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
Mike Miliard | October 14, 2014 | 14:07 PM | Electronic Health Records
Here's the good news: Seventy-seven percent of free-standing physician practices have an ambulatory electronic medical record system installed, and a robust 90 percent of hospital-owned providers are up and running with EMRs. But there's not-so-good... More
Mike Miliard | October 13, 2014 | 10:54 AM | Electronic Health Records, Network Infrastructure, Cloud Computing
Providers have begun to make targeted use of leading-edge technologies to optimize their electronic medical records, but the vast majority don't yet have the IT capacity to make full use of advancements such as big data and the cloud. More
WASHINGTON | Mike Miliard | October 10, 2014 | 11:04 AM | Health Information Exchange (HIE), Policy and Legislation, Interoperability
The Federal Trade Commission has some news for health IT vendors whose zeal for competitive marketshare outweighs their willingness to share data: They're watching, and will step in where necessary. More
WASHINGTON | Mike Miliard | October 9, 2014 | 10:55 AM | Electronic Health Records, Quality and Safety, Policy and Legislation
Arguing that the current up-in-the-air regulatory climate is hindering innovation in health information technology, an array of vendors and industry groups have called on Congress to clarify its plans for patient safety rules.
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Mike Miliard | October 7, 2014 | 14:45 PM | Electronic Health Records
When announcing his company's seismic $1.3 billion acquisition of Siemens Health Services this past summer, Cerner CEO Neal Patterson noted the deal was meant, in part, to help the electronic health record giant chart a course for the "post-... More