July 11, 2011
The nation's "Most Wired" hospitals are making progress towards greater health information technology adoption, especially in terms of computerized physician order entry, according to Hospitals & Health Networks' 2011 Most Wired Survey results.
July 11, 2013
The 15th annual Health Care's Most Wired Survey spotlights the hospitals and healthcare systems that have come furthest so far in implementing health IT and putting it to work transforming care.
July 07, 2009
The Most Wired Survey and Benchmarking study, conducted annually by Hospitals and Health Networks, has named the "100 Most Wired Hospitals and Health Systems" for 2009.
April 17, 2012
Thomson Reuters has published its annual list of the 100 top U.S. hospitals, ranking them based on their performance in areas such as patient safety, adherence to clinical standards of care and readmission rates.
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 23, 2011
Use of computerized physician order entry systems (CPOE) is one key factor to providing superior clinical quality, CEOs at HealthGrades 50 Best Hospitals for 2011 reported.
April 08, 2010
It's no secret that the government mandated dynamic duo - that being HIPAA 5010 and ICD-10 - requires changes enormous in both number and scope. What's not as well understood is all the challenges they present.
April 11, 2011
Hertencia Bowe, the national health information management program coordinator for Rasmussen College, spoke to Healthcare IT News about some smartphone apps that can help students and professionals be "more knowledgeable, prepared and organized when they're on the job."
January 26, 2011
HealthGrades, Inc., an online healthcare quality rating and services company, has identified the top 50 cities for hospital care. The list recognizes cities that have the highest concentration of top performing hospitals - those ranked the top 5 percent nationwide for care.
June 03, 2010
HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced Thursday $83.9 million in grants to 45 organizations to help networks of health centers adopt electronic health records and other health information technology systems.
August 11, 2009
Healthcare information technology played a roll in hospitals that scored in the top 10 in Thomson Reuters' new list for quality and efficiency.
February 09, 2012
McKesson announced Wednesday that it has acquired Sarasota, Fla.-based peerVue, which develops radiology workflow and communication solutions. The move helps broaden McKesson's portfolio of enterprise imaging and information management systems.
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.
March 02, 2012
Forty-one percent of Oregon's physicians have adopted electronic health records, according to a new report by researchers from the Doctors Company. Following Oregon for physician adoption are Georgia at 39 percent, Florida at 37 percent, Washington at 35 percent and Virginia at 34 percent.
February 06, 2012
Healthcare reform is arguably the hot-button political issue of our time. And with the Supreme Court locked and loaded to decide the fate of the Affordable Care Act this summer, it's a safe bet the controversial two-year-old legislation will have a huge impact on the 2012 election and beyond.
October 23, 2009
Siemens Healthcare has signed a seven-year, $135 million contract with the University of Pennsylvania Health System to provide integrated service management solutions.
May 31, 2012
Healthcare IT spending hasn't shown signs of slowing down anytime soon. In fact, a Black Book HIE survey released today projects that industry spending will triple by 2014.
January 10, 2012
Now is time of year when people dust off their crystal balls, polish up their powers of prognostication and make predictions for the annum ahead. What will 2012 hold in store?
May 10, 2010
Outdated hospital communications systems - based on blaring PAs and multiple, often incompatible mobile devices - are causing confusion, reducing efficiency, wasting money and helping contribute to serious staffing shortages, a new white paper finds.
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.