Profile of Michelle McNickleAssociate Editor of InformationWeek Healthcare
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Clinical readiness is a top concern among providers regarding the ICD-10 transition, says recent KLAS report.
Define the problem you want to solve with an HIE -- and be ready for incompatibility headaches, say experts.
Doctors are angry that accountable care organization workflows seem more like manufacturing, less like healthcare, say panelists at eHealth Initiative conference.
Big data in healthcare should copy the movie's analytics strategy, says eHealth Initiative Annual Conference keynote speaker.
Use of avatars that reflect patients' ethnic and educational background can help drive engagement, says study.
Infosys provides cloud-based portal to help NovaSom better manage sleep apnea diagnostics.
New challenge aims to improve interoperability within healthcare through use of open architecture.
Social media tool draws on Facebook-style features to streamline communication and do away with paper processes.
College of Healthcare Information Management Executives warn technology and workflow burdens make EHR reporting nearly impossible.
Mistakes indicate a need for redefined quality measures suited for EHRs, say researchers who conducted Weill Cornell study.
Meaningful Use has put new strains on providers in terms of patient engagement, but these portals help ease the burden, says recent KLAS report.
Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare turned to Dell's mobile computing tool to increase physician productivity and simplify single sign-on.
Modifications to HIPAA may take the focus off patients and pile on administrative work.
New book explores the shifting role of the patient thanks to Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook, and warns that this phenomenon shouldn't be ignored.
Portal to let New Yorkers access their health data is "tip of the iceberg" for future state-wide consumer health applications, says contest sponsor New York eHealth Collaborative.
MediSafe's mobile "pillbox" app drives up medication adherence rates by sharing information with patients' loved ones.
GetWell Network's patient engagement pathways are helping organizations achieve substantial drops in readmission rates and rises in Hospital Care Access Program scores.
E-prescription adoption will grow in 2013, but challenges persist in connectivity, funding and state regulations, says Black Book study.
EHR vendor's acquisition of online drug reference pioneer Epocrates could result in better mobile tools for doctors.
Information technology will close healthcare gap for poor and push other big changes, says Verizon CEO Lowell McAdams.
EHRs don't make patient notification all that easy, according to latest Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association survey.
New mobile apps from the Department of Health and Human Services, for consumers and doctors alike, let you search medical literature, locate health centers, fight drug abuse and much more.
One in three customers who went live with an EHR in the last year believe they made the wrong decision, says KLAS report.
HealthInfoNet and Arcadia Solution's new partnership will marry insurance claims to clinical data in Maine's health information exchange.
Better care coordination technology, the explosion of mobile health and the downfall of independent physician practices are just a few of the health IT predictions experts are making for 2013.
AliveCor specialized iPhone case and monitoring app lets users record data and wirelessly send to doctors.
Most healthcare IT managers believe mobile technology will have big impact on patient care, according to the latest Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society survey.
HealthTap site now offers network of 30,000 doctors, including specialists, to answer consumer questions.
Novo Nordisk's HemaGo app for iOS helps hemophilia patients do a better job of tracking their treatment and staying in touch with doctors.
From microbots that scrape plaque from arteries to personal assistant robots that help care for patients, medical robots are transforming the face of healthcare.
MedicineCabinet lets patients create personal medication records on their mobile devices for easy tracking and sharing with doctors.
Government agencies, including Health and Human Services, do a poor job of following federal IT investment guidelines, reports Government Accountability Office.
National Football League taps into eClinicalWorks electronic health record (EHR) system to coordinate care, better diagnose concussions and other game-related injuries.
Using unified Web and mobile apps, KBCoreSM collects and analyzes information to improve reporting and promote patient safety, winning the Office of National Coordinator's challenge.
Average satisfaction scores drop four points as consumers demand more from hospital and healthcare system websites, Forsee study finds.
Not all health information exchanges have successfully bridged the interoperability gap. A recent KLAS report on HIE vendors evaluated how well they deliver on their promises.
Report suggests ACOs may improve quality of care and drive down costs, but analysis calls that conclusion into question.
Office of Health Affairs teams with Accenture Federal Services to gather information from Facebook and Twitter to protect against disease outbreaks and bioterrorist attacks.
ZweenaHealth looks to Facebook and Twitter to encourage consumer education, engagement and ownership of personal health records.
Castle + Anderson's new SimMon app links two tablets to simulate a remote-controlled patient monitoring system, offering medical training in the trenches.
Inaccurate patient information, mobile distractions and med device interoperability are putting patients at risk, says recent report from ECRI.
Office of the National Coordinator seeks graphic designers who can redesign printed Blue Button patient records and make the documents more doctor friendly.
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services doles out $7.7 billion in incentive payments so far -- while experts remind that the ultimate goal is better patient care.
The 2012 Connected Health Symposium showcased a myriad of engagement tools that promote innovation and improve patient compliance.
Deloitte hopes to spark innovation and "open new horizons" in its healthcare division with the acquisition of clinical intelligence vendor.
KLAS reviews mobile digital X-ray vendors, finds excellent image quality, but trouble transferring data to picture archiving and communications systems.
Bring-your-own-device trend leads healthcare providers to question mobile device management and security effectiveness, KLAS study finds.
Wearable medical technology is becoming a hot commodity. As these devices come to market, they have the potential to help both patients and clinicians monitor vital signs and symptoms.
With the help of Perficient and IBM, Premier healthcare alliance and PremierConnect let physicians share best practices and data.
Breast cancer patients and survivors show more engagement in their care, a key Meaningful Use stage 2 goal, with the help of social network MyBCTeam.
McKesson, Merge, Philips, and Siemens top cardiology IT space, but no one vendor fully meets providers' needs, says Health IT research firm KLAS.
Health app claims $25,000 "Blue Button" prize for its cloud-hosted patient engagement tool.
New study from PwC says improved insurer-provider communication will lead to better patient care.
After losing a $303 million contract to competitor Epic, EHR vendor Allscripts fires back.
ACOs will need more robust IT and better care coordination to reap the benefits of the Medicare Shared Savings program, according to Health Affairs report.
NLM, in collaboration with the Office of National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, will provide vocabulary sets for clinical measures found in MU Stage 2.
Using visual search component, Unbound Medicine is hoping to transform the way physicians search for medical information through the federal government's Medline database.
Washington Hospital successfully implemented Capsule's MDI software to stream data into its EHR, but as industry moves toward MU Stage 3, IT expert says medical device integration must become more plug and play.
EHR vendor's MLM creation and exchange program puts app development in the hands of physicians.
Final Meaningful Use Stage 2 rules, now in effect, make patient engagement more important than ever. Here are some e-tools that you can use to draw in patients.
New free HIPAA-compliant mobile texting app for doctors differs from competitors because it can archive text messages and is easier to maintain, says maker Imprivata.
EHR use improves diabetes control and helps doctors pinpoint patients requiring more intensive treatment, reports large Kaiser Permanente study.
CareVeillance, a first-of-its-kind sepsis identification tool, replicates patient information from an EMR and monitors patients in real time for the complication.
Emmi Solutions platform helped New Jersey medical center reduce readmission rates through interactive voice response calls, feedback reports, and patient education.
IT experts see value in training tool for smaller practices, but interactive video also an effective training tool.
ChartWise system reduces the burden on clinicians by making ICD-10 codes appear when users scroll over ICD-9 entries.
Ambulatory EHR vendor eClinicalWorks launches a secure communications network that links providers--regardless of their clinical records system.
Conference phone maker hopes to capture hospitals' attention with its RealPresence Practice Cart, which aims to bring cost-effective care to remote patients.
University of California Irvine Medical Center develops its own mobile security system to safely give Wi-Fi access to students and staff who bring their own smartphones and tablets.