TROY, MI | Bernie Monegain | December 19, 2014 | 10:19 AM | Data Warehousing, Enterprise Content Management, Network Infrastructure
IT company HTC Global Services has acquired CareTech Solutions, an IT and Web products and services provider for U.S. hospitals and healthcare systems. Both companies are headquartered in Troy, Michigan. More
ENGLEWOOD, CO | Bernie Monegain | December 18, 2014 | 07:21 AM | Quality and Safety, RIS and PACS
New findings published Dec. 17 in the New England Journal of Medicine affirms a practice for stroke response that has been employed by Donald Frei, MD, and the stroke team at Swedish Medical Center's Radiology Imaging Associates. More
WASHINGTON | Bernie Monegain | December 17, 2014 | 10:26 AM | Quality and Safety, Policy and Legislation
The government has divvied up more than $665 million to states for designing and testing ways to improve healthcare quality, accessibility and affordability. The awards will go to 28 states, three territories and the District of Columbia. More
Bernie Monegain | December 16, 2014 | 10:41 AM | Business Intelligence, Workforce Management
Private physician practices will soon be a thing of the past according to a new survey that shows them dwindling year over year as more doctors opt to become part of a hospital or health system. More
CAMBRIDGE, MA | Bernie Monegain | December 15, 2014 | 11:12 AM | Quality and Safety, Policy and Legislation
Quality care is top of mind for Maureen Bisognano, RN. It has been since she was a young nurse, and it became a true mission as she worked side by side with Donald Berwick, MD, at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement. Today, as president and CEO of IHI,... More
OREM, UT | Bernie Monegain | December 15, 2014 | 10:17 AM | Business Intelligence, Data Warehousing, Financial/Revenue Cycle Management
When it comes to helping healthcare organizations develop value-based strategies and build accountable care organizations, Deloitte ranks first, according to research firm KLAS, which cites its deep resources and track record of guiding complex initiatives. More
WASHINGTON | Bernie Monegain | December 12, 2014 | 14:23 PM | Quality and Safety
While many hospitals have made strides, there are still many tough nuts to crack on the patient safety front, according to the results of a survey released in July by Leapfrog and Castlight Health, a company dedicated to price transparency in healthcare. More
Bernie Monegain | December 12, 2014 | 09:54 AM | Business Intelligence, Workforce Management
"The demand for health informatics workers is projected to grow at twice the rate of employment overall, but there is strong evidence that the nation already faces a shortage of qualified workers in this field," according to a new report from... More
OREM, UT | Bernie Monegain | December 11, 2014 | 11:01 AM | Business Intelligence, Network Infrastructure, Quality and Safety
KLAS has undertaken the daunting task of sorting out who's who in the emerging field of population health management technology. In a new report, researchers evaluated 29 vendors, and Dallas-based Phytel rose to the top with an overall score of 89.8 out... More
NATIONAL HARBOR, MD | Bernie Monegain | December 10, 2014 | 08:48 AM | Mobile/Wireless, Policy and Legislation, Interoperability
Imagine technology as medicine -- a type of drug meant to heal diabetes, for example, or prevent strokes or heart failure. That's the concept Anand Iyer, president and CEO of WellDoc, explored Wednesday at the mHealth Summit in Washington. More
NATIONAL HARBOR, MD | Bernie Monegain | December 8, 2014 | 19:00 PM | Mobile/Wireless, Cloud Computing
Why go it alone with population health when partnerships can be so much more powerful? That was one of the pointed questions asked and answered Monday at the mHealth Summit outside of Washington, DC. More
NATIONAL HARBOR, MD | Bernie Monegain | December 7, 2014 | 19:06 PM | Mobile/Wireless, Quality and Safety
Healthcare is serious business. But for a few brief hours on Sunday afternoon, John Ferrara, gamer extraordinaire, showed how it could be turned into a game for the benefit of patients and caregivers anywhere. More