VIENNA, VA | Mike Miliard | November 21, 2014 | 11:07 AM | Electronic Health Records, Health Information Exchange (HIE), Interoperability
CommonWell Health Alliance is marching toward "a new phase" of its vendor-driven interoperability efforts, extending its availability to providers, signing on new corporate members and eyeing new opportunities for nationwide expansion. More
WASHINGTON | Mike Miliard | November 20, 2014 | 10:48 AM | Business Intelligence, Data Warehousing, Policy and Legislation
Earlier this month, we reported how healthcare is increasingly embracing a new C-suite position: chief data officer. Now, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is getting in on the act, with the appointment of its first CDO, Niall Brennan. More
EMERYVILLE, CA | Mike Miliard | November 18, 2014 | 10:58 AM | Business Intelligence, Enterprise Resource Planning, Financial/Revenue Cycle Management
MedeAnalytics, which develops business intelligence and revenue cycle technologies, has acquired OnFocus Healthcare, a maker of enterprise performance management tools, for an undisclosed sum. More
BOSTON | Mike Miliard | November 18, 2014 | 10:35 AM | Business Intelligence, Data Warehousing, Quality and Safety
We often hear about streams of data. Sometimes, the flood can seem like a data deluge. In its new analytics project with EMC Corporation, Partners HealthCare extends the watery metaphor, with a new initiative meant for shared use: the Partners Data Lake. More
Mike Miliard | November 17, 2014 | 11:17 AM | Quality and Safety, Policy and Legislation, Interoperability
In tandem with its 10-year interoperability roadmap, ONC has developed a decade-long vision for ensuring health information technology is deployed to "enable robust and continuous quality improvement." More
NEW YORK | Mike Miliard | November 17, 2014 | 10:20 AM | Electronic Health Records, Health Information Exchange (HIE), Interoperability
As ONC puts forth the government's long-term vision for nationwide interoperability, four industry stakeholders -- the EHR/HIE Interoperability Workgroup, HIMSS, Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise and ICSA Labs -- have joined forces to tackle more... More
Mike Miliard | November 14, 2014 | 11:17 AM | Data Warehousing, Electronic Health Records, Quality and Safety
The Institute of Medicine has issued a new report calling for standardized social and behavioral data to be included in electronic health records. That may be good for population health research, but could be unwelcome news for system developers, and for... More
DALLAS | Mike Miliard | November 12, 2014 | 11:07 AM | Meaningful Use, Electronic Health Records, Interoperability
With just 2 percent of physicians having managed to attest to Stage 2 meaningful use, clearly something is holding back the vast majority of docs from succeeding in the program. The American Medical Association says they should not be penalized. More
WASHINGTON | Mike Miliard | November 11, 2014 | 11:19 AM | Quality and Safety, Telehealth, Financial/Revenue Cycle Management
Persistent regulatory and reimbursement roadblocks notwithstanding, nine out of 10 providers are moving forward with telemedicine projects, according to a new survey. More
Mike Miliard | November 11, 2014 | 10:38 AM | Data Warehousing, Network Infrastructure, Workforce Management
The American Hospital Association released a toolkit on Nov. 11 that gives guidance for hiring veterans as nurse practitioners and physician assistants. But it's worth remembering that many returning service members also have much to offer when it comes... More
SALT LAKE CITY | Mike Miliard | November 10, 2014 | 11:09 AM | Network Infrastructure, Quality and Safety, Financial/Revenue Cycle Management
In a bid to spur both "internal creativity and external disruption," Intermountain Healthcare is teaming up with Healthbox for a venture initiative meant to drive collaboration among inventors, entrepreneurs and others in the healthcare industry to... More
CHICAGO | Mike Miliard | November 7, 2014 | 11:15 AM | Electronic Health Records
Allscripts stock tumbled late Thursday as the company announced a $25.8 million net loss for the third quarter, but CEO Paul M. Black insisted the electronic health record developer "continued to show progress," citing new clients here and abroad. More