El Camino Hospital’s Desktop Virtualization Revolution

July 22, 2014     Mark Hagland
blog
What the healthcare IT leaders are doing at one California hospital to optimize workflow for clinicians

Susan Turney is Leaving MGMA

July 22, 2014     Gabriel Perna
news
Susan Turney, the CEO of the Medical Group Management Association (MGMA), is leaving her position at the end of the summer to take on a role as CEO of the Marshfield Clinic Health System, in Marshfield, Wisc.

AHA Launches Social Platform to Connect Healthcare Professionals

July 22, 2014     Rajiv Leventhal
news
The American Hospital Association has launched AHA SmartMarket, a social platform designed exclusively for the healthcare field.

Report: HIE Will Drive New Healthcare Payment Models

July 22, 2014     Gabriel Perna
news
Health information exchange (HIE) will be a driver of new healthcare payment models, according to a new research report from Frost & Sullivan.

NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital's Innovation Center Opens at Blueprint Health Accelerator

July 22, 2014     John DeGaspari
news
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital (NYP) has opened dedicated innovation space at Blueprint Health, a New York City-based accelerator and co-working space for health tech startups. The hospital says the new space will help foster the hospital’s collaboration with the...

Technology-Driven Healthcare Part 2: Mobile Computing

July 22, 2014     John DeGaspari
article
How important is mobile computing in healthcare delivery? At Seattle Children’s Hospital, a 323-bed facility in Seattle, Wash., a mobile computing platform has largely freed clinicians from stationary computer workstations, and the hospital encourages its...

Live From the Denver iHT2 Summit: If the Healthcare Cloud Is One Thing, It’s Complicated

July 22, 2014     Mark Hagland
article
When it comes to cloud-based computing in healthcare, the landscape remains highly complicated around technology, data security, process, and above all, people, issues, agreed panelists at the iHT2 Health IT Summit in Denver

EHR Report: 22% of Physicians are Disregarding Meaningful Use

July 22, 2014     Rajiv Leventhal
news
The number of physicians who say they will not attest to meaningful use is growing, according to the 2014 electronic health record (EHR) report from Medscape, a component of WebMD.

Risk Analysis Is NOT A Graduation Exercise!

July 21, 2014     Mac McMillan
blog
Recently, I was asked if I could explain why it is important to perform a risk assessment early and often and why it is not (as the title says above) a graduation exercise to be performed once you think you are going to pass it. First of all there is no “passing...

HIMSS Urges Speed in Stage 2 Flexibility; Changes to 2015 Reporting Requirements

July 21, 2014     Gabriel Perna
news
Taking a page from its affiliated EHR Association, the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) is urging the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) to act quickly on...

EHNAC Develops Accreditation Program for ACOs

July 21, 2014     Rajiv Leventhal
news
The Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission (EHNAC), a non-profit standards development organization and accrediting body, has developed an accreditation program that focuses on accountable care organizations (ACOs).

Blogs

El Camino Hospital’s Desktop Virtualization Revolution

July 22, 2014     Mark Hagland
What the healthcare IT leaders are doing at one California hospital to optimize workflow for clinicians

Risk Analysis Is NOT A Graduation Exercise!

July 21, 2014     Mac McMillan
Recently, I was asked if I could explain why it is important to perform a risk assessment early and often and why it is not (as the title says above) a graduation exercise to be performed once you think you are going to pass it. First of all there is no “passing it”. You don’t...

Are Your Doctors Using the Password “123456”? Betcha Some Are

July 20, 2014     Mark Hagland
Even as healthcare IT leaders forge ahead to develop plans for exciting new initiatives like accountable care organizations, patient-centered medical homes, health information exchanges, and more, kindergarten-level IT security issues, including login issues, remain—and need to...

Why the Long-Term Care Industry Needs to Get Connected (And Supported)

July 17, 2014     Rajiv Leventhal
While most of the world considers healthcare taking place in ambulatory and inpatient settings, the need for technology in the long-term post-acute care setting has only grown. But will that need be supported?

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