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.
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.
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.
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.
June 29, 2015
New geographic information system technology from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services aims to help community health agencies and emergency management officials protect patients who rely on electricity-dependent medical equipment.
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.
June 24, 2015
Telemedicine can be "so easy." For Medicare patients, it’s also incredibly rare. Nearly 20 years after such videoconferencing technology has been available for health services, fewer than 1 percent of Medicare beneficiaries use it.
June 23, 2015
For the past five years, one analytics company has been compiling an annual list of the top 100 critical access hospitals in America. Just 16 facilities have made it onto the list every year of the survey. See who they are here.
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.
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.