WATERTOWN, MA | Bernie Monegain | May 20, 2015 | 10:29 AM | Claims Processing, Financial/Revenue Cycle Management, Workflow
Payer report cards released today by health IT company athenathealth and healthcare communications firm ReviveHealth show insurers strong on operational performance, but still lacking in provider trust. More
ARLINGTON, VA | Bernie Monegain | May 19, 2015 | 10:05 AM | Pharmacy, Network Infrastructure, Quality and Safety
Surescripts processed some 6.5 billion electronic health data transactions across its network in 2014 -- more over the course of the year than either American Express (6 billion) or PayPal (4.2 billion), officials say. More
ROCHESTER, MN | Bernie Monegain | May 14, 2015 | 16:54 PM | Quality and Safety, Analytics, Clinical
Mayo Clinic will collaborate with Baylor College of Medicine to launch a study of 10,000 Mayo biobank members for potential risk of drug reactions or lack of drug effect based on each individual's genome. More
Bernie Monegain | May 14, 2015 | 11:00 AM | Privacy & Security, Policy and Legislation, Clinical
Developing new cures for the thousands of diseases for which there is none may seem all well and good -- but some patient advocates say the 21st Century Cures initiative launched by a House of Representatives panel is throwing privacy out the window. More
Bernie Monegain | May 13, 2015 | 10:45 AM | Electronic Health Records, Quality and Safety, Policy and Legislation
The 21st Century Cures bill put forth by the House Energy and Commerce's Subcommittee on Health, is set for markup Thursday, a process in which subcommittee members offer amendments. More
BOSTON, MA | Bernie Monegain | May 12, 2015 | 11:00 AM | Network Infrastructure, Compliance & Legal
Massachusetts state officials knew its $1 billion insurance website -- set up under the Affordable Care Act and part of the nationwide push to offer health insurance to the uninsured -- was in trouble. Worse, they said nothing. More
WASHINGTON | Bernie Monegain | May 12, 2015 | 10:17 AM | Mobile, Telehealth, Accountable Care
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT announced Thursday the six winners of its inaugural Market R&D Pilot Challenge. ONC awarded a total of $300,000 in funding for the projects. More
Bernie Monegain | May 8, 2015 | 11:08 AM | Meaningful Use, Electronic Health Records, Policy and Legislation
President Obama's nomination of ONC Chief Karen DeSalvo, MD, to the post of Assistant HHS Secretary, did not surprise many in health IT circles. After all, she was already Acting Assistant Secretary. As some stakeholders say, if she is confirmed, they... More
WASHINGTON | Bernie Monegain | May 8, 2015 | 10:11 AM | Data Warehousing, Policy and Legislation, Analytics
HHS could soon release a big collection of data, twice as much as it has in the past, according to a report from Medical Practice Insider. More
NEW YORK | Bernie Monegain | May 8, 2015 | 09:14 AM | Claims Processing, Network Infrastructure, Financial/Revenue Cycle Management
The U.S. healthcare industry's billing and payment system is a horse-and-buggy in a world contemplating driverless cars, a new report from PwC asserts and calls for going to digital options stat. More
Bernie Monegain | May 8, 2015 | 08:12 AM | Data Warehousing, Quality and Safety, Analytics
An increasing number of babies across the country are born addicted to opioids and require intensive care, according to a study analyzing MEDNAX Clinical Data Warehouse statistics from 299 neonatal intensive care units across the country. More
WASHINGTON | Bernie Monegain | May 7, 2015 | 09:23 AM | Meaningful Use, Electronic Health Records, Health Information Exchange (HIE)
ONC chief Karen DeSalvo, MD, has been nominated by President Obama to the post of Assistant Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services. If she is confirmed by the Senate, she would step down as National Coordinator for Health IT, a post she has... More