December 05, 2011
In March, not long after the first two Direct Project pilots got under way, Healthcare IT News took a closer look at the collaborative beginnings of the initiative – and explored the promise it held for the future of healthcare.
November 30, 2011
Kony Solutions, Inc., a leading mobile application platform provider, today introduced Member Mobile, an app designed for health insurers and health plan providers to more quickly and easily launch their mobile presence and engage with members across mobile, tablet and kiosk channels. Built on the proven Kony Platform, the Member Mobile “solution accelerator” offers out-of-the-box features to enhance member engagement, medication management, health plan and provider communication, and health and wellness initiatives, while allowing the plan to leverage existing back office systems. Health plans use the Kony environment to personalize via reskinning/rebranding, utilizing connections to back-end systems and leveraging custom functionality in rapid time with the highest return on investment.
November 14, 2011
I’m no stranger to pixie dust – or Pixie Hollow. Fairies, princesses, mice and even bouncing tiggers are commonplace on my floors and shelves. Disney has definitely found a place in my house. What I didn’t realize until earlier this summer is that Disney has also found its way into healthcare.
November 09, 2011
To combat staffing issues, Virginia Commonwealth University implemented a scheduling tool from workforce management company Kronos for its nursing units. In doing so, the Richmond, Va.-based health system uncovered a hidden world of "haves" and "have-nots."
October 31, 2011
Right now, the HIMSS Annual Conference is in the planning and execution stages; the current list of activities, speakers and technology innovations to be seen at this upcoming conference will be “show stoppers” to stay the least.
October 24, 2011
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced on Monday that 500 Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC) have been selected for the FQHC Advanced Primary Care Practice (APCP) demonstration project, which will evaluate the impact of the patient-centered medial home on improving care and lowering costs.
October 17, 2011
NEC Corporation of America (NEC) today announced it will showcase five healthcare-focused, integrated IT and communications solutions that can help improve workflow efficiencies, reduce energy consumption and streamline communication during this year's Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2011 in Orlando, Fla. NEC is serving as a Marketplace Sponsor and will be co-presenting with Virtua Health on its state-of-the-art Access Center, which features NEC solutions.
September 15, 2011
Glen R. Stream, MD, MBI, FAAFP, a family physician in Spokane, Wash., assumes the role of president of the American Academy of Family Physicians today. Previously, he served three years as a director on the AAFP Board and one year as president-elect. Stream was elected president-elect in September 2010 by the Congress of Delegates, the AAFP's governing body. The AAFP represents 100,300 physicians and medical students nationwide.
September 09, 2011
UnitedHealth Group subsidiary OptumHealth is surfing the cresting wave of consumer-driven care. And it's making the strategic acquisitions to prove it.
September 07, 2011
Avatar International, which provides quality improvement services to the healthcare industry, has been acquired by the Riverside Company, a private equity firm. Officials say the move will enable Avatar to expand its offerings to health system partners.
August 26, 2011
In this story from last fall, United States Surgeon General Regina Benjamin explained how the destruction wrought by Hurricanes George and Katrina inspired her rural Gulf Coast clinic to finally switch from paper to electronic records.
August 11, 2011
MEDSEEK, the industry's only provider of the optimal 360-degree online healthcare experience, has announced its engagement to develop and deploy a fully integrated patient experience for Orlando Health.
June 29, 2011
Experian will spend $185 million to acquire Austin, Texas-based Medical Present Value, a revenue cycle management company.
June 27, 2011
In order to help healthcare providers that are facing skyrocketing costs related to medical-surgical supply, healthcare technology company GHX released a list Monday at the HFMA ANI conference in Orlando that aims to curb spending through automation.
May 04, 2011
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology has named Farzad Mostashari, MD, to replace David Blumenthal, MD, as national coordinator for health information technology.
April 11, 2011
Hertencia Bowe, the national health information management program coordinator for Rasmussen College, spoke to Healthcare IT News about some smartphone apps that can help students and professionals be "more knowledgeable, prepared and organized when they're on the job."
April 11, 2011
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT has named Farzad Mostashari, MD, the new national coordinator. As most in the industry know, Mostashari was the deputy under former ONC head David Blumenthal, MD, when Blumenthal took over in the summer of 2009.
April 08, 2011
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) on April 8 named Farzad Mostashari, MD, to replace David Blumenthal, MD as national coordinator for health information technology. Mostashari, who has been serving as Blumenthal's deputy since July 2009, received a warm welcome from stakeholders.
March 22, 2011
Parody project becomes sly marketing campaign for two IT vendors
March 22, 2011
Dozens of would-be competitors collaborate under ONC auspices on pivotal data exchange project