Advertisement
Innovations: Testing a digital pillbox to improve medication compliance

Innovations: Testing a digital pillbox to improve medication compliance

By Darius Tahir  |  May 16, 2015

Startup company TowerView Health aims to make it easier for patients to manage their medication regimens. The company has developed software and hardware that reminds patients and their clinicians about medication schedules, and warns them when a patient is falling off track.

ANA President Pam Cipriano on the changing role of nurses

ANA President Pam Cipriano on the changing role of nurses

By Modern Healthcare  |  May 09, 2015

Pam Cipriano is the elected president of the American Nurses Association, the nation's largest nurse association, representing 3.1 million registered nurses. Modern Healthcare recently spoke with Cipriano about the changing role of nurses, hospital staffing cuts, nurses' wages and efforts to reduce...

Blog: ONC guide offers narrow view of privacy, security rules

By Joseph Conn  |  May 06, 2015

HHS has a revised guide to privacy and security for electronic health information that's intended to help smaller healthcare organizations that lack a legal staff. The guide, however, gives scant attention to several important regulatory areas.

Athenahealth makes big Q1 revenue gain, but losses continue

By Joseph Conn  |  May 04, 2015

Web-based healthcare information technology services provider Athenahealth posted higher first-quarter revenue compared with the first quarter of 2014. Higher expenses, however, led to higher net losses as well.

Data-sharing provisions of SGR fix will aid quality efforts

Data-sharing provisions of SGR fix will aid quality efforts

By Dr. John Toussaint  |  May 02, 2015

With President Barack Obama's recent signing of legislation repealing the sustainable growth-rate formula for physician compensation and revising the Medicare qualified entity program, doctors will be paying more attention than ever to value.

Ochsner taps apps for hypertension patients

Ochsner taps apps for hypertension patients

By Joseph Conn  |  May 02, 2015

New Orleans-based Ochsner Health System was one of the first U.S. systems to begin managing patients with chronic conditions using tech giant Apple's new HealthKit data-sharing platform in conjunction with the Apple watch and iPhone.

Time to clean up our data act

Time to clean up our data act

By Bruce Johnson  |  April 29, 2015

The ability to analyze massive amounts of data for improved outcomes, both financial and clinical, has a limitation: inaccurate data. Bad data, or dirty data as it is often called, are the Achilles' heel of actionable information. Unfortunately, in healthcare, there's too much of it.

Financial services sector offers lessons for healthcare IT

By Modern Healthcare  |  April 25, 2015

Regarding the April 20 Q&A, “Healthcare should emulate banks on IT interoperability”, I spent 25 years as a chief information officer in the financial services industry, and I agree with the comment about technology interoperability.

Advertisement
Modern Healthcare Daily

Award winning coverage of healthcare business and policy news.

The Modern Healthcare app includes a personalized home screen, strong search functionality and immediate downloads from the industry's leading healthcare media brand.