Current Industry News

2017-03-27 11:06

The health system drastically reduced documentation time and number of clicks within its Cerner EHR after a three-year optimization project.
 

2017-03-27 10:34

New research from Accenture concludes technology can help women advance at work and help close the gender pay gap.

2017-03-27 09:18

Even though emergency room professionals are providing video visits, the AnywhereCare app is actually intended for non-emergency ailments such as sore throats and respiratory illnesses.

2017-03-27 08:37

She comes to the North Carolina medical center from UC Davis, where she oversees its academic, research and clinical programs.

2017-03-27 08:15

He takes the new position after leading Medical City Children's Hospital since 2013.

2017-03-27 08:05

Urology Austin, a healthcare provider with locations throughout central Texas, began notifying its patients March 24 that hackers may have accessed patient records that included names, dates of birth, addresses, medical information and Social Security numbers.

2017-03-27 07:32

Bardis, who served for 15 years as CEO of the revenue cycle and supply chain management technology developer, will be assistant secretary for administration at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

2017-03-27 07:09

The multi-year research agreement will see the pharmaceutical company putting Cota's analytics platform to work for improved breast cancer treatment outcomes.

2017-03-27 06:32

Artificial intelligence and machine learning are fast accelerating the insights that can be gleaned from the granular descriptions enabled by ICD-10.

2017-03-27 04:09

The excitement that Big Data brings is matched by the confusion about exactly what the technologies can do, according to Leonard D’Avolio. And that is as true in healthcare as anywhere else.

2017-03-27 04:05

With about 200 subcontractors to deal with, "that's a lot of people that we're trusting to do the right thing with our patients' data," says the Beaufort Memorial Hospital CIO. "We want to stay on top of it."

2017-03-24 11:57

Even after President Trump demanded a vote, the bill was expected to be denied due to lack of support among conservatives. 

2017-03-24 10:47

The more confusing or contradictory statements from federal officials, the more back-room deals lawmakers strike trying to gain consensus for bills like the American Health Care Act, the harder it is to know what’s really happening. 

2017-03-24 08:03

The Tennessee-based health system said it is replacing Meditech and NextGen with Cerner’s hosted Millennium electronic health record, revenue cycle management and transaction services.

2017-03-24 07:42

The former director of the conservative Heritage Foundation think tank is a staunch opponent of civil rights for transgender people, whom he'll be tasked to protect as OCR director.

2017-03-24 06:40

CIO Dan Waltz said that moving to a new electronic health record platform gives the health system an opportunity to transform patient care.

2017-03-24 05:43

The Oracle Health Sciences Data Management Workbench Cloud Service can be use to integrate, reconcile and analyze healthcare data for clinical trials. 

2017-03-24 05:21

Dumping essential health benefits from the proposed legislation could enable insurance companies to make their offerings much skimpier and put consumers at finanical risk, experts say. 

2017-03-24 04:41

The hospital tested CareLoop technology and found that both clinicians and patients responded very positively to the social-style method for keeping up to date on care.

2017-03-24 04:41

The hospital tested CareLoop technology and found that both clinicians and patients responded very positively to the social-style method for keeping up to date on care.

2017-03-23 12:18

American Medical Association and many other groups also suggested that Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Administrator Seema Verma loosen PQRS and value-based payment requirements.

2017-03-23 11:53

The delay is considered a blow to Republican efforts to gather enough consensus to pass the American Health Care Act.

2017-03-23 08:34

CEO John Flannery said the company is embarking on a digital transformation of its healthcare entity, which is  focused on cloud, data analytics, population health, imaging and more.

2017-03-23 06:58

Rather than only looking at how the technology reduces costs and improves outcomes, researches focused on related time, transportation and environmental factors. 

2017-03-23 05:56

CMS Administrator Seema Verma calls Obamacare a broken promise during the meeting.

2017-03-23 05:27

By leveraging analytics and patient engagement, Compass developed a strong care management team and created a 360-degree view of patient care.

2017-03-22 11:08

Release 3 of the interoperability standard touts more utility for decision support and quality measures, and better functionality for clinical workflows.

2017-03-22 10:54

Shulkin said it had been a "strategic mistake" to not rethink VistA concurrently with the Department of Defense's EHR modernization, but promised a clear vision for the VA's health IT strategy by the summer.

2017-03-22 10:14

House Freedom Caucus Chairman Mark Meadows says he is a firm "no" and that he has at least 22 votes from conservative hard-liners to defeat the bill.

2017-03-22 09:49

It turns out many healthcare providers expected, or at least hoped, that the initiative would be delayed. It’s still coming and they need to prepare now.

2017-03-22 09:49

It turns out many healthcare providers expected, or at least hoped, that the initiative would be delayed. It’s still coming and they need to prepare now.

2017-03-22 07:26

Research firm said that the transition to value-based care is driving a need for diverse data flows and APIs to more effectively supply and consume data.   

2017-03-22 07:07

By bringing deep learning and natural language processing capabilities to the electronic health record, Nuance's computer-assisted physician documentation technology can help with quality improvement for value-based reimbursement, officials say.

2017-03-22 06:54

The Trump administration has brought a lot of uncertainty to the healthcare industry, especially given the prospect of repeal of the Affordable Care Act with replacement the American Health Care Act. In response, C-suite leaders are shifting their priorities.
According to a recent Premier survey of healthcare executives, key focal points under the new administration are:

2017-03-22 04:54

The IT consultancy also said IoT will skyrocket to $1.3 trillion and predicted that wearables are poised to pick up steam again.

2017-03-21 10:15

Data governance policies are full of holes that can become expensive pitfalls. We explain some of the stumbling blocks.

2017-03-21 07:01

The latest iteration of Republicans American Health Care Act would give Governors more flexibility in administering Medicaid, enhance tax credits for people 55-64 years old and other targeted changes. 

2017-03-21 06:49

With a new acute-care deployment, in addition to cloud-based migration of its ChartLogic outpatient EHR, practice management and patient portal technology, "the future of healthcare IT is in cloud-based applications," says Medsphere's CEO.

2017-03-21 06:17

The newly-appointed John Fleming said that the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT may be reorganizing. 

2017-03-21 05:47

CEO Stuart Randle said the startup will use its first round of funding to enhance its technology platform and work toward FDA clearance.

2017-03-21 05:36

Attendees of HIMSS17 probably noticed more camera crews wandering around the convention center than previous HIMSS events. They weren't mistaken - with over a hundred videos posted to our exclusive Destination HIMSS video gallery and social media channels, we effectively doubled our video production over last year.

2017-03-21 04:31

The health system transformed itself to tap into more timely information to make care services more attractive to its own employees and as a result positively impact patient outcomes.

2017-03-20 12:45

The good news? Hacking was down and only comprised 12 percent of reported incidents during the last month.

2017-01-25 10:00

Companies such as Red Hat have become important for software-defined storage by providing access to the expertise, training, and support user organizations need to take fullest advantage of SDS.

2017-01-24 04:01

GPU-accelerated databases aren't new, and they're not all that popular, but that will likely change over time. Here are some of Kinetica's latest improvements and why that matters to big pharma company GSK.