WASHINGTON | Bernie Monegain | July 22, 2015 | 09:21 AM | Data Warehousing, Policy and Legislation, Analytics
The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute Board of Governors has approved nearly $142.5 million to support the continuing development and expansion of PCORnet, the National Patient-Centered Clinical Research Network. More
WASHINGTON | Bernie Monegain | July 22, 2015 | 06:38 AM | Meaningful Use, Electronic Health Records, Quality and Safety
Proposed new rules for long-term care facilities recently released by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services could spur an uptake of EHRs by nursing homes, which many feel were left behind by meaningful use. More
WASHINGTON | Bernie Monegain | July 21, 2015 | 09:19 AM | Electronic Health Records, Quality and Safety, Clinical
Mass General in Boston is No. 1 on the U.S. News & World Report's annual list of Best Hospitals rankings, reclaiming the top spot on the Honor Roll after falling to No. 2 last year. More
WATERTOWN, MA | Bernie Monegain | July 20, 2015 | 17:11 PM | Mobile, Privacy & Security, Quality and Safety
Athenahealth today unveiled athenaText, a secure text messaging service integrated with athenahealth's cloud-based EHR platform. It is available free to the more than 1 million healthcare professionals on the athenahealth network and to every healthcare... More
MINNETONKA, MN | Bernie Monegain | July 20, 2015 | 10:37 AM | Electronic Health Records, Quality and Safety, Analytics
Physicians who achieved the highest adherence levels for key quality measures by successfully closing gaps in care when treating UnitedHealthcare Medicare Advantage members, together earned more than $54 million in bonus payments. More
RESTON, VA | Bernie Monegain | July 17, 2015 | 07:36 AM | Health Information Exchange (HIE), Quality and Safety, Policy and Legislation
Patient matching and patient registration could soon get a boost. Organizations working on the Virtual Clipboard Initiative today released the design and specifications for its new pilot program. More
Bernie Monegain | July 16, 2015 | 10:41 AM | Quality and Safety, Analytics, Clinical
NantHealth has completed its acquisition of Harris Corp.'s commercial Healthcare Solutions business. Harris, a clinical integration system company, has retained its government healthcare services business. More
NEW YORK | Bernie Monegain | July 16, 2015 | 10:12 AM | Quality and Safety, Clinical
NYU Langone Medical Center will launch the first mental health consortium of its kind in New York City dedicated to improving the diagnosis and treatment of post-traumatic stress and traumatic brain injury, thanks to a $1.5 million to gift from the Home Depot... More
Bernie Monegain | July 15, 2015 | 09:37 AM | Quality and Safety, Analytics, Clinical
Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC's electronic surveillance framework for hospitalized kids is poised to significantly reduce false-positive identification of serious health conditions. More
HORSHAM, PA | Bernie Monegain | July 14, 2015 | 09:53 AM | Electronic Health Records, Health Information Exchange (HIE), Network Infrastructure
Healthcare IT company NextGen Healthcare Information Systems has connected to the Mass HIway, marking the opening of a new secure electronic communication channel for healthcare providers in Massachusetts. More
WASHINGTON | Bernie Monegain | July 13, 2015 | 10:34 AM | Electronic Health Records, Quality and Safety, Policy and Legislation
Healthcare IT giant Epic is working on a clinical decision tool aimed at helping healthcare providers reduce the risk of falls in unsteady patients. The technology is expected to be ready and available to Epic's EHR clients by year's end. More
WASHINGTON | Bernie Monegain | July 13, 2015 | 08:08 AM | Quality and Safety, Policy and Legislation, Interoperability
After 18 months in the making and vigorous bipartisan campaigning, the 21st Century Cures Act, which aims to get new medical treatments to market faster, passed the House Friday with a 344-77 vote. More