Bernie Monegain

By Bernie Monegain 02:41 pmJuly 3, 2010
President Obama announced Friday a $795 million government program to develop broadband access in rural parts of the country. Among the beneficiaries will be 900 healthcare facilities. The investment will support 66 new Recovery Act broadband projects nationwide that, according to the grantees, will not only directly create approximately 5,000 jobs up front, but will also help spur economic...
By Bernie Monegain 01:49 pmJuly 1, 2010
The Department of Health and Human Services unveiled a new Web site Thursday that officials say will help consumers take control of their healthcare, connecting them to information and resources that will help them access quality, affordable coverage. Called for by the Affordable Care Act, HHS bills HealthCare.gov as the first Web site to provide consumers with both public and private health...
By Bernie Monegain 12:53 pmJuly 1, 2010
Catholic Health Initiatives, a Denver-based healthcare system, will hire more than 200 high-tech workers to help roll out its new clinical system across the country.The work requires an increase in a number of specialized positions – including technical analysts, clinical informaticists, engineers, managers, database administrators, application developers and also security and identification-...
By Bernie Monegain 02:56 pmJune 24, 2010
For the three million veterans living in rural areas, access to healthcare remains a major barrier, Rep. Michael F. Michaud (D-Maine), chairman of the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs Subcommittee on Health, said in his opening remarks at a hearing Wednesday. But wireless technology shows promise for veterans, he said. "It is no surprise that our rural veterans have worse health outcomes...
By Bernie Monegain 01:42 pmJune 16, 2010
Pilot Travel Centers and Roadside Medical Clinic + Lab have opened three new medical clinics - in Oklahoma City, East St. Louis, Ill.; and Waco, Texas. The clinics use advanced healthcare information systems, including iPads, telemedicine and what Roadside Medical calls the industry's first full-function electronic medical record system for professional drivers. The technology helps to streamline...
By Bernie Monegain 01:02 pmJune 10, 2010
Healthrageous, a new personalized health technology company, has landed $6 million in financing to bring to market technologies developed at the Boston-based Center for Connected Health, a division of Partners Healthcare. North Bridge Venture Partners in Boston and San Mateo, Calif, took the lead on the financing, along with investment partners Egan Managed Capital in Boston and Long River...
By Bernie Monegain 02:20 pmJune 1, 2010
Emerging Healthcare Solutions, Inc. is developing what the company calls a "breakthrough"  iPhone application aimed at reducing  medication errors for senior citizens. EHSI's Auto-Med application is being designed to automatically call users every day to remind them at the precise time of exactly what medication and dosage they are to take based upon their doctor's recommendation. "Over the...
By Bernie Monegain 01:48 pmMay 19, 2010
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services will spend $73.2 million to update three Web sites that garner more than 500 million page views a year from beneficiaries. CMS awarded the five-year contract to CGI Federal in a competitive bid. The three Web sites – Medicare.gov, cms.hhs.gov, and MyMedicare.gov – serve as CMS's online communication channels for beneficiaries and providers. The...