Bernie Monegain | August 27, 2014 | 15:09 PM
The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives, with more than 1,400 CIO and IT team members, recently published a case study that delves into the workings of a Rush University Medical Center initiative that gives veterans opportunities to become... More
Bernie Monegain | August 27, 2014 | 15:05 PM
Patient safety has received more attention than usual recently -- with a new survey by The Leapfrog Group, a Senate inquiry, articles in the consumer media and our own cover story this month. More
WATERTOWN, MA | Bernie Monegain | August 27, 2014 | 14:56 PM
There has been no increase in new patient visits since the Affordable Care Act took effect, according to ACAView, a report from cloud-based EHR company athenahealth and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. More
WASHINGTON | Bernie Monegain | August 27, 2014 | 14:38 PM
While many hospitals have made strides, there are still many tough nuts to crack on the patient safety front, according to the results of the most recent survey completed by Leapfrog and Castlight Health, a company dedicated to price transparency in... More
WASHINGTON | Bernie Monegain | August 27, 2014 | 14:34 PM
Computerized physician order entry -- or CPOE -- has come a long way over the past 10 years, not only in physician uptake, but also in boosting patient safety. More
Bernie Monegain | August 27, 2014 | 14:31 PM
Seven health IT startups have landed a spot in the 2014 New York Health Accelerator. More
WASHINGTON | Bernie Monegain | August 27, 2014 | 10:41 AM | Business Intelligence, Claims Processing, Financial/Revenue Cycle Management
A Mississippi health system and three hospitals in Texas, Indiana and Alabama are illustrating how hospitals can thrive, even in a tough economic environment. One hospital increased its revenue by $8.2 million after improving clinical documentation. Another... More
BURLINGTON, MA | Bernie Monegain | August 25, 2014 | 10:16 AM | Health Information Exchange (HIE), Network Infrastructure, RIS and PACS
Nuance Communications has shared 3 billion medical images through its cloud-based PowerShare Network, a feat company executives hail as "an industry-first milestone." More
CHICAGO | Bernie Monegain | August 22, 2014 | 10:53 AM | Meaningful Use, Electronic Health Records, Workforce Management
A new survey and study conducted by HIMSS Analytics shows demand for qualified health IT workers is as high as it's ever been and "projected to continue in the foreseeable future." More
SAN FRANCISCO | Bernie Monegain | August 19, 2014 | 10:48 AM | Data Warehousing, Network Infrastructure, Quality and Safety
Dignity Health, one of the largest health systems in the country, will build a cloud-based data analytics platform. The health system tapped Cary, N.C.-based SAS to lead the big data and predictive analytics project. More
Bernie Monegain | August 14, 2014 | 11:00 AM | Data Warehousing, Network Infrastructure, Quality and Safety
To provide the infrastructure for a future emergency department and the transition to a McKesson electronic health record system, Comanche County Memorial Hospital in Lawton, Okla., is poised to roll out a new high performance, end-to-end data center network. More
CHICAGO | Bernie Monegain | August 13, 2014 | 10:45 AM | Data Warehousing, Electronic Health Records, Policy and Legislation
The HIMSS Electronic Health Record Association told U.S. senators that, in general, a patient's healthcare data should follow the patient, and it also called for a nationwide patient data matching strategy. More