WASHINGTON | Bernie Monegain | April 11, 2014 | 08:15 AM | Quality and Safety, Policy and Legislation
HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius seemed to have weathered the maelstrom surrounding the botched rollout of the government's health insurance exchanges back in October and come through the other side where more than 7 million people signed up for health... More
Bernie Monegain | April 9, 2014 | 06:23 AM | Meaningful Use, Electronic Health Records, Workforce Management
Healthcare CIOs report their workload is growing in both scope and complexity, and there seems to be no end in sight. This is according to a new report from nationwide healthcare executive search firm SSi-SEARCH. More
Bernie Monegain | April 8, 2014 | 06:47 AM | Meaningful Use, Electronic Health Records, Quality and Safety
Bill Spooner "retired" from his post as leader of Sharp HealthCare's 450-member IT team on Feb. 14. The quotes around "retired" are necessary because he has something in the works -- he won't say what yet. It's something... More
Bernie Monegain | April 7, 2014 | 06:07 AM | Network Infrastructure, Workforce Management
Expectations are high and getting higher for today's healthcare CIO, who continues to be deluged with "do-it-now" projects at a time when, more than ever before, he or she is expected to bring top executive skills, the long view and strategy to... More
Bernie Monegain | April 4, 2014 | 09:51 AM | Mobile/Wireless, Quality and Safety, Workforce Management
The New York eHealth Collaborative and the Partnership Fund for New York City are calling for applications for a second round of healthcare startups for its New York Digital Health Accelerator, a program designed to make New York a hub for the emerging... More
OREM, UT | Bernie Monegain | April 3, 2014 | 10:25 AM | Health Information Exchange (HIE), Network Infrastructure
Overall provider satisfaction with HIE solutions has dropped an average of 8 percent since last year as provider demands have outpaced vendor delivery, according to a new report from research firm KLAS. However, Cambridge, Mass.-based InterSystems was so... More
CHICAGO | Bernie Monegain | March 31, 2014 | 10:05 AM | Electronic Health Records, Quality and Safety, Policy and Legislation
The American Health Information Management Association is urging controls on the copy-and-paste functionality in electronic health record systems. The use of copy-and-paste should be permitted only when such "strong technology and administrative controls... More
CHICAGO | Bernie Monegain | March 27, 2014 | 10:28 AM | Meaningful Use, Electronic Health Records, ICD-10
Not having enough money to complete a successful IT implementation is the top worry of participants in the 25th Annual 2014 HIMSS Leadership Survey. The survey examines a wide array of topics crucial to healthcare leaders including IT priorities, issues... More
BEAVERTON, OR | Bernie Monegain | March 26, 2014 | 10:54 AM | Mobile/Wireless
Standards organization Continua Health Alliance made available its most recent 2014 design guidelines. They were approved by The International Telecommunication Union, the United Nations specialized agency for information and communication technologies. More
MEMPHIS, TN | Bernie Monegain | March 24, 2014 | 06:24 AM | Financial/Revenue Cycle Management
Methodist Healthcare, an integrated health system in Memphis, Tenn., is giving its revenue cycle management a boost by automating its paper-based practices. More
Bernie Monegain | March 20, 2014 | 06:35 AM | Network Infrastructure
A sensor slipped under a mattress and a bedside monitor to continuously keep tabs on a patient's vital signs, such as heart rate and oxygen levels can avoid code-blue events, reduce how long a patient stays in the hospital and save costs, according to a... More
Bernie Monegain | March 19, 2014 | 10:41 AM | Meaningful Use, Electronic Health Records, ICD-10
It looks like the steep climb to meaningful use Stage 2 could be rocky. There is no shortage of challenges to worry about, but at the University of Utah Health Care, the woman in charge of the ICD-10 project is finding new ways to get things done -- even as... More