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America
By Bernie Monegain 09:46 am December 31, 2015
The Commonwealth Fund has released "Aiming Higher," its 2015 scorecard measuring the performance of health systems state by state.
Illustration of doctor with money
By Michelle Ronan Noteboom 09:16 am October 20, 2015
Healthcare spending in the U.S. far exceeds that of other high-income countries, according to a new Commonwealth Fund report. Despite that, Americans have poorer results on several key health outcome measures.
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.
Doc and patient
By Bernie Monegain 08:43 am August 06, 2015
Half of primary care physicians across the country view the increasing use of quality-of-care metrics and penalties for unnecessary hospitalizations as potentially troubling for patient care.
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
By Mike Miliard 11:07 am January 26, 2015
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center is launching a pilot that gives patients unprecedented input to their electronic health records.
By Erin McCann 01:59 pm May 29, 2014
It seems almost unfair. Clinical IT systems, in the last few years, have generally enjoyed a monopoly in the applications spotlight, often leaving operational apps sitting in the shadows, on back burners and positioned at the tail end of healthcare's to-do list.
Doctor holding stethoscope
By Erin McCann 10:50 am May 20, 2014
Federally qualified health centers are now adopting health information technology at higher rates than office-based physicians, according to a new report, but FQHCs' concerns over addressing rising demand with persisting staff shortages remain top of mind.
By Tom Sullivan 01:00 am April 18, 2014
When President Bush was running for reelection in 2004, John Kerry’s campaign struck Bush with criticisms about healthcare, and Bush’s people called David J. Brailer, MD, for some talking points.
By Erin McCann 03:50 pm April 16, 2014
It seems almost unfair. Clinical IT systems, in the last few years, have generally enjoyed a monopoly of the applications spotlight, often leaving operational apps sitting in the shadows, on back burners and positioned at tail ends of healthcare's to-do list. But that might be poised to change.
EHRs to redefine the role of doctor
By Bernie Monegain 10:29 am January 27, 2014
Researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and The Commonwealth Fund have concluded that electronic health record systems and other digital tools are likely to curb the demand for physicians in the future.

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