GEN i Blog

Tue, 1/27/2015 - 9:49am by Chad Johnson
The 17th annual IHE North American Connectathon is currently underway at the Cleveland Convention Center at HIMSS Innovation Center. The event will all week, Jan. 26-30. The annual IHE Connectathon brings together hundreds of health IT professionals representing the industry’s leading IT vendors...Read more
Thu, 11/20/2014 - 2:15pm by Jeff Zinger
Central Illinois Radiological Associates (CIRA), headquartered in Peoria and serving Illinois communities from Kankakee to Springfield, is one of the top 10 private practice radiology groups in the nation. They serve a variety of hospital locations including numerous outlying tertiary care...Read more
Thu, 11/20/2014 - 10:02am by Chad Johnson
Take a time machine back 100 years to 1914. What would the field of radiology look like? That’s exactly what the RSNA organization is asking participants at this years’ annual conference, Nov. 30 – Dec. 5, in Chicago, as the professional society kicks off their ambitious yearlong centennial...Read more
Mon, 11/10/2014 - 11:31am by Chad Johnson
We love to celebrate the success of our customers. Their daily work improves access to health data – where and when it is needed – that improves patient care and truly saves lives. I can’t think of IT in any other industry that has such a direct impact on people’s lives as those who work in health...Read more
Tue, 10/28/2014 - 2:29pm by Chad Johnson
Perhaps in a hint of irony, my Facebook timeline fed me an interesting article from Techonomy titled “ How Data Is Failing Marketers ,” by Brooks Bell. In the article, Bell examines how in the 1990s the promise of the Internet led many marketing and business leaders to predict that our web habits...Read more
Tue, 10/14/2014 - 9:23am by McKenzie Pesnell
Upon starting the University of Texas Health IT program, I quickly became acquainted with two buzzwords: interoperability and connectivity. The central theme of most discourse was that patient data needs to be transferred to other providers, to labs, to insurance companies, and to essentially...Read more
Thu, 9/18/2014 - 4:23pm by Chad Johnson
As part of August’s monthly online user group session for Corepoint Health customers, Mike Stockemer presented the most common ways customers are using web services to exchange documents via Corepoint Integration Engine. Mike presented five different real-world scenarios in which Corepoint Health...Read more
Wed, 8/20/2014 - 4:39pm by Chad Johnson
High availability is a term used in the software industry to indicate that the application is available and running as expected a high percentage of the time. Availability is measured in percentage of up time for the system. For example, if a system has a 24-hour expected processing time and is...Read more
Wed, 7/30/2014 - 9:28am by Chad Johnson
Stage 2 of Meaningful Use requires caregivers to send syndromic surveillance and reportable labs results to their state’s department of public health. These two components are often referred to as the public health objectives of Meaningful Use. But what, exactly, are syndromic surveillance...Read more
Tue, 7/22/2014 - 4:58pm by Chad Johnson
Is innovation possible in health IT? This is a common question that is aimed directly at the enormous size of the healthcare industry in the U.S. and the costs associated with enterprise software. Many feel that in a large industry with human lives in the balance real innovation is impossible...Read more


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