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nursing home
By Mike Miliard 10:25 am July 06, 2015
While nursing homes have traditionally been one of the weakest links when it comes to health information exchange and care coordination, a new project aims to help improve those facilities' electronic communication with hospitals.
doctor handshake
By Bernie Monegain 09:43 am July 06, 2015
Health insurance giant Aetna will acquire rival insurer Humana in a $37 billion deal announced July 3. Aetna executives say the combined company will be positioned to better compete and to offer customers better value.
People looking at laptop
By Mike Miliard 09:43 am July 02, 2015
As the summer dawns, we look back on the first six months of the year, highlighting the biggest stories -- from population health to ICD-10, meaningful use to privacy and security -- that had Healthcare IT News readers clicking, tweeting, liking, sharing and commenting.
Tech and money
By Erin McCann 10:56 am June 30, 2015
As healthcare providers shift away from fee-for-service toward value-based payment models, they're hitting some serious roadblocks -- one of them being that the majority of them lack sophisticated IT tools and analysis to support these new models.
Doc holding ACA sign
By Kaiser Health News 11:11 am June 26, 2015
In its first five years, the Affordable Care Act has survived technical meltdowns, a presidential election, two Supreme Court challenges -- including one resolved Thursday -- and dozens of repeal efforts in Congress. But its long-term future still isn't ensured.
Lightbulb and stethoscope
By Mike Miliard 10:36 am June 26, 2015
Fostering innovation "is critical to effectively addressing the challenges of today and delivering for those we serve," said Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell this week, upon announcing seven winners of the 2015 HHS Innovates Awards.
pile of money
By Mike Miliard 04:40 pm June 19, 2015
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality is currently funded to the tune of about $440 million for fiscal year 2015. If the House Appropriations Committee has its way, that funding will vanish in FY16.
doctor handcuffed holding a stethoscope
By Bernie Monegain 01:59 pm June 18, 2015
The former chief financial officer of a now-closed Texas hospital, Joe White, has been sentenced to federal prison after admitting to meaningful use fraud, U.S. Attorney John M. Bales announced June 17.
Capitol building
By Bernie Monegain 11:00 am June 17, 2015
Several healthcare industry trade organizations are asking the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to make changes large and small to its proposed rule for meaningful use.
handshake
By Bernie Monegain 08:22 am June 16, 2015
Royal Philips and Westchester Medical Center Health Network -- WMCHealth -- have entered into a multi-year, $500 million partnership aimed at improving healthcare for millions of patients across New York's Hudson Valley.

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