Bernie Monegain | January 10, 2014 | 11:31 AM | Business Intelligence, Quality and Safety, Cloud Computing
A pilot project OhioHealth rolled out with IBM has resulted in a 90 percent compliance with hand-washing standards. That's a 20 percent jump for the hospital -- and markedly better than most other hospitals around the country that are at 50 percent. More
BOSTON | Bernie Monegain | January 9, 2014 | 07:29 AM | Electronic Health Records, Health Information Exchange (HIE), Quality and Safety
The Mass HIway Health Information Exchange has entered into the next phase, with new tools for locating and retrieving medical records across the state. Gov. Deval L. Patrick and healthcare leaders gathered at Beth Israel Medical Center in Boston on Jan. 8 to... More
WALTHAM, MA | Bernie Monegain | January 8, 2014 | 04:01 AM | Mobile/Wireless, Quality and Safety
EarlySense, which develops and markets patient care solutions, has received FDA clearance for its EarlySense 2.0 System, a bedside monitor for continuous measurement of respiration rate, heart rate and motion, in an automatic and contact-free manner. More
CHICAGO | Bernie Monegain | January 7, 2014 | 11:48 AM | Electronic Health Records, Health Information Exchange (HIE), Quality and Safety
HIMSS Analytics awarded Cincinnati Children's Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio, with its Stage 7 Award, and 14 of its associated ambulatory clinics the Stage 7 Ambulatory Awards. More
Bernie Monegain | January 6, 2014 | 11:06 AM | Mobile/Wireless
More than half of consumers are interested in buying wearable technologies such as fitness monitors for tracking physical activity and managing their personal health, according to the Accenture Digital Consumer Tech Survey 2014. More
Bernie Monegain | January 3, 2014 | 11:16 AM | Meaningful Use, Electronic Health Records, Quality and Safety
A new study in the journal Health Services Research finds nearly three-quarters of physicians using electronic health records in 2011 said there were clinical benefits when patients' medical histories were kept in digital files. The study focused on... More
HONOLULU | Bernie Monegain | January 2, 2014 | 10:08 AM | Meaningful Use, Electronic Health Records
Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie has released more than $21.7 million for capital improvement projects to upgrade and improve state hospital facilities and services statewide. The majority of the spending is designated for health information technology projects. More
CHICAGO | Bernie Monegain | December 31, 2013 | 10:44 AM | Electronic Health Records, Quality and Safety
Three hospitals -- in Hawaii and Texas -- recently reached Stage 7, the highest level of HIMSS Analytics Electronic Medical Records Adoption Model, which is used to track EMR progress at hospitals and health systems. More
DUBLIN | Bernie Monegain | December 30, 2013 | 11:09 AM | Electronic Health Records, Network Infrastructure, Privacy and Security
Driven by increasing demand for clinical information technology and administrative tools, the North American healthcare IT market is forecast to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 7.4 percent, set to reach $31.3 billion by 2017 from $21.9 billion in... More
Bernie Monegain | December 27, 2013 | 11:25 AM | Mobile/Wireless, Quality and Safety, Policy and Legislation
The International Telecommunications Union's Telecommunications Sector has approved Continua's interoperability design guidelines for personal connected health as a new global standard. ITU called the move "a milestone for global e-health... More
CHICAGO | Bernie Monegain | December 26, 2013 | 11:02 AM | Workforce Management
No matter what the job setting, at some point, every health information technology professional ponders, "Am I really being paid what I am worth?" The 2013 HIMSS Compensation Survey makes it easier to answer that question. More
Bernie Monegain | December 23, 2013 | 11:58 AM
The Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange, which bills itself as a leading authority on the use of Health IT, to improve healthcare information exchange, is partnering with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and other public and private... More