February 20, 2013
A new report released Tuesday recognizes the nation's best hospitals for 2013 in addition to top cities in the United States for hospital care based on in-hospital mortality rates. Dayton, Ohio; Phoenix; and Milwaukee have come out on top, all seeing mortality rates less than 5 percent.
February 04, 2013
Health IT adoption at Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) has yielded significant quality of care improvements, a new study has found, even as the health centers are still coming up to speed with meaningful use. The study measures the extent of electronic health record and health information exchange use and associated quality of care across several functions.
November 30, 2012
While smaller critical access hospitals often struggle to successfully and affordably implement electronic health records, a recent case study conducted by the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives found that Henry County Health Center in central Iowa is well on its way to success.
November 15, 2012
The American Health Information Management Association is partnering with the Delta Regional Authority on a pilot project aimed at speeding the adoption of electronic health records in the Delta region by initiating a revolving micro-loan program.
November 08, 2012
Alabama Partnership for TeleHealth, Inc & Connecting ALABAMA, partnered for a successful first annual Connecting Alabama: Broadband & TeleHealth Summit with over 200 attendees. The Summit was Alabama’s first conference designed to bring together individuals and organizations interested in advancing broadband and telehealth services throughout the state. The Summit was held on October 17-19, 2012 at the beautiful and comfortable Marriott Legends at Capitol Hill, Prattville, Alabama.
August 24, 2012
DST Health Solutions, LLC today announced that it has been named a founding partner of the Johns Hopkins Center for Population Health IT (CPHIT), a program dedicated to supporting health care systems and public health agencies through the improved and expanded use of health information technology (HIT).
July 27, 2012
Omnicell, Inc., a provider of medication and supply management solutions and analytics software for healthcare facilities, today announced that the University of South Alabama Health System (USA), based in Mobile, Ala., selected Omnicell to be its provider of automated medication management solutions throughout USA Medical Center and USA Children's & Women's Hospital. The University of South Alabama Health System's Omnicell G4 technology investment will replace its legacy medication management system and complement the advanced technology needs of the growing health system.
July 27, 2012
Microsoft announced that it has implemented the safeguards required by HIPAA and HITECH inside Windows Azure Core Services and is offering a HIPAA business associate agreement (BAA) to its enterprise agreement/volume licensing customers and partners in the health industry.
July 19, 2012
HarborPath, a new, non-profit organization, has been established to create a program that offers a single place for application and medication fulfillment for uninsured individuals living with HIV/AIDS who otherwise qualify for manufacturer-sponsored patient assistance programs.
July 10, 2012
The 2012 installment of the annual "Health Care's Most Wired" survey finds hospitals nationwide leveraging health information technology in new and envelope-pushing ways.
May 24, 2012
Stockell Healthcare Systems, Inc. is pleased to announce that its InsightCS® Revenue Cycle Information Management system is up and running at Cooper Green Mercy Hospital in Birmingham, Alabama. The system is providing the Jefferson County community hospital with a complete suite of built-in Patient Access (Scheduling, Registration, ADT) and Patient Accounting (Billing, Collections) functionality.
May 22, 2012
Medsphere Systems Corporation and Cooper Green Mercy Hospital today announced that Cooper Green has gone live on Medsphere’s OpenVista open source electronic health record (EHR). With OpenVista now up and running, and enhancing the patient care provided by Cooper Green clinicians and staff, the hospital can devote full attention to meeting Stage One Meaningful Use requirements and qualifying for federal stimulus funds provided through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).
May 11, 2012
MEDSEEK, a leading provider of online strategic patient engagement and analytics solutions for healthcare organizations, announced today that Silver Lake Sumeru, Essex Woodlands and MEDSEEK management have signed a definitive agreement to acquire the Company. MEDSEEK's software platform helps healthcare organizations attract and retain patients and improves patient experience and care through enhanced patient-doctor communication and information accessibility.
April 17, 2012
SRS, the leader in productivity-enhancing EHR technology and services for high-performance physicians, today announced that Southern Orthopaedic Surgeons has selected the SRS EHR for its 11 providers. Southern Orthopaedic Surgeons has 4 office locations providing high-quality orthopaedic services to patients throughout central Alabama.
April 04, 2012
Alabama's Putting Power into Healthcare Initiative (PPHI) bills itself as the first statewide effort to use a data-backed network to encourage and track hand-washing across multiple hospitals in a single state.
March 29, 2012
MEDSEEK announced today that its eHealth ecoSystem, Version 4.0 is 2011/2012 compliant and was certified as an EHR Module on March 15, 2012 by the Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT®), an ONC-ATCB, in accordance with the applicable Hospital and Eligible Provider certification criteria adopted by the Secretary of Health and Human Services.
February 13, 2012
HealthSouth Corporation (NYSE: HLS) today announced it has acquired land and plans to construct a new 48,000-square foot inpatient rehabilitation hospital in southwest Phoenix, Ariz. Construction is expected to begin in the fourth quarter of 2012, and the hospital should be operational by the third quarter 2013. In connection with these plans, HealthSouth purchased 6.87 acres of land located at the northwest corner of North 91st Avenue and Pinchot Avenue.
February 09, 2012
SuccessEHS is pleased to announce that it is one of only 20 Electronic Health Record (EHR) Direct Qualified Vendors nationwide to successfully complete the vetting process for 2012 Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) reporting. The designation, given by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), recognizes vendors whose solutions provide the required data elements for the 51 PQRS measures directly from the EHR.
January 23, 2012
To find out what is it that separates the health care providers who truly reap the benefits of switching to EMR, from those who don’t, I interviewed representatives of three health providers who use EMRs now.
January 10, 2012
A recent IDC Health Insights study, sponsored by Wolters Kluwer Health, found that deployment of electronic order sets for CPOE has led to some $1.7 million in increased clinical and administrative staff productivity and operating profits for Dothan, Ala.-based Southeast Alabama Medical Center (SAMC).