Henry Powderly

Henry Powderly is Editor-in-Chief of Healthcare Finance News.

Leapfrog 'F' hospitals

Interfaith Medical Center earned an "F" from Leapfrog.

By Henry Powderly 09:18 am November 15, 2017
Hospitals in California and New York make up bulk of the list.
Leapfrog ratings

Mercy Hospital in Joplin earned an 'A' from Leapfrog for Fall 2017.

By Henry Powderly 09:03 am November 15, 2017
The rise of consumerism in healthcare has put fresh weight on public ratings programs from groups like Leapfrog, Healthgrades and U.S. News.
Poll: Cerner gets big VA contract, are you surprised?
By Henry Powderly 02:29 pm June 05, 2017
After weeks of speculation about where the agency will land, The U.S Department of Veterans Affairs has chosen Cerner to replace its ailing VistA electronic health record. For many, including Black Book, the news wasn't a surprise.
Agencies warn US healthcare about growing threat in global ransomware attack
By Henry Powderly 08:58 am May 15, 2017
The WannaCry attack, that has so far affected 150 countries, could continue to plague systems Monday.

Researcher tweeting as @MalwareTechBlog discovered a way to stop an international hacking.

By Henry Powderly 10:01 am May 13, 2017
WannaCry ransomware spread to nearly 100 countries, crippled the U.K. healthcare system.
Health IT important, but too burdensome for doctors, Tom Price says at Health Datapalooza
By Henry Powderly 10:31 am April 27, 2017
The HHS secretary said interoperability is needed, but pledged his office will take a "60,000-foot" view.
By Henry Powderly 03:23 pm April 24, 2017
While attempts to reform or replace the Affordable Care Act have been hampered by ideological divides, the president was able to install new leadership at key agencies.
These 10 hospitals scored an 'F', pose greatest risk to patients, Leapfrog says

SUNY Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn earned an 'F' in patient safety from Leapfrog.

By Henry Powderly 02:54 pm April 12, 2017
As 1,000 patients a day still die from preventable errors, Leapfrog report shows which facilities are failing to improve.
By Henry Powderly 02:39 pm April 12, 2017
Leapfrog report says many systems are showing dedication to reducing deadly medical errors.
Trump effect on health IT

Seema Verma, Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services with President Donald Trump, Tom Price, Secretary of Health and Human Services, and Vice President Mike Pence in the Oval Office of the White House.

By Henry Powderly 10:29 am April 12, 2017
Venrock 2017 Healthcare Prognosis finds industry is rankled by policy uncertainty, but that won’t stop companies from forming.

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