WASHINGTON | Bernie Monegain | September 30, 2014 | 12:24 PM
The Department of Health and Human Services published a final rule for Stage 2 meaningful use August 29 that offers hospitals and physicians flexibility for 2014. CHIME and professional organizations had asked for even more flexibility. More
DENVER | Bernie Monegain | September 30, 2014 | 12:20 PM
Brighter than ever, the spotlight at the MGMA 2014 Annual Conference Oct. 26-28 at the Las Vegas Convention Center will be on healthcare information technology, and meaningful use -- and, yes, ICD-10. More
Bernie Monegain | September 30, 2014 | 11:14 AM
CMS and ONC disappointed many CIOs and IT teams around the country on Aug. 29 when it issued a final rule for Stage 2 meaningful use that lacked the flexibility on reporting that so many had counted on -- and perhaps expected, because what they had proposed... More
SAN FRANCISCO | Bernie Monegain | September 30, 2014 | 11:08 AM
Dignity Health announced this past month it would build a cloud-based data analytics platform to improve care and drive sown costs. A library of clinical, social and behavioral analytics will power the platform. More
Bernie Monegain | September 30, 2014 | 10:27 AM | Workforce Management, Policy and Legislation
As health information managers gathered in San Diego this week for the AHIMA annual convention, California Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill that could result in more workers to fulfill the increasing demand for health IT and data analytics professionals. More
SAN DIEGO | Bernie Monegain | September 30, 2014 | 07:32 AM | Mobile/Wireless, Cloud Computing
Known for his rapid fire, entertaining talks on the condition of U.S. healthcare today, the famed cardiologist and innovator paused to answer questions from the AHIMA audience at a separate session after his Monday morning presentation. More
SAN DIEGO | Bernie Monegain | September 30, 2014 | 04:48 AM | Electronic Health Records, Health Information Exchange (HIE), Interoperability
ONC chief Karen DeSalvo, MD, promised an audience of AHIMA members that the government would act "fast into interoperability." She drew applause when she added, "We cannot wait for 10 years to get this done." More
HARRISBURG, IL | Bernie Monegain | September 29, 2014 | 14:40 PM
You might say the CIO and IT team at Harrisburg Medical Center is hands on. When it came to tackling the toughest piece of meaningful use Stage 2, they added a staff member to connect with patients at home. More
DUBOIS, PA | Bernie Monegain | September 29, 2014 | 14:38 PM
If Tom Johnson, CIO of DuBois Regional Medical Center, had to pick one word to describe his hospital's success -- particularly on the meaningful use front -- it would be "focus." More
BURLINGTON, MA | Bernie Monegain | September 29, 2014 | 14:34 PM
Nuance Communications has shared 3 billion medical images through its cloud-based PowerShare Network, a feat company executives hail as "an industry-first milestone." More
SAN FRANCISCO | Bernie Monegain | September 29, 2014 | 14:13 PM
A startup that plans to take Google Glass to healthcare and other markets has landed $8.4 million in venture capital. More
Bernie Monegain | September 26, 2014 | 10:20 AM | Quality and Safety
The use of cardiac telemetry at Christiana Care Health System improved patient care and proved to be a boost for the Delaware hospital's bottom line as well, with $4.8 million dollars saved. More