May 25, 2012 | Kelly Mehler | Policy and Legislation, Election 2012
Bloomberg News reported this week Mitt Romney might be on the verge of making a huge mistake when it comes to healthcare. He's supposedly days away from rolling out an alternative healthcare... More
May 09, 2012 | Kelly Mehler | Policy and Legislation, Election 2012
A decay in access to medical services for American adults could continue even if President Obama is re-elected in November, according to a recent Health Affairs study. More
April 25, 2012 | Kelly Mehler | Data Warehousing, Privacy and Security, Policy and Legislation
Todd Park (@todd_park), United States chief technology officer for the Obama Administration, engaged in a live Twitter chat as part of Big Data Week, a string of community-led events relating to big... More
April 04, 2012 | Kelly Mehler | Policy and Legislation
The candidates are still going at it. For frontrunner Mitt Romney, the biggest challenge of the Republican presidential primaries seems to be the direct similarities between his own Massachusetts... More
March 27, 2012 | Kelly Mehler | Policy and Legislation
We asked our social media followers whether they feel a tax on the people would be the best possible penalty. Is it unconstitutional? Is it fair? Are there other sanctions that seem more realistic?... More
March 22, 2012 | Kelly Mehler | Policy and Legislation
On Tuesday, House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), unveiled a new GOP budget plan, "The Path to Prosperity Budget." With a YouTube video circulating, an op-ed in The Wall... More
March 15, 2012 | Kelly Mehler | Election 2012
As he turns 65 this year, GOP presidential hopeful Mitt Romney says he will not sign up for Medicare. Instead, he will keep his private insurance and do without the social safety net, a Romney rep... More
March 07, 2012 | Kelly Mehler | Electronic Health Records
Research published this week in the journal Health Affairs suggests computerized patient records are unlikely to cut healthcare costs. The article says going paperless might actually encourage... More
February 17, 2012 | Kelly Mehler | ICD-10
In Friday's Health IT Social Media Tweetchat, sponsored by HL7 Standards, tweeters pondered whether the ICD-10 delay should be skipped and moved onto ICD-11. Either way, the topic is heating up... More
February 10, 2012 | Kelly Mehler | Election 2012
Last week, Rick Santorum gave a speech billed as his "major speech on healthcare." One young child asked the Pennsylvania senator about the costs of medical care in America. He asked what... More
January 27, 2012 | Kelly Mehler | Policy and Legislation, Election 2012
After this week's State of the Union address, the Politico website dug into why President Obama barely mentioned healthcare reform law. Obama's law has garnered only 42 percent support by... More
January 13, 2012 | Kelly Mehler | Policy and Legislation, Election 2012
Last week, we looked at Rick Santorum's controversial statement that no one has ever died because they didn't have health insurance. This week, it seems another GOP presidential candidate... More
January 09, 2012 | Kelly Mehler | Policy and Legislation, Election 2012
In their second debate in 12 hours, the Republican presidential candidates hashed it out Sunday morning during the television program Meet the Press. We live-tweeted the debate (@HITNewsTweet) and... More
January 06, 2012 | Kelly Mehler | Quality and Safety, Policy and Legislation, Election 2012
Back in December, GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum stirred up trouble when he declared that nobody has ever died because they did not have health insurance. How did our healthcare-based... More
January 03, 2012 | Kelly Mehler | Policy and Legislation, Election 2012
The 2012 Iowa caucuses take off tonight, as candidates compete for the Republican presidential nomination. But where do the hopefuls stand on healthcare legislation, and how will that sway voters in... More