ARLINGTON, TX | Bernie Monegain | April 30, 2014 | 09:57 AM | Quality and Safety, Policy and Legislation
Texas Health Resources, a 25-hospital health system, is going public with its reporting of patient safety and quality measures, making what was once an internal report open for all to see -- "warts and all," as Texas Resources Chief Clinical Officer... More
Bernie Monegain | April 29, 2014 | 11:04 AM | ICD-10
Premier is calling for a date certain on the implementation of ICD-10 billing codes, joining others like AHIMA in pressing CMS to set a new start date for conversion of medical and billing codes from ICD-9 to ICD-10. More
NEW YORK | Bernie Monegain | April 29, 2014 | 10:30 AM | Meaningful Use, Electronic Health Records, Policy and Legislation
The global market for electronic medical records has shot up to $23.2 billion in 2013, according to a new report from research firm Kalorama: EMR 2014: The Market for Electronic Medical Records. More
WASHINGTON | Bernie Monegain | April 25, 2014 | 11:03 AM | ICD-10, Quality and Safety, Policy and Legislation
The American Health Information Management Association's 2014 ICD-10 and Computer Assisted Coding Summit featured the latest industry reaction to the ICD-10 delay. It was one of frustration and disappointment. More
OREM, UT | Bernie Monegain | April 24, 2014 | 10:22 AM | Business Intelligence, Data Warehousing, Quality and Safety
The shift toward value-based care has sparked a demand for analytics like never before, according to a new report from research firm KLAS. The report also points out that the demand has vendors rushing a wave of new products to market. More
WATERTOWN, MA | Bernie Monegain | April 22, 2014 | 10:50 AM | Meaningful Use, Electronic Health Records, Financial/Revenue Cycle Management
Cloud-based EHR company athenahealth will resign from the EHR Association. Its executives say it does not belong there, since it is neither an EHR company nor a software vendor. More
PITTSBURGH | Bernie Monegain | April 21, 2014 | 10:59 AM | Network Infrastructure, Privacy and Security
UPMC officials say the number of employees affected by a data breach at the renowned medical center is much higher than originally reported -- rising from 322 employees first disclosed on March 6, now up to 27,000 out of a total of 62,000 employees. More
DENVER | Bernie Monegain | April 18, 2014 | 01:00 AM | Business Intelligence
Welltok, says CEO Jeff Margolis, is leading a transformative movement in healthcare – pioneering health optimization. Now, it has a little help from its friend Watson. More
Bernie Monegain | April 18, 2014 | 01:00 AM | Network Infrastructure, Workforce Management
Expectations are high and getting higher for today's healthcare CIO, who continues to be deluged with "do-it-now" projects at a time when, more than ever before, he or she is expected to bring top executive skills, the long view and strategy to... More
Bernie Monegain | April 18, 2014 | 01:00 AM | Data Warehousing
While compared with other industries, healthcare has been slow to recognize the value that data and analytics could have on both the clinical and the business sides of the house. More
Bernie Monegain | April 18, 2014 | 01:00 AM | Data Warehousing, Electronic Health Records
Remember the old adage, “Knowledge is power? In healthcare, it’s never been more manifest than in these times when hospitals and health systems are increasingly turning to data for answers to many big questions. More
Bernie Monegain | April 18, 2014 | 01:00 AM
Bill Spooner has “retired” from his post as leader of Sharp Healthcare’s 450-member IT team on Feb. 14. The quotes around “retired” are necessary because he has something in the works. More