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Bernie Monegain | May 4, 2015 | 11:05 AM | Quality and Safety, Telehealth, Clinical
Royal Philips and Arizona-based Banner Health say they have saved 27 percent in cost as the result of their at-home telehealth pilot program for patients with multiple chronic conditions. More
Eric Wicklund | May 4, 2015 | 11:02 AM | Mobile, Quality and Safety, Clinical
Researchers at UCLA are working on a project that utilizes mHealth tools to help gambling addicts better manage their behavior. Billed as the first ever behavioral mHealth clinical trial, officials see it as a promising digital approach to help curb various... More
Erin McCann | May 4, 2015 | 10:37 AM | Network Infrastructure, Privacy & Security, Policy and Legislation
Every 60 seconds, 232 computers are infected with malware; 12 websites are successfully hacked; more than 571 new websites are created, and 204 million emails are sent. Combine this with the fact that on the black market, medical records are worth $60,... More
Bernie Monegain | May 4, 2015 | 10:27 AM | Electronic Health Records, Quality and Safety, Decision Support
Regenstrief Institute aims to change the clunky nature of clinical decision support by making it possible for the clinicians to write decision support rules based on personal experience with their patients. More
KANSAS CITY, MO | Bernie Monegain | May 4, 2015 | 09:40 AM | Electronic Health Records, Network Infrastructure, Quality and Safety
At first glance, it might seem that there is no partnership Cerner would not entertain, but analysts point out recent deals with big-name health systems and with other vendors in the health IT marketplace are strategic and helping to position Cerner for the... More
LEXINGTON, MA | Mike Miliard | May 1, 2015 | 11:19 AM | Health Information Exchange (HIE), Privacy & Security, Quality and Safety
Marking its entry into the patient identification market, health IT security company Imprivata has acquired Tampa, Florida-based HT Systems, which develops technology for palm-vein-based biometric patient ID. More
Bernie Monegain | May 1, 2015 | 10:49 AM | Electronic Health Records, Mobile, Privacy & Security
Former National Coordinator for Health IT David Brailer, MD, argues in an opinion piece published in the Wall Street Journal that it's time for Americans to take charge of their medical records. More
Michelle Ronan Noteboom | May 1, 2015 | 10:25 AM | Electronic Health Records, Privacy & Security, Accountable Care
You've probably heard of it once or twice over the past few years. But it's a concept that still needs some more definition. Our columnist explains why she's not a fan of "patient engagement." More
Erin McCann | May 1, 2015 | 10:12 AM | Quality and Safety, Clinical
Patient safety organization The Leapfrog Group has published its newest results for hospital safety scores, and some hospitals didn't fare so well. We have the list of the 20 hospitals that received failing grades for safety. More
WASHINGTON | Bernie Monegain | May 1, 2015 | 09:54 AM | Quality and Safety, Policy and Legislation, Clinical
One year to the day that Reps. Fred Upton and Diana DeGette launched the 21st Century Cures initiative, the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee held a hearing Thursday to discuss draft legislation that in the future could mean more cures for more diseases... More
Mike Miliard | April 30, 2015 | 11:13 AM | Data Warehousing, Financial/Revenue Cycle Management, Accountable Care
As HHS pursues aggressive new timelines for the shift to value-based care, providers have just a couple years to start putting their data to work in service of more efficient care for healthier patient populations. More
PITTSBURGH | Bernie Monegain | April 30, 2015 | 10:15 AM | Network Infrastructure, Quality and Safety, Telehealth
In what UPMC executives call a significant expansion of its long-time partnership in Colombia, they announced today a 10-year agreement with the Fundación Cardiovascular de Colombia to develop and co-manage an oncology center in the South American country. More