Bernie Monegain | September 18, 2014 | 13:34 PM | Workforce Management
"These folks really embrace technology, and they see the value in it and how it can help improve patient outcomes, and the bottom line, as well," said Mark Kilborn, CIO at Springhill Medical Center. As he sees it, Springhill IT staffers are always... More
WASHINGTON | Bernie Monegain | September 18, 2014 | 06:46 AM | Meaningful Use, Electronic Health Records, Interoperability
HIMSS delegates from states across the country are heading up to Capitol Hill Thursday with three "asks" for health IT. They've discussed in several private committee meetings how they would approach the lawmakers or -- in several cases -- the... More
CHICAGO | Bernie Monegain | September 17, 2014 | 06:55 AM | Electronic Health Records, Quality and Safety, Policy and Legislation
The American Medical Association, which represents more than 200,000 members, says it's time to fix poorly designed EHRs so doctors can use them more effectively and better serve their patients. More
HARRISBURG, IL | Bernie Monegain | September 16, 2014 | 09:49 AM | Meaningful Use, Electronic Health Records, Health Information Exchange (HIE)
You might say the CIO and IT team at Harrisburg Medical Center are hands on. When it came to tackling the toughest piece of meaningful use Stage 2, they added a staff member to connect with patients at home. More
TEANECK, NJ | Bernie Monegain | September 15, 2014 | 09:44 AM | Electronic Health Records, Network Infrastructure, Workforce Management
Outsourcing company Cognizant, which provides healthcare technology services to providers and payers, will buy health IT software company TriZetto for $2.7 billion in cash, with the intent to better position itself in the market and take advantage of changes... More
DUBOIS, PA | Bernie Monegain | September 12, 2014 | 09:59 AM | Meaningful Use, Electronic Health Records, Policy and Legislation
DuBois Regional Medical Center in DuBois, Pa. was first to attest to Stage 2 of meaningful use among a handful of hospitals that attested early. Though more hospitals have attested to date, the number could still be counted on a couple sets of hands. More
Bernie Monegain | September 11, 2014 | 09:49 AM | Meaningful Use, Electronic Health Records, Interoperability
CMS and ONC disappointed many CIOs and IT teams around the country on Aug. 29 when it issued a final rule for Stage 2 meaningful use that lacked the flexibility on reporting that so many had counted on -- and perhaps expected, because what they had proposed... More
Bernie Monegain | September 10, 2014 | 11:25 AM | Meaningful Use, Electronic Health Records, Policy and Legislation
ONC and HHS issued a final rule today that they say will give EHR makers, health IT developers, providers and consumers more flexibility and clarity when it comes to 2014 Edition certification criteria. More
CUPERTINO, CA | Bernie Monegain | September 9, 2014 | 10:05 AM | Mobile/Wireless, Interoperability
Apple CEO Tim Cook revealed several new products today, iPhone 6, an app called Health and the Apple Watch, with health and fitness capabilities. And, said Kevin Lynch, who introduced it, "Over time, Apple Watch gets to know you like a personal trainer... More
Bernie Monegain | September 8, 2014 | 10:00 AM | Electronic Health Records, Interoperability
PwC US announced on Friday it would put in a bid for the Department of Defense EHR contract, proposing an open source system. The PwC team would go head-to-head with IBM and Epic, which are also bidding on the project. Epic is among the most widely adopted... More
WASHINGTON | Bernie Monegain | September 5, 2014 | 09:43 AM | Network Infrastructure, Privacy and Security, Policy and Legislation
HealthCare.gov, the government's insurance enrollment website, was breached in July by a hacker or hackers, according to CMS officials at a briefing on Thursday. The officials said that while the intruders uploaded malware, they took no personal... More
WINSTON-SAlEM, NC | Bernie Monegain | September 4, 2014 | 10:00 AM | Electronic Health Records, Financial/Revenue Cycle Management
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, in Winston-Salem, N.C., has posted losses for the 2013-2014 fiscal year, ending June 30. It's the second year in a row Wake Forest reported millions in losses, apparently unable to bounce back from the hit it took over... More