Erin McCann | July 28, 2014 | 10:50 AM | Meaningful Use, Health Information Exchange (HIE), Quality and Safety
A new state health information exchange has officially signed on with the eHealth Exchange, bringing an additional 16 million patient records into the national HIE pool. More
Erin McCann | July 25, 2014 | 10:38 AM | Financial/Revenue Cycle Management
Second quarter financial results were not a disappointment for EHR behemoth Cerner Corp., as officials announced Thursday afternoon a record "all time high" for Q2 results. More
Erin McCann | July 24, 2014 | 10:31 AM | Privacy and Security, Financial/Revenue Cycle Management
A Rhode Island hospital, who nearly two years ago notified 14,000 patients of a HIPAA breach involving their data, agreed Wednesday to hand over $150,000 to settle allegations that it failed to safeguard patient information. More
Erin McCann | July 24, 2014 | 10:17 AM | Meaningful Use, Electronic Health Records, Financial/Revenue Cycle Management
The EHR vendor market landscape may be poised for a shakeup, as according to recent reports, Cerner may be exploring the possibility of acquiring the health IT division of Siemens Healthcare, which was among the EHR vendors that failed to increase marketshare... More
Erin McCann | July 23, 2014 | 10:03 AM | Financial/Revenue Cycle Management
Mergers and acquisitions for the health IT market continue to see big numbers, with total deal volumes increasing 18 percent since the second half of 2013, according to a new Berkery Noyes trend report. More
Erin McCann | July 22, 2014 | 10:50 AM | Privacy and Security
Johns Hopkins Health System will hand over $190 million to settle a class action privacy lawsuit involving one of its former gynecologists who secretly recorded video and captured photos of patient examinations. More
WATERTOWN, MA | Erin McCann | July 21, 2014 | 10:54 AM | Electronic Health Records, Financial/Revenue Cycle Management
2014's second quarter brought with it a boost in earnings for cloud-based EHR company athenahealth, which reported gains this time around after disappointing numbers last quarter. Net losses were also down significantly, company officials announced last... More
WASHINGTON | Erin McCann | July 18, 2014 | 05:58 AM | Electronic Health Records, Quality and Safety, Policy and Legislation
It's a chilling reality -- one often overlooked in annual mortality statistics: Preventable medical errors persist as the No. 3 killer in the U.S. -- third only to heart disease and cancer -- claiming the lives of some 400,000 people each year. At a... More
Erin McCann | July 16, 2014 | 10:58 AM | Data Warehousing, Privacy and Security
Sure, HIPAA adds a layer of privacy protection for certain health data -- if organizations actually comply with it -- but there remains myriad avenues of mining health data and selling to the highest bidder that do not fall under the purview of HIPAA's... More
Erin McCann | July 15, 2014 | 10:40 AM | Mobile/Wireless, Network Infrastructure
BlackBerry continues to expand further its scope in the healthcare arena after one of its subsidiaries unveiled a new clinical operating system for medical devices. More
Mike Miliard, Erin McCann | July 9, 2014 | 14:40 PM | Electronic Health Records, Mobile/Wireless, Network Infrastructure
This year's class of 'Most Wired' hospitals are diving "deeper into data analytics and population health management," according to Hospitals & Health Networks. Here are the 375 hospitals who made the cut. More
Erin McCann | July 9, 2014 | 08:00 AM | Financial/Revenue Cycle Management
Record amounts of cash continue to pour into the digital health arena, with the mid year numbers seeing record highs for year-over-year growth, according to a new Rock Health report. The explosive growth in digital health funding, however, has some analysts... More