Affordable Care Act

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By Erin McCann 09:57 am January 13, 2015
It's no secret that Americans pay a pretty penny for their healthcare. As providers face pressure to reduce costs on the front end -- for their patients -- they're also seeing the impact on their bottom lines. For hospitals and health systems, 2015 will be a landmark year for cost reduction.
Data code
By Tom Sullivan 08:02 am January 12, 2015
"EHRs have become roach motels," say the co-founders of par8o, an early-stage company that bills itself as "Healthcare's Operating System" and hopes to tackle data liquidity and dynamic pricing through a cloud service that can integrate with -- but is not reliant upon -- electronic health records.
By Erin McCann 11:06 am January 08, 2015
If you take away one thing from the healthcare industry's milestones of 2014, let it be this: Digital health is where the money's at. This according to a report put out by health startup accelerator Rock Health, finding the sector crushed records this past year.
By Erin McCann 11:25 am December 30, 2014
2014 was a busy year for healthcare but among all the changes, there were five big trends that set themselves apart according to a list compiled by market research firm Kalorama Information.
HHS Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell
By Bernie Monegain 10:26 am December 17, 2014
The government has divvied up more than $665 million to states for designing and testing ways to improve healthcare quality, accessibility and affordability. The awards will go to 28 states, three territories and the District of Columbia.
By Mike Miliard 02:28 pm December 12, 2014
The mood was hopeful as 2014 dawned. "This is the year," said Robert Tagalicod, director of the Office of E-Health Standards and Services at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, speaking in February at HIMSS14 in Orlando as the industry prepared for the kick-off of Stage 2 meaningful use attestations.
CIO and docs
By Eric Wicklund 10:14 am December 11, 2014
What's the healthcare C-suite planning for in the coming year? While everybody seems to have differing opinions, there's a consensus that 2015 will introduce a lot of changes, particularly in how providers and consumers interact.
information highway
By Mike Miliard 12:01 pm December 08, 2014
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT on Monday announced the release of its Federal Health IT Strategic Plan, 2015-2020, updating the goals of an initiative most recently published in 2011, when the U.S. healthcare landscape looked much different than it does today.
By Kaiser Health News 09:48 am December 08, 2014
Chicago health officials had a serious problem. The city had long been trying to attack breast cancer among minorities with a program offering uninsured women free mammograms at Roseland Hospital in the predominantly black South Side. But black women weren't getting screened. Because traditional public health outreach didn't seem to be working,...
By Bernie Monegain 10:38 am December 04, 2014
An estimated 50,000 lives were saved, 1.3 million fewer patients escaped harm and healthcare avoided $12 billion in spending. This according to a report released by the Department of Health and Human Services earlier this week.

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