January 21, 2011
athenahealth has announced that it will be providing its revenue cycle management services to Summit Medical Group (SMG), New Jersey’s largest independently operated, multispecialty medical group.
December 30, 2010
Neurological Services of Orlando is poised to roll out a Web-based neurology-specific electronic health record system developed by Waiting Room Solutions (WRS) based in Goshen, N.Y.
December 16, 2010
In a report that found states are showing the highest scores ever for health emergency preparedness, health IT is seen as a major indicator. Experts, however, caution that in order for states to close the gap on existing vulnerabilities an "ongoing investment to rebuild and modernize our public health system" is required.
October 26, 2010
The New York Department of Health (DOH) and the public-private partnership New York eHealth Collaborative (NYeC) on Tuesday submitted a plan to ONC outlining a proposal to spend $129 million in state and federal funds to build and implement a statewide medical records network.
October 25, 2010
As the first wave of more than 76 million Baby Boomers become eligible for Medicare, Empire BlueCross wants to meet them where they make their buying decisions: online.
October 08, 2010
New York-based Empire BlueCross has launched an online store for Medicare Advantage insurance plans as it looks to cater to Baby Boomers who are more comfortable using online resources to make buying decisions.
September 28, 2010
With its acquisition of Ronkonkoma, N.Y.-based Quantum Medical Imaging, a privately-held manufacturer of X-ray systems used by hospitals, imaging centers and health clinics, Carestream Health has bolstered itself with a substantial portfolio of conventional and digital X-ray technologies, and better-positioned itself to penetrate the small and mid-sized hospital market.
September 28, 2010
St. Joseph's Hospital Health Center, a 431-bed facility in Syracuse, N.Y., is poised to roll out digital vital signs technology to the bedside. The system moves data directly to the patient’s electronic health record.
September 23, 2010
A recent survey finds physicians are not well-informed about financial penalties for complying with meaningful use - and that they may have little effect on the decision to implement an EMR.
September 16, 2010
GE Healthcare's Smart Patient Room pilot at Bassett Medical Center has been approved by the site's Institutional Review Board to begin data collection. The technology, installed as part of GE's healthymagination initiative, aims to help providers reduce patient safety risks and improve outcomes.
September 08, 2010
Staff at Open Door Family Medical Center in Ossining, N.Y., last month were preparing for a site visit to determine whether they would land a HIMSS Davies Community Health Organization (CHO) award this year.
September 08, 2010
A new bipartisan bill aims to ensure that multi-campus hospitals that employ and show meaningful use of health IT systems receive incentive payments that reflect the higher costs of implementation.
September 07, 2010
Carestream Health has bolstered itself with a broad new portfolio of conventional and digital X-ray technologies, thanks to its acquisition of Ronkonkoma, N.Y.-based Quantum Medical Imaging, a privately-held manufacturer of X-ray systems used by hospitals, imaging centers and health clinics.
August 30, 2010
St. Joseph's Hospital Health Center, a 431-bed facility in Syracuse, N.Y., on Aug. 27, helped its neighbor Welch Allyn, a global manufacturer of medical diagnostic equipment headquartered in Skaneateles Falls, N.Y., unveil what they both billed as a cure for vital sign documentation.
August 11, 2010
More than 40 healthcare organizations will benefit from more than $1 million in Cardinal Health Foundation awards aimed at boosting care and efficiency.
August 11, 2010
Asserting itself in a market that's become more and more crucial for healthcare, IBM is making a play in the area of data capture with its announcement Tuesday that it will acquire Datacap Inc., a privately-held company based in Tarrytown, NY.
August 10, 2010
The electronic prescribing rate in upstate New York increased from 12 percent in 2009 to 17 percent in the first quarter of 2010, representing 3.6 million new and renewed prescriptions on an annual basis, according to a new report. The report suggests that this number will grow significantly as the result of the technology becoming more affordable, due in part to the government's incentives for health IT adoption.
July 28, 2010
The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) announced Wednesday that 51 primary care practice sites in the Hudson Valley have been recognized as Level 3 patient-centered medical homes - the highest level achievable.
July 22, 2010
GE Healthcare IT has announced the availability of its meaningful use-ready software release for Centricity Enterprise – the integrated cross-continuum clinical, financial and administrative software solution for hospitals.
July 21, 2010
For the small practice healthcare provider, selecting an Electronic Health Record (EHR) system can be a daunting task, with more than 300 vendors, complicated pricing, and products that are impossible to evaluate for usability, effectiveness, and implementation times.