HIEs have been brought into the healthcare ecosystem to connect providers, improve workflow and coordinate care with others, in real-time. But HIEs are also serving as a critical component in the industry’s value-based care shift.
At Asheville, North Carolina-based Mission Health, senior leaders have created a culture of continuous improvement grounded in analytics and this is driving significant clinical and operational improvements across the enterprise.
At the Health IT Summit in Nashville at the end of June, experts and innovators parsed the potential for the adoption of blockchain technologies in U.S. healthcare—and the challenges and obstacles involved
At the Health IT Summit in Nashville, Karen Thompson and Dr. Edmund Jackson of HCA Healthcare shared with attendees the learnings that have been gleaned so far in their organization’s progressive health IT project governance and prioritization model
Engineers at the Nashville-based Vanderbilt University attest that they have successfully developed and validated the feasibility of blockchain-based technologies for secure and confidential sharing of patient medical records.
At the Health IT Summit in Nashville, Suleima Salgado of the Office of the Chief of Staff of the Georgia Department of Health shared with attendees insights on the advances her office has made in improving rural health via telemedicine
At Mission Health Partners, an Asheville, North Carolina-based Medicare ACO, a unique care coordination approach, focused on addressing the social and environmental issues underlying patients' health problems, has proven successful.
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded a four-year, $10 million grant to HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology, a Huntsville, Ala.-based genomics and genetics research institute, in collaboration with the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB)...
During a recent Nashville Health Care Council event, athenahealth president and CEO Jonathan Bush discussed the affect that the region has on healthcare innovation, while also touching on the role of government in health IT.
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital announced this week the launch of St. Jude Cloud, an online data-sharing and collaboration platform that provides researchers access to what St. Jude describes as the world's largest public repository of pediatric...
In his first year as full-time CIO at Children’s of Alabama, Bob Sarnecki will look to re-energize the IT department and get the organization prepared for next century of healthcare challenges within the region.
Officials with Nashville-based Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) have launched a subsidiary to house the organization’s genomic and bioinformatics resources to advance drug and diagnostics discovery and development.
The media reports about a potential Walmart purchase of Humana, coming on top of the CVS-Aetna merger announcement and the Amazon/Berkshire Hathaway/JP Morgan Chase announcement, should put provider leaders on alert
A leader in the medical school at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine (Lexington) has been involved in assisting a major federal healthcare research agency in developing new guidelines regarding the use of opioid maintenance therapies
During a recent panel discussion on the future of healthcare, Jonathan Perlin, M.D., chief medical officer at Nashville-based HCA Healthcare, emphasized that learning from and analyzing medical data will be critical to improving patient outcomes.
Clinical, pharmacy and informatics leaders at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital led a strategic effort to improve patient quality and safety practices by establishing interoperability between the EHR and IV infusion pumps to reduce medication errors.
Decatur County General Hospital, a 40-bed hospital located in Parsons, Tennessee, has informed its patients about a security incident in which its electronic medical record (EMR) system was hacked, impacting 24,000 patients’ records.
To help address the growing need for a larger and more diverse workforce of healthcare data analysts, technologists and experts, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is creating “Project ENABLE,” the Extensible Network-Accessible Biomedical &...
McCleese recently spoke with Healthcare Informatics about rural healthcare obstacles, what winning this award means to him, how he’s been able to have success in this role, and how he sees the policy landscape shaking out.
North Carolina state leaders have signed an agreement to share prescription drug monitoring program (PDMP) data across state lines via PMP InterConnect, a PDMP interstate data sharing platform from Louisville, Ky.-based Appriss Health.
The two largest healthcare organizations in Winston-Salem, N.C.—Novant Health and Wake Forest Baptist Health—are now collaborating on an initiative that will merge critical health information for patients.