Rene Letourneau

René Letourneau is the Editor of Healthcare Finance News. She covers solutions and services, mergers and acquisitions, vendor industry trends and new products, and is responsible for all coverage decisions. Follow René on Twitter @ReneLetourneau

By Rene Letourneau 09:45 am January 11, 2013
The global mHealth market will grow at a compound annual rate of 41.5 percent in the next five years to reach $10.2 billion by 2018, up from $1.3 billion in 2012, said a recent report from market research firm Transparency Market Research.
By Rene Letourneau 10:17 am 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.
By Rene Letourneau 10:19 am November 08, 2012
Officials from AHIP, AAFP, AMA and several others call on President Obama, presenting a number of issues of import to their constituencies.
By Rene Letourneau 09:54 am November 06, 2012
Kaiser Permanente named Bernard J. Tyson as its new CEO and chairman. Tyson will take the reins from CEO and chairman George Halvorson when Halvorson retires in December 2013.
By Rene Letourneau 10:32 am October 22, 2012
Yet their viewpoints are "unbelievably extreme," Robert Blendon, ScD, says. The problem? In part, the primaries are a "major barrier" to improving the nation's healthcare system.
By Rene Letourneau 10:02 am June 13, 2012
Health policy institute NEHI has identified 11 emerging technologies that have the potential to improve care and lower costs for chronic disease patients, especially those in at-risk populations.
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By Rene Letourneau 08:12 am May 04, 2012
The upcoming presidential election may come down to Colorado, Virginia and Wisconsin, if Stuart Rothenberg is correct. And swing voters everywhere may be too busy watching 'Dancing with the Stars' to make any decisions before autumn.
By Rene Letourneau 11:58 am April 24, 2012
Propelled by government incentives, a desire to improve patient outcomes and the bottom line, sales of electronic medical records reached $17.9 billion in 2011, up 14.2 percent from the previous year, according to market research publisher Kalorama Information.
By Rene Letourneau 09:08 am March 23, 2012
Propelled by government incentives, a desire to improve patient outcomes and the bottom line, sales of electronic medical records reached $17.9 billion in 2011, up 14.2 percent from the previous year, according to market research publisher Kalorama Information.
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By Rene Letourneau 08:41 am February 29, 2012
GOP Presidential candidate looks to distinguish the bill he signed as Governor of Massachusetts from President Obama's Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

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