PHILADELPHIA | Bernie Monegain | November 4, 2014 | 10:06 AM | Electronic Health Records, Network Infrastructure, Quality and Safety
The Independence Blue Cross Center for Health Care Innovation has begun a new collaboration with Drexel University on several research projects aimed at improving the delivery of healthcare, including one targeting chronic disease. More
CHICAGO | Bernie Monegain | November 3, 2014 | 10:33 AM | Meaningful Use, Electronic Health Records, Policy and Legislation
The Certification Commission for Health Information Technology, better known by its acronym CCHIT, is ending all operations, and expects to conclude the process by later this month. The closure follows an announcement earlier this year that it would stop EHR... More
BALTIMORE | Bernie Monegain | November 3, 2014 | 09:55 AM | Meaningful Use, Electronic Health Records, Quality and Safety
MedStar Health, the largest healthcare provider in Maryland and the Washington, D.C., region, and Cerner have signed a seven-year agreement to streamline operations, help improve the quality of patient care and develop technologies that align with MedStar... More
NEW YORK | Bernie Monegain | October 31, 2014 | 09:38 AM | Privacy and Security, Workforce Management
New York City offers plenty of healthcare and technology jobs, but there's a gap between the work and the skills available, according to a new report from financial services firm JPMorgan Chase. More
MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA | Bernie Monegain | October 31, 2014 | 07:06 AM | Electronic Health Records, Quality and Safety, Policy and Legislation
Worries over the usability of electronic health records have escalated recently -- in tandem, it seems, with their broad adoption. Now comes research from Frost & Sullivan that confirms this, and suggests that EHR usability challenges are likely to get... More
Bernie Monegain | October 30, 2014 | 08:22 AM | Mobile/Wireless, Quality and Safety, RIS and PACS
Cleveland Clinic unveiled Wednesday its 9th annual list of Top 10 Medical Innovations that are likely to have major impact on improving patient care in 2015, and among them are some technology advances. More
CHICAGO | Bernie Monegain | October 29, 2014 | 08:42 AM | Quality and Safety, Workforce Management, Policy and Legislation
The American Medical Association launched what its leaders call a first-of-its-kind resource aimed at helping physicians and other healthcare providers improve patient access to care. More
CHICAGO | Bernie Monegain | October 28, 2014 | 09:27 AM | Meaningful Use, Electronic Health Records, Interoperability
The American Medical Association released a statement Monday that points to the organization's concern over the recent departure of key leaders from the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology. The ONC exits most recently... More
Bernie Monegain | October 27, 2014 | 09:46 AM | Enterprise Resource Planning, Quality and Safety, RIS and PACS
Technology company Aramark opened a new Healthcare Technology & Innovation Center in Charlotte, N.C. earlier this month, touting the new venture as a way to drive more efficient ways for hospitals to manage their clinical equipment assets. More
Bernie Monegain | October 27, 2014 | 09:19 AM | Data Warehousing, Mobile/Wireless, Cloud Computing
IBM will use its engagement and analytics technology to help curb the spread of Ebola in West Africa, company executives announced today. The computing giant will apply mobile technology, data analytics and cloud computing to help governments and relief... More
LAS VEGAS | Bernie Monegain | October 23, 2014 | 11:33 AM | Electronic Health Records, Mobile/Wireless, Privacy and Security
With more than 350 exhibitors on the show floor, including many for the first time, MGMA's exhibit hall is expected to be abuzz with activity and fresh ideas. There's also a "Tweet Street." More
BOSTON | Bernie Monegain | October 23, 2014 | 09:52 AM | Mobile/Wireless, Quality and Safety
Boston Children's Hospital has named three finalists to compete for $30,000 and investment advice from industry leaders in the hospital's first Innovation Tank, which the hospital patterned after ABC's hit show, Shark Tank. More