Weekender 4/20/18

Weekly News Recap The Illinois state procurement board recommends voiding University of Illinois Hospitals’ $62 million Epic contract, saying that Cerner’s bid was lower and referring the issue to the state’s Executive Ethics Commission after noting that Impact...

Morning Headlines 4/20/18

Tulare hospital’s creditors lining up in court Healthcare Conglomerate Associates – former management company of Tulare Regional Medical Center (CA) – attributes its past struggles with payroll to glitches in the Cerner system it implemented in 2016. Parent...

News 4/20/18

Top News The State of Illinois Procurement Board finds evidence of a conflict of interest in the $62 million contract awarded to Epic by University of Illinois Hospitals and Health Sciences System, prompting the board to refer the matter to the state’s ethics...

EPtalk by Dr. Jayne 4/19/18

  So many things are going on in the healthcare IT world that it’s impossible to keep up. I came across an article about the telehealth program at New York Presbyterian, which has been implemented in the emergency department to reduce wait times. The Express Care...

Morning Headlines 4/19/18

Warnings of $100M Overpayment Prompt Recommendation to Void Contract The State of Illinois Procurement Board finds evidence of a conflict of interest in the $62 million University of Illinois Hospitals EHR implementation contract awarded to Epic, prompting the board...

Morning Headlines 4/18/18

UNC Health Care Achieves Highest Rank Possible in Three Health IT Categories UNC Health Care (NC) announces that it has achieved HIMSS Stage 7 for inpatient, ambulatory, and analytics, of which neighboring Duke Health was the first trifecta winner. Livongo Health...

News 4/18/18

Top News UNC Health Care (NC) announces that it has achieved HIMSS Stage 7 for inpatient, ambulatory, and analytics, of which neighboring Duke Health was the first trifecta winner. The announcement includes a little dig at Duke, noting that UNC is “the only health...

Morning Headlines 4/17/18

CMS Paid Practitioners for Telehealth Services That Did Not Meet Medicare Requirements An OIG analysis finds that CMS erroneously paid out $3.7 million for telemedicine claims that did not meet Medicare requirements. Pentagon wants to spot illnesses by monitoring...

Curb Your Enthusiasm

By KIP SULLIVAN Lawton Burns and Mark Pauly, economists at the Wharton School, just published an article that should be required reading for all policy makers and health services researchers. The article,  entitled “Transformation of the health care industry: Curb...

Curbside Consult with Dr. Jayne 4/16/18

  I’ve written a bit lately about burnout and how it’s impacting people in healthcare IT. A couple of years ago, I took up a hobby that was 180 degrees from my day job. I don’t fancy myself an artist, but it was a way to use my mind in a different way than I typically...

Health in 2 point 00, Episode 17

Today Jessica DaMassa asks me about the microbiome, the Dev4Health conference & whether there are more female CEOs than there used to be. All in 2 minutes, plus a bit more with me defending myself from Bruce Greenstein’s wisecracks–Matthew Holt View Entire Article...

Morning Headlines 4/16/18

CHS lays off dozens of corporate employees Nashville-based hospital chain Community Health Systems lays off at least 70 corporate IT employees. Rumors suggest data center and deployment areas were hit hard. GE Healthcare IT unit carveout backed by US$850m in loans...

Monday Morning Update 4/16/18

Top News Nashville-based hospital chain Community Health Systems lays off at least 70 corporate IT employees. Anonymous rumors say the data center and deployment areas were hit hard and the company may be looking to send data center support offshore. Wayne Smith, CEO...