Bernie Monegain | May 28, 2015 | 11:00 AM | Meaningful Use, Electronic Health Records, Quality and Safety
Two reports from two separate research firms -- Kalorama and Black Book Rankings -- indicate the market for EMRs is still healthy, even as incentives for meaningful use dwindle and a large shift in vendor market share occurs. More
Bernie Monegain | May 28, 2015 | 10:05 AM | Meaningful Use, Electronic Health Records, Quality and Safety
CHIME, the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives, says the requirements for Stage 3 meaningful use are over the top, and its executives proposed several changes. More
Bernie Monegain | May 27, 2015 | 10:55 AM | Electronic Health Records, Quality and Safety, Clinical
In what the government describes as the largest research grant ever from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell announced today awards of $112 million to improve heart health across the country. More
Bernie Monegain | May 26, 2015 | 11:09 AM | Electronic Health Records, Quality and Safety, Policy and Legislation
Artist Regina Holliday is the subject of a USA Today article on her artistic advocacy on behalf of patient rights. More
Bernie Monegain | May 26, 2015 | 10:32 AM | Electronic Health Records, Imaging, Analytics
Oncology focused health IT companies Varian Medical Systems and Flatiron Health have forged an alliance aimed at eradicating cancer sooner rather than later. More
Bernie Monegain | May 22, 2015 | 09:26 AM | Policy and Legislation, Clinical
The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute has approved $120 million to fund 34 clinical comparative effectiveness research studies on a range of conditions and patient populations. More
Bernie Monegain | May 22, 2015 | 08:19 AM | Policy and Legislation, Interoperability, Clinical
The House Energy and Commerce Committee gave the 21st Century Cures bill a unanimous sendoff Thursday, voting 51-0 to approve. But the proposed legislation faces big hurdles on the interoperability front. More
CHICAGO | Bernie Monegain | May 21, 2015 | 10:58 AM | Electronic Health Records, Workforce
Chicago-based EHR company Allscripts will lay off 250 employees across the company, with 60 of the cuts to occur at its Raleigh, North Carolina facility, where it had plans to expand. More
WASHINGTON | Bernie Monegain | May 21, 2015 | 10:08 AM | Electronic Health Records, Privacy & Security, Policy and Legislation
The Department of Homeland Security's Office of the Inspector General, an independent government watchdog, has found the Coast Guard seriously lagging in its efforts to protect personal health information. More
WATERTOWN, MA | Bernie Monegain | May 20, 2015 | 10:29 AM | Claims Processing, Financial/Revenue Cycle Management, Workflow
Payer report cards released today by health IT company athenathealth and healthcare communications firm ReviveHealth show insurers strong on operational performance, but still lacking in provider trust. More
ARLINGTON, VA | Bernie Monegain | May 19, 2015 | 10:05 AM | Pharmacy, Network Infrastructure, Quality and Safety
Surescripts processed some 6.5 billion electronic health data transactions across its network in 2014 -- more over the course of the year than either American Express (6 billion) or PayPal (4.2 billion), officials say. More
ROCHESTER, MN | Bernie Monegain | May 14, 2015 | 16:54 PM | Quality and Safety, Analytics, Clinical
Mayo Clinic will collaborate with Baylor College of Medicine to launch a study of 10,000 Mayo biobank members for potential risk of drug reactions or lack of drug effect based on each individual's genome. More