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Neil Versel | September 30, 2014 | 09:53 AM | Data Warehousing, Electronic Health Records, Network Infrastructure
An overarching theme from a vendor's first analytics conference is similar to something that EHR vendors have been saying for years: workflow and organizational culture are at least as important as the technology itself when it comes to healing... More
SAN DIEGO | Bernie Monegain | September 30, 2014 | 07:32 AM | Mobile/Wireless, Cloud Computing
Known for his rapid fire, entertaining talks on the condition of U.S. healthcare today, the famed cardiologist and innovator paused to answer questions from the AHIMA audience at a separate session after his Monday morning presentation. More
SAN DIEGO | Bernie Monegain | September 30, 2014 | 04:48 AM | Electronic Health Records, Health Information Exchange (HIE), Interoperability
ONC chief Karen DeSalvo, MD, promised an audience of AHIMA members that the government would act "fast into interoperability." She drew applause when she added, "We cannot wait for 10 years to get this done." More
SAN DIEGO | Mike Miliard | September 29, 2014 | 10:15 PM | Data Warehousing, ICD-10, Financial/Revenue Cycle Management
Among the many new products being showcased at AHIMA in San Diego this week: analytics focused on revenue cycle enhancement, tools for computer-assisted physician documentation, and, of course, IT to help smooth the transition to ICD-10. More
FRANKLIN, TN | Erin McCann | September 29, 2014 | 03:42 PM
In the second biggest HIPAA breach ever reported, one of the nation's largest healthcare systems has notified some 4.5 million of its patients that their personal information has been snatched by cybercriminals. More
WOODSVILLE, NH | Mike Miliard | September 29, 2014 | 02:42 PM
When you picture the first handful of providers able to successfully attest to the rigors of Stage 2 meaningful use, a place like tiny Cottage Hospital might not be the first that leaps to mind. More
HARRISBURG, IL | Bernie Monegain | September 29, 2014 | 02:40 PM
You might say the CIO and IT team at Harrisburg Medical Center is hands on. When it came to tackling the toughest piece of meaningful use Stage 2, they added a staff member to connect with patients at home. More
Mike Moran | September 29, 2014 | 02:39 PM | Workforce Management
Money may talk, but when it comes to creating a great workplace, that talk is barely a whisper. In reading the 25 profiles of this year's winners in Healthcare IT News' 4th annual Best Hospital IT Departments program, you'll see only one... More
DUBOIS, PA | Bernie Monegain | September 29, 2014 | 02:38 PM
If Tom Johnson, CIO of DuBois Regional Medical Center, had to pick one word to describe his hospital's success -- particularly on the meaningful use front -- it would be "focus." More
BOSTON | Eric Wicklund | September 29, 2014 | 02:36 PM
The Joslin Diabetes Center in Boston is using an mHealth platform to help diabetics and their caregivers control a potentially fatal side effect of the disease. More
BURLINGTON, MA | Bernie Monegain | September 29, 2014 | 02:34 PM
Nuance Communications has shared 3 billion medical images through its cloud-based PowerShare Network, a feat company executives hail as "an industry-first milestone." More
Tom Sullivan, Erin McCann | September 29, 2014 | 02:29 PM
With nearly 26 million Americans living with diabetes -- and racking up $245 billion in costs each year -- many stakeholders have been looking for innovative ways to help those individuals better keep tabs on their condition. More