Bernie Monegain | June 4, 2015 | 08:40 AM | Business Intelligence, Data Warehousing, Quality and Safety
When it comes to providing the right care to the right patient in record time, the nation's policymakers, researchers, doctors and nurses seem on the verge of critical mass, or what author Malcolm Gladwell would call "the tipping point." More
Bernie Monegain | June 3, 2015 | 14:56 PM | Quality and Safety, Policy and Legislation, Clinical
Along with four big-name healthcare systems -- and many other organizations to bolster the cause -- the government announced Wednesday a full-on campaign to take out antibiotic-resistant bacteria that kill 23,000 people a year. The infographic summarizes the... More
WASHINGTON | Bernie Monegain | June 3, 2015 | 10:30 AM | ICD-10 & Coding, Policy and Legislation, Clinical
Eighty-eight percent of the ICD-10 claims filed in the latest end-to-end testing by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services made it through without a hitch, the agency reports. More
WASHINGTON | Bernie Monegain | June 3, 2015 | 09:53 AM | Quality and Safety, Policy and Legislation, Clinical
Four big-name health systems are joining a White House initiative to tackle the deadly problem of antibiotic-resistant bacteria -- known as superbugs. They infect 2 million people a year and result in 23,000 deaths annually. More
BOSTON | Bernie Monegain | June 1, 2015 | 10:55 AM | Electronic Health Records, Network Infrastructure, Quality and Safety
Partners HealthCare's estimated $1.2 billion Epic EHR system promises to automate paper-based work at Partners' hospitals in Boston. Will the gamble pay off? The Boston Globe explores. More
Bernie Monegain | June 1, 2015 | 10:09 AM | Data Warehousing, Electronic Health Records, Quality and Safety
Allina Health and Health Catalyst launched 2015 with a unique partnership between a health system and a vendor -- a $100 million deal over 10 years with shared risks. Ross Gustafson talks about the work so far. More
Bernie Monegain | May 29, 2015 | 11:01 AM | Network Infrastructure, Quality and Safety, Interoperability
Connected health infrastructure is emerging in healthcare as a binding agent for diverse devices and workflows, aiding diagnosis, monitoring and prevention, according to new analysis from Frost & Sullivan. But many providers don't even have a plan... More
Bernie Monegain | May 29, 2015 | 10:12 AM | Electronic Health Records, Quality and Safety, Policy and Legislation
In an article published online today in JAMIA, the journal of the American Medical Informatics Association, an AMIA task force takes on the thorny issues associated with the use of electronic medical record systems and offers recommendations for improvement. More
Bernie Monegain | May 28, 2015 | 11:00 AM | Meaningful Use, Electronic Health Records, Quality and Safety
Two reports from two separate research firms -- Kalorama and Black Book Rankings -- indicate the market for EMRs is still healthy, even as incentives for meaningful use dwindle and a large shift in vendor market share occurs. More
Bernie Monegain | May 28, 2015 | 10:05 AM | Meaningful Use, Electronic Health Records, Quality and Safety
CHIME, the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives, says the requirements for Stage 3 meaningful use are over the top, and its executives proposed several changes. More
Bernie Monegain | May 27, 2015 | 10:55 AM | Electronic Health Records, Quality and Safety, Clinical
In what the government describes as the largest research grant ever from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell announced today awards of $112 million to improve heart health across the country. More
Bernie Monegain | May 26, 2015 | 11:09 AM | Electronic Health Records, Quality and Safety, Policy and Legislation
Artist Regina Holliday is the subject of a USA Today article on her artistic advocacy on behalf of patient rights. More