a miracle drug from the pharmaceutical industry. Rather, it's more likely to emerge from the ways caregivers interact and motivate patients. More
LAS VEGAS | Frank Irving | October 28, 2014 | 03:11 AM | Business Intelligence, Quality and Safety, Financial/Revenue Cycle Management
What propels a group practice to fifteen-fold growth? At Westmed Medical Group, in New York's Westchester County, the surge can be attributed largely to care transformation driven by analytics. More
SALT LAKE CITY | Tom Sullivan | October 27, 2014 | 11:00 AM | Mobile/Wireless, Privacy and Security, Cloud Computing
Among the 71 mobile and telemedicine projects underway at Intermountain Healthcare are a smartwatch clinicians use, the gyrometer given to patients post-operation and the popular social networking tools Facebook, Twitter and Yammer. More
Bernie Monegain | October 27, 2014 | 10:46 AM | Enterprise Resource Planning, Quality and Safety, RIS and PACS
Technology company Aramark opened a new Healthcare Technology & Innovation Center in Charlotte, N.C. earlier this month, touting the new venture as a way to drive more efficient ways for hospitals to manage their clinical equipment assets. More
Bernie Monegain | October 27, 2014 | 10:19 AM | Data Warehousing, Mobile/Wireless, Cloud Computing
IBM will use its engagement and analytics technology to help curb the spread of Ebola in West Africa, company executives announced today. The computing giant will apply mobile technology, data analytics and cloud computing to help governments and relief... More
KANSAS CITY, MO | Mike Miliard | October 24, 2014 | 11:23 AM | Electronic Health Records, Interoperability
In the first batch of financial results reported since its acquisition of Siemens was announced in August, Cerner Corporation showed a robust third quarter on Thursday. More
WASHINGTON | Tom Sullivan | October 24, 2014 | 11:01 AM | Meaningful Use, Policy and Legislation, Interoperability
The exodus of top-tier ONC leaders continues. In fact, it might now officially be called a brain drain. Not long after news broke that National Coordinator Karen DeSalvo, MD, was stepping out of her post on Thursday, word came down that Deputy National... More
SALT LAKE CITY | Madelyn Kearns | October 24, 2014 | 09:38 AM | Quality and Safety
When faced with the fact that just 5 percent of the patient population was responsible for nearly half the money it spent on healthcare each year, Utah's Intermountain Healthcare decided to make some radical changes to keep these most vulnerable patients... More
WASHINGTON | Tom Sullivan | October 24, 2014 | 06:46 AM | Policy and Legislation
National Coordinator Karen DeSalvo, MD, is stepping into a new role within Health and Human Services -- with a focus on Ebola and other public health issues. ONC Chief Operating Officer Lisa A. Lewis has been named acting national coordinator. More
WASHINGTON | Mike Miliard | October 23, 2014 | 03:13 PM | Electronic Health Records, Health Information Exchange (HIE), Policy and Legislation
With basic health IT now near-ubiquitous across healthcare, Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell has announced substantial new funding meant to help practices put that technology to work delivering value-based care. More