WASHINGTON | Bernie Monegain | April 24, 2015 | 10:45 AM | Data Warehousing, Policy and Legislation, Analytics
The FDA is offering a grant of up to $1 million to turn large amounts of EHR data into numbers the agency can use to gauge the effectiveness of FDA-approved drugs. More
Bernie Monegain | April 24, 2015 | 10:02 AM | Electronic Health Records, Quality and Safety, Policy and Legislation
In a new white paper by the Samsung Innovation Center at Children's Health Fund, researchers examine how technology could help improve the health of children in poverty across the country. More
WASHINGTON | Bernie Monegain | April 23, 2015 | 10:43 AM | Quality and Safety, Imaging, Policy and Legislation
The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute will disburse $120 million to fund 34 patient-centered clinical comparative and clinical effectiveness research on a range of conditions and patient populations. More
OREM, UT | Bernie Monegain | April 23, 2015 | 10:21 AM | Quality and Safety, Policy and Legislation, Patient Engagement
With a meaningful use requirement for healthcare organizations to drive at least 5 percent of their patients to an online portal, KLAS finds that three vendors have more than 20 percent of their customers' patients accessing the portal, far surpassing... More
NEW YORK | Bernie Monegain | April 22, 2015 | 10:50 AM | Electronic Health Records, Network Infrastructure, Quality and Safety
Mount Sinai Health System has selected Cambridge, Mass.-based InterSystems' HealthShare as its interoperability platform for long-term growth. More
Bernie Monegain | April 21, 2015 | 16:27 PM | Quality and Safety, Policy and Legislation, Clinical
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services introduced its star ratings last week for more than 3,500 hospitals, enabling consumers to compare hospitals before making a choice. Find out who's tops here. More
VERONA, WI | Bernie Monegain | April 21, 2015 | 10:45 AM | Meaningful Use, Health Information Exchange (HIE), Policy and Legislation
It seems that all anyone had to do was ask. Just a few days after ONC reprimanded EHR vendors for charging fees for exchanging patient data, Epic CEO Judy Faulkner reportedly announced at HIMSS15 that Epic would drop fees until at least 2020. More
Bernie Monegain | April 21, 2015 | 10:08 AM | Electronic Health Records, Quality and Safety, Clinical
Clinical decision support is proving to be a mighty force in curbing childhood obesity, according to new research published online by JAMA Pediatrics. More
Bernie Monegain | April 20, 2015 | 11:12 AM | Enterprise Resource Planning, Quality and Safety, Policy and Legislation
The National Institutes of Health's Information Technology Acquisition and Assessment Center is awarding $20 billion for IT work. The money will be disbursed among 65 companies across the country. More
KANSAS CITY, MO | Bernie Monegain | April 17, 2015 | 10:34 AM | Electronic Health Records, Health Information Exchange (HIE), Quality and Safety
Health IT giant Cerner is working with Geisinger Health System and xG Health Solutions, Geisinger's commercial spinoff, to enable the use of emerging SMART on FHIR industry standards. More
ATLANTA | Bernie Monegain | April 17, 2015 | 09:48 AM | Electronic Health Records, Health Information Exchange (HIE), Mobile
Kaiser Permanente will open a new health IT campus in midtown Atlanta. The move is expected to create 900 new IT jobs by 2019, bringing Kaiser Permanente's total presence in Georgia to more than 4,000 employees and physicians. More
CHICAGO | Bernie Monegain | April 14, 2015 | 10:34 AM | Cloud Computing, Analytics, Clinical
IBM will be buying population health company Phytel and Cleveland Clinic spinoff Explorys, a cloud-base data analytics company. The technology giant announced the pending acquisitions at a late afternoon news conference at HIMSS15 on Monday. More