MEMPHIS, TN | Bernie Monegain | March 24, 2014 | 06:24 AM | Financial/Revenue Cycle Management
Methodist Healthcare, an integrated health system in Memphis, Tenn., is giving its revenue cycle management a boost by automating its paper-based practices. More
Bernie Monegain | March 20, 2014 | 06:35 AM | Network Infrastructure
A sensor slipped under a mattress and a bedside monitor to continuously keep tabs on a patient's vital signs, such as heart rate and oxygen levels can avoid code-blue events, reduce how long a patient stays in the hospital and save costs, according to a... More
Bernie Monegain | March 19, 2014 | 10:41 AM | Meaningful Use, Electronic Health Records, ICD-10
It looks like the steep climb to meaningful use Stage 2 could be rocky. There is no shortage of challenges to worry about, but at the University of Utah Health Care, the woman in charge of the ICD-10 project is finding new ways to get things done -- even as... More
PITTSBURGH | Bernie Monegain | March 17, 2014 | 10:22 AM | Electronic Health Records, Mobile/Wireless
UPMC, among the country's best known health systems, and Bellevue, Wash.-based population health company Caradigm are working together to take the frustration out of navigating technology and provide physicians a way to better care for their patients. More
SAN FRANCISCO | Bernie Monegain | March 14, 2014 | 11:25 AM | Business Intelligence, Financial/Revenue Cycle Management
It looks like investors are drawn to the concept of price transparency in healthcare, giving Castlight affirmation this morning, with shares rising 139 percent on its first day of trading. More
OREM, UT | Bernie Monegain | March 13, 2014 | 10:45 AM | Electronic Health Records, Health Information Exchange (HIE), Network Infrastructure
Having landed 250 mega multi-million dollar EHR installations in large hospitals and integrated delivery networks across the country, Epic is now making its way into smaller community hospitals. According to a new report, the move is providing new... More
WOONSOCKET, RI | Bernie Monegain | March 10, 2014 | 11:01 AM | Electronic Health Records, Health Information Exchange (HIE), Quality and Safety
The largest retail clinic in the country will roll out the most popular commercial EMR system throughout all its clinics. MinuteClinic, a division of CVS Caremark will switch to the Epic electronic medical record system called EpicCare. More
WASHINGTON | Bernie Monegain | March 7, 2014 | 06:38 AM | Meaningful Use, Electronic Health Records, Policy and Legislation
The GAO recently took a swipe at the government's Meaningful Use EHR Incentive Program, saying it lacked strategy and called for action to establish a strategy in order to achieve its goals, especially those aimed at improving care. More
WASHINGTON | Bernie Monegain | March 6, 2014 | 08:04 AM | Electronic Health Records, Quality and Safety
The Army is planning to upgrade its electronic medical record system to ensure soldiers wounded on the battlefield will have detailed permanent accounts of the scenario and treatment received. More
CHICAGO | Bernie Monegain | March 5, 2014 | 07:46 AM | Electronic Health Records, Network Infrastructure, Quality and Safety
Ohio State University's 263 clinics have achieved Stage 7 of HIMSS Analytics Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model, which represents the top level of EMR use. More
LOS ANGELES | Bernie Monegain | March 3, 2014 | 08:00 AM | Data Warehousing, Mobile/Wireless
A new UCLA-led study suggests that real-time social media such as Twitter could be used to track HIV and drug related behavior to detect potential outbreaks -- and ultimately, as a tool for prevention efforts. More
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