Information Technology

Children’s Medical Center: Pamela Arora, Vice President and Chief Information Officer

April 18, 2011

One healthcare role that has evolved tremendously in recent decades is that of the information technologist or information systems manager. It’s no longer just about computers, but about networks of systems that carry patient data and connect sensitive medical instruments and testing devices to physicians even in hospitals where the tests themselves are not being […]

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Children’s Hospital Boston: Sandra Fenwick, President and Chief Operations Officer

April 15, 2011

“Children’s Hospital Boston is not only a large and very important contributor to the best pediatric care at the local, regional, national and international level, but we also blend scientific discovery with the most advanced pediatric clinical care. Our sweet spot is that translation – the interface between science and care,” said Sandra Fenwick, President […]

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Antelope Valley Healthcare: Humberto Quintanar, Chief Information Officer

April 12, 2011

With increasing demands on hospitals to go paperless, the information systems departments are becoming integral to hospital operations. Antelope Valley Healthcare District, a 420-bed acute care hospital in Lancaster, California, has made drastic strides in the past few years to implement technology throughout the hospital. New management played a part in making change, and incorporating […]

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Aetna looks to healthcare IT for new revenue, cost-cutting

November 11, 2010

Aetna, Inc., the third largest health insurer in the U.S., will be making a new strategic leap into health information technology, according to its president Mark Bertolini. And we’re not talking mundane enterprise spending on, say, storage — Aetna’s looking at IT spending as a means of saving money and even generating new revenue. At […]

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Patient data still insecure in post-HITECH world

November 10, 2010

A new study released by the Ponemon Institute, a privacy and information management research firm, and ID Experts, a provider of data security solutions, finds that patient data in healthcare organizations is hardly secure, with the average organization experiencing nearly two and half breaches per year. Some of the surprising results in the report include: […]

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ICD-10 leaves ICD-9 loophole in place

November 8, 2010

Without a doubt, implementing ICD-10 will force providers to make some big changes.  Still, the new system includes a big loophole familiar to ICD-9 users — one which should prove a temptation to do some lazy documentation and coding, according to a report in HealthcareITNews. The loophole, known to coding whizzes as “the unspecified option,” is a field allowing providers to relegate […]

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Pegasystems Add Case Work Management Capabilities

October 30, 2010

New Innovations Manage Case Work With Unparalleled Control, Visibility, and Ease of Use   CAMBRIDGE, MA–(Marketwire – October 20, 2010) –  Pegasystems Inc. (NASDAQ: PEGA), the leader in business process management (BPM) and a leading provider of customer relationship management (CRM) solutions, today unveiled the latest enhancements to its award-winning SmartBPM® Suite, delivering significant innovations […]

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Survey: Docs want tablet PCs

October 28, 2010
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A new study has concluded that tablet PCs are a very hot item with physicians — and that healthcare facilities are have devoted big chunks of their budget to ramping up IT spending. While doctors are generally happy with the technology they in their practices — which includes laptops and smartphones as well as standard […]

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Is healthcare ripe for a new M&A boom?

October 28, 2010

With a well defined need in the air– in this case, integration of clinical systems  and personnel — and uncertainty as to how the job will get done,  expect to see waves of self-protective healthcare merger and acquisition activity in the near term. According to Mark Reibolt, CPA, managing partner and chief executive officer of […]

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NPR blogger: CVS stores were favorites of meth-cooking “smurfers”

October 18, 2010
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Maybe it’s just old age, but I remember when a smurf was just an obnoxious animated character without any redeeming value whatsoever. Apparently, those days are long gone. Those who run about buying OTC decongestants for use in cooking up methamphetamine are known as “smurfers.” And according to NPR blogger Scott Hensley, until recently they looooved […]

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