October 11, 2018 | Rajiv Leventhal, Managing Editor
Mark Wagar, president of Heritage Physician Organizations, recently spoke with Healthcare Informatics about his organization’s value-based care journey, its ACO progress, and how physician culture can be changed.
September 12, 2018 | Heather Landi, Associate Editor
In a move that signals Apple’s ongoing push into digital health, the technology company announced today during its annual fall product event in Cupertino, California that its new Series 4 Apple Watch includes an electrocardiogram function as well as fall...
August 25, 2018 | David Raths, Contributing Editor
Next year, Alameda County, Calif., will launch a social health information exchange (SHIE) and community health record (CHR), focused initially on high utilizers of medical, behavioral, housing and emergency services.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has signed off on California’s Health Information Technology (HIT) for Emergency Medical Services (EMS) proposal for $40 million through September 30, 2021, according to the California Emergency Medical...
In the midst of the October wildfires that ravaged Northern California communities, leaders at Petaluma Health Center leveraged technology tools to quickly communicate with patients and provide quality patient care throughout the crisis.
At the HLTH Conference this week, Rasu Shrestha, M.D. of UPMC sat down with HHS CTO Bruce Greenstein and former United States CTO Aneesh Chopra, to discuss the federal government’s role in facilitating technology innovation
Children’s Hospital Los Angeles has named its first chief innovation officer. Omkar P. Kulkarni was previously executive director of the Cedars-Sinai Accelerator powered by Techstars, where he helped build and launch the accelerator program.
In the second telehealth vendor consolidation announced this week, InTouch Health announced it has agreed to acquire Reach Health, which provides enterprise telemedicine systems for multiple specialties and settings of care.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Hospital (MLKCH), a private, non-profit hospital serving South Los Angeles, has achieved the highest level of electronic medical record system use—Stage 7—developed by HIMSS Analytics.
Many community-based organizations are advancing forward in their efforts to use health IT to collect, standardize and integrate social and behavioral health data, as detailed during a panel discussion at the 2018 State Healthcare IT Connect Summit last week.
Launched in 2016, the Healthy Nevada Project is combining genetic, clinical, environmental and socioeconomic data to better understand the complex interplay between these factors and related effects on population health.
Trust this grizzled veteran: there’s never been a more exciting time to be in healthcare and healthcare IT—and the discussions, presentations, and messaging at the HIMSS Conference should be more interesting than ever
As part of our Special Report on Cybersecurity, Mark Hagland examines how highly publicized cyberattacks are lending new urgency to calls for healthcare IT security leaders to fully develop their disaster recovery and business continuity plans.
Scientists at Los Angeles-based Cedars-Sinai, in partnership with biotechnology startup Emulate, are pioneering a Patient-on-a-Chip program to help predict which disease treatments would be most effective based on a patient's genetic makeup and disease...
Dignity Health is taking a data-driven, integrated approach to population health management across its expansive footprint, and is seeing positive results with improved clinical outcomes across the communities it serves.
Brian Kreitzer, CISO at Los Angeles-based UCLA Health, discusses the evolving role of the CISO and why an organization's reporting structure and executive leadership involvement can have a significant impact on security culture.
The Governor's Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) has formed a new Cyber-Health Information Technology Advisory Board as part of an ongoing effort to support cybersecurity innovation and bolster advanced technology industries.
A research study led by Cedars-Sinai in Los Angeles found that when pharmacy professionals — rather than doctors or nurses — take medication histories of patients in emergency departments, mistakes in drug orders can be reduced by more than 80 percent.