Bernie Monegain

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

Grady Health System chooses Care Logistics to boost patient care, drive efficiencies

Grady Health in Atlanta. Credit: Google Maps

By Bernie Monegain 11:37 am July 02, 2018
Its new Hospital Operating System will help the safety net provider improve care coordination and develop shared patient progression and length-of-stay targets.
Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services in Michigan launches Cerner EHR

Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Credit: Google Maps

By Bernie Monegain 12:44 pm June 29, 2018
Leaders at Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services, touted as the first free-standing behavioral health system to implement Epic, anticipate ROI through better patient quality and efficiency.
Miami health system partners with Philips on patient monitoring
By Bernie Monegain 12:42 pm June 28, 2018
The 11-year agreement will eliminate up-front costs by giving Philips ownership of the care monitoring system.
GE healthcare downsizes
By Bernie Monegain 10:12 am June 28, 2018
The company will downsize its other businesses to reduce expenses and debt.
Microsoft hires two healthcare leaders

From left, Jim Weinstein and Josh Mandel

By Bernie Monegain 12:27 pm June 27, 2018
Most recently, the software giant has delved into artificial intelligence and also has been exploring how best to move healthcare data to the cloud and keep it secure.
Patient matching will lead to interoperability says Pew Research
By Bernie Monegain 10:30 am June 26, 2018
In a letter to CMS, Pew says patient matching unlocks critical information, but identification is often elusive and better standards are needed.
Athenahealth should it sell company or keep it

Credit: athenahealth on Twitter

By Bernie Monegain 01:11 pm June 25, 2018
We asked for your thoughts on athenahealth’s next steps now that Jonathan Bush stepped down as CEO, and the resounding majority said athenahealth should not sell to Elliott Management.
Patents hold clues about Apple, Amazon, Google and Microsoft plans for healthcare
By Bernie Monegain 09:01 am June 18, 2018
A brief look at what hospitals should know about hundreds of patents tech giants have filed relative to health IT.
House Committee increases NIH funds, cuts ONC by 29%
By Bernie Monegain 12:43 pm June 15, 2018
Congress funding for medical research programs to fight the opioid epidemic, and a boost for healthcare IT.
Countess of Chester Hospital chooses Cerner in 15-year EHR deal

Countess of Chester Hospital in Chester, England. Credit: Google Maps

By Bernie Monegain 03:47 pm June 14, 2018
NHS unit is switching from Meditech to deploy what it describes as a EPR, rather than an electronic health record.

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