WASHINGTON | Bernie Monegain | February 3, 2014 | 06:00 AM | Meaningful Use, Electronic Health Records, Policy and Legislation
Karen DeSalvo, MD, talks with Healthcare IT News Editor Bernie Monegain about the work ahead and what has influenced her on her way to becoming the national coordinator for health information technology. DeSalvo is the fifth coordinator and the first woman to... More
Bernie Monegain | January 31, 2014 | 11:40 AM | Electronic Health Records, Network Infrastructure, Policy and Legislation
"Off to a strong start," is how CMS officials characterized the results so far of three initiatives to boost healthcare quality while achieving savings. Premier healthcare alliance said the programs "demonstrate significant early progress." More
CHICAGO | Bernie Monegain | January 30, 2014 | 11:19 AM | Electronic Health Records, Financial/Revenue Cycle Management, Policy and Legislation
The Securities and Exchange Commission has charged a former accountant at healthcare IT company Allscripts with insider trading, trades he's alleged to have conducted through his wife's account. The SEC alleges the violations occurred in April 2012... More
BOSTON | Bernie Monegain | January 29, 2014 | 06:56 AM | Claims Processing, ICD-10
The Massachusetts Health Data Consortium is working with Edifecs to provide ICD-10 collaborative testing for many of the state's health plans and provider organizations. The MHDC's Collaborative Testing Program participants will have access to... More
Bernie Monegain | January 28, 2014 | 11:46 AM | Business Intelligence, Data Warehousing, Electronic Health Records
Six-year-old Health Catalyst has not only landed $41 million in a third round of funding, but also has lured two of the big-name health systems in the country to implement its data warehousing and analytics technology. More
Bernie Monegain | January 27, 2014 | 11:29 AM | Meaningful Use, Electronic Health Records, Mobile/Wireless
Researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and The Commonwealth Fund have concluded that electronic health record systems and other digital tools are likely to curb the demand for physicians in the future. More
MIDDLETOWN, CT | Bernie Monegain | January 24, 2014 | 11:18 AM | Data Warehousing, Quality and Safety, Cloud Computing
Medical Professional Services, one of Connecticut's largest multi-specialty independent physician associations is going all out for population health. MPS will employ new technology to improve care quality and coordination across its growing network of... More
Bernie Monegain | January 23, 2014 | 07:54 AM | Meaningful Use, Electronic Health Records, Health Information Exchange (HIE)
The Illinois Health Information Exchange has connected five community health centers to the statewide exchange. The providers are paving the way as active users of health information technology to improve care coordination for patients in underserved... More
SAN ANTONIO, TX | Bernie Monegain | January 22, 2014 | 11:31 AM | Network Infrastructure, Quality and Safety
Standards organization Health Level Seven International, which bills itself as the global authority for interoperability in healthcare information technology, has partnered with Sparx Systems, which sells modeling tools based on open standards, to launch the... More
OREM, UT | Bernie Monegain | January 21, 2014 | 12:00 PM | Electronic Health Records
KLAS identifies three EMR leaders after interviewing providers using products from Allscripts, athenahealth, Cerner, eClinicalWorks, e-MDs, Epic, GE, Greenway Medical, McKesson, MEDITECH, NextGen and SRSsoft. More
Bernie Monegain | January 20, 2014 | 11:18 AM | Meaningful Use, Electronic Health Records, Health Information Exchange (HIE)
To say that John Glaser has had a front-row seat in the health IT arena over the past 10 years -- and the 10 years before that -- would be wrong. He's been in the trenches, sleeves rolled up. Glaser contemplates not only the past, but also what to expect... More
Bernie Monegain | January 20, 2014 | 01:00 AM | Quality and Safety
Premier expects hospital participation in accountable care organizations to double in 2014, according to its most recent Economic Outlook C-suite survey. The survey highlights emerging economic and industry trends impacting alliance members and the industry. More