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Tom Sullivan | August 18, 2014 | 10:07 AM | Mobile/Wireless, Quality and Safety
Dan Pelino, the general manager of IBM's global public sector unit, reveals how the partnership came together, how Apple and IBM executives expect providers to use their technologies, when doctors might be able to query Watson via Siri, and other lesser-... More
CHICAGO | Neil Versel | August 15, 2014 | 11:03 AM | Quality and Safety, Policy and Legislation
As thousands of physician practice managers, hospital CIOs and technology vendors gathered to discuss meaningful use, interoperability and ICD-10 at the annual Allscripts Client Experience users' meeting, a featured speaker encouraged them to keep their... More
WASHINGTON | Government Health IT Staff | August 15, 2014 | 10:07 AM | Electronic Health Records, Health Information Exchange (HIE), Privacy and Security
More than $26 billion has been invested, mostly in incentive payments to hospitals and eligible professionals who meaningfully use electronic health records. Yet just a small percentage of healthcare systems are electronically sharing data. More
Erin McCann | August 15, 2014 | 09:52 AM | Network Infrastructure, Privacy and Security
When asked how big his security team is at the 25-hospital Texas Health Resources, Chief Information Officer Ed Marx responds in a serious manner: "24,000" -- which happens to be the total number of people the health system employs. More
CHICAGO | Mike Miliard | August 14, 2014 | 11:12 AM | Mobile/Wireless, Telehealth, Interoperability
Nearly half of healthcare organizations polled for a new HIMSS Analytics report use telemedicine technology -- with some of them combining as many as four different tools to enable remote care. More
CUPERTINO, CA | Tom Sullivan | August 14, 2014 | 11:10 AM | Mobile/Wireless, Network Infrastructure, Privacy and Security
To an industry waiting for more information on Apple's healthcare intentions, even a few crumbs here and there are too tasty to pass up. No word from Apple on timing yet, but Reuters has reported that anonymous sources revealed Apple has held HealthKit... More
HOUSTON, TX | Erin McCann | August 14, 2014 | 11:04 AM | Health Information Exchange (HIE)
In what officials anticipate will become one of the largest state health information exchanges in the country, the Houston-based Healthconnect has just signed on its next big name member. More
Bernie Monegain | August 14, 2014 | 11:00 AM | Data Warehousing, Network Infrastructure, Quality and Safety
To provide the infrastructure for a future emergency department and the transition to a McKesson electronic health record system, Comanche County Memorial Hospital in Lawton, Okla., is poised to roll out a new high performance, end-to-end data center network. More
CHICAGO | Neil Versel | August 14, 2014 | 10:26 AM | Electronic Health Records, Health Information Exchange (HIE), Interoperability
The message that Allscripts Healthcare Solutions CEO and President Paul Black wants to share is simple. "We are back. We are doing well," Black said Wednesday in opening the annual Allscripts Client Experience -- ACE -- users' conference at the... More
Erin McCann | August 13, 2014 | 11:04 AM | Telehealth, Financial/Revenue Cycle Management
Looking to save a few bucks? Telehealth might just be the golden ticket to getting there, at least according to new analysis suggesting the remote care delivery model could potentially save U.S. companies a whopping $6 billion. More
CHICAGO | Mike Miliard | August 13, 2014 | 11:00 AM | Data Warehousing, ICD-10, Workforce Management
Looking to advance standards for health information management and technology workforce curricula around the world, AHIMA has founded the Global Health Workforce Council, which comprises members from 12 different countries. More
CHICAGO | Bernie Monegain | August 13, 2014 | 10:45 AM | Data Warehousing, Electronic Health Records, Policy and Legislation
The HIMSS Electronic Health Record Association told U.S. senators that, in general, a patient's healthcare data should follow the patient, and it also called for a nationwide patient data matching strategy. More