Today's Top 20 Health IT StoriesRSS
  1. 12 recent vendor contracts, go-lives

    The following health IT vendor contracts and go-lives were announced within the past week.  By Akanksha Jayanthi -
  2. 10 latest telemedicine stories, updates

    Here are the latest stories and updates on telemedicine in the country from the past two weeks reported at Becker's Hospital Review, starting with the most recent. By Akanksha Jayanthi -
  3. Ochsner piloting Apple Watch to manage chronic disease

    New Orleans-based Ochsner Health System is piloting the Apple Watch as a tool to help patients manage chronic diseases. By Akanksha Jayanthi -

Successful approach to implementing EHR 

For tips on a successful approach to selecting and implementing the right solutions when considering an EHR, legislation updates, economic impact, and electronic record options are just a few of the items that should be considered. 
  1. Independence Blue Cross offers app to help members manage chronic conditions

    Philadelphia-based Independence Blue Cross, a health insurance provider in southeastern Pennsylvania, is now offering a chronic condition self-management app to members to help better manage their health. By Akanksha Jayanthi -
  2. ONC staffer leaves agency to join former ONC director Farzad Mostashari’s consultancy

    Ahmed Haque, director of programs and engagement at ONC, is stepping down from his position to join former National Coordinator Farzad Mostashari's accountable care consultancy Aledade as executive director, according to Politico. By Akanksha Jayanthi -
  3. How physicians feel about the connected health environment: 5 findings

    The top challenge to achieving a fully connected healthcare environment, say physicians, is cost, according to a MedData Point report. By Akanksha Jayanthi -
  4. The power of patient portals: 7 key findings on patient interactions with health technology

    In an effort to expand the use of personal health records beyond simply a copy of records that patients can view online, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation launched a project encouraging teams to develop ways to stimulate and innovate patient engagement with their personal health records through health IT. By Akanksha Jayanthi -

Top CFO revenue generation strategies

A recent survey of nearly 150 healthcare CFOs and other finance executives finds that health systems are implementing new technology-driven practices to bolster revenue and recover working capital. They are also prioritizing trading partner engagement strategies as a growth driver.
  1. Health startup MATTER names governing board

    Chicago-based MATTER, a healthcare technology incubator, has named 10 national healthcare and business leaders to its board. By Akanksha Jayanthi -
  2. KLAS names Epic, athenahealth, Medfusion most effective in driving patient portal adoption

    Healthcare research firm KLAS has released its latest report on patient portal adoption, identifying Epic, athenahealth and Medfusion as vendors that most effectively help their customers drive patient portal adoption. By Akanksha Jayanthi -
  3. Life of a healthcare CIO: Walnut Hill Medical Center's Aaron Miri

    In collaboration with CHIME, Becker's Hospital Review's "Life of a Healthcare CIO" series features leading hospital and health system CIOs from across the country who are sharing their experiences, best practices and challenges.  By Akanksha Jayanthi -
  4. CareCloud names Ken Comée CEO, acquires $15M in additional funding

    Healthcare software, EHR and medical billing company CareCloud, based in Miami, has named a new CEO and secured an additional $15 million in funding. By Carrie Pallardy -
  1. The enterprise engagement platform and patient-centricity: Setting the stage with CRM

    The problems surrounding our fragmented healthcare system are well documented – avoidable medication errors, duplicate testing, and poor care transitions leading to unnecessary readmissions.  By Jessica Friedeman, Director, Presales Engineer at Evariant and Gary Druckenmiller, Jr. VP, Client Solutions at Evariant -
  2. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter's new DOD cyber strategy

    U.S. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter will announce a new cyber strategy for the Defense Department, according to FCW.  By Emily Rappleye -
  3. FDA awards $1M to use EHR data to evaluate drug safety

    The Food and Drug Administration will award a $1 million grant to take EHR data and continuously analyze the risks and benefits of drugs once they hit the market, according to Clinical Innovation + Technology.  By Emily Rappleye -
  4. House approves cybersecurity information-sharing bill

    Despite warnings from security professionals and privacy advocates, the House passed the controversial Protecting Cyber Networks Act Wednesday that could put sensitive consumer information at risk, according to U.S. News & World Report.  By Emily Rappleye -
  5. cybersecurity 'incidents' to be reported

    At a House Oversight Committee Hearing, comments from a Government Accountability Office official suggest there have been several cybersecurity "incidents" on, according to The Hill.  By Emily Rappleye -
  6. Former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina to quietly launch presidential campaign

    Carly Fiorina, former CEO of Hewlett-Packard, plans to announce her Republican presidential campaign on May 4 online, without pomp and splendor, according to The Wall Street Journal. She will hold a conference call for national press.  By Emily Rappleye -
  7. Are the proposed Stage 3 transition of care requirements too optimistic?

    As you all likely know, the proposed rule for Meaningful Use Stage 3 is up for comment.  By Eric Chetwynd, Director of Product Strategy at Curaspan -
  8. Technologies to support clinical documentation improvement

    In Part 1 of this discussion, we looked at the emerging role that Rules-Based Expert Systems and "Software as a Service" are starting to play in Clinical Documentation. This discussion continues in Part 2 as we move on to look at new applications for Business Intelligence in CDI.  By Dr. Jon Elion, Founder and CEO of ChartWise Medical Systems -
  9. Cerner integrates patient education into EHR, athenahealth provides practice management to CareWell and IBM hardware sales on the decline — 5 key notes on health IT companies

    Here are five recent news updates on key companies in health IT. By Akanksha Jayanthi -