DENVER | Mike Miliard | May 20, 2015 | 11:05 AM | Data Warehousing, Analytics, Mergers & Acquisitions
As it aims to broaden its predictive analytics and personalized health capabilities, Welltok, developer of the CaféWell health optimization platform, has acquired Burlington, Mass.-based Predilytics. More
Mike Miliard | May 18, 2015 | 11:13 AM | Health Information Exchange (HIE), Privacy & Security, Quality and Safety
The Office of the National Coordinator has shared the reams of public feedback it's received in response to the first draft of its Shared Nationwide Interoperability Roadmap. Opinion ranges from enthusiastic support to flat opposition. More
WASHINGTON | Mike Miliard | May 15, 2015 | 16:04 PM | ICD-10 & Coding, Financial/Revenue Cycle Management, Policy and Legislation
The Cutting Costly Codes Act of 2015, the bill filed earlier this month by Republican Texas Rep. Ted Poe that would prohibit HHS from replacing ICD-9 with ICD-10, has garnered the support of the American Medical Association. More
Mike Miliard | May 15, 2015 | 10:24 AM | Quality and Safety, Workforce, Clinical
Just 60 percent of hospitals reporting to the Leapfrog Hospital Survey complied with all 21 the National Quality Forum endorsed safe practices on nursing workforce, according to a report published this week. More
MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA | Mike Miliard | May 14, 2015 | 11:03 AM | Health Information Exchange (HIE), Interoperability, Accountable Care
The market for technology aimed at closing gaps in patient care is set for big growth in the next five years, as vendors aim to "smooth the pain points associated with transitioning from fee-for-service." More
ALPHARETTA, GA | Mike Miliard | May 13, 2015 | 10:26 AM | Data Warehousing, Electronic Health Records, ICD-10 & Coding
In a merger of two major health information management companies, HealthPort, which specializes in information access management and compliance, will join forces with IOD, which offers services for release of information, coding and more. More
Mike Miliard | May 12, 2015 | 10:12 AM | Business Intelligence, Data Warehousing, Accountable Care
Signs are everywhere that healthcare is finally starting to see the transformative potential of analytics, just as many other industries have for years. Nonetheless, "there are a lot of challenges. And part of that is just: 'Who's going to do... More
KANSAS CITY, MO | Mike Miliard | May 11, 2015 | 11:10 AM | Electronic Health Records, Mergers & Acquisitions
Cerner Corporation announced financial results for the first quarter of 2015 this past week, with revenue "lower than expected" in the wake of its Siemens Health Services acquisition but bookings at "an all-time high." More
AUBURN, MA | Mike Miliard | May 7, 2015 | 21:22 PM | Electronic Health Records, Quality and Safety, Financial/Revenue Cycle Management
Grove Medical Associates, an internal medicine practice serving Worcester County in Massachusetts, has earned the latest 2015 HIMSS Ambulatory Davies Award. More
Mike Miliard | May 7, 2015 | 11:05 AM | Mobile, Quality and Safety, Cloud Computing
Healthcare is among the top industries that could be impacted by the emerging phenomenon of cloud-based robotics, according to a new research report from Frost & Sullivan. More
SAN JOSE, CA | Mike Miliard | May 6, 2015 | 11:17 AM | Mobile, Quality and Safety, Workforce
Not every healthcare provider has a chief experience officer, but more and more are finding that CXOs are key to enterprise-wide patient experience improvement and the alignment of quality, safety and performance strategies. More
Mike Miliard | May 6, 2015 | 09:51 AM | Mobile, Telehealth, Accountable Care
A new telehealth platform released this week by Boston-based American Well marks a pivot point, says CEO Roy Schoenberg, focusing on enabling physicians to more easily integrate video conferencing into their workflows. More