Bernie Monegain | March 30, 2015 | 10:15 AM | Data Warehousing, Quality and Safety, Analytics
Mount Sinai Health System tapped Royal Philips to create a state-of-the-art digital image repository of patient tissue samples. Today, the samples are available only on glass slides. More
Bernie Monegain | March 30, 2015 | 09:39 AM | Quality and Safety, Clinical, Medical Devices
Google and Johnson & Johnson are teaming up to make surgical robots. Each will bring capabilities, intellectual property and expertise to the table. More
BOSTON | Bernie Monegain | March 27, 2015 | 09:56 AM | Electronic Health Records, Network Infrastructure, Quality and Safety
The electronic health record system at Boston Children's Hospital crashed on Friday, March 20, and remained down until Wednesday March, 25, the Boston Globe reports. More
Bernie Monegain | March 27, 2015 | 08:23 AM | Electronic Health Records, Network Infrastructure, Policy and Legislation
At no other time in history has there been such a concentrated push for interoperability as there is today. But that doesn't mean the road to connected care will be an easy one. More
WATERTOWN, MA | Bernie Monegain | March 25, 2015 | 10:26 AM | Meaningful Use, Electronic Health Records, Policy and Legislation
More than 98 percent of athenahealth's medical practice clients achieved Stage 2 meaningful use in 2014. That number surpasses the MU attestation rate -- so far -- for any other EHR vendor, company officials say. More
Bernie Monegain | March 24, 2015 | 11:21 AM | Electronic Health Records, Cloud Computing, Analytics
The time is ripe for "3rd Platform" EHRs, according to IDC -- which sees some movement toward these newer, more flexible and mostly cloud-based systems in the unique deal athenahealth struck with Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center this past month. More
Bernie Monegain | March 23, 2015 | 11:25 AM | Meaningful Use, Electronic Health Records, Network Infrastructure
The reaction to the long-anticipated Stage 3 meaningful use rules has been slow in coming, but a few people have managed to wade through the hundreds of pages since they were released late Friday afternoon. They're cautiously optimistic. More
Bernie Monegain | March 23, 2015 | 10:24 AM | Electronic Health Records, Quality and Safety, Policy and Legislation
Hospitalist pioneer and patient safety guru Robert M. Wachter, MD, writes in a New York Times op-ed that health IT has been a letdown in many ways, especially when it comes to improving quality and safety. More
Bernie Monegain | March 20, 2015 | 11:06 AM | Electronic Health Records, Workforce
Epic Systems, known for its health IT technology -- with the lion's share of EHR systems in hospitals across the country -- now is garnering attention for its Deep Space auditorium at its Verona, Wis., campus. More
SALT LAKE CITY | Bernie Monegain | March 19, 2015 | 13:40 PM | Electronic Health Records, Network Infrastructure, Quality and Safety
Fifteen months after Intermountain Healthcare and Cerner signed a contract that keeps them in partnership for the next 10 years, Intermountain, known around the world for its pioneering ways, is trailblazing again. More
ANN ARBOR, MI | Bernie Monegain | March 19, 2015 | 10:30 AM | Electronic Health Records, Quality and Safety, Policy and Legislation
CHIME is offering a sweet deal for innovators with a way to accurately match patients with their healthcare information. At stake? Patient safety. More
Bernie Monegain | March 19, 2015 | 09:27 AM | Quality and Safety, Telehealth, Policy and Legislation
Physician practices are engaging in new healthcare payment models. But they're often overwhelmed by the amount of data they have to manage and varied expectations from payers. More