Current Headlines

  1. Clinical Decision Support Tool Reduces Readmissions
    4/15/2014

    Oconee Medical Center hopes to improve patient outcomes with implementation of Rothman Index to Paragon EHR. By Wendy Grafius, contributing writer

  2. Emergency Summit Called By WEDI To Discuss ICD-10 Delay
    4/15/2014

    HHS health information technology advisers to develop an industry action plan on April 30. By Christine Kern, contributing writer

  3. HIE Stymied By Closed Systems
    4/15/2014

    Some health systems block patient information sharing in ways that have antitrust implications. By Christine Kern, contributing writer

  4. Observation Status Bill Gains Support
    4/15/2014

    Courtney’s Bill to counter “Two-Midnight Rule” gaining speed, still needs more support. By Christine Kern, contributing writer

  5. Query Health Pilot Boosts PHM
    4/15/2014

    Population-level health trends help the ONC monitor, improve public health; three of the Query Health pilot programs have met platform goals. By Katie Wike, contributing writer

  6. Children’s Hospital Central California Implements BridgeHead HDM For Rapid Recovery Of MEDITECH Data
    4/15/2014

    BridgeHead Software, a leader in healthcare data management, recently announced that Children’s Hospital Central California has selected the BridgeHead Health Data Management (HDM) platform. Fully integrated with Children’s NetApp storage environment, the combined BridgeHead backup and archiving solution enables the hospital to quickly recover MEDITECH data.

  7. Hospital Applications For Financial Decision Support, Revenue Cycle And Supply Chain Management Slated For Accelerated Growth
    4/15/2014

    Bed management, enterprise resource planning (ERP) and financial modeling applications are positioned for accelerated growth among hospitals, according to data from the HIMSS Analytics Essentials of the U.S. Hospital IT Market, Spring 2014 Edition. Recently Released, the Spring 2014 report evaluates the health IT applications most used by hospitals across the United States.

  8. Motion Computing Secures Order For 5000 Rugged Tablets From A US Medical Device Company
    4/15/2014

    Motion Computing reached a major company milestone recently announcing one of their largest rugged tablet orders to date.

  9. Federal mHealth Report Released
    4/14/2014

    Federal law requires FDA, ONC, and FCC to release annual report containing proposed strategy, recommendations for Health IT - especially mobile. By Katie Wike, contributing writer

  10. Cost-Effectiveness Drives Generation Of Choosing Wisely Initiative
    4/14/2014

    Practices or products with demonstrated cost-effectiveness make the grade according to Choosing Wisely. By Christine Kern, contributing writer