May 09, 2013
An update to the Hospital Safety Score that assigns grades "A" through "F" to more than 2,500 hospitals in the United States shows they have made only incremental progress in addressing errors, accidents, injuries and infections that kill or hurt their patients. The Leapfrog Group, a hospital watchdog group, conducts the surveys.
April 28, 2013
With the recent push toward telehealth as a way to expand care and reduce overall expenditures, a new UK study calls into question the cost efficacy of telehealth, finding that, overall, remote monitoring comes with a bigger price tag and may not be worth it.
March 21, 2013
A telemedicine bill aimed at expanding remote patient monitoring technology in rural and underserved communities was re-introduced in the Senate this week, making it the fifth time the bill has been proposed since 2005.
February 21, 2013
The government will award nearly $300 million to 25 states to improve healthcare delivery. Called State Innovation Model awards, the funding is made available under the Affordable Care Act.
February 20, 2013
A new report released Tuesday recognizes the nation's best hospitals for 2013 in addition to top cities in the United States for hospital care based on in-hospital mortality rates. Dayton, Ohio; Phoenix; and Milwaukee have come out on top, all seeing mortality rates less than 5 percent.
February 07, 2013
Physicians from small practices will find an in-depth study of meaningful use Stage 2 requirements at a pre-conference workshop to be held March 2, from 1:00 - 5:00 p.m. prior to the 2013 HIMSS Annual Conference & Exhibition.
January 30, 2013
Board members at the St. Paul, Minn.-based HealthEast Care System have unanimously approved a five-year $135 million budget to build a new electronic health record (EHR) system.
January 23, 2013
Gov. Phil Bryant and Insurance Commissioner Mike Chaney have known each other for 30 years and call themselves friends. Now, though, a wedge has come between the two elected Republicans -- President Barack Obama's health law, the part of it that calls for crating an online health insurance marketplace.
January 21, 2013
Eleven states have received $1.5 billion more in grants from the Health and Human Services Department to support their creation of health insurance exchanges, which must be ready in October for enrollment season.
December 27, 2012
Officials at the St. Paul, Minn.-based HealthEast Care System have approved a five-year $135 million allocation to build a new electronic health record (EHR) system, the Pioneer Press reports.
December 20, 2012
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT and the National Academy for State Health Policy are working together to help "trailblazer" states better align their health IT activities with healthcare delivery system reform efforts.
December 17, 2012
President Barack Obama rejected the idea of delaying the implementation of a 2.3 percent medical device tax slated to go into effect on Jan. 1, 2013 as part of the Affordable Care Act. The president said medical device companies would make up for the lost revenue because the ACA will bring more healthcare consumers into the marketplace.
December 06, 2012
A new report issued by the National Center on Health Statistics (NCHS) found that in 2012, 72 percent of office-based physicians used electronic health records, up from 48 percent in 2009.
November 29, 2012
Close to half of physicians nationwide are now prescribing electronically via their electronic health record systems on the Surescripts network, with all states producing double-digit increases.
November 14, 2012
Beyond Lucid Technologies, Inc., the company behind MEDIVIEW—a mission-critical documentation platform serving the ambulance, fire, and industrial emergency response industries—today announced that it received a six-figure convertible note from Dalmore Investments, LLC, an angel fund based in Minneapolis. The two organizations' founders met in October at the DC to VC competition sponsored by Health 2.0 and Morgenthaler Ventures, where Beyond Lucid Technologies won the Series A venture round.
November 05, 2012
House Republican leaders spur debate
October 31, 2012
Connecture, Inc., a provider of Web-based information systems used to create health insurance marketplaces and exchanges, today announced that Dan Maynard, the company's president, will participate in the 38th session of the Minnesota Healthcare Roundtable. The roundtable "Health Insurance Exchanges: Assuring They are Meaningful" will explore the complexities health insurance exchanges must address, and what must be done to ensure they are effective.
September 17, 2012
Archimedes, the technology company, whose tagline is “quantifying healthcare,” is staying true to its namesake, the Greek mathematician, physicist, engineer, inventor and astronomer for whom no detail seemed too small, no problem too big to be solved by the right algorithm.
September 13, 2012
Minnesota achieved the highest rate of e-prescribing use in the nation during 2011 to capture the No. 1 ranking in Surescripts' 7th annual Safe-Rx Awards
September 11, 2012
Elsevier on Tuesday announced its acquisition of Lake Elmo, Minn.-based ExitCare, which develops tools for patient education and discharge instructions. Elsevier plans to combine ExitCare materials with its clinical decision support technology, making them available independently or through an EHR.