SAN ANTONIO, TX | Mike Miliard | October 30, 2014 | 06:50 AM | Electronic Health Records, Workforce Management, Financial/Revenue Cycle Management
Here are some quotes from anonymous hospital CIOs that may sound familiar: "Morale is really bad; folks are burned out." "ICD-10 will never happen, we'll just keep spending money on it." "Doing more with less can only go so far.... 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 | Mike Miliard | October 23, 2014 | 15:13 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
LAS VEGAS | Mike Miliard | October 23, 2014 | 11:57 AM | Meaningful Use, Electronic Health Records, Policy and Legislation
"I've never seen this level of frustration in our membership, as I have in the past six to eight months or so," says MGMA Senior Policy Advisor Robert Tennant. "It's not just meaningful use. But that is certainly one of the catalysts... More
ATLANTA | Mike Miliard | October 23, 2014 | 11:20 AM | Electronic Health Records, Health Information Exchange (HIE), Privacy and Security
The healthcare industry is swimming in Social Security numbers, thanks to the necessities of patient record management technology. But balancing those requirements with fraud mitigation and privacy protections is proving a big challenge. More
CHICAGO | Mike Miliard | October 22, 2014 | 11:20 AM | Electronic Health Records, Health Information Exchange (HIE), Quality and Safety
Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences was announced as the latest HIMSS Analytics Stage 7 award winner on Wednesday. It's the most recent provider to climb the ladder toward complete EMR maturity in the past week. More
SEATTLE | Mike Miliard | October 22, 2014 | 10:50 AM | Mobile/Wireless, Network Infrastructure, Privacy and Security
Wes Wright, chief information officer of Seattle Children's Hospital, had a couple big reasons for embracing a virtual desktop infrastructure strategy for the 323-bed tertiary care facility. "Speed and ubiquity," he says. But soon he found a... More
Mike Miliard | October 21, 2014 | 11:05 AM | Electronic Health Records, Mobile/Wireless, Privacy and Security
For wearable technology to live up to the hype, especially when it comes to healthcare, it will have to be "interoperable, integrated, engaging, social and outcomes-driven," according to PwC. More
Mike Miliard | October 20, 2014 | 11:07 AM | Electronic Health Records, Quality and Safety, Workforce Management
Frustration with electronic health records has never been higher among RNs, with vast majorities complaining of poor workflows, bad communication and scant input on implementation decisions, a new survey shows. More
WASHINGTON | Mike Miliard | October 16, 2014 | 11:00 AM | Health Information Exchange (HIE), Financial/Revenue Cycle Management, Policy and Legislation
In a bid to drive better quality, wider access and improved care coordination through health information technology, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has launched a new investment initiative for accountable care organizations taking part in... More
MINNEAPOLIS | Mike Miliard | October 15, 2014 | 10:52 AM | Claims Processing, Financial/Revenue Cycle Management, Interoperability
ABILITY Network, which develops workflow technology for hospitals, home health agencies and other care settings, will acquire MD On-Line, maker of electronic data interchange and revenue cycle tools for payers and providers, for an undisclosed sum. More
PORTLAND, ME | Mike Miliard | October 15, 2014 | 10:00 AM | Business Intelligence, Data Warehousing, Workforce Management
Maine's largest city this past week announced plans to put grant money to work developing a business hub centered around health informatics, with hopes of bringing "high-paying jobs to the city and region." More