Current Headlines

  1. Small, Rural Hospitals Might Be Safer, More Cost Effective

    Surprising findings show local care might be best for straightforward surgical cases. By Christine Kern, contributing writer

  2. Study Finds Misdiagnosis, Prescription Errors In Teledermatology

    Research reveals virtual visits may be less than effective in treating patients. By Christine Kern, contributing writer

  3. ZeOmega And McKesson Announce Strategic Partnership To Advance Payer-Provider Collaboration

    ZeOmega Inc. recently announced an agreement to integrate ZeOmega’s Jiva population health management solution with McKesson’s InterQual Connect authorization and connectivity solution.

  4. Greythorn Forms Healthcare IT Advisory Board

    Greythorn is proud to announce the formation of its Healthcare IT Advisory Board. Comprised of experienced professionals hailing from various corners of the industry, they offer decades of accumulated expertise with which to guide the company’s continued growth.

  5. Nuance Study Shows Nuance Clinical Documentation Improvement Significantly Increases Case Mix Index During ICD-10 Transition

    Despite widespread industry concerns regarding the transition to ICD-10, recently Nuance Communications, Inc. announced that its clinical documentation improvement (CDI) clients have not only sustained financial performance and quality through the transition to ICD-10, but actually improved performance metrics over ICD-9.

  6. Cordata And PatientBond Partner To Improve Specialty Care Coordination With Personalized Communications

    Cordata Healthcare Innovations recently announced a partnership with PatientBond, LLC. PatientBond’s targeted, personalized communications toolset will be embedded into Cordata’s specialty care coordination platform and available for Cordata users.

  7. SSM Health First Health Care System To Adopt Surescripts National Record Locator Service

    SSM Health, a Catholic not-for-profit health system based in St. Louis, is the first organization to go live with Surescripts National Record Locator Service (NRLS).

  8. Unfolding Origami Robot Lets Doctors Operate From The Inside

    Tiny robot is swallowed and unfolds to work inside the stomach. By Christine Kern, contributing writer

  9. Untimely Virus Scan Interrupts Patient Procedure

    The dark side of computerized medicine. By Christine Kern, contributing writer

  10. The Rise Of The CNIO

    Informatics nurses provide demonstrated high degree of impact on quality of care. By Christine Kern, contributing writer