MOUNTAIN VIEW CA | Bernie Monegain | August 11, 2014 | 10:58 AM | Quality and Safety
El Camino Hospital, known for its advanced use of health information technology, is using wireless technology to reduce the risk of pressure ulcers for patients. Pressure ulcers -- often called bedsores -- have been one of the most elusive problems hospitals... More
WASHINGTON | Bernie Monegain | August 4, 2014 | 11:32 AM
Two advocates -- one for consumers and the other for privacy, announced their leave-takings from the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT, even as the agency itself reorganizes to accommodate a smaller budget post the American Recovery and... More
ANN ARBOR, MI | Bernie Monegain | August 4, 2014 | 11:28 AM
The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives, which represents more than 1,400 CIOs and IT leaders, has urged CMS and ONC to make some changes -- and add some flexibility -- to Stage 2 meaningful use. More
Bernie Monegain | August 4, 2014 | 11:20 AM
Jonathan Bush, former ambulance driver, founder of birthing centers in San Diego, and co-founder and CEO of athenahealth, a public company valued at nearly $5 billion, can add author to his list of achievements. He wrote Where Does It Hurt?: An Entrepreneur... More
NEW YORK | Bernie Monegain | August 4, 2014 | 11:02 AM
A key provision of the 2009 HITECH Act was to spur health data exchange within and outside hospitals. More
Bernie Monegain | August 4, 2014 | 10:52 AM
Devore Culver, MD, is behaving like a kid with a new toy. What is engaging him, however, is not child's play. More
Bernie Monegain | August 4, 2014 | 10:49 AM
Don't tell Amy Abernethy that something is impossible. The oncologist, researcher and associate professor at Duke University Schools of Medicine and Nursing, has made it her mission to go after the seemingly unsolvable. More
CROSSVILLE, TN | Bernie Monegain | August 4, 2014 | 10:37 AM
While some hospital executives are struggling with the demands of Stage 2 meaningful use and perhaps wishing for more time, Darrel Whitmill, RN, manager of physician informatics and meaningful use at Cumberland Medical Center in Crossville, Tenn., decided to... More
Bernie Monegain | August 4, 2014 | 09:51 AM
In a way, former ONC chief Farzad Mostashari, MD, has returned to his roots with the launch of his startup Aledade. More
PITTSBURGH | Bernie Monegain | July 25, 2014 | 09:56 AM | Mobile/Wireless, Quality and Safety
After landing 11 new grants, clinicians at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center are gearing up for projects aimed at boosting care and engaging patients. The grants are aimed at making it possible for clinicians and other staff members to experiment... More
Bernie Monegain | July 24, 2014 | 10:25 AM | Network Infrastructure, Workforce Management, Policy and Legislation
The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives, with more than 1,400 CIO and IT team members, has released a case study that delves into the workings of a Rush University Medical Center initiative that gives veterans opportunities to become part... More
WASHINGTON | Bernie Monegain | July 23, 2014 | 10:17 AM | Network Infrastructure, Quality and Safety, Policy and Legislation
On the up side, more hospitals are adopting computerized physician order entry, which has proven to reduce medication error. On the down side, hospitals can't seem to get a handle on certain hospital-acquired infections. More