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By Jessica Davis 10:49 am August 30, 2016
A recent Cybersecurity Ventures report, sponsored by security firm Herjavec Group, also found global cybersecurity defense costs will exceed $1 trillion over the next five years.
Physicians CAPP health IT

CAPP chairman Robert Pearl, MD, said that the health of our nation must be a top priority for either political party and modern technologies can enable that, but patients are not yet enjoying these benefits. 

By Bernie Monegain 09:33 am August 29, 2016
The top three things every candidate, from Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton to those seeking seats in the House and Senate, must know as they run for office, according to the Council of Accountable Physician Practices. 

"Accountable Care Organization initiatives in Medicare continue to grow and achieve positive results in providing better care and health outcomes while spending taxpayer dollars more wisely," said CMS Chief Medical Officer Patrick Conway, MD.

By Susan Morse 09:59 am August 26, 2016
More than 400 Medicare ACOs generated some $466 million in savings, said Patrick Conway, MD, Chief Medical Officer of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services on August 25. Of those, 125 qualified for shared savings payments by meeting quality performance standards.

"Through the use of Acuere, two of our satellite clinics have achieved better blood pressure control than our organization as a whole," said Marianella Napolitano, vice president of performance improvement at Cleveland-based Neighborhood Family Practice.

By Mike Miliard 11:31 am August 25, 2016
OCHIN, the multi-state information network serving 170 health organizations and more than 10,000 clinicians, has launched Acuere, a real-time data aggregation system meant to help drive clinical improvements and operational efficiencies.
By Kaiser Health News 10:45 am August 25, 2016
In their professional journals, at conferences, on social media and healthcare blogs, and in comments to federal regulators, the nation's doctors are expressing growing anger and frustration about the changes MACRA will bring.

Acting CMS Administrator Andy Slavitt

By Henry Powderly 02:50 pm August 22, 2016
More than a dozen medical groups including the American Medical Association, Medical Group Management Association, American College of Surgeons and others, have sent the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services on August 22 imploring it to quickly make the proposed 90-day reporting period a final rule.

Text reminders have become a key way to help ensure medication adherence.

By Jeff Lagasse 02:11 pm August 22, 2016
CVS Health Research Institute shows potential for $38 million to $63 million saved per 100,000 health plan members.
Bon Secours breach
By Mike Miliard 11:11 am August 15, 2016
Reimbursement specialist R-C Healthcare Management, a business associate under HIPAA, left patient information accessible on the web for four days.
Remote monitoring EHR
By Jack McCarthy 08:59 am August 11, 2016
The researchers also found that improving workflow is the top strategy for improving the quality of healthcare technology implementations. 
Population health Joe Montana

Former NFL quarterback Joe Montana at Super Bowl 50. Source: Wikimedia. 

By Bill Siwicki 01:57 pm August 10, 2016
CareSkore tech uses predictive analytics with the goal of improving clinical and financial outcomes through personalized, real-time interventions in diverse patient populations.  

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