June 08, 2015
Kumar Chatani, executive vice president and chief information officer at New York's Mount Sinai Health System, offers his thoughts on best practices for EMR rollouts, technology-enabled accountable care and more.
May 27, 2015
Could chronic care management be the new meaningful use? Some entrepreneurs see even greater financial incentives on the immediate horizon.
May 26, 2015
Hospitals are recognizing the value of interoperability between EHRs and automated dispensing cabinets. Beyond eliminating redundancies during the medication ordering process, it helps reduce errors at the point-of-care.
May 22, 2015
Steve Shirley, chief information officer at the 350-bed Parkview Medical Center in Pueblo, Colorado, has been in information technology for some 35 years. And, as he sees it, mHealth is bringing some exciting things to his hospital, but there are also some serious questions to consider.
May 20, 2015
Chicago's Advocate Health Care has 13 hospitals and one of the largest accountable care organizations in the U.S. With population health management at the center of ACO success, it is well acquainted with using analytics for quality improvement.
May 18, 2015
Around the turn of this century, a saying popped up in certain IT circles: We're all going to agree on specification and compete on implementation. When health IT vendors start adopting and implementing HL7's FHIR spec, things could start to get interesting.
May 15, 2015
Clinical workflow efficiencies, greater security for mobile users and quantitative ROI were running themes this week at Citrix Synergy 2015, which concluded in Orlando on Thursday.
May 14, 2015
The market for technology aimed at closing gaps in patient care is set for big growth in the next five years, as vendors aim to "smooth the pain points associated with transitioning from fee-for-service."
May 14, 2015
While Jackson Health System CISO Connie Barrera's main job is ensuring security, she must also balance functionality and consumption. If a secure technology is not easy to use, she says, clinicians and staff aren't going to use it.
May 13, 2015
Prior to the deployment of its virtual desktop infrastructure, clinicians at Children's Hospital of Los Angeles had been logging into desktops using shared user IDs -- a risky shortcut to bypass having to type multiple passwords.