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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.

Top Stories

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

Survey: 75 Percent of Adults Don’t Use Mobile Devices to Track Health

October 6, 2014     Rajiv Leventhal
Despite the predicted growth spurt of the wearable devices market, 75 percent of adults do not use either a fitness tracker or smartphone app to monitor their health, according to a new survey from Technology Advice.

Eastern Maine Health Streamlines IT, Adds Informatics Execs

October 6, 2014     David Raths
As part of a larger effort to become more nimble and efficient, the eight-hospital Eastern Maine Health System has realigned its information systems operations to create a system-wide shared IS structure. In addition to centralizing 62 positions, EMHS is...

CareFusion Gets Bought for Huge Sum

October 6, 2014     Gabriel Perna
San Diego-based CareFusion, which is a top revenue earning company in medical device hardware and health IT software products, was bought by Becton, Dickinson and Company (BD) for $12.2 billion this weekend.

Mac McMillan: It's Time to Get Serious about Healthcare Data Security

October 6, 2014     Mark Hagland
As the opening address at the “Health Information Executive’s Guide to Cyber Security: A CHIME LEAD Forum Event in Collaboration with iHT2” event, data security guru Mc McMillan pulled no punches in his searing assessment of the current environment

Geisinger Study Finds Telemedicine to Cut Readmissions, Costs for Heart Failure Patients

October 3, 2014     Rajiv Leventhal
A Geisinger Health Plan (GHP) telemonitoring program significantly reduced hospital readmissions and cost of care for members diagnosed with heart failure, according to a recent study published in the journal, Population Health Management.

At Swedish Medical Center, Clinical Documentation Integrity is Paramount

October 2, 2014     Rajiv Leventhal
In the era of healthcare reform initiatives aimed at increasing transparency, accurate clinical documentation has become vital. One medical center in Seattle has implemented a comprehensive strategy for better documentation—with proven results.