Medsphere in the News Archived

HISTalk Interviews Paul Hensler, CEO, Kern Medical Center

Paul Hensler, FACHE is CEO of Kern Medical Center of Bakersfield, CA.Tell me about Kern Medical Center.KMC is a 222-bed academic medical center. We have eight residency programs with the UCLA School of Medicine. We’re...

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CIO Chat: Lessons from a Security Breach

An attack downloaded pornographic images to a hospital's computers.In late July Kern Medical Center's information system came to a grinding halt.The hospital believed it had the standard security systems in place to...

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Political rhetoric gives Medsphere an opening

It seemed at first like a standard bit of political rhetoric from Epic CEO Judy Faulkner, at a policy committee meeting on the meaningful use standards.“I am nervous that the government is going to get into the EHR...

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Healthcare IT: How Reform Is Giving CIOs A More Strategic Role in Delivering Patient Care

Electronic health records aren’t enough. Healthcare CIOs need to apply technology to coordinating patient care and measuring quality.CIOs haven’t had much authority, historically, over the medical side of healthcare,...

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EHR War: Open vs. Proprietary

When members of a federal advisory group suggested recently that the government shouldn't be in the business of designing electronic health records, Rick Jung nearly fell out of his chair.Apprehending his attention was...

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PODCAST: One on one with Kern Medical Center CIO Bill Fawns

As one of the few healthcare CIOs who didn’t grow up in the industry, Bill Fawns may be a bit more willing to look at different solutions to his organization’s software issues. And while Medsphere’s OpenVista technology...

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50 States, 50 IT Plans?

If Medicaid offices are out of sync on HITECH, 'it's going to be a mess.'Hospitals nationwide waited months to find out the rules for meaningful use of health information technology, the standard by which they will...

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Industry anticipates MUMPS decision on VA's VistA modernization

To quit or retain MUMPS, all or in part, that is the questionAs the Veterans Affairs Department considers an open source development program to modernize its Veterans Health Information Systems and Technology ...

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Personal Health Record Launched in Clay County, West Virginia

An innovative Personal Health Record System titled "HealtheMountaineer" is currently being piloted in Clay County, West Virginia. The system allows patients to log in online and review medical records, lab...

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VA approaches open source day of reckoning

Long before open source entered the lexicon, the Veterans Administration (VA) was known to techies for VistA, an electronic medical record (EMR) program written in MUMPS that was developed in an open way and published...

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