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Implementing a sound antibiotic stewardship program can dramatically improve hospital quality and patient safety while reducing the risk of penalties for hospital acquired conditions, but more »

Hundreds of clinics in the Kaiser Permanente healthcare system have received the Stage 7 Ambulatory Award from HIMSS Analytics, recognizing their robust use of data more »

Geisinger Health System is the first healthcare organization to go live on Pennsylvania’s Research and Education Network (PennREN), a $100 million broadband backbone running between more »

Industry-wide health IT interoperability is a top priority for the Office of the National Coordinator, but the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) would like more »

A three-year grant from the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation is bringing electronic patient care coordination to the University of Virginia Health System (UVA).  more »

If there’s one major problem with deciding to invest in big data analytics, it’s figuring out what, exactly, that means.  After all, “big data” encompasses more »

National Coordinator Karen DeSalvo has appointed Dr. Michael James McCoy as the ONC’s first chief health information officer just a few months after CMS established more »

Better chronic disease management for heart failure patients with one or more comorbidities can lower the risk of those patients ending up back in the more »

At Summit Healthcare Regional Medical Center, a small, rural hospital in Northern Arizona, there’s more than a little extra revenue going around after the implementation more »

Patient-generated health data, and the ability of healthcare providers to accept, view, exchange, and use such data to make better treatment decisions, are some of more »

Trying to improve patient care coordination and clinical communication through current EHR systems is frustrating and difficult, according to the majority of physicians in a more »

Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University  has been chosen to lead the Bravewell Integrative Medicine Research Network (BraveNet), a collaboration of 14 US more »

Hospitals do not always provide complete, timely, and accurate discharge summaries to physicians in order to improve patient care coordination for those with heart failure, more »

To share or not to share? That is often the question that healthcare providers face when gathering clinical data. Clinical data sharing requires regulation in more »

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is committed to population health management for its beneficiaries as well as the public at large, CMS authors more »

The Institutes of Medicine (IOM) recommend an increase in patient-centered care techniques to help manage more than 100 million Americans experiencing chronic pain.  As the more »

Worried that population health management is more expensive than it’s worth?  You might wish to reconsider.  A new survey by KPMG LLP indicates that more more »

There are certain occasions where more data is always better, but when it comes to repeated imaging studies for patients, the minimum amount of information more »

Hospitals CEOs have a lot of problems on their plates as their organizations continue to churn through numerous reforms.  Financial sustainability and revenue cycle management more »

Simplifying the process of billing and financial data management in the healthcare industry could save up to $375 billion per year in unnecessary costs, claims more »

Healthcare organizations may be in hot pursuit of business intelligence solutions that harness the best of their big data and provide actionable insights with clinical more »

The adoption of accountable care principles may not be top priority for many healthcare organizations, but for a number of providers in the Midwestern states, more »

Healthcare organizations are quickly learning that the idea of a one-and-done patient consult is becoming a thing of the past.  As outcomes-based reimbursement begins to more »

The ICD-10 transition is a large, complex, and complicated task for the healthcare industry, but if one thing is clear about the drawn-out process, it’s more »

Big data analytics will help to spur research into cancer and diseases caused by genetics with a trio of new collaborations. Several recently announced collaborations more »

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