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Nursing Informatics: A Refuge for Nurses in the Throes of Burnout

Ron Vatalaro
The overall burnout rate for nurses is often higher than others within the healthcare field. Nurses enduring this occupational burnout or those on the verge of this burnout stage can feel confident in knowing that a new refuge exists that could help them revive their careers.

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CHIME Launches Two Healthcare Technology Organizations

October 24, 2014     John DeGaspari
The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) has launched of two new organizations to serve the education and professional development needs of healthcare executives in senior technology and application roles.

Regarding Readmissions, One Healthcare Leader Says Hospitals Are Missing the Obvious

October 23, 2014     Rajiv Leventhal
In an effort to reduce avoidable readmissions, many patient care organizations have been implementing post-discharge planning programs. But according to one healthcare expert, this approach is only part of the solution.

M*Modal Names New CEO

October 23, 2014     Gabriel Perna
M*Modal, the Franklin, Tenn.-based provider of clinical documentation and medical transcription software, has named Scott MacKenzie its new chief executive officer.

Epic to Integrate with Network of Cancer Centers

October 22, 2014     Gabriel Perna
Epic Systems (Verona, Wisc.) will integrate its oncology information systems with chemotherapy order templates created by the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, which is a not-for-profit alliance of 25 of the world's leading cancer centers.

ROI Important to the VNA?

October 20, 2014     Joe Marion
In a recent conversation with Jeff Timbrook, global vice president of healthcare, Perceptive Software (, the subject of an ROI analysis came up with respect to the vendor neutral archive (VNA). Jeff was curious as to whether...

Striving Forward, Atrius Health Focuses on ACO-Driven Learning

October 20, 2014     Mark Hagland
At Atrius Health, a non-profit alliance of six community-based medical groups in Massachusetts, mastering the ins and outs of the Pioneer ACO Program is part of a long-term strategic plan

Aetna’s Dr. Kennedy Opens the Health Plan ACO-Strategy Kimono

October 14, 2014     Mark Hagland
What does it mean when a prominent health insurer picks sole integrated health systems to partner with in individual healthcare markets? And will such single-health-plan-single-health-system partnering become a trend?

For One Health System, Better Labor Management Pays Off in Multiple Ways

October 14, 2014     John DeGaspari
North Shore LIJ, a 16-hospital system based in Manhasset, NY, has undergone rapid growth in the last several years. With nearly 50,000 employees, including 9,400 nurses and 10,000 physicians system-wide, managing the labor allocation with an eye on efficiency...

Analyst: Open Source EHR Will Combat Interoperability Issues at DoD

October 8, 2014     Rajiv Leventhal
As the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) closes the competitive bidding process on its $11 billion Department of Defense Healthcare Management Systems Modernization (DHMSM) electronic health record (EHR) contract, lawmakers remain skeptical about the 10-year...

GE Healthcare Announces Shift at the Top

October 8, 2014     Gabriel Perna
GE Healthcare, based in Fairfield, Conn., is bringing GE veteran John Flannery on board as its new president and CEO in place of John Dineen, who has resigned. The move is effective immediately, GE announced.

Ochsner Health System Becomes First Epic User to Fully Integrate with Apple HealthKit

October 8, 2014     Rajiv Leventhal
The New Orleans, La.-based Ochsner Health System has announced that it is the first client of the Verona, Wisc.-based Epic Systems to fully integrate its electronic health record (EHR) with the new Apple HealthKit.

A Debate Worth Pondering: Will Data Protection Liability Insurance Be a Game-Changer for Providers?

October 7, 2014     Mark Hagland
During Monday's CHIME/iHT2 LEAD Forum Event on Cybersecurity, an interesting discussion of the role of liability insurers in data security processes in provider organizations