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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
Mike Miliard | June 25, 2015 | 10:19 AM | Electronic Health Records, Health Information Exchange (HIE), Privacy & Security
The 2015 Direct Messaging Survey published this week by HIMSS shows growing use and appreciation for the secure, email-like method of data exchange. But there are still challenges to be ironed out before it sees broader acceptance. More
MCLEAN, VA | Erin McCann | June 25, 2015 | 09:37 AM | Electronic Health Records, Health Information Exchange (HIE), Interoperability
Healtheway, the non-profit organization that supports nationwide interoperability and health information exchange initiatives, announced today that, thanks to the broadening scope of its activities, it is rebranding itself as The Sequoia Project. More
Erin McCann | June 24, 2015 | 04:28 PM | Network Infrastructure, Telehealth, Clinical
The North Atlantic Treaty Organization might be taking a telemedicine to global level, after looking into such a platform that would help the military alliance better respond to global disasters. More
Kaiser Health News | June 24, 2015 | 02:22 PM | Mobile, Quality and Safety, Telehealth
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. More