WASHINGTON | Bernie Monegain | December 12, 2014 | 14:23 PM | Quality and Safety
While many hospitals have made strides, there are still many tough nuts to crack on the patient safety front, according to the results of a survey released in July by Leapfrog and Castlight Health, a company dedicated to price transparency in healthcare. More
Bernie Monegain | December 12, 2014 | 09:54 AM | Business Intelligence, Workforce Management
"The demand for health informatics workers is projected to grow at twice the rate of employment overall, but there is strong evidence that the nation already faces a shortage of qualified workers in this field," according to a new report from... More
OREM, UT | Bernie Monegain | December 11, 2014 | 11:01 AM | Business Intelligence, Network Infrastructure, Quality and Safety
KLAS has undertaken the daunting task of sorting out who's who in the emerging field of population health management technology. In a new report, researchers evaluated 29 vendors, and Dallas-based Phytel rose to the top with an overall score of 89.8 out... More
NATIONAL HARBOR, MD | Bernie Monegain | December 10, 2014 | 08:48 AM | Mobile/Wireless, Policy and Legislation, Interoperability
Imagine technology as medicine -- a type of drug meant to heal diabetes, for example, or prevent strokes or heart failure. That's the concept Anand Iyer, president and CEO of WellDoc, explored Wednesday at the mHealth Summit in Washington. More
NATIONAL HARBOR, MD | Bernie Monegain | December 8, 2014 | 19:00 PM | Mobile/Wireless, Cloud Computing
Why go it alone with population health when partnerships can be so much more powerful? That was one of the pointed questions asked and answered Monday at the mHealth Summit outside of Washington, DC. More
NATIONAL HARBOR, MD | Bernie Monegain | December 7, 2014 | 19:06 PM | Mobile/Wireless, Quality and Safety
Healthcare is serious business. But for a few brief hours on Sunday afternoon, John Ferrara, gamer extraordinaire, showed how it could be turned into a game for the benefit of patients and caregivers anywhere. More
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