Current Headlines

  1. PA Patient Safety Authority Leverages Analytics To Address Medical Errors

    Adopting SAS Analytics has helped Pennsylvania use data to protect patients from medical errors. By Christine Kern, contributing writer

  2. athenahealth Leverages Big Data To Help Fight Opioid Abuse

    Editorial Hub will share data regarding prescribing patterns and patient demographics. By Christine Kern, contributing writer

  3. HHS Awards $1.5M To Improve Information Flow For Patients And Providers

    The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) today announced seven recipients of two Cooperative Agreement programs to improve the flow of health information.

  4. Microsoft Launches Initiative To Leverage AI To “Solve” Cancer

    New set of initiatives will focus on applying artificial intelligence to healthcare. By Christine Kern, contributing writer

  5. EMR Landscape Is Still Not A Level Playing Field For Small Tech Vendors

    Report finds lack of real-interoperability particularly for smaller vendors. By Christine Kern, contributing writer

  6. Walgreens Collaborates With National Association Of Specialty Pharmacy, ProCE To Launch Web-Based Continuing Education Center For Its Specialty Pharmacists

    At the National Association of Specialty Pharmacy (NASP) Annual Meeting & Expo in Washington D.C. recently, Walgreens, in collaboration with NASP and ProCE Inc., a continuing pharmacy and medical education company, announced an accredited, web-based continuing education (CE) center customized specifically for Walgreens specialty pharmacists.

  7. BillingTree Survey Finds Healthcare Providers Slow To Adopt Patient Payment Technology

    BillingTree, a leading payment solutions provider to the healthcare, ARM and financial services industries recently announced the results of its inaugural Healthcare Operations and Technology Survey.

  8. Rural Hospital CIO Honored With Public Policy Award

    A longtime advocate for providers in small and rural communities, Randy McCleese, LCHIME, CHCIO, recently was honored as the winner of the College of Healthcare Information Management Executive’s Federal Public Policy Award for CIO Leadership.

  9. EHR Contract Guide And Health IT Playbook Help Clinicians And Hospitals Get The Most Out Of Health Information Technology

    The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) recently released two practical, easy-to-understand tools to help health care providers get the most out of their health information technology (health IT), such as electronic health records (EHRs): an EHR contract guide and a newly expanded Health IT Playbook.

  10. St. Luke’s University Health Network Goes Live With Caradigm Care Management To Support Bundled Payments For Care Improvement

    Caradigm, a leader in enterprise population health, recently announced that St. Luke’s University Health Network (SLUHN) has implemented Caradigm Care Management software to support its participation in the Bundled Payments for Care Improvement (BPCI) program.