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
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
Mike Miliard | April 29, 2015 | 11:53 AM | Electronic Health Records, Quality and Safety, Clinical
The Leapfrog Group on Wednesday published new results for its Hospital Safety Score, which grades more than 2,500 U.S. hospitals on quality and safety metrics. The new system enables an easy look at whether hospitals have improved over time. More
Mike Miliard | April 28, 2015 | 11:13 AM | Electronic Health Records, Mobile, Privacy & Security
In a Wall Street Journal op-ed, former National Coordinator David Blumenthal, MD, conjures a vision of connected healthcare in 2030. He notes, however, that "this future won’t materialize unless some problems are solved along the way." More
CHICAGO | Mike Miliard | April 23, 2015 | 10:57 AM | Electronic Health Records, Mobile, Patient Engagement
The first developer to make an electronic health record exclusively for the iPad is now aiming to be the first choice for physicians and patients looking to make the most of their new Apple Watches. More
Mike Miliard | April 21, 2015 | 11:28 AM | Electronic Health Records, Quality and Safety, Accountable Care
The high-performing health systems ranked by Truven Health Analytics are leveraging information technology enterprise-wide, enabling better care with fewer complications at lower cost. More
FORTY FORT, PA | Mike Miliard | April 21, 2015 | 10:48 AM | Data Warehousing, Telehealth, Analytics
As precision medicine comes to the fore thanks to a pioneering new federal initiative, Geisinger Health System has opened its own Precision Health Center, a 14,000-square-foot facility that will play host to leading-edge genomics research. More
CHICAGO | Mike Miliard | April 20, 2015 | 10:28 AM | Electronic Health Records, Policy and Legislation, Accountable Care
One of the more troublesome measures of Stage 2 meaningful use has been the requirement that providers get at least five percent of their patients to view download or transmit their digitized health information. That may soon change. More
CHICAGO | Mike Miliard | April 17, 2015 | 11:08 AM | Claims Processing, Health Information Exchange (HIE), Financial/Revenue Cycle Management
Speaking at HIMSS15 on Thursday, Andy Slavitt, acting administrator for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, said providers will need to evolve in order to benefit from value-based reimbursement, and "will need technology to help them get... More
CHICAGO | Mike Miliard | April 16, 2015 | 12:41 PM | Electronic Health Records, Health Information Exchange (HIE), Policy and Legislation
In her keynote Thursday morning at HIMSS15, National Coordinator Karen DeSalvo, MD, said it's now time to "focus beyond adoption" of health IT and create an interoperable, learning health system "upon the strong foundation we all have... More
CHICAGO | Mike Miliard | April 15, 2015 | 20:03 PM | Electronic Health Records, Health Information Exchange (HIE), Interoperability
At HIMSS15 on Wednesday, the 43rd president and early champion of health IT weighed in on world events, his family's political legacy and his firsthand experience with the fact that "America has got the best healthcare in the world." More
CHICAGO | Mike Miliard | April 14, 2015 | 19:09 PM | Meaningful Use, Telehealth, Clinical
Jan Oldenburg has been working on patient engagement since the mid-'90s. Back then, there was an "ever-receding five-year plan" for when patients would finally have widespread access to their health records. We're finally just about there... More