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Bernie Monegain | December 12, 2014 | 09:54 AM | Business Intelligence, Workforce Management
"The demand for health informatics workers is projected to grow at twice the rate of employment overall, but there is strong evidence that the nation already faces a shortage of qualified workers in this field," according to a new report from... More
OREM, UT | Bernie Monegain | December 11, 2014 | 11:01 AM | Business Intelligence, Network Infrastructure, Quality and Safety
KLAS has undertaken the daunting task of sorting out who's who in the emerging field of population health management technology. In a new report, researchers evaluated 29 vendors, and Dallas-based Phytel rose to the top with an overall score of 89.8 out... More
Mike Miliard | December 11, 2014 | 10:35 AM | Health Information Exchange (HIE)
Montefiore Medical Center delivers care to some 2 million people in the Bronx and beyond, and has been a longtime leader in population health initiatives. But one of the "basic challenges that we face," says Jack Wolf, Montefiore's chief... More
Eric Wicklund | December 11, 2014 | 10:14 AM | Mobile/Wireless, Quality and Safety, Policy and Legislation
What's the healthcare C-suite planning for in the coming year? While everybody seems to have differing opinions, there's a consensus that 2015 will introduce a lot of changes, particularly in how providers and consumers interact. More
WASHINGTON | Mike Miliard | December 11, 2014 | 10:10 AM | Electronic Health Records, Privacy and Security, Quality and Safety
Having established a level of trust and familiarity with electronic health records over the past few years, increasing numbers of U.S. patients are looking for more advanced features, such as access to doctors' notes and test results, according to a new... More
Mike Miliard | December 10, 2014 | 11:11 AM | Data Warehousing, Electronic Health Records, Quality and Safety
"We're at the forefront of a transformational era -- the health information technology revolution," said Jiajie Zhang, dean of the School of Biomedical Informatics at the The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, which has... More
NATIONAL HARBOR, MD | Bernie Monegain | December 10, 2014 | 08:48 AM | Mobile/Wireless, Policy and Legislation, Interoperability
Imagine technology as medicine -- a type of drug meant to heal diabetes, for example, or prevent strokes or heart failure. That's the concept Anand Iyer, president and CEO of WellDoc, explored Wednesday at the mHealth Summit in Washington. More
NATIONAL HARBOR, MD | Eric Wicklund, Tom Sullivan | December 10, 2014 | 12:02 AM | Mobile/Wireless, Privacy and Security
Despite what seems to be some sustainable momentum beyond the initial rush of excitement, worries remain about Apple's HealthKit platform -- with security concerns and its potential to flood doctors with unnecessary data topping the list. Could the... More
NEW YORK | Mike Miliard | December 9, 2014 | 11:01 AM | Business Intelligence, Electronic Health Records, Quality and Safety
Flatiron Health, the oncology analytics company, has partnered with Vector Oncology on a new project that lets cancer clinicians view patient-reported symptoms at the point of care. More
Erin McCann | December 9, 2014 | 10:55 AM | Electronic Health Records, Privacy and Security, Financial/Revenue Cycle Management
A five-facility mental health organization in Alaska has agreed to pay up and shape up its HIPAA compliance program after a Department of Health and Human Services investigation found the group failed to appropriately safeguard patient data. More
Frank Irving | December 9, 2014 | 10:18 AM | Mobile/Wireless
Despite the recent reports that have questioned the value of Google Glass in healthcare, many industry stakeholders disagree, saying the technology holds plenty of potential for healthcare. More
NATIONAL HARBOR, MD | Bernie Monegain | December 8, 2014 | 07:00 PM | Mobile/Wireless, Cloud Computing
Why go it alone with population health when partnerships can be so much more powerful? That was one of the pointed questions asked and answered Monday at the mHealth Summit outside of Washington, DC. More