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Eric Wicklund | August 13, 2014 | 09:57 AM | RIS and PACS, Workforce Management, Telehealth
Robots have long promised big things for the healthcare industry, but concerns have been expressed over efficacy and limitations. One area, however, has demonstrated the considerable benefits robots bring to the table, according to two recent reports. More
BOSTON | Mike Miliard | August 12, 2014 | 11:11 AM | Data Warehousing, Mobile/Wireless, Quality and Safety
The West African Ebola outbreak -- already the largest, longest-lasting such contagion yet -- continues to worsen. While the World Health Organization will be essential to stop it, one online database was the first to see it start. More
Anthony Brino | August 12, 2014 | 10:47 AM | ICD-10, Quality and Safety, Policy and Legislation
Even as it led to a delay of ICD-10, another component in the Protecting Access to Medicare Act could go a long way toward accelerating the development and access routes of new diagnostic tests. More
Healthcare IT News Staff | August 12, 2014 | 09:17 AM | Data Warehousing, Electronic Health Records, Privacy and Security
With a nod to Apple and its famous 1997 TV spot, which highlighted doers and dreamers who colored outside the lines, we profile some of the 'crazy ones' who are helping transform health IT in new and unique ways. More
Mike Miliard | August 11, 2014 | 11:02 AM | Electronic Health Records, Financial/Revenue Cycle Management, Interoperability
As the dust settles from the mammoth $1.3 billion merger, Siemens Health Services CEO John Glaser tells Healthcare IT News what led up to the Cerner deal, how his experience as a health system CIO could help smooth integration challenges and what to expect... More
MOUNTAIN VIEW CA | Bernie Monegain | August 11, 2014 | 10:58 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
Eric Wicklund | August 11, 2014 | 10:32 AM | Mobile/Wireless
After launching a bedside medication verification program seven years ago, one Colorado-based hospital is now moving forward with its mHealth platform by adding more critical tools aimed at better helping clinicians with care delivery. More
CHEYENNE, WY | Erin McCann | August 8, 2014 | 10:23 PM | Claims Processing, Data Warehousing, Quality and Safety
By mining state Medicaid data and utilizing a population health platform, the Wyoming Department of Health was able to slash its Medicaid-related emergency room visits by 20 percent in a one-year period. More
WASHINGTON | Government Health IT Staff | August 8, 2014 | 11:05 AM | Meaningful Use, Electronic Health Records, Quality and Safety
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services issued a final rule this week updating Medicare payment policies and rates for patient stays at acute care and long-term care hospitals. As part of its efforts to improve patient care, the rule made several... More
CHICAGO | Mike Miliard | August 8, 2014 | 10:56 AM | Electronic Health Records, Health Information Exchange (HIE), Financial/Revenue Cycle Management
Allscripts announced its second quarter financial results on Thursday, and bookings were strong: $234 million, up 9 percent compared with Q2 2013. More
Madelyn Kearns | August 8, 2014 | 09:53 AM | Meaningful Use, Electronic Health Records, Workforce Management
Thousands of eligible providers are working diligently toward EHR incentive payments, but some practices are choosing a different route: abandoning meaningful use altogether in favor of their own solutions, and finding ways to make up for the penalties they... More
SAN FRANCISCO | Mike Miliard | August 7, 2014 | 11:04 AM | Mobile/Wireless, Telehealth, Financial/Revenue Cycle Management
In a deal it says will be its "springboard for entry into the telemedicine market," cloud-based EHR developer Practice Fusion is acquiring Ringadoc, which makes communication technology linking patients with physicians. More