Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

By Mike Miliard 11:25 am December 15, 2015
First announced in August, the platform features more than 20 public and private sector participants including National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Broad Institute, Intel, Illumina, 23andMe and more.
Doctors with protective gear
By Bernie Monegain 05:12 am November 17, 2015
The Office of Inspector General in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recently released its work plan for 2016. Among its vast oversight responsibilities, we focus on five related to hospital safety and clinical quality.
Alarm signal
By Bernie Monegain 09:41 am November 12, 2015
ECRI Institute has released its 2016 list of worst technology hazards occurring today. Any of the items listed on the top 10 list could be deadly.
Phrenology head
By Derek Richards 08:42 am October 06, 2015
With a wide variety of program options available, it is crucial that ACOs focus on the "gold standard" of online behavioral telehealth programs, which are evidence-based, outcomes-focused and created by subject matter experts.
Medical research
By Bernie Monegain 10:22 am September 01, 2015
Fifty hospital and health system members of Premier across 24 states are testing, defining and scaling new strategies in a nationwide effort to combat antibiotic-resistant bacteria.
White House
By Bernie Monegain 10:35 am August 25, 2015
The President's Commission on White House Fellowships announced Monday the appointment of the 2015-2016 class of White House Fellows, and seven among them work in the healthcare sector.
Rep. Renee Ellmers
By Bernie Monegain 10:14 am July 31, 2015
New legislation introduced Thursday by Republican North Carolina Rep. Renee Ellmers provides relief from the government's meaningful use requirements -- and puts Stage 3 on hold indefinitely.
CVS photo by AlbertHerring
By Bernie Monegain 07:40 am July 30, 2015
CVS Health, with 7,800 pharmacies and more than 1,000 medical clinics, and Watson, IBM's cognitive computing platform, are joining forces on a project that aims to tackle chronic conditions before they even take hold.
Docs giving thumbs up
By Bernie Monegain 10:37 am July 20, 2015
Physicians who achieved the highest adherence levels for key quality measures by successfully closing gaps in care when treating UnitedHealthcare Medicare Advantage members, together earned more than $54 million in bonus payments.
Health IT illustration
By Mike Miliard 07:19 am July 14, 2015
Since Hippocrates first brandished a pair of bronze forceps, physicians have aimed for quality care. Now, the move toward value-based reimbursement means quality improvement is an imperative. Proper use of CDS is essential to getting there.

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