WATERTOWN, MA | Bernie Monegain | May 30, 2014 | 06:48 AM | Claims Processing, Financial/Revenue Cycle Management, Cloud Computing
The annual PayerView Report from health IT company athenahealth, released today, reveals the healthcare payer that has the best relationship with providers and the one that has the most problems. More
Bernie Monegain | May 30, 2014 | 06:25 AM | Electronic Health Records, Health Information Exchange (HIE), Privacy and Security
Identity management and unauthorized data access by employees present the biggest threat to security and privacy of patient data, according to healthcare providers across the country. More
Bernie Monegain | May 29, 2014 | 14:55 PM
The recent National Healthcare Innovation Summit in Boston got me thinking about innovation in a new way. More
ARLINGTON, TX | Bernie Monegain | May 29, 2014 | 14:15 PM
At Texas Health Resources, there are quality measures for most everything -- pneumonia and bypass surgery, cardiac care and healthcare-acquired infections, to name a few. More
SLIVER SPRINGS, MD | Bernie Monegain | May 27, 2014 | 10:41 AM | Electronic Health Records, Quality and Safety, Workforce Management
National Nurses United, which bills itself as the largest organization of nurses in the country, is in the midst of a campaign to spotlight the potential risks of patient harm spurred by what the group calls, "an unchecked proliferation of unproven... More
IRVINE, CA | Bernie Monegain | May 22, 2014 | 10:39 AM | Electronic Health Records, Health Information Exchange (HIE), Interoperability
St. Joseph Health, an integrated healthcare delivery system, with 16 hospitals in California, Texas and New Mexico, will roll out a new health informatics platform, an initiative aimed at putting its data to work. More
Bernie Monegain | May 21, 2014 | 10:47 AM | ePrescribing, Network Infrastructure, Quality and Safety
Surescripts, which bills itself as the country's largest health information network, routed more than a billion electronic prescriptions in 2013. In its new report, it names the top 10 e-prescribing states. More
OREM, UT | Bernie Monegain | May 16, 2014 | 10:56 AM | Health Information Exchange (HIE), Network Infrastructure, Interoperability
Epic to non-Epic clinical data sharing can be done, but it is not without challenges, according to a new report from research firm KLAS. The report examines what health organizations not using an Epic system have to do in order to share data with health... More
BOSTON | Bernie Monegain | May 15, 2014 | 08:05 AM | Network Infrastructure, Quality and Safety, Policy and Legislation
Author, consultant and futurist Ian Morrison served up the opening keynote at the National Healthcare Innovation Summit on May 14 in Boston with a large dose of wit. But he delivered a somber message concerning the urgent need for innovation in healthcare. More
BOSTON | Bernie Monegain | May 13, 2014 | 10:44 AM | Enterprise Resource Planning, Network Infrastructure, Quality and Safety
Partners HealthCare will be consolidating 19 separate pathology systems at six-hospital based programs to seven pathology systems. Six of the Partners hospitals will consolidate lab operations on a single enterprise system from Tucson, Ariz.-based Sunquest... More
BOSTON | Bernie Monegain | May 7, 2014 | 07:38 AM | Quality and Safety
ROI -- whether the "I" stands for innovation or for investment -- will be among the many topics up for discussion at the National Healthcare Innovation Summit, which kicks off May 13 in Boston. The organizers promise "the kinds of innovations... More
WOODSVILLE, NH | Bernie Monegain | May 6, 2014 | 07:09 AM | Meaningful Use, Electronic Health Records, Quality and Safety
Cottage Hospital, a critical access hospital in Woodsville, N.H., has saved more than $100,000 over three years since it rolled out interface engine technology. More