BOSTON | Bernie Monegain | October 17, 2014 | 16:13 PM | Business Intelligence, Data Warehousing, Quality and Safety
Partners HealthCare CIO James Noga is just beginning to envision what the infrastructure for big data will look like for the Boston health system that includes Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women's Hospital. There are many variables to... More
ANN ARBOR, MI | Bernie Monegain | October 17, 2014 | 10:44 AM | Meaningful Use, Electronic Health Records, Interoperability
The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives, which represents more than 1,400 CIOs, and Health Level Seven International are working together to promote a standardized approach for exchanging healthcareinformation and to highlight the... More
WASHINGTON | Bernie Monegain | October 17, 2014 | 10:09 AM | Meaningful Use, Electronic Health Records, Interoperability
Charles Jaffe, MD, CEO of standards organization HL7, came away from the joint meeting of the federal Health IT Policy and Health IT Standards committees earlier this week, thinking that the industry could move faster on interoperability. And HL7 has just the... More
WASHINGTON | Bernie Monegain | October 15, 2014 | 10:05 AM | Meaningful Use, Electronic Health Records, Interoperability
A coalition of healthcare associations today called on HHS Secretary Sylvia Burwell to revamp the meaningful use program. "Without changes to the MU program and a new emphasis for interoperable EHRs/EMRs systems and HIT infrastructure, we believe that... More
CHARLOTTE, NC | Bernie Monegain | October 13, 2014 | 10:18 AM | Business Intelligence, Data Warehousing, Quality and Safety
Premier healthcare alliance has offered to put its data analytics to use to help the White House fight antibiotic resistant bacteria, which Premier calls an international public health issue. More
RESEARCH TRIANGLE, N.C. | Bernie Monegain | October 9, 2014 | 10:17 AM | Electronic Health Records, Quality and Safety, Policy and Legislation
RTI International has landed a contract with the HHS Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT to develop a roadmap for a national health IT safety center. More
WASHINGTON | Bernie Monegain | October 8, 2014 | 09:47 AM | Privacy and Security, Workforce Management, Policy and Legislation
The U.S. government's new $450 million job training program targets 270 community colleges across the country, many of which plan to offer courses in health IT. More
LAS VEGAS | Bernie Monegain | October 7, 2014 | 09:16 AM | Meaningful Use, Electronic Health Records, ICD-10
Even as it competes with the many showy distractions Las Vegas has to offer, the upcoming MGMA conference will be zeroing in on the complex and challenging issues facing physicians and practice managers today. More
FAIRFIELD, CT | Bernie Monegain | October 6, 2014 | 10:50 AM | Electronic Health Records, Workforce Management, Financial/Revenue Cycle Management
GE Chairman and CEO Jeff Immelt announced today the appointment of John Flannery as president and CEO of GE Healthcare. Flannery succeeds John Dineen, who is leaving GE. The appointment is effective immediately. More
WALNUT CREEK, CA | Bernie Monegain | October 3, 2014 | 10:17 AM | Business Intelligence, Electronic Health Records, Quality and Safety
Hill Physicians Medical Group, Dignity Health Medical Foundation and Dignity Health hospitals have launched an accountable care initiative, introducing the Aetna Whole Health product, designed for businesses with employees who live in California's... More
Bernie Monegain | October 2, 2014 | 11:09 AM | Quality and Safety, Policy and Legislation
The National Institutes of Health will award $46 million in grants to support the government's cognitive research initiative known as BRAIN, or Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies. More
SAN DIEGO | Bernie Monegain | October 1, 2014 | 10:45 AM | Meaningful Use, Quality and Safety, Policy and Legislation
When Russell Branzell, chief executive officer of CHIME, told an audience at the AHIMA convention that he was "mad as hell," the crowd of hundreds of healthcare information managers roared with laughter and applause. More