Bernie Monegain | May 13, 2015 | 10:45 AM | Electronic Health Records, Quality and Safety, Policy and Legislation
The 21st Century Cures bill put forth by the House Energy and Commerce's Subcommittee on Health, is set for markup Thursday, a process in which subcommittee members offer amendments. More
BOSTON, MA | Bernie Monegain | May 12, 2015 | 11:00 AM | Network Infrastructure, Compliance & Legal
Massachusetts state officials knew its $1 billion insurance website -- set up under the Affordable Care Act and part of the nationwide push to offer health insurance to the uninsured -- was in trouble. Worse, they said nothing. More
WASHINGTON | Bernie Monegain | May 12, 2015 | 10:17 AM | Mobile, Telehealth, Accountable Care
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT announced Thursday the six winners of its inaugural Market R&D Pilot Challenge. ONC awarded a total of $300,000 in funding for the projects. More
Bernie Monegain | May 8, 2015 | 11:08 AM | Meaningful Use, Electronic Health Records, Policy and Legislation
President Obama's nomination of ONC Chief Karen DeSalvo, MD, to the post of Assistant HHS Secretary, did not surprise many in health IT circles. After all, she was already Acting Assistant Secretary. As some stakeholders say, if she is confirmed, they... More
WASHINGTON | Bernie Monegain | May 8, 2015 | 10:11 AM | Data Warehousing, Policy and Legislation, Analytics
HHS could soon release a big collection of data, twice as much as it has in the past, according to a report from Medical Practice Insider. More
NEW YORK | Bernie Monegain | May 8, 2015 | 09:14 AM | Claims Processing, Network Infrastructure, Financial/Revenue Cycle Management
The U.S. healthcare industry's billing and payment system is a horse-and-buggy in a world contemplating driverless cars, a new report from PwC asserts and calls for going to digital options stat. More
Bernie Monegain | May 8, 2015 | 08:12 AM | Data Warehousing, Quality and Safety, Analytics
An increasing number of babies across the country are born addicted to opioids and require intensive care, according to a study analyzing MEDNAX Clinical Data Warehouse statistics from 299 neonatal intensive care units across the country. More
WASHINGTON | Bernie Monegain | May 7, 2015 | 09:23 AM | Meaningful Use, Electronic Health Records, Health Information Exchange (HIE)
ONC chief Karen DeSalvo, MD, has been nominated by President Obama to the post of Assistant Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services. If she is confirmed by the Senate, she would step down as National Coordinator for Health IT, a post she has... More
NEW YORK | Bernie Monegain | May 6, 2015 | 10:54 AM | Electronic Health Records, Quality and Safety, Interoperability
IBM Watson Health is collaborating with Epic and Mayo Clinic to apply cognitive computing capabilities of Watson to EHRs, and also with 14 cancer institutions to reduce from weeks to minutes the ability to translate DNA insights. More
WASHINGTON | Bernie Monegain | May 6, 2015 | 09:58 AM | Electronic Health Records, Quality and Safety, Policy and Legislation
Until physicians have EHRs that can talk with one another, the Precision Medicine Initiative introduced by President Barack Obama could be in jeopardy, Sen. Lamar Alexander said Tuesday. More
WASHINGTON | Bernie Monegain | May 5, 2015 | 10:54 AM | Quality and Safety, Financial/Revenue Cycle Management, Policy and Legislation
Just couple years after what appeared to be a rocky start for Pioneer accountable care organizations, with some ACOs struggling and others dropping out of the program, a new report from CMS shows encouraging savings. More
ARMONK, NY | Bernie Monegain | May 5, 2015 | 10:17 AM | Electronic Health Records, Quality and Safety, Analytics
IBM announced Monday it had completed the acquisition of Dallas-based population health company Phytel. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. More