August 26, 2013
As the federally-funded Beacon Community Program draws to a close, project leaders look back on their struggles and accomplishments -- and focus on what's ahead.
August 07, 2013
No one seems to be offering up potential candidates for the Office of the National Coordinator. But some names have been mentioned in the past, and insiders point to a deep and talented bench at ONC.
August 07, 2013
After an eventful two-year stint as deputy national coordinator, Farzad Mostashari, MD took the helm at ONC just as the meaningful use program began to gather steam. His tenure will be remembered as one of unprecedented change for the industry. Here's a look back at some of his star turns in Healthcare IT News over the years.
August 07, 2013
Tuesday morning, National HIT Coordinator Farzad Mostashari resigned. His letter to ONC staff was profound. As I read it, I felt a lump in my throat. He will be missed.
July 14, 2013
National Coordinator for Health IT Farzad Mostashari, MD, launched his talk about the Beacon Communities at a meeting last May by talking about Thomas Frieden, MD, a former colleague in New York City, now director of the Centers for Disease Control.
May 19, 2013
Mount Sinai Medical Center announced this April that 25,000 people have signed on to participate in its biobank program, BioMe, with each patient consenting to DNA sequencing and longitudinal studies related to data embedded in their electronic medical records.
May 19, 2013
Big data offers big promise for the future of medicine, and at the annual TEDMED conference last month in the nation's capital, speakers put forth ideas that included the use of "digital traces" and "digital bread crumbs" as ways to help gauge a patient's health.
May 16, 2013
Wellsoft Corporation has announced that Continuum Health Partners (CHP), based in New York City, has selected Wellsoft’s Emergency Department Information System (EDIS) to support its goal of improved patient care in their four Emergency Departments located in the boroughs of Manhattan and Brooklyn.
May 01, 2013
Mount Sinai Medical Center announced this week that 25,000 people have signed on to participate in its biobank program, BioMe, with each patient consenting to DNA sequencing and longitudinal studies related to data embedded in their electronic medical records.
April 27, 2013
In just six months, the eight health IT companies that compose the inaugural class of the New York Digital Health Accelerator are making great progress, according to Anuj Desai, vice president of market development for the New York eHealth Collaborative, which created the accelerator program in collaboration with the Partnership for New York City Fund.
April 18, 2013
At the annual TEDMED conference on April 16, speakers in the opening session shared stories and innovative ideas on how big data could influence the future of medicine.
February 18, 2013
Two Stage 6 hospitals, one in Manhattan and the other in Honolulu - Mount Sinai Medical Center and Hawai'i Pacific Health - are due to pick up their 2012 Enterprise HIMSS Davies Awards of Excellence at the 2013 Annual HIMSS Conference & Exhibition in New Orleans, March 3-7.
January 08, 2013
A new study shows that for electronic health records (EHRs) to help patients of small physician practices, doctors need sustained high-intensity technical assistance.
January 04, 2013
Netsmart, a provider of clinical solutions for health and human services organizations nationwide, today announced it has acquired Defran Systems, a New York City-based developer of case, clinical and financial management software. Defran serves clients nationwide who operate a wide spectrum of human and social service programs.
December 13, 2012
As Tim Zoph sees it, it's decision time for patient data security -- a defining moment for "one of the issues of our time in healthcare," that demands healthcare leaders everywhere step up. Zoph, CIO of Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago since 1993 and a CHIME/HIMSS CIO of the Year, headlined the Healthcare IT News and HIMSS Media Privacy & Security Forum Dec. 12 in Boston.
December 05, 2012
Morrow Technologies, a provider of innovative digital signage experiences and the creator of the JANUS Displays product line, announces their award in the category of Point of Wait with a content budget of $10,000 or more. The interactive touchscreen outperformed other entries and was featured at CETW in New York City on November 7th.
November 06, 2012
Health information exchange can be a platform on which innovators build the tools that providers, public health departments and patients need - and, in so doing, plug holes in the marketplace, according to David Whitlinger, executive director of New York eHealth Collaborative (NYeC).
October 31, 2012
The Statewide Health Information Network of New York sees itself as a "public utility" as much as an HIE. In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, as patients bounce between hospitals (and as other public utilities, such as electricity and transportation, are compromised), it has enabled critical continuity of care.
October 30, 2012
As Hurricane Sandy's violent winds and torrential flooding hammered the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states Monday night, many hospitals were left to deal with the crippling aftermath.
October 26, 2012
eClinicalWorks(R), a leader in ambulatory clinical systems, today announced that eClinicalWorks' customer Coastal Medical, founded in Providence, R.I., has received a 2012 Ambulatory HIMSS Davies Award of Excellence. The award, recognizing outstanding achievement in the implementation and value from health information technology, specifically electronic health records (EHRs), will be awarded at the 2013 Annual HIMSS Conference & Exhibition in New Orleans, La. on March 3-7, 2013.