June 07, 2013
Xerox has announced it will acquire LearnSomething, Inc., the leading provider of custom e-learning solutions and consumer education for the food, drug and healthcare industries.
April 24, 2013
In health IT, it's a man's world. Although women account for more than 47 percent of the U.S. labor force, they hold a paltry 25 percent of senior health IT roles nationwide. Don't get used to this trend, however, say female industry leaders who are working to make the realm of information technology more accessible to women.
April 18, 2013
Florida Blue, the Sunshine State's largest insurer, has launched a project with data exchange platform Availity and ambulatory electronic health record vendor Greenway that will enable physicians to exchange clinical summaries with the health plan through their EHRs.
April 08, 2013
The plan to insure as many as 27 million Americans under the federal health law beginning this fall will be the biggest expansion of health coverage since that launch. But six months before the process begins, questions are mounting about the scope and adequacy of efforts to reach out to consumers.
April 05, 2013
Axial Exchange, a developer of patient engagement technologies, unveiled this week its Patient Engagement Index, which ranks U.S. hospitals based on how involved their patient communities are with their own care.
April 04, 2013
Florida Hospital Carrollwood, an Adventist Health System facility, has received the Stage 7 award from HIMSS Analytics. The award represents attainment of the highest level on the HIMSS Analytics Electronic Medical Records Adoption Model, which is used to track EMR progress at hospitals and health systems.
March 05, 2013
The Florida Health Information Exchange has put in place a plan for how it will pay for its operations once federal grants to fund state HIEs expire in September. Its strategies include cost management, technology, governance and ongoing stakeholder engagement, and keeping an eye out for new revenue opportunities.
March 05, 2013
Remember the good old days on "ER," "St. Elsewhere" and "Chicago Hope" where doctors and nurses rushed up and down hospital corridors, shouting orders, looking for charts and saving lives in the nick of time? Times have changed.
March 03, 2013
CHIME Board Chairman George T. Hickman, CIO at Albany Medical Center, launched the 2013 CIO Forum on Sunday on a celebratory note, as he also heralded a time for change and for growth for the 1,400-member organization.
March 01, 2013
A raft of technologies including broadband, cloud computing, cheaper storage and mobile devices, among others, is driving the transformation. At the same time, market expectations regarding standards of care are changing, as are younger providers' relationship with health-specific IT.
February 26, 2013
As healthcare IT continues to impact the delivery of patient care, academic institutions are improving their HIT degree programs. Nowhere is this trend more evident than on University Row at the 2013 HIMSS Annual Convention & Exhibition.
February 22, 2013
As the healthcare IT workplace evolves, occupational needs change. Consequently, career management specialists say, new job titles are being created to address the demands of the new environment.
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 19, 2013
The CHIME/HIMSS John E. Gall, Jr. CIO of the Year, James Turnbull, who oversees all things IT at University of Utah Health Care, is informed by experience he gained at several other healthcare systems before coming to Utah five years ago. His stints, including one in Canada, exposed him to a number of ways healthcare systems - and health IT teams - can be effective.
February 04, 2013
Already this year, some 13 states, plus the District of Columbia, have introduced legislation that would further expand the usage and reimbursement of telemedicine services.
February 01, 2013
ChenMed, a family owned primary care practice, has developed a delivery model focused on care for seniors with complicated healthcare issues, including heart disease, diabetes, dementia, and cancer.
January 16, 2013
Primary Partners, a Florida-based organization of some 60 healthcare providers that participates in the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' Medicare Shared Savings Program, has announced a partnership with AMC Health, a New York-based provider of telemedicine services. The agreement enables AMC to provide telemonitoring services for Primary Partners patients with chronic diseases, such as heart failure, diabetes and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
January 10, 2013
The new year has already seen 106 accountable care organizations (ACOs) participate in the Medicare shared savings program, as federal health officials try to demonstrate that new health reform programs, powered in part by better IT, are starting to pay off.
January 10, 2013
JDL Technologies has been approved as a Qualified Information Technology Vendor by the University of Central Florida Regional Extension Center (UCF REC) for physicians, clinicians, medical practices and other healthcare providers throughout the region.
January 03, 2013
Florida Hospital North Pinellas, an Adventist Health System facility in Tarpon Spring, Fla., has earned a HIMSS Analytics Stage 7 Award. The award represents attainment of the highest level on the Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model (EMRAM), which is used to track EMR progress at hospitals and health systems.