CHICAGO | Bernie Monegain | August 22, 2014 | 09:53 AM | Meaningful Use, Electronic Health Records, Workforce Management
A new survey and study conducted by HIMSS Analytics shows demand for qualified health IT workers is as high as it's ever been and "projected to continue in the foreseeable future." More
SAN FRANCISCO | Bernie Monegain | August 19, 2014 | 09:48 AM | Data Warehousing, Network Infrastructure, Quality and Safety
Dignity Health, one of the largest health systems in the country, will build a cloud-based data analytics platform. The health system tapped Cary, N.C.-based SAS to lead the big data and predictive analytics project. More
Bernie Monegain | August 14, 2014 | 10:00 AM | Data Warehousing, Network Infrastructure, Quality and Safety
To provide the infrastructure for a future emergency department and the transition to a McKesson electronic health record system, Comanche County Memorial Hospital in Lawton, Okla., is poised to roll out a new high performance, end-to-end data center network. More
CHICAGO | Bernie Monegain | August 13, 2014 | 09:45 AM | Data Warehousing, Electronic Health Records, Policy and Legislation
The HIMSS Electronic Health Record Association told U.S. senators that, in general, a patient's healthcare data should follow the patient, and it also called for a nationwide patient data matching strategy. More
MOUNTAIN VIEW CA | Bernie Monegain | August 11, 2014 | 09:58 AM | Quality and Safety
El Camino Hospital, known for its advanced use of health information technology, is using wireless technology to reduce the risk of pressure ulcers for patients. Pressure ulcers -- often called bedsores -- have been one of the most elusive problems hospitals... More
WASHINGTON | Bernie Monegain | August 4, 2014 | 10:32 AM
Two advocates -- one for consumers and the other for privacy, announced their leave-takings from the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT, even as the agency itself reorganizes to accommodate a smaller budget post the American Recovery and... More
ANN ARBOR, MI | Bernie Monegain | August 4, 2014 | 10:28 AM
The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives, which represents more than 1,400 CIOs and IT leaders, has urged CMS and ONC to make some changes -- and add some flexibility -- to Stage 2 meaningful use. More
Bernie Monegain | August 4, 2014 | 10:20 AM
Jonathan Bush, former ambulance driver, founder of birthing centers in San Diego, and co-founder and CEO of athenahealth, a public company valued at nearly $5 billion, can add author to his list of achievements. He wrote Where Does It Hurt?: An Entrepreneur... More
NEW YORK | Bernie Monegain | August 4, 2014 | 10:02 AM
A key provision of the 2009 HITECH Act was to spur health data exchange within and outside hospitals. More
Bernie Monegain | August 4, 2014 | 09:52 AM
Devore Culver, MD, is behaving like a kid with a new toy. What is engaging him, however, is not child's play. More
Bernie Monegain | August 4, 2014 | 09:49 AM
Don't tell Amy Abernethy that something is impossible. The oncologist, researcher and associate professor at Duke University Schools of Medicine and Nursing, has made it her mission to go after the seemingly unsolvable. More
CROSSVILLE, TN | Bernie Monegain | August 4, 2014 | 09:37 AM
While some hospital executives are struggling with the demands of Stage 2 meaningful use and perhaps wishing for more time, Darrel Whitmill, RN, manager of physician informatics and meaningful use at Cumberland Medical Center in Crossville, Tenn., decided to... More