Bernie Monegain

By Bernie Monegain 02:35 pmMarch 16, 2011
Epocrates is No. 1 on Fast Company magazine’s list of 10 most innovative companies in healthcare. Two other healthcare information technology companies – Voxia and GE – made the healthcare list at No. 3 and No. 7 respectively. Cleveland Clinic came in at No. 4. Epocrates also was singled out as No. 10 on Fast Company’s list of the world’s 50 most innovative companies 2011 (Apple, Twitter and...
By Bernie Monegain 01:48 pmMarch 15, 2011
Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC) has introduced My Cancer Genome, a personalized cancer decision support tool to help physicians and researchers track the latest developments in personalized cancer medicine and connect with clinical research trials for their patients. The Web-based information tool is designed to educate clinicians on the rapidly expanding list of genetic mutations that...
By Bernie Monegain 01:23 pmMarch 15, 2011
Medical visualization software that allows multiple physicians to consult on a patient’s condition is one of the key areas of growth for virtual reality (VR) technologies in healthcare, according to a new report from Kalorama Information. In the report Virtual Reality (VR) in Healthcare in the U.S., the market research firm projects medical visualization software revenues will rise12 percent each...
By Bernie Monegain 02:15 pmMarch 4, 2011
Remote patient monitoring, or telehealth, has taken huge strides forward, with demand for this technology on the rise – especially among home-care agencies, disease management companies and clinical trial groups, according to a new report from market research firm Frost & Sullivan. The advent of low-energy Bluetooth, near-field communication (NFC), secure data management and wireless sensor...
By Bernie Monegain 12:50 pmFebruary 23, 2011
Promoting a two-heads-are-better-than-one approach, Baylor Health System’s David Muntz and consultant Stuart Gardner called for greater collaboration between IT departments and clinical engineering during a Tuesday afternoon session at HIMSS11. It’s to everyone’s advantage, said Muntz, senior vice president and CIO of Dallas-based Baylor, which operates 26 hospitals and facilities at 160...
By Bernie Monegain 12:41 pmFebruary 23, 2011
Information technology could be a catalyst for improving global health, said Patricia Abbott, associate professor at the Johns Hopkins Center for Global Health and co-director of the PAHO/WHO Collaborating Center for Nursing Knowledge, Information Management and Sharing. But she warned her audience Tuesday at HIMSS11 that the promise of IT might fail if  “it’s thought of in purely western terms...
By Bernie Monegain 02:40 pmFebruary 17, 2011
Sprint has partnered with BL Healthcare, a provider of remote health management technology, to provide 3G connectivity to the latter's new lineup of telemedicine solutions. BL Healthcare, based in Foxboro, Mass., offers several solutions that allow patients to securely receive medical care in their homes, at work, at nursing homes and assisted living homes, and remote clinics such as pharmacies...
By Bernie Monegain 03:27 pmFebruary 15, 2011
Providers report a demonstrable return on their speech recognition dollars, according to a new report from KLAS. Participants of the study indicated benefits of speech recognition such as staff reductions, improved report turnaround times and increased physician satisfaction. "The speech recognition market is ripe for healthy growth," said Ben Brown, author of the report. "Currently, less than...
By Bernie Monegain 03:31 pmFebruary 4, 2011
The Saban Free Clinic and school health centers will provide electrocardiogram (ECG) telemedicine and CardioGramKids services to the four community clinics and school health centers it operates. Now in its 43rd year, the Saban Free Clinic (formerly the Los Angeles Free Clinic) provides nearly 90,000 patient visits annually to the uninsured, teens and other vulnerable populations in the Greater...
By Bernie Monegain 01:10 pmFebruary 1, 2011
Kaiser Permanente, a not-for-profit health plan and care provider, has opened a new medical center at the front door of Capitol Hill, complete with Kaiser’s recognized electronic health record – HealthConnect. “We’re confident that all of our members who use the Kaiser Permanente Capitol Hill Medical Center, both those who live in D.C. and those who come in to the city to work, will enjoy the...