Bernie Monegain

Bernie Monegain is the former Editor-At-Large for Healthcare IT News and Women in Health IT.

ECRI to host unplugged AHRQ clinical guidelines
By Bernie Monegain 02:26 pm July 18, 2018
After HHS shut down the AHRQ site with two decades of medical information, ECRI announced it will make the evidence-based materials available.
Johnson & Johnson to build innovation lab at University of Pennsylvania
By Bernie Monegain 11:55 am July 18, 2018
Networking hub is designed to connect the company with Penn researchers and local startups to fast-track new technologies.
blockchain for healthcare
By Bernie Monegain 08:56 am July 18, 2018
Hospitals ignoring blockchain risk being left behind, IT firms say, and they share advice about getting work underway.
Microsoft, Walmart ink AI, cloud pact to take on Amazon
By Bernie Monegain 11:42 am July 17, 2018
Engineers from both companies will collaborate on new architectures to better serve consumers, officials say.
UNC Health to use PDMP with their Epic EHR

Credit: UNC on Facebook

By Bernie Monegain 02:44 pm July 16, 2018
UNC Health says the move will help tackle the opioid problem and save clinicians time.
Intermountain, UnitedHealthcare build new social determinants program
By Bernie Monegain 02:35 pm July 13, 2018
Organizations are each expanding services to address non-medical factors that can have a significant impact on individual and population health.
HHS to remove 20 years of evidence-based medical guidelines

AHRQ Office. Credit Google Street View

By Bernie Monegain 04:26 pm July 12, 2018
Both the National Guideline Clearninghouse and the National Quality Measures Clearinghouse maintained by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality shut it down on July 16.
CMS Administrator Seema Verma presses for remote monitoring of patients

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Administrator Seema Verma speaking at HIMSS18.

By Bernie Monegain 03:05 pm July 03, 2018
She says redesign of the home health payment system would encourage value over volume.
Geisinger's Steele Institute for Healthcare Innovation taps Jvion's AI

Credit: Geisinger Health

By Bernie Monegain 02:03 pm July 03, 2018
Integrating Jvion cognitive computing technology is part of the institute’s plan to transform healthcare by boosting quality and outcomes.
Healthpoint hospital in Abu Dhabi launches Cerner

Healthpoint in Abu Dhabi. Credit: Healthpoint 

By Bernie Monegain 03:04 pm July 02, 2018
Healthpoint, its hospital in Abu Dhabi, hopes the new technology will help it advance from Stage 6 to Stage 7 on the HIMSS Analytics EMR Adoption Model.

The Daily Brief Newsletter