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Bernie Monegain | August 24, 2015 | 10:43 AM | Data Warehousing, Pharmacy, Quality and Safety
Analytics firm Zephyr Health, a San Francisco-based startup that bills itself as an "insights-as-a-service" company for the healthcare industry, closed on a $17.5 million third round of funding, led by Google Ventures. More
Bernie Monegain | August 24, 2015 | 09:56 AM | Network Infrastructure, Quality and Safety, Policy and Legislation
The White House is looking for new ways to help its Precision Medicine Initiative gain steam, such as better engaging patients and participants, using novel technologies and including underserved populations in research. More
John Andrews | August 24, 2015 | 07:38 AM | Claims Processing, ICD-10 & Coding, Workforce
Fifteen years after the Y2K panic, the healthcare industry is once again closely watching the calendar. Not since Jan. 1, 2000, have so many industry professionals had their eyes on a deadline as they do on Oct. 1, 2015. More
Erin McCann | August 21, 2015 | 11:03 AM | Electronic Health Records, Privacy & Security, Compliance & Legal
What happens when a healthcare organization's employees are found to have been inappropriately accessing patient medical records? The actions of one health system might serve as an example. More
PHOENIX | Mike Miliard | August 21, 2015 | 10:34 AM | Electronic Health Records, Financial/Revenue Cycle Management, Mergers & Acquisitions
WebPT, which develops online electronic health records for rehab therapists, announced this week its acquisition of Therabill, maker of Web-based practice management tools. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. More
AUSTIN, TX | Bernie Monegain | August 21, 2015 | 10:17 AM | Electronic Health Records, Analytics, Clinical
After 35 years of research innovation and leadership at Regenstrief Institute in Indianapolis, William Tierney, MD, Regenstrief's president and CEO, is headed to Austin, Texas, where he will take on population health. More
Michelle Ronan Noteboom | August 21, 2015 | 06:02 AM | Meaningful Use, Electronic Health Records, Health Information Exchange (HIE)
As Washington looks eagerly toward Stage 3 meaningful use, many providers are still working toward Stage 2. Despite disappointing attestation numbers in 2014, and widespread complaints about its challenging criteria, more and more are getting close to the... More
Mike Miliard | August 20, 2015 | 11:02 AM | Meaningful Use, Electronic Health Records, Workforce
Contrary to a spate of recent studies that show rising physician aggravation with EHR systems, another new poll shows majorities of large practices commending the "enhancements in functionality, service and innovation" of leading vendors. More
Bernie Monegain | August 20, 2015 | 10:53 AM | Electronic Health Records, Pharmacy, Network Infrastructure
EHR vendor Allscripts and CoverMyMeds have partnered to help patients receive their prescriptions faster. The partnership aims to increase the number of health plans available for Allscripts eAuth software clients. More
Bernie Monegain | August 20, 2015 | 10:23 AM | Electronic Health Records, Quality and Safety, Interoperability
As much as patients have benefited from a healthcare system that has avoided blaming individual care providers for errors, Robert Wachter MD, proffers that the approach must also include accountability. More
Tom Sullivan | August 20, 2015 | 07:36 AM | Data Warehousing, Health Information Exchange (HIE), Analytics
The notion of gleaning insights from mountains of health information -- and then applying those precisely to individual patients -- hinges on the confluence of various factors. But it all boils down to one magic word. More
Michelle Ronan Noteboom | August 20, 2015 | 07:14 AM | Meaningful Use, Electronic Health Records, Quality and Safety
Physicians are increasingly dissatisfied with their electronic health records. A recent poll found that just 34 percent of physicians said they were happy with their system. Our columnist asks: Should we be alarmed? Or should we even care? More