Erin McCann | October 20, 2014 | 10:48 AM | Data Warehousing, Electronic Health Records, Quality and Safety
The folks at Penn Medicine know a little something about putting data analytics to work. After identifying three years ago that their sepsis mortality rates were higher than expected, they set out to do something about it by harnessing predictive analytics.... More
Erin McCann | October 17, 2014 | 11:12 AM | Electronic Health Records, Quality and Safety
In a congressional hearing Thursday, a Texas Health Resources executive joined other clinical stakeholders in the U.S. Ebola crisis to shed light on the myriad oversights that materialized when the Ebola virus arrived on American soil. More
BOSTON | Erin McCann | October 16, 2014 | 11:08 AM | Business Intelligence, Mobile/Wireless, Quality and Safety
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology has teamed up with the Bay State's largest hospital in a new partnership aimed at addressing three major obstacles in clinical medicine, tapping data analytics and digital health tools. More
Erin McCann | October 15, 2014 | 10:59 AM | Mobile/Wireless, Financial/Revenue Cycle Management
Cash flow into the healthcare IT sector may just have reached its limit. Coming down from a torrid second quarter, Q3 venture capital funding for the sector dropped nearly 50 percent, according to the findings of a new report. More
Erin McCann | October 14, 2014 | 11:03 AM | Privacy and Security
An academic medical center in California is notifying patients of a HIPAA breach after officials discovered that a physician's email account had been hacked by an outside source. More
Erin McCann | October 13, 2014 | 11:03 AM | Mobile/Wireless, Telehealth
Tech giant Google is trying out the telehealth waters, after reports last week confirmed the company was in the trial phase of a video-based platform that connects consumers searching online for health data with physicians. More
Erin McCann | October 9, 2014 | 10:58 AM | Electronic Health Records, Mobile/Wireless, Network Infrastructure
It's official. The Louisiana-based health system has become the first Epic EHR shop to integrate its electronic health record with Apple's HealthKit, making for seamless data exchange between clinicians and their patients. More
Erin McCann | October 8, 2014 | 11:00 AM | Electronic Health Records, Policy and Legislation, Interoperability
It may not come as any surprise: Electronic health record vendors don't play well with others. At least that's according to healthcare providers who say, in the lion's share of cases, their EHR is not interoperable with others. More
DALLAS | Erin McCann | October 6, 2014 | 10:55 AM | Electronic Health Records, Quality and Safety
Questions continue to be raised about why travel information was not communicated in treating the nation's first Ebola patient. And, more importantly, how to prevent it from happening again. More
DALLAS | Erin McCann | October 3, 2014 | 11:02 AM | Electronic Health Records, Quality and Safety
Was the Ebola patient's history tracked and delivered to physicians? More
Erin McCann | October 2, 2014 | 11:00 AM | Meaningful Use, Policy and Legislation, Interoperability
HIMSS executives this week had three big messages for the Department of Health and Human Services and newcomer chief Sylvia Mathews Burwell: They want to see serious changes with meaningful use, interoperability and clinical quality measures. More
Erin McCann | October 1, 2014 | 10:48 AM | Privacy and Security
If you think you'll be able to dodge a data breach without putting in some serious work, think again. This year, healthcare organizations have reported more breaches than ever -- a 10 percent jump, on average. So what are they doing to improve these... More