WASHINGTON | Bernie Monegain | August 3, 2015 | 09:51 AM | Electronic Health Records, Network Infrastructure, Quality and Safety
The National Institutes of Health clinics has achieved Stage 7, the highest level on the HIMSS Analytics Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model, which puts the organization in an elite category of EHR users. More
NEW YORK | Bernie Monegain | August 3, 2015 | 08:57 AM | Quality and Safety, Analytics, Clinical
Global pharmaceutical company Allergan is expanding its collaboration with ConvergeHEALTH by Deloitte and Intermountain Healthcare to include women's health, starting with work on intrauterine devices. More
Bernie Monegain | July 31, 2015 | 10:49 AM | Electronic Health Records, Health Information Exchange (HIE), Quality and Safety
The New Jersey Innovation Institute has received a $2.9 million grant from the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology to help the Department of Health ensure the sharing of quality data through its New Jersey Health Information... More
WASHINGTON | Bernie Monegain | July 31, 2015 | 10:14 AM | Meaningful Use, Electronic Health Records, Policy and Legislation
New legislation introduced Thursday by Republican North Carolina Rep. Renee Ellmers provides relief from the government's meaningful use requirements -- and puts Stage 3 on hold indefinitely. More
Bernie Monegain | July 30, 2015 | 10:48 AM | Electronic Health Records, Health Information Exchange (HIE), Network Infrastructure
It might seem like a bit of Monday morning quarterbacking, but industry insiders are weighing in on the $9B contract the Department of Defense signed with EHR giant Cerner, and some are suggesting the government could have finessed a better play. More
WOONSOCKET, RI | Bernie Monegain | July 30, 2015 | 07:40 AM | Electronic Health Records, Cloud Computing, Interoperability
CVS Health, with 7,800 pharmacies and more than 1,000 medical clinics, and Watson, IBM's cognitive computing platform, are joining forces on a project that aims to tackle chronic conditions before they even take hold. More
Bernie Monegain | July 29, 2015 | 09:58 AM | Electronic Health Records, Health Information Exchange (HIE), Network Infrastructure
Medsphere, an open source electronic health record company whose technology is based on the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs' VistA EHR, is partnering with contractor ProSphere Tek to work on a new VA project. More
BOSTON | Bernie Monegain | July 28, 2015 | 08:29 AM | Electronic Health Records, Health Information Exchange (HIE), Quality and Safety
The most valued patient data resides in the EHR, yet EHRs are architected to perpetuate data silos. Because of the lack of interoperability, healthcare providers can't achieve true care coordination. More
Bernie Monegain | July 27, 2015 | 10:56 AM | Electronic Health Records, Health Information Exchange (HIE), Cloud Computing
Paper-based records are being phased out at a rapid pace in healthcare, and digitization and virtualization are creating a whole market within the global healthcare industry, according to new market analysis. More
NEW YORK | Bernie Monegain | July 24, 2015 | 09:43 AM | Electronic Health Records, Quality and Safety, Cloud Computing
NewYork-Presbyterian, one of the top academic medical centers in the country, will use athenathealth's cloud-based models for clinical integration, care coordination and population health management. More
WORCESTER, MA | Bernie Monegain | July 23, 2015 | 10:42 AM | Electronic Health Records, Mobile, Quality and Safety
UMass Memorial Healthcare will be rolling out an Epic EHR system to replace its Soarian EHR from Siemens, which is now part of Cerner. "Epic is coming," UMass Memorial President and CEO Eric Dickson, MD, wrote in a July 20 blog posted on the... More
WASHINGTON | Bernie Monegain | July 22, 2015 | 09:21 AM | Data Warehousing, Policy and Legislation, Analytics
The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute Board of Governors has approved nearly $142.5 million to support the continuing development and expansion of PCORnet, the National Patient-Centered Clinical Research Network. More