Government & Policy

PwC healthcare 2017
By Jack McCarthy 09:54 am December 19, 2016
The year ahead holds both opportunity and uncertainty, the consulting firm noted, with the Affordable Care Act’s fate coming into question as healthcare organizations move into the new world of value-based care and other advances. 
Hospital-acquired conditions AHRQ
By Mike Miliard 12:43 pm December 16, 2016
A new report compiled by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality shows that a steep drop in hospital-acquired conditions has accompanied a decrease of 3 million adverse events in the past five years.
By Bernie Monegain 12:38 pm December 16, 2016
Services include primary care, health education coaching, prevention and wellness screening as well as population health offerings.
IBM new collar jobs

IBM CEO Ginni Rometty. Source: Fortune Live Media via Flickr.

By Bernie Monegain 11:55 am December 15, 2016
Big Blue’s top executive also plans to invest $1 billion in workforce training.
Social Media Ambassadors HIMSS17
By Tom Sullivan 07:23 am December 15, 2016
See the new class of social media-savvy executives, innovators and healthcare professionals that will fuel the conversation leading up to, during and after this year’s conference. 
ONC interoperability FHIR

National Coordinator Vindell Washington said ONC is working to establish a platform on top of which others can innovate.

By Jonah Comstock 03:07 pm December 14, 2016
National Coordinator Vindell Washington said unlocking health data is the mission and he showed off FHIR-based technologies doing exactly that. 
PCORI depression asthma cancer

PCORI Executive Director Joe Selby, MD. 

By Bernie Monegain 11:24 am December 14, 2016
The projects will delve into palliative care, depression, asthma, pediatric cancer as well as patient-centered outcomes.
patients EHR interoperability surescripts

Surescripts CEO Tom Skelton said that while patients are more active in their care, the system is still unsatisfying.

By Bernie Monegain 09:38 am December 14, 2016
A new survey reveals that patients want more connected healthcare, easier access to their records and more than half have tried to compile their own medical records.
Obama 21st Century Cures


By Jessica Davis 09:24 am December 14, 2016
Vice President Biden joined the president in signing the bill, which passed through Congress with overwhelming approval.

“The Affordable Care Act gave us tools to build a better healthcare system that protects patients, improves quality and makes the most of our healthcare dollars and those tools are generating results,” said HHS Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell, in a statement.

By 11:20 am December 13, 2016
New HHS report shows hospital-acquired conditions dropped 21 percent, while adverse events were reduced by 3 million over five years.

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