PITTSBURGH | Bernie Monegain | July 25, 2014 | 09:56 AM | Mobile/Wireless, Quality and Safety
After landing 11 new grants, clinicians at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center are gearing up for projects aimed at boosting care and engaging patients. The grants are aimed at making it possible for clinicians and other staff members to experiment... More
Bernie Monegain | July 24, 2014 | 10:25 AM | Network Infrastructure, Workforce Management, Policy and Legislation
The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives, with more than 1,400 CIO and IT team members, has released a case study that delves into the workings of a Rush University Medical Center initiative that gives veterans opportunities to become part... More
WASHINGTON | Bernie Monegain | July 23, 2014 | 10:17 AM | Network Infrastructure, Quality and Safety, Policy and Legislation
On the up side, more hospitals are adopting computerized physician order entry, which has proven to reduce medication error. On the down side, hospitals can't seem to get a handle on certain hospital-acquired infections. More
PITTSBURGH | Bernie Monegain | July 22, 2014 | 11:05 AM | Mobile/Wireless, Quality and Safety, Telehealth
When researchers at UPMC's Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh reviewed more than 1,000 pediatric consultations offered in Latin America via telemedicine, they found that physicians in those countries were highly satisfied with the service and... More
NEW YORK | Bernie Monegain | July 22, 2014 | 10:14 AM | Data Warehousing, Electronic Health Records
Seven health IT startups have landed a spot in the 2014 New York Health Accelerator. The accelerator, a program run by the New York eHealth Collaborative and the Partnership Fund for New York City, selects growth-stage digital health companies developing... More
FOUNTAIN VALLEY, CA | Bernie Monegain | July 21, 2014 | 10:51 AM | Electronic Health Records, Network Infrastructure, Privacy and Security
MemorialCare Health System, a top 100 integrated delivery network, implemented awareness computing technology at the Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center in Fountain Valley, Calif. The goal is to provide roaming clinicians instant access to patient records... More
BOSTON | Bernie Monegain | July 18, 2014 | 08:40 AM | Electronic Health Records, Health Information Exchange (HIE), Privacy and Security
Massachusetts healthcare providers are adopting health information technology and health data exchange and drawing consumer support for going digital, according to a new study from Massachusetts eHealth Institute. More
Bernie Monegain | July 17, 2014 | 08:51 AM | Electronic Health Records, Policy and Legislation, Interoperability
Jonathan Bush, former ambulance driver, founder of birthing centers in San Diego and co-founder and CEO of athenahealth, a public company valued at nearly $5 billion, can add author to his list of achievements. More
WATERTOWN, MA | Bernie Monegain | July 16, 2014 | 10:31 AM | Data Warehousing, Policy and Legislation, Cloud Computing
There has been no increase in new patient visits since the Affordable Care Act took effect. This, according to ACAView, a report from cloud-based EHR company athenahealth and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The report, released today, is the first of... More
Bernie Monegain | July 15, 2014 | 10:45 AM | Quality and Safety
For the first time, Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., claimed the No. 1 spot on U.S. News & World Report's annual list of top hospitals, edging out Massachusetts General. Johns Hopkins Hospital, which in 2012 lost a 21-year first-place ranking, came... More
Bernie Monegain | July 14, 2014 | 10:05 AM | Meaningful Use, Electronic Health Records, Interoperability
As David Blumenthal, MD, sees it, Stage 2 is where the rubber meets the road for the Meaningful Use EHR Incentive Program -- the government's grand scheme to drag the American healthcare system, kicking and screaming, into the 21st Century. But, is it... More
CHICAGO | Bernie Monegain | July 11, 2014 | 10:46 AM | Meaningful Use, Electronic Health Records, Policy and Legislation
The EHR Association, which is made up of nearly 40 EHR companies, urged the Office of the National Coordinator and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to provide the meaningful use final rule ASAP. More