Bernie Monegain | January 21, 2015 | 11:12 AM | Electronic Health Records, Policy and Legislation, Interoperability
National Coordinator Karen DeSalvo, MD, has appointed a practicing physician to head a newly created role: Chief Health Information Officer. More
Bernie Monegain | January 21, 2015 | 09:30 AM | Electronic Health Records, Quality and Safety, Telehealth
Together with MIT, Royal Philips has launched a new initiative that gives healthcare researchers new insights into caring for patients who require intensive care. More
LEAWOOD, KS | Bernie Monegain | January 20, 2015 | 11:52 AM | Meaningful Use, Policy and Legislation, Interoperability
Responding to the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT's call for comments on its draft plan, the American Association of Family Physicians did not mince words. More
Bernie Monegain | January 19, 2015 | 10:10 AM | Mobile, Financial/Revenue Cycle Management, Cloud Computing
Venture capital funding in the healthcare IT sector more than doubled in 2014, coming in at $4.7 billion in 670 deals, according to Mercom Capital Group. More
CHICAGO | Bernie Monegain | January 15, 2015 | 11:43 AM | Meaningful Use, Electronic Health Records, Network Infrastructure
Two hospitals that are part of the MultiCare Health System in Washington State -- and more than 100 of MultiCare's ambulatory clinics -- have landed Stage 7 awards from HIMSS Analytics. More
WASHINGTON | Bernie Monegain | January 15, 2015 | 10:37 AM | Electronic Health Records, Network Infrastructure, Interoperability
Google is a key contender -- part of the PwC team -- bidding on the massive 10-year federal contract to build an electronic health record system for the Department of Defense. PwC announced the collaboration on Thursday. More
WATERTOWN, MA | Bernie Monegain | January 14, 2015 | 11:35 AM | Electronic Health Records, Financial/Revenue Cycle Management, Cloud Computing
Athenahealth, which built its reputation among ambulatory practices by doing the work doctors don't have time to do, is about to buy itself entry into the hospital market. On Wednesday it announced its acquisition of RazorInsights, which provides cloud-... More
CARLSBAD, CA | Bernie Monegain | January 13, 2015 | 12:05 PM | Electronic Health Records, Network Infrastructure, Interoperability
Medsphere Systems and BT have agreed to jointly promote Medsphere's OpenVista EHR under a software-as-a-service. The goal, executives from both companies say, is to relieve hospitals of the many costly and burdensome IT responsibilities. It's also... More
Bernie Monegain | January 12, 2015 | 11:06 AM | Health Information Exchange (HIE), Quality and Safety, Clinical
"I don't think I've been to a health system or even a country in the last couple of years where the Triple Aim isn't in the mission or in the strategic plan," says Maureen Bisognano, president and chief executive officer of the... More
Bernie Monegain | January 9, 2015 | 11:01 AM | Electronic Health Records, Policy and Legislation, Interoperability
Epic and IBM, which have teamed up to win the massive federal contract to replace the Department of Defense's ailing electronic health record system, revealed this week they would not be going it alone: They've recruited a small army of healthcare... More
CHICAGO | Bernie Monegain | January 8, 2015 | 11:26 AM | Business Intelligence, Data Warehousing, Cloud Computing
Analytics startup Apervita, which bills itself as the first health analytics marketplace, has garnered $18M in its first round of funding. It will use the money to accelerate the development of its platform, says the company's CEO, Paul Magelli. More
Bernie Monegain | January 8, 2015 | 09:49 AM | Business Intelligence, Quality and Safety, Clinical
Primary care doctors at Arch Health Partners, a 90-physician multi-specialty practice affiliated with Palomar Health, recently ramped up care of patients with hypertension -- with promising results. More