Bernie Monegain | February 15, 2014 | 01:00 AM | Telehealth
With an eye toward reducing hospital readmissions and boosting patient care coordination, Partners HealthCare at Home, a division Partner's HealthCare in Boston, is rolling out new telemonitoring technology. More
Bernie Monegain | February 15, 2014 | 01:00 AM | Meaningful Use
As our cover story this month points out, the course to achieving meaningful use Stage 2 could be rocky, fraught with big and small stumbling blocks. More
Bernie Monegain | February 15, 2014 | 01:00 AM | Electronic Health Records
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 | Policy and Legislation
Karen DeSalvo, MD, took the helm at the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology on Jan. 13. Though she says she is sill "the listening phase," it would be incorrect to say she is still getting her bearings. More
Bernie Monegain | February 14, 2014 | 08:57 AM | Business Intelligence, Data Warehousing, Quality and Safety
Hospitals in Premier's QUEST collaborative collectively saved 136,375 lives and about $11.65 billion over the past five and a half years. They did it, they said, by employing Premier alliance's proven methodology and integrated analytics. More
GAINESVILLE, GA | Bernie Monegain | February 13, 2014 | 10:21 AM | Data Warehousing, Electronic Health Records, Quality and Safety
HIMSS Analytics recognized 51 clinics of Northeast Georgia Physicians Group with the Stage 7 Ambulatory Award. NGPG becomes the sixth system in the country to receive the award. More
BOSTON | Bernie Monegain | February 11, 2014 | 07:58 AM | Quality and Safety, Telehealth, Policy and Legislation
With an eye on reducing hospital readmissions and boosting patient care coordination, Partners HealthCare at Home, a division of Partner's HealthCare in Boston, is rolling out new remote monitoring technology. More
WASHINGTON | Bernie Monegain | February 10, 2014 | 07:50 AM | Meaningful Use, Electronic Health Records, Policy and Legislation
CMS is extending the deadline for eligible professionals to attest to meaningful use for the Medicare EHR Incentive Program 2013 reporting year from 11:59 p.m. EST on Feb. 28, 2014, to 11:59 p.m. EST March 31, 2014. More
DALLAS | Bernie Monegain | February 6, 2014 | 11:25 AM | Mobile/Wireless, Quality and Safety, Cloud Computing
AT&T has tapped noted heart surgeon, geneticist and author Eric Topol, MD, as its chief medical advisor. Topol is expected to impact the design, development and delivery of AT&T's healthcare IT solutions, executives say. More
WASHINGTON | Bernie Monegain | February 5, 2014 | 11:19 AM | Network Infrastructure, Quality and Safety, Telehealth
Ozarks Medical Center in Missouri and Flagstaff Medical Center in Arizona are just two hospitals in 25 states across the country that will receive federal funding for telemedicine projects. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced nearly $16 million in... More
WASHINGTON | Bernie Monegain | February 4, 2014 | 10:58 AM | Health Information Exchange (HIE), Privacy and Security, Policy and Legislation
The ONC's Health IT Policy Committee's Privacy and Security Tiger Team is calling for public comment on privacy and policy concerns surrounding patients giving access to their health information. More
WASHINGTON | Bernie Monegain | February 3, 2014 | 10:50 AM | ePrescribing, Quality and Safety, Policy and Legislation
A panel convened by the Network for Excellence in Health Innovation and Prescriptions for a Healthy America is urging health IT policymakers to sharpen their focus on medication adherence. More