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Mary Stevens
Clinical Innovation + Technology
The sustainability of health information exchanges (HIEs) may come down to marketing and a reasonable business model, according to Scott Momrow, vice president of the Healthcare Information Xchange New York (HIXNY), a nonprofit organization designated as a regional health information organization (RHIO) by the New York State Department of Health.
Clinical Innovation + Technology
Analysis of the eHealth Initiatives 2011 Report on HIE: The Changing Landscape showed some encouraging signs, said HIE panelists Laura Kolkman, President of Mosaica Partners, and Camilla Hull-Brown, Principal and Founder, Strategies for Tomorrow, during a presentation last week.
Clinical Innovation + Technology
Royal Victoria Hospital (RVH) in Barrie, Ontario, has selected Omnicells G4 platform for medication management throughout the 299-bed community hospital.
Health Imaging
McKesson has completed its acquisition of Portico Systems, and will leverage Porticos technology to automate new reimbursement and network management strategies for health reform. Terms were not disclosed.
Clinical Innovation + Technology
Medical coding and billingvital to any healthcare organization, but never the most exciting departmentshave entered an era thats going to be anything but dull.
Clinical Innovation + Technology
Although 2010 saw some consolidation among health information exchanges (HIEs), this has been a year of expansion for HIE in general, according to the 2011 eHealth Initiatives annual survey. The annual survey identified 255 active HIEs across the nation and its territories. Of those, 196 responded to the 2011 survey, said Genevieve Morris, eHealth Initiatives manager of research and programs for HIEs, during a web presentation last week.
Clinical Innovation + Technology
In the July 21 installment of his Life as a Healthcare CIO blog, John D. Halamka, MD, MS, announced his intention to step down as CIO of Harvard Medical School.
Cardiovascular Business
The FDA has released, for comment purposes, draft guidance on mobile medical applications. The 29-page draft, issued July 21, contains nonbinding recommendations to inform manufacturers, distributors, and other entities about how the FDA intends to apply its regulatory authorities to select software applications intended for use on mobile platforms, the draft stated.
Clinical Innovation + Technology
Compliance with meaningful use measures wont necessarily maximize hospitals quality improvement efforts, according to an article in the July issue of The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety. As ONC officials and others have said before, meaningful use is intended to be the floor, not the ceiling, in terms of health IT adoption and use. But should we be asking EHRs (and vendors) to do more than the basics?
Health Imaging
Proposed changes to HIPAA establish standards that would be difficult for providers to meet and should be scaled back, according to comments filed July 22 by the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME).