CUPERTINO, CA | Anthony Brino | September 9, 2014 | 16:46 PM | Electronic Health Records, Mobile/Wireless, Cloud Computing
Apple is out with its latest, much-anticipated products, and taking a step into healthcare with a new iPhone-enabled watch. Will this be a big step forward for digital health, or just a grab of the high-end quantified-self market? More
Anthony Brino | September 8, 2014 | 10:26 AM | Privacy and Security, Cloud Computing
The fear of breaches, subsequent fines and reputation loss are among the reasons why some healthcare technology leaders have been hesitant to embrace cloud-based technology writ large. They need not fear, but should be informed. More
Anthony Brino | August 29, 2014 | 09:55 AM | Electronic Health Records, Health Information Exchange (HIE), Privacy and Security
Two large health insurers are hoping a new "public utility" patient data sharing service will improve one of the most pernicious problems in American healthcare. More
Anthony Brino | August 27, 2014 | 15:22 PM
The Protecting Access to Medicare law enacted earlier this year is rather ignominiously known for delaying the inevitable ICD-10 conversion, but it could also speed up a part of the health system that's just as sorely needed. More
Anthony Brino | August 27, 2014 | 14:26 PM
In a region dominated by one insurer and teeming with health systems, accountable care models are gaining provider acceptance but still accumulating evidence. More
Anthony Brino | August 27, 2014 | 09:52 AM | Workforce Management, Policy and Legislation
HHS has tapped an insurance industry veteran who managed one of the few well-functioning state exchanges during the initial enrollment period to lead the federal insurance marketplace. More
Anthony Brino | August 12, 2014 | 10:47 AM | ICD-10, Quality and Safety, Policy and Legislation
Even as it led to a delay of ICD-10, another component in the Protecting Access to Medicare Act could go a long way toward accelerating the development and access routes of new diagnostic tests. More
PHILADELPHIA | Anthony Brino | July 22, 2014 | 10:38 AM | Quality and Safety, Financial/Revenue Cycle Management
Hospitals participating in Independence Blue Cross' accountable care contracts are reducing costs, improving care and earning incentives, according to the Philadelphia-based insurer. More
Anthony Brino | July 21, 2014 | 11:19 AM | Mobile/Wireless, Quality and Safety, Policy and Legislation
Patient advocate and researcher Jessie Gruman died July 14 at the age of 60, after living with cancer for the better part of her life and turning her struggle into frameworks for progress. In 1992, Gruman helped launch and lead the Center for Advancing Health... More
ANNAPOLIS, MD | Anthony Brino | June 27, 2014 | 08:29 AM | Electronic Health Records, Financial/Revenue Cycle Management, Interoperability
Anne Arundel Medical Center has been expanding in recent years, and as part of the challenge of optimizing 49 ambulatory practices as part of its network, the health system has had to integrate IT systems -- including the Epic EHRs used at hospitals and the... More
Anthony Brino | June 26, 2014 | 11:35 AM
Despite many physicians and hospitals now meaningfully using electronic health records, there's still a huge gap when it comes to these providers exchanging patient data. More
Anthony Brino | June 10, 2014 | 11:25 AM | Business Intelligence, Data Warehousing, Quality and Safety
Widespread use of advanced comparative effectiveness and large-scale monitoring may still be a bit far off. But they are on the horizon, and headway is being made. More