ORLANDO | Bernie Monegain | February 25, 2014 | 19:45 PM
Picture a bridge with two ends reaching out to connect but being off by a foot or more. That's a place healthcare IT doesn't want to be, said two presenters at an education session on Tuesday. More
ORLANDO | Bernie Monegain | February 25, 2014 | 14:24 PM | Meaningful Use
The education session "Meaningful Use Stage 2 Requirements" on Tuesday morning especially caught the audience's attention when Robert Anthony, deputy director at the CMS Office of E-Health Standards and Service, asked: "How many people... More
ORLANDO | Bernie Monegain | February 24, 2014 | 17:55 PM
Aetna CEO Mark T. Bertolini believes that when times are tough, people want to hear the truth. In his Monday morning opening keynote here at HIMSS14, Bertolini was prepared to speak the unvarnished truth. More
ORLANDO, FL | Bernie Monegain | February 23, 2014 | 16:14 PM | Meaningful Use
What if a room was alive and could know everything medically pertinent about the patient when he or she entered the room? That wild idea led to UPMC creating the SmartRoom and in 2010 partnering with IBM to take it to market. More
Bernie Monegain | February 21, 2014 | 10:00 AM | Quality and Safety, Telehealth
CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield has pledged to invest more than $1.3 million in four initiatives designed to expand the use of telemedicine to treat patients with behavioral healthcare needs in underserved urban and rural areas of Maryland and Washington, D.C. More
ARMONK, NY | Bernie Monegain | February 20, 2014 | 08:26 AM | Data Warehousing, Electronic Health Records
Carilion Clinic in Roanoke, Va., has identified 8,500 patients at risk for developing heart failure in a pilot project designed to lead to early intervention. The pilot was completed in collaboration with IBM and Epic, using predictive modeling of data in... More
Bernie Monegain | February 20, 2014 | 07:42 AM | Business Intelligence, Data Warehousing, Quality and Safety
Envisioning a future when healthcare is data-driven in a big way, Deloitte Consulting has launched a new business unit and is investing between $150 million to $200 million in life sciences and healthcare analytics and launching ConvergeHEALTH, a new business... More
PITTSBURGH | Bernie Monegain | February 19, 2014 | 07:29 AM | Privacy and Security, Quality and Safety, Telehealth
Onsite Occupational Health and Safety has tapped UPMC to provide second opinions and medical consultations in Afghanistan via telemedicine services. More
ROCHESTER, MN | Bernie Monegain | February 18, 2014 | 10:06 AM | Data Warehousing, EDIS, Quality and Safety
A Mayo Clinic team is launching a new company to provide clinical decision support tools for the ICU, operating room and emergency department. The startup is backed with $1.1 million in seed funding from Mayo Clinic and Silicon Valley investors The Social+... More
WATERTOWN, MA | Bernie Monegain | February 17, 2014 | 06:55 AM | Electronic Health Records, Workforce Management, Cloud Computing
Cloud-based EHR company athenahealth is expanding again. This time the growth will be in research and development, and it's all happening in Austin, where there is already a core of 36 software developers at work, along with 20 more in other parts of... More
Bernie Monegain | February 15, 2014 | 01:00 AM | Data Warehousing
Six-year-old Health Catalyst has not only landed $41 million in a third round of funding, but also has lured two of the big-name health systems in the country to implement its data warehousing and analytics technology. More
Bernie Monegain | February 15, 2014 | 01:00 AM
Royal Philips created Healthcare Informatics Solutions and Services, a new global business group within Philips' Healthcare sector. More