NATIONAL HARBOR, MD | Bernie Monegain | December 11, 2013 | 06:56 AM | Mobile/Wireless, Telehealth
"This market will not take off until we can scale," was Clint McClellan's opening assertion as he launched a panel session to discuss the state of mHealth markets. More
WASHINGTON | Bernie Monegain | December 10, 2013 | 09:05 AM | Electronic Health Records, Mobile/Wireless, Telehealth
There it was -- the clear-as-a-bell prediction. Call it the "wow factor." Andrew Watson, MD, medical director of the Center for Connected Medicine at UPMC, made an assertion about the future of digital health at the mHealth Summit on Dec. 9 that... More
WASHINGTON | Bernie Monegain | December 8, 2013 | 13:39 PM | Mobile/Wireless
The mHealth Alliance plans to transition its base of operations in 2014 from the United Nations Foundation in Washington, DC to South Africa. In the coming months, the Alliance will finalize a full transition plan for 2014, including a proposal to co-locate... More
NEW YORK | Bernie Monegain | December 6, 2013 | 11:06 AM | Mobile/Wireless, Quality and Safety
The Mount Sinai Health System in New York City will create the Mount Sinai Institute of Technology with $5 million in funding from the New York City Economic Development Corporation. The goal is to radically transform biomedicine through technology-based... More
Kansas City, MO | Bernie Monegain | December 6, 2013 | 05:00 AM | Data Warehousing, Electronic Health Records, Quality and Safety
Cerner Corp., one of the top EHR vendors in the country, is teaming up with Claritas Genomics to advance personalized medicine by building tools and connectivity that will better integrate next-generation, sequence-based diagnostic testing into clinical... More
PHOENIX | Bernie Monegain | December 5, 2013 | 10:16 AM | Meaningful Use, Privacy and Security, Cloud Computing
Healthcare cloud services company ClearDATA Network closed an over-subscribed $14 million Series B funding round. The funding provides the company with capital to maximize its growth opportunities and momentum in the market, says ClearDATA President and CEO... More
BOSTON | Bernie Monegain | December 4, 2013 | 12:08 PM | Workforce Management
The cloud-based health IT services vendor has been named the Gold Level winner for the Greater Boston region at the Team Massachusetts Economic Impact Awards. The awards are given annually by MassEcon to recognize companies that have made outstanding... More
CHARLOTTE, NC | Bernie Monegain | December 4, 2013 | 10:58 AM | Data Warehousing, Quality and Safety, Financial/Revenue Cycle Management
Premier has added seven new members to its Bundled Payment Collaborative, which now includes 17 healthcare provider systems with more than 45 hospitals across the country. Bundled payment care models are projected to save $2.4 billion nationwide over the next... More
WASHINGTON | Bernie Monegain | December 4, 2013 | 08:05 AM | Quality and Safety
For the second consecutive year, rural hospitals stood out, with 22 hospitals making the Leapfrog Group's 2013 Top Hospitals list -- a 69 percent increase from last year. Rounding out the list are 55 urban hospitals and 13 children's hospitals. More
CHICAGO | Bernie Monegain | December 3, 2013 | 10:50 AM | Quality and Safety, RIS and PACS, Cloud Computing
Leveraging the Industrial Internet to better impact patient outcomes, GE Healthcare launched Centricity 360, a cloud service that the company calls "a GE Predictivity solution." More
Bernie Monegain | December 3, 2013 | 08:17 AM | Quality and Safety
MedStar Health, in collaboration with Cleveland Clinic Innovations, has signed a deal with InnoVital Systems of Beltsville, Md., to license patent rights for a device that potentially could make it easier for patients with severe lung and neuromuscular... More
WASHINGTON | Bernie Monegain | December 2, 2013 | 11:18 AM | Policy and Legislation
HealthCare.gov, the government's hobbled health insurance website, is fixed and running smoothly, CMS officials announced Dec. 1 in a rare Sunday telephone news briefing. It took 400-plus software adjustments, hardware overhaul and a revamp of the... More