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OREM, UT | Erin McCann | July 30, 2014 | 10:55 AM | Quality and Safety
Not all medical infrastructure and equipment is created equal, as healthcare providers can attest. This year, after analyzing feedback from thousands of providers, KLAS officials have named the 2014 highest performing vendors across 23 different categories. More
DANVILLE, PA | Mike Miliard | July 29, 2014 | 11:18 AM | Business Intelligence, Data Warehousing, Quality and Safety
Glenn D. Steele Jr., MD, president and chief executive officer of Geisinger Health System, will step down next summer. More
WASHINGTON | Mike Miliard | July 29, 2014 | 10:43 AM | Quality and Safety
Electronic health records have a big role to play in improving hospitals' medication reconciliation, a new study finds, but challenges related to data quality, technology and workflow remain. More
John Halamka | July 29, 2014 | 10:00 AM | ePrescribing, Network Infrastructure
In the realm of e-prescribing, there remains one key issue to bring to light, says John Halamka, MD, of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and that's the need for increased industry awareness and adoption of the full functionality already present in e... More
Erin McCann | July 28, 2014 | 10:50 AM | Meaningful Use, Health Information Exchange (HIE), Quality and Safety
A new state health information exchange has officially signed on with the eHealth Exchange, bringing an additional 16 million patient records into the national HIE pool. More
Mike Moran | July 28, 2014 | 10:50 AM | Electronic Health Records, Network Infrastructure, Quality and Safety
More than 5,000 IT staff from 194 nominated hospitals completed the 79-question online survey. To qualify to be considered a top hospital, at least half the employees in an IT department needed to complete the survey. More
WATERTOWN, MA | Mike Miliard | July 28, 2014 | 10:28 AM | Electronic Health Records, Financial/Revenue Cycle Management, Interoperability
Expanding on a partnership announced this past spring, athenahealth and Henry Schein will integrate their respective technologies to better enable community health centers to meet reporting requirements. More
Jack Beaudoin | July 28, 2014 | 07:58 AM | Data Warehousing, Electronic Health Records, Quality and Safety
For at least the last decade, the health IT field has seen a scholarly back-and-forth on the effectiveness of electronic medical records. As soon as one study is published that finds technology has little impact on patient outcomes, another emerges that seems... More
Erin McCann | July 25, 2014 | 10:38 AM | Financial/Revenue Cycle Management
Second quarter financial results were not a disappointment for EHR behemoth Cerner Corp., as officials announced Thursday afternoon a record "all time high" for Q2 results. More
PITTSBURGH | Bernie Monegain | July 25, 2014 | 09:56 AM | Mobile/Wireless, Quality and Safety
After landing 11 new grants, clinicians at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center are gearing up for projects aimed at boosting care and engaging patients. The grants are aimed at making it possible for clinicians and other staff members to experiment... More
Government Health IT Staff | July 25, 2014 | 09:32 AM | Mobile/Wireless, Network Infrastructure, Quality and Safety
Federal government agencies, including the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the Department of Defense and the Veterans Administration, are being hindered in carrying out their missions due to growing complexity of their IT networks. More
Erin McCann | July 24, 2014 | 10:31 AM | Privacy and Security, Financial/Revenue Cycle Management
A Rhode Island hospital, who nearly two years ago notified 14,000 patients of a HIPAA breach involving their data, agreed Wednesday to hand over $150,000 to settle allegations that it failed to safeguard patient information. More