Affordable Care Act

King v. Burwell debate photo from Twitter user SEUI.
By Neil Versel 09:50 am March 05, 2015
The oral arguments the U.S. Supreme Court heard Wednesday in King vs. Burwell did not address any health IT provisions of the Affordable Care Act, but the ruling could have far-reaching effects on the future of American healthcare.
Busy hospital hallway
By Chris Nerney 04:59 pm March 04, 2015
If a health system is given a choice of 50 quality measures and has to choose 10, how do they choose the best 10?
Supreme Court
By Healthcare IT News 10:49 am March 04, 2015
Oral arguments begin today in yet another Supreme Court case that could threaten the existence of the Affordable Care Act, challenging the legality of one of its key components.
Holding hands
By McKesson 10:46 am March 02, 2015
(SPONSORED) Nace outlines how to make value-based care a priority for providers.
Young people on phones
By Mike Miliard 10:26 am February 13, 2015
Despite ubiquitous information technology, patients and physicians still overwhelmingly rely on "tried-and-true" modes of communications, such as phone calls and in-person consults.
data servers
By Chris Nerney 10:58 am February 10, 2015
Big data tools and techniques are enabling providers to glean information from more and more sources. The challenge is analyzing it all and understanding how to put it to work improving processes and care.
Analysts believe healthcare is entering a post-EHR era.
By Bernie Monegain 10:10 am February 05, 2015
With electronic health records now well established, a mature U.S. hospital IT market is expected to see higher growth opportunities in the non-clinical segment over the next seven years.
Venture funding for healthcare IT is at an all-time high.
By Bernie Monegain 09:10 am January 19, 2015
Venture capital funding in the healthcare IT sector more than doubled in 2014, coming in at $4.7 billion in 670 deals, according to Mercom Capital Group.
Marilyn Tavenner
By Mike Miliard 11:09 am January 16, 2015
Marilyn Tavenner, administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, which oversees the Federal EHR Incentive Program and is in charge of the transition to ICD-10, announced Friday she would be stepping down in February.
People
By Mike Miliard 09:44 am January 14, 2015
Improving the health of populations is a challenging goal -- but one that could have some far-reaching positive impacts. Untangling issues around interoperability and data liquidity -- whether it's EHR vendors who don't play ball or privacy laws that hamstring well-meaning pop health initiatives -- will be key to making it happen.

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