ORLANDO, FL | Bernie Monegain | February 28, 2014 | 11:07 AM | Meaningful Use, ICD-10, Policy and Legislation
There will be no delay for ICD-10 conversion. But when CMS Administrator Marilyn Tavenner announced Thursday at HIMSS14 that CMS would be flexible on hardship exemptions for meaningful use requirements, it provided some of the relief healthcare providers --... More
Bernie Monegain | February 26, 2014 | 20:41 PM
HIMSS14 attendees discuss what they wanted to hear most from Hillary Clinton in her keynote speech. At the top of the list were hearing her opinions on healthcare, healthcare reform and, of course, Health IT. More
ORLANDO | Bernie Monegain | February 26, 2014 | 09:36 AM
The fifth annual H.I.T. Men & Women Awards Reception celebrated nine trailblazers in healthcare IT, people who through their vision, talent and perseverance are advancing the adoption of health IT, innovation and best practices to improve healthcare. More
Bernie Monegain | February 25, 2014 | 21:47 PM
People have concerns about meeting government regulation requirements, particularly in light of deadlines that sometimes conflict, such as those for Stage 2 meaningful use and ICD-10 conversion. Karen DeSalvo, MD, understands that and is listening. More
ORLANDO | Bernie Monegain | February 25, 2014 | 19:45 PM
Picture a bridge with two ends reaching out to connect but being off by a foot or more. That's a place healthcare IT doesn't want to be, said two presenters at an education session on Tuesday. More
ORLANDO | Bernie Monegain | February 25, 2014 | 14:24 PM | Meaningful Use
The education session "Meaningful Use Stage 2 Requirements" on Tuesday morning especially caught the audience's attention when Robert Anthony, deputy director at the CMS Office of E-Health Standards and Service, asked: "How many people... More
ORLANDO | Bernie Monegain | February 24, 2014 | 17:55 PM
Aetna CEO Mark T. Bertolini believes that when times are tough, people want to hear the truth. In his Monday morning opening keynote here at HIMSS14, Bertolini was prepared to speak the unvarnished truth. More
ORLANDO, FL | Bernie Monegain | February 23, 2014 | 16:14 PM | Meaningful Use
What if a room was alive and could know everything medically pertinent about the patient when he or she entered the room? That wild idea led to UPMC creating the SmartRoom and in 2010 partnering with IBM to take it to market. More
Bernie Monegain | February 21, 2014 | 10:00 AM | Quality and Safety, Telehealth
CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield has pledged to invest more than $1.3 million in four initiatives designed to expand the use of telemedicine to treat patients with behavioral healthcare needs in underserved urban and rural areas of Maryland and Washington, D.C. More
ARMONK, NY | Bernie Monegain | February 20, 2014 | 08:26 AM | Data Warehousing, Electronic Health Records
Carilion Clinic in Roanoke, Va., has identified 8,500 patients at risk for developing heart failure in a pilot project designed to lead to early intervention. The pilot was completed in collaboration with IBM and Epic, using predictive modeling of data in... More
Bernie Monegain | February 20, 2014 | 07:42 AM | Business Intelligence, Data Warehousing, Quality and Safety
Envisioning a future when healthcare is data-driven in a big way, Deloitte Consulting has launched a new business unit and is investing between $150 million to $200 million in life sciences and healthcare analytics and launching ConvergeHEALTH, a new business... More
PITTSBURGH | Bernie Monegain | February 19, 2014 | 07:29 AM | Privacy and Security, Quality and Safety, Telehealth
Onsite Occupational Health and Safety has tapped UPMC to provide second opinions and medical consultations in Afghanistan via telemedicine services. More