April 29, 2013
Telemedicine may be changing the way healthcare is delivered around the world, but it's identical to every other economic sector in one critical respect: Without investment, companies don't get very far.
April 16, 2013
Capitol Hill legislators are getting an intimate look at the latest in mobile healthcare today with the appearance of the HealthSpot Station at the Consumer Electronics Association's 2013 CES on the Hill. In all, 22 companies will demonstrate their technology at the invitation-only event.
April 10, 2013
Health IT has been used to great effect in tackling many problems. However, there are large sections of the population that go unserved or underserved, such as minorities.
February 06, 2013
Leaders of healthcare policy encouraged the industry to move ahead faster during a keynote address at the National Health Policy Conference in Washington, D.C., on Feb. 4 "...help us speed up the rate of change," Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius encouraged conference attendees.
January 30, 2013
It takes a rare and altruistic person to truly and deeply care about an issue before it directly affects their life. As a journalist, I would like to believe I care that much about what I report. I am obviously immersed in the subject of healthcare IT and have been for more than six years; I find it fascinating.
January 01, 2013
Telehealth used to be something few people knew about, or understood. Today, it is fast taking its place as a major aspect of healthcare, according to experts at the National eHealth Collaborative's Technology Crossroads Conference in Washington, D.C., on Nov. 27.
January 01, 2013
Electronic tools, including smartphones, can help patients, but the adoption of apps for smartphones and online tools for healthcare are still lagging, according to a new report released by the Bipartisan Policy Center in Washington, D.C.
December 10, 2012
Electronic tools, including smartphones, can help patients, but the adoption of apps for healthcare is still lagging, according to a new report released by the Bipartisan Policy Center in Washington, D.C.
December 04, 2012
The Department of Health and Human Services' August decision finalizing a one-year delay for ICD-10 has given providers additional time to make the necessary preparations for the switch, and, according to a KLAS report released Monday, the majority of providers plan to use a third-party firm to help get them there.
November 28, 2012
In the results released Nov. 28, 103 hospitals that Leapfrog had given a "C" or lower in its first round of ratings in June got an "A" in the updated Hospital Safety Score, based on more recent data and a slightly tweaked methodology.
November 15, 2012
With the intention of forming a collaborative network of 20 non-competing, not-for-profit health systems in the Southeast, WellStar Health System has acquired the trade name, trademark and other assets of the bankrupt Center for Health Transformation (CHT), a for-profit think-tank founded by Newt Gingrich.
November 09, 2012
Now that the election is over and the Affordable Care Act has been made permanent by the Supreme Court's decision, governors who have been sitting on healthcare decisions have "a lot of pent up energy" for moving forward, said former Republican Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist at a post-election healthcare meeting held in Washington, D.C., on Thursday.
November 06, 2012
EXL Landa will host its annual 2012 Healthcare Symposium at The Westin Georgetown in Washington, D.C., November 14-16.
November 05, 2012
The U.S. is making strong and fast headway on the adoption of electronic health records, said National Coordinator for Health Information Technology Farzad Mostashari, MD, at a recent event in Washington, D.C.
October 17, 2012
The U.S. is making strong and fast headway on the adoption of electronic health records, but technology is not enough on its own to reform the nation's healthcare, said National Coordinator for Health Information Technology Farzad Mostashari, MD, at a recent event in Washington, D.C.
October 12, 2012
More than 100 new CMS Shared Savings accountable care organizations have come online in 2012, joining at least that many ACOs in the private sector in a test of whether a focus on the health of a defined population can improve health outcomes and lower health care costs. As ACO providers search for partners to achieve better population health, specialty pharmacies are positioned to collaborate and bring targeted expertise in ensuring drug regimens are properly managed—for better health outcomes and lower costs.
July 10, 2012
The message was loud and clear at the Third National Accountable Care Organization (ACO) Summit in Washington, D.C., June 6-8. If I had to sum it up, it would be that ACOs are not like the old HMOs of the 1980s. They are backed by advanced healthcare IT this time, and an even greater urgency to make adjustments to the healthcare payment model.
July 10, 2012
With the Supreme Court decision on the health reform law expected for delivery by the end of June, more policymakers, experts and stakeholders have been vocal about their predictions of the outcome.
July 10, 2012
Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced Monday that 89 new accountable care organizations (ACOs) have joined the Medicare Shared Savings Program as of July 1.
June 13, 2012
The message was loud and clear at the Third National Accountable Care Organization (ACO) Summit in Washington, DC, June 6-8. ACOs are backed by advanced healthcare IT and an urgency that will keep them around, speakers said.