Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC)

By Rachel Gotbaum 01:00 am May 01, 2014
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center is a highly regarded teaching hospital in Boston, but in 2012, the hospital found out it had one of the highest rates of readmissions among Medicare patients in the country. That meant federal fines of more than $1 million -- and a lot of soul searching for the staff, says Dr. Julius Yang, the head of quality...
Jonathn Perlin, MD, steps down as chairman of the federal HIT standards panel
By Diana Manos 10:11 am April 25, 2014
With the maturing of the meaningful use incentive program, federal advisory groups are beginning to re-evaluate their roles and the best way to support providers moving forward. At the April 24 HIT Standards Committee meeting, federal officials announced changes in leadership along with proposals about how the organization might reconfigure itself...
Doctor with tablet
By Bernie Monegain 01:00 am April 18, 2014
The GAO recently called three government agencies to task over the Meaningful Use EHR Incentive Program, saying it lacked sorely needed strategy.
Heartbleed
By Erin McCann 11:02 am April 14, 2014
When it comes to security threat severity, the Heartbleed bug doesn't miss a beat. That's according to Phil Lerner, chief information security officer at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, who, on a scale from 1 to 10, ranks the bug a solid "high priority" at 7.5.
Executives and doctors at conference table
By Bernie Monegain 06:07 am April 07, 2014
Expectations are high and getting higher for today's healthcare CIO, who continues to be deluged with "do-it-now" projects at a time when, more than ever before, he or she is expected to bring top executive skills, the long view and strategy to the table.
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston cuts readmissions.
By Rachel Gotbaum 10:42 am April 04, 2014
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center is a highly regarded teaching hospital in Boston, but in 2012, the hospital found out it had one of the highest rates of readmissions among Medicare patients in the country. That meant federal fines of more than $1 million -- and a lot of soul searching for the staff, says Dr. Julius Yang, the head of quality...
Mayo Clinic launches bedside analytics
By Mike Miliard 11:03 am March 20, 2014
Ambient Clinical Analytics is a new startup, founded by Mayo Clinic researchers with help from Silicon Valley investors, that aims to bring data assimilation, communication and analytics to the bedside.
Will Stage 2 climb inspire or derail?
By Bernie Monegain 10:41 am March 19, 2014
It looks like the steep climb to meaningful use Stage 2 could be rocky. There is no shortage of challenges to worry about, but at the University of Utah Health Care, the woman in charge of the ICD-10 project is finding new ways to get things done -- even as the health system focuses on its EHR rollout.
By Bernie Monegain 05:38 am March 07, 2014
The GAO recently took a swipe at the government's Meaningful Use EHR Incentive Program, saying it lacked strategy and called for action to establish a strategy in order to achieve its goals, especially those aimed at improving care.
Mayo Clinic goes big on clinical decision support
By Bernie Monegain 09:06 am February 18, 2014
A Mayo Clinic team is launching a new company to provide clinical decision support tools for the ICU, operating room and emergency department. The startup is backed with $1.1 million in seed funding from Mayo Clinic and Silicon Valley investors The Social+Capital Partnership, and nonprofit Rock Health.

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