SAN DIEGO | Bernie Monegain | September 24, 2014 | 08:29 AM | Health Information Exchange (HIE), ICD-10
The 86th AHIMA Convention & Exhibit, Sept. 27-Oct. 2 in San Diego, promises to offer its biggest technology splash yet. IT will be featured in ways big and small throughout the event. More
Bernie Monegain | September 24, 2014 | 07:38 AM | Policy and Legislation
In an op-ed in Wednesday's New York Times, former National Coordinator for Health IT Farzad Mostashari, MD, and Bob Kocher, MD, former special assistant to President Obama on healthcare and economic policy, make the case that the Affordable Care Act is... More
WASHINGTON | Bernie Monegain | September 23, 2014 | 11:04 AM | Network Infrastructure, Privacy and Security, Policy and Legislation
The HHS Office of the Inspector General found one "critical vulnerability" in the security of information on HealthCare.gov, according to a report it released Tuesday. More
Bernie Monegain | September 19, 2014 | 11:00 AM | Workforce Management
A new survey from online jobs search firm HealthITJobs.com reveals that work in health IT results in above-average salaries for many positions in the field, depending on experience, location and gender. More
Bernie Monegain | September 18, 2014 | 14:53 PM | Workforce Management
Upgrades have been top of mind for the 36-member IT staff at Saint Francis Medical Center, a 280-bed hospital in Cape Giradeau, Mo. More
Bernie Monegain | September 18, 2014 | 14:34 PM | Workforce Management
"These folks really embrace technology, and they see the value in it and how it can help improve patient outcomes, and the bottom line, as well," said Mark Kilborn, CIO at Springhill Medical Center. As he sees it, Springhill IT staffers are always... More
WASHINGTON | Bernie Monegain | September 18, 2014 | 07:46 AM | Meaningful Use, Electronic Health Records, Interoperability
HIMSS delegates from states across the country are heading up to Capitol Hill Thursday with three "asks" for health IT. They've discussed in several private committee meetings how they would approach the lawmakers or -- in several cases -- the... More
CHICAGO | Bernie Monegain | September 17, 2014 | 07:55 AM | Electronic Health Records, Quality and Safety, Policy and Legislation
The American Medical Association, which represents more than 200,000 members, says it's time to fix poorly designed EHRs so doctors can use them more effectively and better serve their patients. More
HARRISBURG, IL | Bernie Monegain | September 16, 2014 | 10:49 AM | Meaningful Use, Electronic Health Records, Health Information Exchange (HIE)
You might say the CIO and IT team at Harrisburg Medical Center are 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
TEANECK, NJ | Bernie Monegain | September 15, 2014 | 10:44 AM | Electronic Health Records, Network Infrastructure, Workforce Management
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, with the intent to better position itself in the market and take advantage of changes... More
DUBOIS, PA | Bernie Monegain | September 12, 2014 | 10:59 AM | Meaningful Use, Electronic Health Records, Policy and Legislation
DuBois Regional Medical Center in DuBois, Pa. was first to attest to Stage 2 of meaningful use among a handful of hospitals that attested early. Though more hospitals have attested to date, the number could still be counted on a couple sets of hands. More
Bernie Monegain | September 11, 2014 | 10:49 AM | Meaningful Use, Electronic Health Records, Interoperability
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