WATERTOWN, MA | Bernie Monegain | July 16, 2014 | 10:31 AM | Data Warehousing, Policy and Legislation, Cloud Computing
There has been no increase in new patient visits since the Affordable Care Act took effect. This, according to ACAView, a report from cloud-based EHR company athenahealth and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The report, released today, is the first of... More
Bernie Monegain | July 15, 2014 | 10:45 AM | Quality and Safety
For the first time, Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., claimed the No. 1 spot on U.S. News & World Report's annual list of top hospitals, edging out Massachusetts General. Johns Hopkins Hospital, which in 2012 lost a 21-year first-place ranking, came... More
Bernie Monegain | July 14, 2014 | 10:05 AM | Meaningful Use, Electronic Health Records, Interoperability
As David Blumenthal, MD, sees it, Stage 2 is where the rubber meets the road for the Meaningful Use EHR Incentive Program -- the government's grand scheme to drag the American healthcare system, kicking and screaming, into the 21st Century. But, is it... More
CHICAGO | Bernie Monegain | July 11, 2014 | 10:46 AM | Meaningful Use, Electronic Health Records, Policy and Legislation
The EHR Association, which is made up of nearly 40 EHR companies, urged the Office of the National Coordinator and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to provide the meaningful use final rule ASAP. More
NEW YORK | Bernie Monegain | July 10, 2014 | 10:00 AM | Electronic Health Records, Network Infrastructure, Interoperability
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center is adding momentum and new capabilities to its interoperability and population health initiatives. More
Bernie Monegain | July 8, 2014 | 10:49 AM | Electronic Health Records, Policy and Legislation, Interoperability
The EHR Association, with its nearly 40 EHR vendor members, largely supports the proposals for regulation of health IT put forth in a draft report from the Food and Drug Administration and other agencies, according to a July 7 letter to FDA Commissioner... More
FORT WORTH, TX | Bernie Monegain | July 7, 2014 | 10:21 AM | Meaningful Use, Network Infrastructure, Quality and Safety
The computerized physician order entry market will grow at 6.5 percent over five years, from $938.4 million in 2013 to more than $1.2 billion in 2018, according to a new report from research firm MicroMarket Monitor. More
CROSSVILLE, TN | Bernie Monegain | July 7, 2014 | 07:00 AM | Meaningful Use, Health Information Exchange (HIE), Interoperability
Darrel Whitmill, RN, manager of physician informatics and meaningful use at Cumberland Medical Center in Crossville, Tenn., wanted to beat the rush to Stage 2 meaningful use attestation, and he did. More
Bernie Monegain | July 5, 2014 | 10:00 AM | Electronic Health Records, Privacy and Security, Policy and Legislation
As director of health information technology policy and programs for the National Partnership for Women and Families, Mark Savage keeps a close watch on healthcare information technology, along with all other aspects of patient care. More
CHICAGO | Bernie Monegain | July 5, 2014 | 09:10 AM | Network Infrastructure, Workforce Management, Policy and Legislation
Rush University Medical Center in Chicago has created a public community to support its EN-Abled Veteran Program, which helps military veterans transition to successful healthcare IT careers. More
WASHINGTON | Bernie Monegain | July 4, 2014 | 08:29 AM | Electronic Health Records, Health Information Exchange (HIE), Interoperability
The Department of Veterans Affairs has awarded a three-year, $162 million contract for upgrades to its VistA electronic health record. The announcement comes just as government officials assert in a news release Thursday that the multi-billion dollar... More
Bernie Monegain | July 2, 2014 | 10:55 AM | Health Information Exchange (HIE), Network Infrastructure, Policy and Legislation
While a key provision of the 2009 HITECH Act was to spur health data exchange within and outside hospitals, only 30 percent of U.S. hospitals are part of a health information exchange today. More