November 12, 2018 | Heather Landi, Associate Editor
Private equity firm Veritas Capital and hedge fund Elliott Management are acquiring athenahealth, the Watertown, Mass.-based EHR and practice management vendor, for $5.7 billion, according to a Monday announcement.
November 9, 2018 | Heather Landi, Associate Editor
For U.S. healthcare leaders, trusted data is more important than ever, as their organizations migrate from the fee-for-service model to value-based care. However, a recent survey of CIOs found that less than half of healthcare organizations show very strong...
November 8, 2018 | Heather Landi, Associate Editor
Hawaii Health Information Exchange (HHIE), Hawaii’s state-designated HIE, is taking action to improve patient identification and the accuracy of provider data for enhanced care coordination across the state.
November 7, 2018 | Dan O’Connor and Joncé Smith, Industry Voices, Stoltenberg Consulting, Inc.
Healthcare facilities struggle with knowing if they are using their EHRs to the full potential. There are ways to alleviate the confusion and optimize your EHR for combined clinical decision making and operational effectiveness.
November 2, 2018 | Rajiv Leventhal, Managing Editor
At the CHIME 2018 Fall CIO Forum in San Diego this week, Branzell sat down with Healthcare Informatics Managing Editor Rajiv Leventhal to discuss the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead for CIOs
November 1, 2018 | David Raths, Contributing Editor
Cleveland-based University Hospitals is taking advantage of an internally developed technology platform to re-imagine the discharge process, including identifying patients at risk for opioid misuse and dependence.
November 1, 2018 | Heather Landi, Associate Editor
Seven physician-led health information exchanges (HIEs) are now connected to the Military Health System (MHS), enabling MHS providers to have access to patients’ electronic health records to support clinical decision making at the point of care.
October 31, 2018 | Heather Landi, Associate Editor
Two-thirds of physicians say the challenges of practicing medicine in today’s environment have caused them to consider career options outside of clinical practice, an 11 percent increase compared to a similar survey three years ago.
October 31, 2018 | Rajiv Leventhal, Managing Editor
With access to patient health information now commonplace among providers, the next core investment could be in communication channels with patients, according to CHIME’s 2018 HealthCare’s Most Wired survey.
October 30, 2018 | Rajiv Leventhal, Managing Editor
Providing an update on Cerner’s progress with the DoD's EHR implementations, a company executive noted that he is seeing “measurable progress” at the agency's initial operational capability (IOC) sites.
October 26, 2018 | Rajiv Leventhal, Managing Editor
Although nearly all non-federal acute care hospitals have already upgraded to 2015 Health IT Certification Criteria, or plan to upgrade, the majority of these organizations are still not engaging in all four components of interoperability.
October 24, 2018 | David Raths, Contributing Editor
An Opioid Action Plan developed by a working group of the Patient-Centered Clinical Decision Support (PCCDS) Learning Network has set an ambitious goal of delivering PCCDS interventions that improve pain management and opioid use outcomes for 2 million...
October 23, 2018 | Rajiv Leventhal, Managing Editor
The Duke Clinical Research Institute has teamed up with a virtual rehabilitation therapy company to test how its digital rehabilitation platform delivered physical therapy following total knee replacement surgery.
October 22, 2018 | Rajiv Leventhal, Managing Editor
G. Anton Decker, M.D., president of health innovation at Bon Secours Mercy Health, discusses how he, and his organization, take on innovation opportunities and how digital health plays a role in operational strategies.
October 19, 2018 | David Raths, Contributing Editor
VCU Health System in Virginia was recently named a 2018 HIMSS Davies Enterprise Award recipient for leveraging health IT to improve outcomes. Colin Banas, M.D., the health system’s chief medical information officer, said the organization prides itself on using...