Anthony Brino | November 14, 2014 | 10:37 AM | Network Infrastructure, Quality and Safety, Policy and Legislation
Two very different healthcare organizations in the Lone Star State -- one a small rural facility, the other a joint venture between for-profits and nonprofits -- have won the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, given by the White House for innovation... More
Anthony Brino | November 10, 2014 | 09:41 AM | Claims Processing, Health Information Exchange (HIE), Policy and Legislation
Just days after a new GOP majority swept into Congress vowing to limit if not repeal the Affordable Care Act, the Supreme Court, in a surprise decision, announced it would agree to hear a case on the one of the most audacious challenges to the ACA -- the... More
Anthony Brino | November 5, 2014 | 07:19 AM | Electronic Health Records, Enterprise Resource Planning, Financial/Revenue Cycle Management
There's a new rift opening up between smaller health networks and large, highly-capitalized hospital systems that can afford to eat the high costs of "misjudged" electronic health record purchases while still making other investments in... More
Anthony Brino | October 28, 2014 | 15:27 PM | Mobile/Wireless, Quality and Safety
Purchasing spree continues as Optum gains chronic condition management, smoking cessation and other services. More
PITTSBURGH | Anthony Brino | October 10, 2014 | 08:22 AM | Business Intelligence, Network Infrastructure, Telehealth
The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center is exporting its knowledge and management services around the world, to countries like China and Lithuania expanding healthcare for emerging middle class populations. More
Anthony Brino | September 18, 2014 | 13:51 PM | Workforce Management
Anchored by its flagship, community-owned Calvert Memorial Hospital, the health system is trying to be a pioneer in Maryland, claiming among the lowest mortality and complication rates in the state -- thanks in part to its advancing digital information... More
Anthony Brino | September 18, 2014 | 13:36 PM | Workforce Management
The Sarah Bush Lincoln Health System serves the greater Coles County population with a 128-bed regional hospital and numerous clinics and outpatient facilities -- a wide service base that has compelled the 30-person IT staff to make sure they visit clinicians... More
CUPERTINO, CA | Anthony Brino | September 9, 2014 | 15:46 PM | Electronic Health Records, Mobile/Wireless, Cloud Computing
Apple is out with its latest, much-anticipated products, and taking a step into healthcare with a new iPhone-enabled watch. Will this be a big step forward for digital health, or just a grab of the high-end quantified-self market? More
Anthony Brino | September 8, 2014 | 09:26 AM | Privacy and Security, Cloud Computing
The fear of breaches, subsequent fines and reputation loss are among the reasons why some healthcare technology leaders have been hesitant to embrace cloud-based technology writ large. They need not fear, but should be informed. More
Anthony Brino | August 29, 2014 | 08:55 AM | Electronic Health Records, Health Information Exchange (HIE), Privacy and Security
Two large health insurers are hoping a new "public utility" patient data sharing service will improve one of the most pernicious problems in American healthcare. More
Anthony Brino | August 27, 2014 | 14:22 PM
The Protecting Access to Medicare law enacted earlier this year is rather ignominiously known for delaying the inevitable ICD-10 conversion, but it could also speed up a part of the health system that's just as sorely needed. More
Anthony Brino | August 27, 2014 | 13:26 PM
In a region dominated by one insurer and teeming with health systems, accountable care models are gaining provider acceptance but still accumulating evidence. More