Anthony Brino is the Editor of Healthcare Payer News, covering a range of health policy and insurance issues, and also the Editor of HIEWatch. Follow Anthony on Twitter @AnthonyBrino.
By Anthony Brino 03:55 pm May 27, 2014
In the five years since the HITECH Act brought funding for public health information exchanges, the technology and the organizations that offer it have seen a varied evolution.
By Anthony Brino 10:33 am May 27, 2014
Despite hospitals and physicians being given a more flexible time frame for participating in the next phase of meaningful use, the backlash against the federal EHR Incentive Program and EHRs in general continues.
By Anthony Brino 07:58 am May 27, 2014
The frustrations and setbacks with meaningful use may be symptoms of larger systematic problems that the EHR incentive program might be able to better address if reengineered.
By Anthony Brino 02:44 pm May 20, 2014
One particularly egregious case of Medicaid fraud is sending three former executives to prison, but look for the medical cost ratio to become one key part of managed care spending audits and whistleblower investigations.
By Anthony Brino 12:20 pm May 19, 2014
Once on the brink of crisis, one of the largest Medicaid programs in the country is trying to seed new integrated care models, forcing health organizations to work together and find synergies.
By Anthony Brino 09:35 am May 19, 2014
Whistleblower reports of secret waiting lists at VA medical centers across the country suggest that a new debate over veterans health reform and investment is on the horizon, along with possible criminal charges for those involved.
By Anthony Brino 09:44 am May 13, 2014
Despite many physicians and hospitals now meaningfully using electronic health records, there's still a huge gap when it comes to these providers actually exchanging patient data. That reality has some regional extension centers taking up the work of health information exchange. The funding, however, is often hard to come by.
By Anthony Brino 10:10 am May 12, 2014
"We'll definitely see some REC programs go away," but some are developing sustainable business models and finding there's more need for their help than ever.
By Anthony Brino 08:04 am May 05, 2014
For all their benefits and current evolution into healthcare, mobile phones may actually be the worst way to call 911, and the government is trying to change that public health problem.
By Anthony Brino 09:48 am April 28, 2014
Health information exchange is at a crossroads, with many HIEs having exhausted their funding -- and some having already gone out of business -- just as data exchange is becoming more important than ever. Some innovative exchanges are proving their value, however.