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Erin McCann | June 30, 2015 | 10:56 AM | Business Intelligence, Financial/Revenue Cycle Management, Accountable Care
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. More
Tom Sullivan | June 30, 2015 | 10:20 AM | Business Intelligence, Network Infrastructure, Policy and Legislation
In the national discourse about interoperability, much of the focus is on enabling a doctor using one electronic health record to access patient information residing in a different hospital's EHR, even when another vendor built it. But is that really the... More
Anthony Vecchione | June 30, 2015 | 09:29 AM | Network Infrastructure, Quality and Safety, RFID/RTLS
The University of Vermont Medical Center in Burlington, Vt., announced recently that five million medications have been tracked using radio frequency identification technology. "It's cutting down on medication errors," says its CMIO. More
Healthcare IT News | June 30, 2015 | 06:10 AM | Quality and Safety, Clinical, Compliance & Legal
Healthcare IT News' focus is primarily on IT within the healthcare space, but there's also so much happening now within the broader realm of healthcare. Our headlines watch list is updated daily, so check back in with us for regular updates. More
Erin McCann | June 29, 2015 | 11:06 AM | Workforce, Financial/Revenue Cycle Management, Accountable Care
In the newest payer-provider ACO partnership, UnitedHealthcare has teamed up with an eight-hospital health system to launch another accountable care organization, covering 12,300 individuals. More
Erin McCann | June 29, 2015 | 10:52 AM | Mobile, Clinical, Patient Engagement
The LGBTQ community is the focus of a new study that will tap Apple's clinical research platform as a tool to identify health disparities. More
Mike Miliard | June 29, 2015 | 10:30 AM | Mobile, Privacy & Security, Quality and Safety
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. More
Kaiser Health News | June 26, 2015 | 11:11 AM | Claims Processing, Financial/Revenue Cycle Management, Policy and Legislation
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... More
Mike Miliard | June 26, 2015 | 10:57 AM | Electronic Health Records, Health Information Exchange (HIE), Interoperability
CVS Health has partnered with four health systems nationwide to provide them patient prescription and visit information, securely sharing data through its Epic electronic health record system. More
Mike Miliard | June 26, 2015 | 10:36 AM | Population Health
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. More
Healthcare IT News | June 26, 2015 | 09:23 AM | Workforce
If you haven't nominated your IT department for Healthcare IT News' 2015 BEST Hospital IT Departments program, you'd better hurry up. Nominations close at midnight on June 30. More
WASHINGTON | Mike Miliard | June 25, 2015 | 10:29 AM | Health Information Exchange (HIE), Policy and Legislation, Accountable Care
The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday voted 6-3 against the plaintiffs in the case of King v. Burwell. The ruling means more than 6 million residents in the 34 states with federal insurance exchanges can keep their tax subsidies for health coverage. More