ANN ARBOR, MI | Bernie Monegain | July 1, 2014 | 10:10 AM | Meaningful Use, Electronic Health Records, Policy and Legislation
The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives, which represents more than 1,400 CIOs and IT leaders, is calling on CMS and ONC to make some changes -- and add some flexibility -- to Stage 2 meaningful use. More
WASHINGTON | Bernie Monegain | June 27, 2014 | 10:56 AM | Meaningful Use, Workforce Management, Policy and Legislation
Lygeia Ricciardi, the first director of the Office of Consumer eHealth at ONC, will step down on July 25, National Coordinator KarenDeSalvo, MD, announced in an email to ONC staff. More
NEW YORK | Bernie Monegain | June 27, 2014 | 10:15 AM | Business Intelligence, Data Warehousing, Quality and Safety
Mount Sinai Health System, one of the largest health systems in the New York metro area, plans to double down on its efforts to capture deeper patient data through census surveys. The goal is to better pinpoint opportunities to improve patient care. More
Bernie Monegain | June 26, 2014 | 11:46 AM
After talking recently with former National Coordinator for Health Information Technology David Blumenthal, MD, there seemed to be reason to be optimistic about the promise of health information technology, about moving the healthcare system as we've... More
Bernie Monegain | June 26, 2014 | 11:28 AM
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 turn the American healthcare system on its head. More
Bernie Monegain | June 26, 2014 | 10:31 AM
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
OREM, UT | Bernie Monegain | June 26, 2014 | 09:55 AM | Electronic Health Records, Network Infrastructure, Interoperability
If you had to guess which three EMR vendors increased their market share in 2013, you'd probably be right. Cerner, Epic and MEDITECH. Slam dunk. More
SACRAMENTO, CA | Bernie Monegain | June 25, 2014 | 10:31 AM | Electronic Health Records, Health Information Exchange (HIE), Network Infrastructure
Sutter Health executives say its health information exchange will enable doctors and hospitals -- inside and outside its network of care -- to securely share clinical information. The organization sees it as a game changer, one that will boost care... More
WASHINGTON | Bernie Monegain | June 23, 2014 | 10:43 AM | Health Information Exchange (HIE), Network Infrastructure, Policy and Legislation
Politics and poor management led to the breakdown of the government's health insurance website HealthCare.gov during its launch and in subsequent weeks, a new Senate report concludes. More
WATERTOWN, MA | Bernie Monegain | June 20, 2014 | 10:48 AM | Meaningful Use, Electronic Health Records, Interoperability
The folks at cloud-based EHR company athenahealth found cause to celebrate earlier this week when the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid posted the list of EHR products providers used to attest to meaningful use. More
Bernie Monegain | June 19, 2014 | 10:28 AM
Look, Ma, no hands! EHR company drchrono is incorporating Google Glass into its platform. The idea is to create the first wearable health record -- one that is mobile and hands-free for physicians. More
WASHINGTON | Bernie Monegain | June 18, 2014 | 07:00 AM
With characteristic poetic flourish and $4.5 million in seed money, former National Coordinator for Health IT Farzad Mostashari, MD, today launched Aledade, a startup aimed at helping primary care doctors "do well by doing good." To that end, he... More