Bernie Monegain | December 5, 2014 | 14:21 PM | Interoperability
A coalition of healthcare associations today called on HHS Secretary to revamp the meaningful use program. More
Bernie Monegain | December 5, 2014 | 14:16 PM | Workforce Management
The 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
TEANECK, NJ | Bernie Monegain | December 5, 2014 | 13:51 PM | Business Intelligence
Outsourcing company Cognizant, which provides healthcare technology services to providers and payers, will buy health IT software company TriZetto for $2.7 billion in cash. TriZetto provides similar healthcare IT services to the same market. More
Bernie Monegain | December 5, 2014 | 10:59 AM | Electronic Health Records, Health Information Exchange (HIE), Policy and Legislation
The need to share patient information with other providers and the use of financial incentives are key drivers in why many providers adopt and use health information technology tools such as electronic health records, according a data brief released today... More
RULEVILLE, MS | Bernie Monegain | December 5, 2014 | 10:25 AM | Mobile/Wireless, Network Infrastructure, Telehealth
A population healthcare model in Mississippi that leverages telehealth technology to help curb diabetes has achieved early success and caught the attention of state officials who are part of the public-private partnership. More
WASHINGTON | Bernie Monegain | December 4, 2014 | 10:38 AM | Electronic Health Records, Quality and Safety, Policy and Legislation
An estimated 50,000 lives were saved, 1.3 million fewer patients escaped harm and healthcare avoided $12 billion in spending. This according to a report released by the Department of Health and Human Services earlier this week. More
Bernie Monegain | December 3, 2014 | 10:50 AM | Policy and Legislation
"Bad actors" are the focus of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' initiative to ramp up oversight of providers and to save taxpayers money. CMS Administrator Marilyn Tavenner announced the new measures today. More
CHICAGO | Bernie Monegain | December 2, 2014 | 10:59 AM | Network Infrastructure, RIS and PACS
The American College of Radiology and Massachusetts General Hospital will leverage the Nuance Communications' PowerShare Network, Nuance announced Monday at the Radiological Society of North America's annual convention. More
Bernie Monegain | December 1, 2014 | 11:06 AM | Electronic Health Records, Network Infrastructure, Quality and Safety
The University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics, which has already achieved Stage 7 on the HIMSS Analytics scale, has won the 2014 enterprise Davies Award. With the use of its electronic health record, the health system was able to improve workflow and... More
NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ | Bernie Monegain | December 1, 2014 | 10:31 AM | Electronic Health Records, Network Infrastructure, Quality and Safety
Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital leaders have launched an initiative to create a single electronic health record platform. The hospital will extend and expand its Allscripts technology throughout its facilities. More
WATERTOWN, MA | Bernie Monegain | November 26, 2014 | 10:17 AM | Electronic Health Records, Quality and Safety, Cloud Computing
Flu season is coming early this year. That forecast comes from data collected by athenahealth, which has reported early signs of influenza based on patient visit data from its cloud-based network. More
KANSAS CITY, MO | Bernie Monegain | November 13, 2014 | 09:27 AM | Electronic Health Records, Workforce Management
Cerner, which has been going gangbusters on new EHR rollouts since the HITECH Act was passed, took a giant leap Wednesday with a groundbreaking at a new campus and the promise of 16,000 new jobs within the next decade. More