August 09, 2013
The protected health information of some 32,000 patients across 48 states has been compromised after a health IT vendor's firewall was down for more than a month.
July 08, 2013
Over the past decade, the healthcare industry has added 2.6 million jobs nationwide, according to a new report from the Brookings Institution, accounting for a 22.7 percent employment growth rate over 10 years, compared with 2.1 percent in all other industries.
June 12, 2013
Healthation a leading provider of core administrative systems for legacy and emerging healthcare payers and administrators, will be used to support the operations of New Mexico Health Connections, one of the Consumer Operated and Oriented Plans (CO-OPs) established as result of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
January 30, 2013
Athenahealth's planned acquisition of Epocrates announced Jan. 7 is being hailed by analysts as a good move, giving athenahealth a boost for growing its cloud-based offerings.
January 17, 2013
I spent the bulk of the last week in Las Vegas attending the Consumer Electronics Show. If there were other academically-oriented physicians attending, I didn’t find them. There seems to be an enormous gulf between academic medicine and consumerism, but it turns out that there are several good reasons to be there and I hope more HIT-oriented care providers will go next year.
January 14, 2013
CareView Communications, Inc. ("CareView" or the "Company") (OTCQB: CRVW), an information technology provider to the healthcare industry, announced today the execution of pilot agreements with Spring Valley Hospital Medical Center ("Spring Valley Hospital"), a 231-bed hospital, and Desert Springs Hospital Medical Center ("Desert Springs Hospital"), a 293-bed hospital, which comprise two of five Las Vegas hospitals owned by Universal Health Services, Inc. ("UHS").
January 10, 2013
Teladoc, which bills itself as the nation's first and largest telehealth provider, announced a new strategic partnership with technology company HealthSpot. The initiative, executives say, will enhance Teladoc's solution with the ability to offer an on-site option through HealthSpot's telehealth system, which provides medical diagnostic technology in a private, walk-in kiosk: the HealthSpot Station.
January 07, 2013
There's a lot of hype around what apps can do for healthcare. What do experts advise doctors to look for when they want to use an app?
December 06, 2012
gMed presented gGastro+, their newest fully integrated EHR system at the ACG 2012 Annual Scientific Meeting and Postgraduate Course presented by the American College of Gastroenterology, in Las Vegas, NV. gGastro+ is the first specialty-specific application that combines EHR, Endoscopy Writer, Patient Portal and Practice Management under one single platform. ACG is one of the largest gatherings of gastroenterology professionals from all over the country. With such an impressive turn out, gMed’s sales team had the opportunity to share, teach and get to know new GI professionals, as well as current clients.
December 03, 2012
MMRGlobal, Inc. (OTCQB: MMRF) ("MMR") today announced that it has received a Notice of Allowance, U.S. Serial No. 13/352,068, from the United States Patent and Trademark Office which further expands the Company's "Method and System for Providing Online Medical Records." In short, the most recent allowed application expands MMR's patent portfolio with additional claims directed toward a Web-based service to access and collect health records from different types of service providers, including, but not limited to, retail pharmacies as well as hospitals, providers and other healthcare professionals providing services over the Internet. The health records, including prescriptions, may be collected from service providers using various types of messaging including email, facsimile, uploads, and voice. Moreover, there are additional claims in the newly allowed patent application related to collecting insurance information, calendaring, and other features, which are already provided by MMR's products and services.
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.
October 25, 2012
MMRGlobal, Inc. MMRF -0.60% ("MMR") today announced that it is already in the process of delivering the second group of 25 MMRPro systems pursuant to an agreement with a reseller of medical products and services to healthcare professionals as announced by the Company on October 1, 2012. The contract calls for an initial 75 units, of which the first 50 will have been delivered by the end of this quarter and the remaining 25 in the first quarter of 2013. Starting in the second quarter of next year, the agreement calls for the reseller to purchase or license a guaranteed minimum of 100 additional MMRPro systems per quarter over the life of the three-year contract, which represents a minimum of $5 million to $16.8 million in revenues in addition to $1,050,000 for the first 75 units. MMR plans on issuing a joint press release as early as next week with additional details announced leading up to the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas January 8-11 and a planned press conference at HIMSS 2013 in New Orleans in March.
August 29, 2012
HealtHIE Nevada has gone live with eHealth Image Exchange, a service that enables authorized health information exchange (HIE) participants to seamlessly share diagnostic quality images.
July 30, 2012
Healthcare's C-suites will be more focused than ever on building IT-supported ACOs, according to a new survey of 100 healthcare finance executives. The survey results also indicated the adoption and use of health information technology is top-of-mind for finance executives.
June 28, 2012
As recent studies have shown, health systems across the country are increasing their IT spending in the next five years or so. Given that, it is imperative that chief information officers and chief financial officers partner to create strategic budgets said a CIO and CFO during an education session Tuesday at HFMA's national conference in Las Vegas.
June 25, 2012
As we close out our fiscal year here at HIMSS in anticipation of a new and even more energized one, we wanted to reminisce a bit about what we have accomplished to date with the support of you – our members.
April 30, 2012
Net Medical Xpress announced Monday that it has launched a comprehensive neurological telemedicine program at Alta Vista Regional Hospital in Las Vegas, N.M.
April 24, 2012
The National Quality Forum (NQF) approved for endorsement several sets of quality measures in April, addressing areas such as perinatal and renal care and how resources are put to use in care delivery.
April 11, 2012
Epocrates officials were showing off an iPad version of their new electronic health record at the HIMSS12 Conference and Exhibition in Las Vegas, Feb.20-24. The sleek, easy-to-use EHR app, which operated on screen touches rather than mouse clicks, seemed poised to make a splash in an ever-crowded field, which numbers more than 300 offerings at last count.
April 11, 2012
Everybody's talking about accountable care nowadays. But providers aren't the only ones who need to be held accountable as we push off into the uncharted waters of care coordination and payment reform. The folks on the other side of that storied and sacred doctor/patient relationship have important responsibilities too.