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
Anthony Brino | May 29, 2014 | 15:58 PM
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 | May 27, 2014 | 15:55 PM
In the five years since the HITECH Act brought funding for public health information exchanges, the technology and the organizations that offer it have seen a varied evolution. More
Anthony Brino | May 27, 2014 | 10:33 AM | Meaningful Use, Electronic Health Records, Financial/Revenue Cycle Management
Despite hospitals and physicians being given a more flexible time frame for participating in the next phase of meaningful use, the backlash against the federal EHR Incentive Program and EHRs in general continues. More
Anthony Brino | May 13, 2014 | 09:44 AM | Electronic Health Records, Health Information Exchange (HIE), Financial/Revenue Cycle Management
Despite many physicians and hospitals now meaningfully using electronic health records, there's still a huge gap when it comes to these providers actually exchanging patient data. That reality has some regional extension centers taking up the work of... More
Anthony Brino | April 28, 2014 | 09:48 AM | Business Intelligence, Health Information Exchange (HIE), Financial/Revenue Cycle Management
Health information exchange is at a crossroads, with many HIEs having exhausted their funding -- and some having already gone out of business -- just as data exchange is becoming more important than ever. Some innovative exchanges are proving their value,... More
WASHINGTON | Anthony Brino | April 14, 2014 | 11:05 AM | Claims Processing, Policy and Legislation
Medicare's release this past week of physician reimbursement data may be, as U.S. CTO Todd Park puts it, an "unprecedented" opportunity for transparency. But what will researchers -- and ultimately seniors and taxpayers -- be able to actually... More
Anthony Brino | March 21, 2014 | 10:55 AM | Quality and Safety
An open source software program created with the help of the Office of the National Coordinator is now federally certified and ready to be used as a population health tool. More