ST. PETERSBURG, FL | Bernie Monegain | December 23, 2013 | 11:00 AM | Mobile/Wireless, Quality and Safety, Telehealth
Health insurer Humana and Minnesota-based Healthsense, a provider of aging services technologies, have completed member enrollment in a remote monitoring pilot program. The pilot will measure the impact in-home sensors and remote monitoring technology have on... More
OAKBROOK TERRACE, IL | Bernie Monegain | December 23, 2013 | 07:27 AM | Quality and Safety, RIS and PACS
The Joint Commission has announced changes to its standards for diagnostic imaging, effective July 1, 2014. Additional requirements will be phased in by 2015. The standards changes relate to either quality and safety issues that were needed to more fully... More
CHICAGO | Bernie Monegain | December 20, 2013 | 01:00 AM | Electronic Health Records, ICD-10
What a difference a decade makes. Once flying high, back in 2004 and in subsequent years, EHR company Allscripts today seems to be working overtime to keep up with Wall Street expectations. More
Bernie Monegain | December 20, 2013 | 01:00 AM | Meaningful Use, Electronic Health Records
Healthcare is coming up on the 10 year anniversary of then President George W. Bush's call to action – in his 2004 State of the Union address – to finally transform a paper-mired healthcare system into a digital-age industry that operates more like other... More
Bernie Monegain | December 20, 2013 | 01:00 AM | Meaningful Use, Electronic Health Records
To say that John Glaser has had a front-row seat in the health IT arena over the past 10 years – and the 10 years before that – would be wrong. He's been in the trenches, sleeves rolled up. Glaser has advocated for the adoption of EHRs through his work... More
WASHINGTON | Bernie Monegain | December 20, 2013 | 01:00 AM | Policy and Legislation
Perhaps the ONC chiefs can be like former presidents, getting together every now and then to trade stories about the trials and tribulations that come with the job. More
Bernie Monegain | December 20, 2013 | 01:00 AM | Policy and Legislation
Anyone who thinks John Halamka, MD, does not have an affinity for detail, probably has not read his blog posts nor considered HITSP, Halamka's standards brainchild. More
WASHINGTON | Bernie Monegain | December 20, 2013 | 01:00 AM | Policy and Legislation
Remember AHIC, anyone? The American Health Information Community was created in 2005. In a way, it was a precursor of today's two advisory panels – the Health IT Policy Committee and the Health IT Standards Committee – also created by the government to... More
Bernie Monegain | December 18, 2013 | 10:43 AM | Quality and Safety
Premier expects hospital participation in accountable care organizations to double in 2014, according to its fall 2013 Economic Outlook C-suite survey. Premier's Economic Outlook highlights emerging economic and industry trends impacting alliance members... More
WASHINGTON | Bernie Monegain | December 18, 2013 | 07:30 AM | Policy and Legislation
Former Microsoft executive Kurt DelBene will take over day-to-day responsibility for the smooth running of HealthCare.gov. The government's insurance marketplace is just recovering from the pain of a bungled launch. Jeff Zients, who is credited for... More
Bernie Monegain | December 17, 2013 | 07:57 AM | Workforce Management
A Black Book Rankings poll of 1,404 human resources officers and board members at healthcare provider organizations revealed estimates that two-thirds of CEOs hired in 2014 will have little to no healthcare sector experience, in favor of other experience and... More
SANTA CLARA, CA | Bernie Monegain | December 13, 2013 | 08:23 AM | Mobile/Wireless, Privacy and Security, Quality and Safety
Most people are optimistic about technology innovations advancing healthcare, are willing to participate in virtual healthcare visits with their doctor, and would use health sensors in their bodies and even their toilets, according to a new study commissioned... More