News & Commentary
Content tagged with Clinical Information Systems posted in January 2014
Athenahealth Wins KLAS Overall Best Software Rating
News  |  1/31/2014  | 
Cloud vendor captures a recognition held by Epic for the past eight years.
What Consumer-Driven Healthcare Really Means
Commentary  |  1/31/2014  | 
Patient engagement will be a survival skill for hospitals in the business-to-consumer, high-deductible, accountable-care era.
Public HIEs Failing, Poll Says
News  |  1/30/2014  | 
Exchange leaders blame "flawed business model," offer strategies to help public information exchanges succeed going forward.
What Patients Will Share To Improve Care
News  |  1/28/2014  | 
Surveys show chronically ill patients and the general population are both willing to share personal information to help improve quality of care.
Free The Data: APIs Boost Health Information Exchange
Commentary  |  1/27/2014  | 
New models promise to make sharing health information almost as simple as shopping on Amazon.
Physician EHR Adoption Leaps 21% In 2013
News  |  1/22/2014  | 
Healthcare providers and EHR vendors are making strides toward updating systems to qualify for Meaningful Use Stage 2.
Let's Build A Healthcare IT System For Technophobes
Commentary  |  1/22/2014  | 
We need more fearless software designers who think like regular folks.
GE Acquires API Healthcare For Staff Schedule Optimization
News  |  1/21/2014  | 
Top-ranked software for nurse scheduling will expand GE's hospital operations management portfolio.
More Hospitals Buy Clinical Data Warehousing Apps
News  |  1/21/2014  | 
Nearly half of all hospitals now have data repositories, says HIMSS Analytics. Buying plans for next five years include warehousing, patient portal, and radiology barcoding apps.
2014 IT Budget Survey
Steal Our Slides  |  1/20/2014  | 
Is the IT budget moving out of ITís control? Maybe -- 37% of respondents say the rate of outside spending is on the rise, up from 22% last year. Just 21% of CIOs retain full spending authority. What is in our control: How we respond.
MedAllies Goes National With Health Data Direct Messaging
News  |  1/16/2014  | 
Direct secure messaging service lets healthcare providers exchange information about patients, regardless of what EHR software sends the message.
3 Trends Are Reshaping Healthcare IT
Commentary  |  1/16/2014  | 
Skepticism of innovative health technology is nothing new. But trends such as social technology will redefine healthcare's future.
Athenahealth To Share EHR Data With Physicians Group
News  |  1/15/2014  | 
Athenahealth to send its data on quality care to American College of Physicians, helping customers achieve a Meaningful Use Stage 2 requirement for quality data sharing.
Fired HealthCare.gov Contractor CGI Won't Starve
Commentary  |  1/13/2014  | 
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services replaces HealthCare.gov prime contractor CGI with Accenture. But CGI won't go hungry for Medicare contracts.
Practice Fusion, Practice iQ Team To Support ACOs
News  |  1/13/2014  | 
Combination of EHR, analytics will support independent physicians who want to participate in accountable care organizations.
Patient Portal Improves Medication Adherence: Study
News  |  1/10/2014  | 
Diabetic patients who used a portal to request refills were more compliant with medications and had lower cholesterol levels, Kaiser research suggests.
With Watson, Is IBM Riding Right Wave?
Commentary  |  1/10/2014  | 
IBM bets that its Watson technology will ride the cognitive-computing wave to commercial success -- while rivals gear up for the connected-computing era.
Obamacare: Separating Politics From Practicalities
Commentary  |  1/10/2014  | 
The Affordable Care Act is President Obama's legacy, but it didn't start with his administration. While politicians can create gridlock, health IT pros must deal in reality and compromise.
Clinical Decision Support Needs To Get Smarter
Commentary  |  1/9/2014  | 
Stage 2 Meaningful Use requires providers to use clinical decision support, but most hospitals and practices arenít even doing the bare minimum to obtain financial incentives.
HHS To Strengthen Enforcement Of HIPAA Transaction Rules
News  |  1/7/2014  | 
Health plans will have until the end of 2015 to get certified for compliance with HIPAA transaction operating rules.
Digital Health Startups Charm VCs
News  |  1/6/2014  | 
Digital healthcare funding reached nearly $2 billion in 2013, and more IPOs are expected this year.
Health IT Growing Rapidly Through 2017
News  |  1/6/2014  | 
Meaningful Use regulations among the factors that will drive 7.4% annual growth rate in North America, says new research report.
Medicine: Will The Tech Bubble Break?
Commentary  |  1/3/2014  | 
How do we translate the froth of healthcare technologies into better healthcare?
Healthcare Tech Leaders Share New Year's Resolutions
Commentary  |  1/2/2014  | 
Here's what health CIOs and other tech leaders plan to make happen in 2014.


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