Bernie Monegain | April 2, 2015 | 10:39 AM | Electronic Health Records, Quality and Safety, Policy and Legislation
A report from the Office of the Inspector General at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and a sentinel alert from the Joint Commission issued in succession this week hit patient safety hard. More
NEW YORK | Bernie Monegain | April 1, 2015 | 10:49 AM | Mobile, Clinical, Medical Devices
New York's Mount Sinai Health System is teaming up with a California-based mHealth company to launch an Apple HealthKit-compliant platform for COPD patients and populations. More
TACOMA, WA | Bernie Monegain | April 1, 2015 | 10:34 AM | Electronic Health Records, Network Infrastructure, Quality and Safety
MultiCare Connected Care has selected a Dallas-based company to support clinical interoperability, care coordination, population health management and analytics, as well as reporting for its accountable care organization. More
WASHINGTON | Bernie Monegain | March 31, 2015 | 11:00 AM | Data Warehousing, Policy and Legislation, Interoperability
Bryan Sivak, chief technology officer at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, will be leaving in April. No word yet about what's next for him. More
Bernie Monegain | March 30, 2015 | 10:15 AM | Data Warehousing, Quality and Safety, Analytics
Mount Sinai Health System tapped Royal Philips to create a state-of-the-art digital image repository of patient tissue samples. Today, the samples are available only on glass slides. More
Bernie Monegain | March 30, 2015 | 09:39 AM | Quality and Safety, Clinical, Medical Devices
Google and Johnson & Johnson are teaming up to make surgical robots. Each will bring capabilities, intellectual property and expertise to the table. More
BOSTON | Bernie Monegain | March 27, 2015 | 09:56 AM | Electronic Health Records, Network Infrastructure, Quality and Safety
The electronic health record system at Boston Children's Hospital crashed on Friday, March 20, and remained down until Wednesday March, 25, the Boston Globe reports. More
Bernie Monegain | March 27, 2015 | 08:23 AM | Electronic Health Records, Network Infrastructure, Policy and Legislation
At no other time in history has there been such a concentrated push for interoperability as there is today. But that doesn't mean the road to connected care will be an easy one. More
WATERTOWN, MA | Bernie Monegain | March 25, 2015 | 10:26 AM | Meaningful Use, Electronic Health Records, Policy and Legislation
More than 98 percent of athenahealth's medical practice clients achieved Stage 2 meaningful use in 2014. That number surpasses the MU attestation rate -- so far -- for any other EHR vendor, company officials say. More
Bernie Monegain | March 24, 2015 | 11:21 AM | Electronic Health Records, Cloud Computing, Analytics
The time is ripe for "3rd Platform" EHRs, according to IDC -- which sees some movement toward these newer, more flexible and mostly cloud-based systems in the unique deal athenahealth struck with Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center this past month. More
Bernie Monegain | March 23, 2015 | 11:25 AM | Meaningful Use, Electronic Health Records, Network Infrastructure
The reaction to the long-anticipated Stage 3 meaningful use rules has been slow in coming, but a few people have managed to wade through the hundreds of pages since they were released late Friday afternoon. They're cautiously optimistic. More
Bernie Monegain | March 23, 2015 | 10:24 AM | Electronic Health Records, Quality and Safety, Policy and Legislation
Hospitalist pioneer and patient safety guru Robert M. Wachter, MD, writes in a New York Times op-ed that health IT has been a letdown in many ways, especially when it comes to improving quality and safety. More