September 17, 2013
The University of California-Davis Medical Center in Sacramento, Calif., has won the 2013 Enterprise HIMSS Davies Award of Excellence.
December 26, 2012
UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento, Calif., and University of Missouri Health Care have received the HIMSS Stage 7 Award for their use of electronic medical records (EMRs). The award represents attainment of the highest level on the EMR Adoption Model (EMRAM), which HIMSS Analytics uses to track EMR progress at hospitals and health systems.
September 27, 2012
Todd Park, chief technology officer of the United States, urged an audience at the Commonwealth Club of California recently to think about data in new ways, and suggested that to do so would first require setting that data free.
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.
July 09, 2012
California Primary Care Association (CPCA) has partnered with Burlington, Mass.-based health IT firm Arcadia Solutions for an initiative meant to spur development of patient-centered medical homes.
July 02, 2012
California state officials are poised to weaken the Confidentiality of Medical Information Act, which gives patients the right to take legal action against a healthcare provider for medical records released without permission. This despite the fact that the law is supported by 77 percent of voters.
June 28, 2012
Accenture has been selected by the State of California, following a competitive bid process, to implement a statewide health insurance exchange, the California Healthcare Enrollment, Eligibility and Retention System (CalHEERS). The contract award overall was valued at $359 million, comprised of $183 million for initial development and implementation (to be completed by October 2013) and $176 million for continued development and operating costs over approximately three and a half years following the implementation.
May 15, 2012
TriZetto subsidiary Gateway EDI announced Tuesday its acquisition of Sacramento, Calif.-based NHXS, which develops software meant to help medical practices manage physician reimbursement and recover lost revenues.
April 12, 2012
Will Saunders, group president of government healthcare solutions at Xerox, says state healthcare workers are "the unsung heroes" of healthcare reform. There are "incredible demands on them," he says.
November 23, 2011
The theft of a stolen computer during a break-in in October has spurred a $1B class action lawsuit against Sutter Health, according to a report published today by the Sacramento Bee. The computer contained data on more than 4 million patients.
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 18, 2011
Eighteen California hospitals, health systems, clinics and physician groups -- many of them catering to underserved populations -- will receive grants totaling nearly $20 million from Blue Shield of California to help them participate more effectively in accountable care organizations (ACOs).
October 11, 2011
A bill signed last week in California aims to greatly increase access to healthcare in rural areas by providing more telehealth services, through more providers, in more care settings.
September 08, 2011
A bill in California aimed at strengthening the state's existing data breach notification requirements will become law on January 1, 2012.
August 22, 2011
Fifteen community groups across California have been awarded more than $5 million through the California e-Health Community Awards to adopt telehealth technology for the rural areas they serve.
August 08, 2011
At a medical office conference I attended, influential hospital executives stated that investing their capital in infrastructure needs and health information technology (IT) took priority over building new or renovating existing hospital ancillary facilities.
August 05, 2011
Merge Healthcare, the Chicago-based provider of enterprise imaging and interoperability solutions, and Sacramento, Calif.-based Ophthalmic Imaging Systems (OIS), announced today the completion of Merge's acquisition of OIS.
July 20, 2011
Intel-GE Care Innovations, a collaboration formed last year to advance telehealth solutions for the home healthcare market, has launched Connect, a home-based medical device that serves as a communications platform and wellness portal for isolated seniors.
June 06, 2011
Merge Healthcare, the provider of enterprise imaging and interoperability technology, announced Monday that it will acquire Ophthalmic Imaging Systems (OIS), a Sacramento-based provider of digital imaging and informatics tools for ophthalmology and other medical specialties.
May 26, 2011
Sutter Health, which serves patients in more than 100 Northern California cities and towns, joins more than a dozen health systems in the High Value Healthcare Collaborative (HVHC) – a project that will share comparative data to glean new ways to improve clinical outcomes while reducing healthcare costs.