LOS ANGELES | Bernie Monegain | February 16, 2015 | 11:11 AM | Network Infrastructure, Quality and Safety, Analytics
Children's Hospital Los Angeles has committed $50 million to expand its Center for Personalized Medicine. More
WASHINGTON | Bernie Monegain | February 13, 2015 | 12:03 PM | Electronic Health Records, Policy and Legislation, Interoperability
With fewer than five months before the Department of Defense is due to make a decision on its massive $11 billion electronic health record modernization project, a new report from a heavyweight think tank urges it to opt for an open system. More
WASHINGTON | Bernie Monegain | February 12, 2015 | 11:19 AM | Business Intelligence, Electronic Health Records, Population Health
The Advisory Board Company, a research, technology and consulting firm, has acquired Clinovations, an 80-employee, health IT company located just half a mile away. More
Bernie Monegain | February 11, 2015 | 12:01 PM | Enterprise Content Management, Electronic Health Records, Network Infrastructure
With the launch of Evergreen, billed as a new approach to EHR implementation and maintenance, consulting giant Deloitte claims it can help reduce EHR operating costs by as much as 30 percent. More
WASHINGTON | Bernie Monegain | February 11, 2015 | 11:07 AM | ICD-10 & Coding, Quality and Safety, Policy and Legislation
The U.S. lags other countries in adoption of ICD-10, and it should end the delay for adoption, speakers at a Capitol Hill briefing Feb. 10 told members of Congress. More
WASHINGTON | Bernie Monegain | February 10, 2015 | 12:07 PM | Claims Processing, Electronic Health Records, ICD-10 & Coding
For physicians in small practices, it turns out the cost of moving from ICD-9 to ICD-10 is much less than anticipated, according to a new study released today by the Professional Association of Health Care Office Management. More
IOWA CITY, IA | Bernie Monegain | February 10, 2015 | 11:51 AM | Electronic Health Records, Network Infrastructure, Quality and Safety
The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, which has already achieved Stage 7 on the HIMSS Analytics scale, will pick up its 2014 enterprise Davies Award at HIMSS15 this April. How did they do it? We ask their leaders. More
WASHINGTON | Bernie Monegain | February 9, 2015 | 11:29 AM | ICD-10 & Coding, Quality and Safety, Policy and Legislation
It looks like the stars could at last be aligned for ICD-10. After years of angst and multiple delays, a new government report indicates that CMS has done the necessary testing to move forward. More
CHICAGO | Bernie Monegain | February 6, 2015 | 11:09 AM | Electronic Health Records, Policy and Legislation, Interoperability
The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society is calling on Congress to add its influence and energy to the push toward nationwide healthcare interoperability. More
Bernie Monegain | February 5, 2015 | 11:10 AM | Business Intelligence, Electronic Health Records, Financial/Revenue Cycle Management
With electronic health records now well established, a mature U.S. hospital IT market is expected to see higher growth opportunities in the non-clinical segment over the next seven years. More
BOSTON | Bernie Monegain | February 3, 2015 | 09:30 AM | Meaningful Use, Electronic Health Records, Cloud Computing
Athenahealth CEO Jonathan Bush and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center CIO John Halamka, MD, tend to see health IT in a similar way: it should be nimble, simple, robust and preferably cloud-based. Today, they announced a collaboration like no other. More
Bernie Monegain | February 2, 2015 | 12:21 PM | Meaningful Use, Electronic Health Records, Interoperability
ONC's draft plan for nationwide interoperability has sparked optimism from some quarters -- and a "wait-and-see" approach from others. We round up reaction to the roadmap. More