LAS VEGAS | Bernie Monegain | October 7, 2014 | 08:16 AM | Meaningful Use, Electronic Health Records, ICD-10
Even as it competes with the many showy distractions Las Vegas has to offer, the upcoming MGMA conference will be zeroing in on the complex and challenging issues facing physicians and practice managers today. More
FAIRFIELD, CT | Bernie Monegain | October 6, 2014 | 09:50 AM | Electronic Health Records, Workforce Management, Financial/Revenue Cycle Management
GE Chairman and CEO Jeff Immelt announced today the appointment of John Flannery as president and CEO of GE Healthcare. Flannery succeeds John Dineen, who is leaving GE. The appointment is effective immediately. More
WALNUT CREEK, CA | Bernie Monegain | October 3, 2014 | 09:17 AM | Business Intelligence, Electronic Health Records, Quality and Safety
Hill Physicians Medical Group, Dignity Health Medical Foundation and Dignity Health hospitals have launched an accountable care initiative, introducing the Aetna Whole Health product, designed for businesses with employees who live in California's... More
Bernie Monegain | October 2, 2014 | 10:09 AM | Quality and Safety, Policy and Legislation
The National Institutes of Health will award $46 million in grants to support the government's cognitive research initiative known as BRAIN, or Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies. More
SAN DIEGO | Bernie Monegain | October 1, 2014 | 09:45 AM | Meaningful Use, Quality and Safety, Policy and Legislation
When Russell Branzell, chief executive officer of CHIME, told an audience at the AHIMA convention that he was "mad as hell," the crowd of hundreds of healthcare information managers roared with laughter and applause. More
WASHINGTON | Bernie Monegain | September 30, 2014 | 11:24 AM
The Department of Health and Human Services published a final rule for Stage 2 meaningful use August 29 that offers hospitals and physicians flexibility for 2014. CHIME and professional organizations had asked for even more flexibility. More
DENVER | Bernie Monegain | September 30, 2014 | 11:20 AM
Brighter than ever, the spotlight at the MGMA 2014 Annual Conference Oct. 26-28 at the Las Vegas Convention Center will be on healthcare information technology, and meaningful use -- and, yes, ICD-10. More
Bernie Monegain | September 30, 2014 | 10:14 AM
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
SAN FRANCISCO | Bernie Monegain | September 30, 2014 | 10:08 AM
Dignity Health announced this past month it would build a cloud-based data analytics platform to improve care and drive sown costs. A library of clinical, social and behavioral analytics will power the platform. More
Bernie Monegain | September 30, 2014 | 09:27 AM | Workforce Management, Policy and Legislation
As health information managers gathered in San Diego this week for the AHIMA annual convention, California Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill that could result in more workers to fulfill the increasing demand for health IT and data analytics professionals. More
SAN DIEGO | Bernie Monegain | September 30, 2014 | 06:32 AM | Mobile/Wireless, Cloud Computing
Known for his rapid fire, entertaining talks on the condition of U.S. healthcare today, the famed cardiologist and innovator paused to answer questions from the AHIMA audience at a separate session after his Monday morning presentation. More
SAN DIEGO | Bernie Monegain | September 30, 2014 | 03:48 AM | Electronic Health Records, Health Information Exchange (HIE), Interoperability
ONC chief Karen DeSalvo, MD, promised an audience of AHIMA members that the government would act "fast into interoperability." She drew applause when she added, "We cannot wait for 10 years to get this done." More