WASHINGTON | Mike Miliard | April 18, 2014 | 11:13 AM | Business Intelligence, Data Warehousing, Quality and Safety
Effective use of analytics is "not something you can buy from a vendor; it's an organizational and cultural value that has to grow and mature," said James E. Gaston, speaking Thursday at the Healthcare IT News/HIMSS Media Healthcare Business... More
WASHINGTON | Mike Miliard | April 17, 2014 | 11:05 AM | Business Intelligence, Data Warehousing, Quality and Safety
Geisinger Health System, the pioneering integrated care network, is "perfectly designed to do a huge number of experiments in both the provider and payer sides," said its Chief Executive Officer Glenn Steele Jr., MD, on Thursday. More
CHICAGO | Mike Miliard | April 16, 2014 | 09:42 AM | Claims Processing, ICD-10
The American Health Information Management Association has called for the Department of Health and Human Services to announce Oct. 1, 2015, as the new implementation date for ICD-10 as soon as possible. More
AUSTIN, TX | Mike Miliard | April 15, 2014 | 10:31 AM | Business Intelligence, Health Information Exchange (HIE), Financial/Revenue Cycle Management
In yet another record quarter for venture capital, health information technology companies raked in $858 million since January, across 163 deals -- a 154 percent increase compared to Q4 2013. More
Mike Miliard | April 14, 2014 | 10:40 AM | Mobile/Wireless, Telehealth, Financial/Revenue Cycle Management
With consumers entranced by fast-evolving technologies and accustomed to price competition, healthcare is set to be transformed by innovations from other sectors of the economy such as retail and telecommunications, according to a new study by PwC's... More
PORTLAND, OR | Mike Miliard | April 11, 2014 | 10:55 AM | Electronic Health Records
Encouraged by the patient engagement spurred by giants such as Geisinger and the VA who've taken part, Kaiser Permanente Northwest and eight other health systems in the region have signed on to OpenNotes -- the first widespread adoption of the data... More
TEWKSBURY, MA | Mike Miliard | April 10, 2014 | 11:17 AM | Business Intelligence, Claims Processing, Data Warehousing
Like most CIOs of three-hospital health systems, Karen Bowling has plenty keeping her busy these days. Now there's even more to do. With the mission of meeting a slew of federal mandates pretty much well in hand, it's time to help steer toward a... More
OTTAWA | Mike Miliard | April 8, 2014 | 10:08 AM | Mobile/Wireless, Telehealth
In a development that could help providers with remote patient monitoring and other telehealth applications, one developer has created a neuroimaging app designed to work with Google Glass. More
Mike Miliard | April 3, 2014 | 10:39 AM | Business Intelligence, Electronic Health Records, Mobile/Wireless
We hear a lot about patient engagement these days. Certainly, the idea is a noble one. And the benefits it could bring when practiced on a wide scale are immense. But a lot of providers are still wondering: How do you do it? More
BARRINGTON, IL | Mike Miliard | April 2, 2014 | 10:41 AM | Business Intelligence, Quality and Safety, Workforce Management
In its second analytics buy in the past three months, GE Healthcare will acquire Montreal-based CHCA Computer Systems, which develops operating room management technology. More
Mike Miliard | April 1, 2014 | 09:46 AM | Business Intelligence, Quality and Safety, Financial/Revenue Cycle Management
There are two types of analytics projects: those boundary-pushing advancements that, where they do exist, are mainly the product of big hospitals and academic medical centers, and the humbler, more doable -- but sometimes just as valuable -- insights that can... More
LEWISTON, ME | Mike Miliard | March 28, 2014 | 11:03 AM | Meaningful Use, Data Warehousing, Network Infrastructure
Denis Tanguay, chief information officer for Central Maine Healthcare, says his workload has "probably quadrupled" in the past few years. More