May 03, 2013
Three hospitals and a clinic, all under the St. Louis, Mo.-based SSM Health Care umbrella, have achieved Stage 7 on the HIMSS Analytics EMR Adoption Model, signifying the top of the scale for health IT implementation and use.
May 01, 2013
Wendy Deibert, RN, BSN, executive director of telemedicine services for the St. Louis-based network, has been an advocate for the advancement of telemedicine and the development of new initiatives that help bring healthcare outside of the hospital's walls.
March 25, 2013
Accountable care organizations might be today's hope for grappling with healthcare costs and bumping up quality, but according to one expert, they are doomed to fail without one key element.
January 29, 2013
Anoto, a provider of digital writing technology, and NextGen Healthcare Information Systems, LLC today announced that Metro Imaging has deployed their joint solution, NextPen across its five locations throughout St. Louis to increase practice efficiencies and achieve meaningful use.
January 18, 2013
Meaningful use has unintentionally shifted the market's attention away from child health electronic health records (EHRs), according to Feliciano "Pele" Yu, Jr., MD, chief medical information officer at St. Louis Children's Hospital. However, this has not stopped advocates from working to get pediatric functionality into EHRs through innovative projects -- some soon to be announced and others in the works -- that could improve the technology for pediatricians and child heath.
January 09, 2013
Capsule Tech, Inc., a provider of medical device connectivity solutions, today announced that St. Anthony’s Medical Center, St. Louis, Missouri, will implement Capsule products in multiple care areas of the hospital. St. Anthony's will roll out Capsule’s Neuron™ touch-screen bedside connectivity platform to anesthesia machines in the hospital’s Operating Rooms (OR) and Labor and Delivery C-section suites. Additionally, Capsule will be implemented in the Gastro-Intestinal (GI) lab where Capsule’s terminal servers will be used to integrate patient monitors in six GI procedure rooms and a single portable GI system. The goal of the implementation is to automate the flow of patient data directly into St. Anthony’s Epic EMR system to improve documentation and patient care.
December 10, 2012
Almost all of Illinois' 51 critical access hospitals have had electronic health record (EHR) systems for a while. One of the more pressing challenges -- aside from declining funding and late Medicaid payments from the state -- has been health information exchange.
October 30, 2012
Perficient, Inc. (NASDAQ: PRFT), a leading information technology consulting firm serving Global 2000 and other large enterprise customers throughout North America, today announced it received IBM’s 2012 Information Management Integration Excellence Award. Perficient was recognized for its work with Premier healthcare alliance and IBM in developing and delivering PremierConnect, a technology platform that houses the largest virtual healthcare community in the country. The award was announced during the Business Partner Information Management keynote session of IBM’s Information On Demand 2012 conference, which is being held Oct. 21 – 25 at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas.
July 30, 2012
Mercy, one of the largest Catholic health systems in the country, has selected Humedica MinedShare as its clinical intelligence solution. As it works to bring data analytics to bear on population health, Mercy has also joined the American Medical Group Association's Anceta collaborative.
July 19, 2012
Welvie announced today that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services selected the company as one of the organizations that have been awarded a Health Care Innovation Challenge grant.
July 16, 2012
Critically ill patients at Mercy Medical Center Merced will soon have the benefit of the most advanced telemedicine program available in hospital intensive care units today.
June 18, 2012
High Point Regional Health System has seen big benefits from a three-year tele-ICU pilot with St. Louis-based Advanced ICU Care, officials say -- improving care while alleviating clinicians' workload.
June 15, 2012
FormFast, a leading provider of enterprise workflow solutions, will sponsor a free Webinar examining the steps Broadlawns Medical Center in Des Moines, Iowa, has undertaken to achieve stage seven of the HIMSS Analytics EMR Adoption ModelSM (EMRAM). The online event, featuring Broadlawns’ IT project manager Kyle Hansen, is titled “On the Path to Automation: Reaching for Stage Seven of EMRAM,” and scheduled for 11 a.m. CDT Thursday, June 28.
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 16, 2012
Amerinet Inc., a leading national healthcare group purchasing organization, today introduced the Amerinet Alliance for Financial Efficiency. To meet today’s challenging trends of increasing self-pay and uninsured patients, ever-changing regulatory requirements, competition and tightening margins; Amerinet has created an alliance of market-leading companies providing best-of-class revenue cycle and financial performance improvement solutions that support hospitals of all sizes, quickly, cost-effectively, strengthening financial performance.
April 12, 2012
Unibased Systems Architecture (Unibased) announced that Bayfront Health System, located in St. Petersburg, FL, has signed an agreement for its award-winning surgery management and physician order management solutions. ForSite2020® periOperative Resource Management System (ORMS) and ForSite2020® Physician Order Collection and Enterprise Tracking (POCET) will provide enhanced patient safety and improved physician relations as well as streamlined and efficient coordination of care.
February 16, 2012
A new case study has shown how Mercy healthcare system has reaped the benefits of integrating GS1 Standards, including bar codes, across the medical device supply chain.
January 19, 2012
A new case study shows how Mercy healthcare system has reaped the benefits of integrating GS1 Standards, including bar codes, across the medical device supply chain.
January 03, 2012
Tuomey Healthcare System plans to go live in April with tele-ICU services aimed at boosting its patient monitoring and care in the intensive care unit.
December 12, 2011
The Healthcare Transformation Group (HTG), a collaborative of Geisinger Health System, Intermountain Healthcare, Kaiser Permanente, Mayo Clinic and Mercy, is seeking to spur efficiency and safety by performing data analysis to determine specific product lines the group has in common.