Election 2012

By Mike Miliard 10:54 am May 16, 2014
Another statistic for year end is that the number of hospitals per integrated delivery system took a big jump last year from 6.4 to 7.1. Which tells us that the acquisition spree has not slowed down.
By Diana Manos 11:06 am May 30, 2013
Senate GOP leaders on Thursday called for an Inspector General investigation into fundraising activities reportedly carried out by HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius.
By Erin McCann 11:09 am November 16, 2012
This November saw healthcare executives pay big campaign money to both political parties. Health IT vendors, however, upped the ante this election year, paying out some hefty donations of their own. Epic CEO Judith Faulkner and Allscripts CEO Glen Tullman are among the year's top spenders.
By Erin McCann 10:13 am November 15, 2012
In addition to the generous political contributions of healthcare executives, EHR vendors also upped the ante this election year. Among this year's biggest spenders include Epic's Judith Faulkner and Allscripts CEO Glen Tullman.
By Erin McCann 10:07 am November 13, 2012
Healthcare IT News analyzed the personal political contributions from the 2011-2012 election cycle of more than 200 top executives at some of the nation's largest hospitals and healthcare systems. The results may surprise you.
By Mary Mosquera 09:36 am November 13, 2012
The Department of Health and Human Services has extended the deadline for states to declare their plans for a state-based health insurance exchange for one more month to accommodate many governors who were waiting until the election outcome to decide whether to move ahead.
By Mary Mosquera 09:07 am November 08, 2012
Farzad Mostashari, MD, the national health IT coordinator, said that data and analytics played a critical role in the campaign and re-election of President Barack Obama -- mirroring the growing importance of data in healthcare.
By Erin McCann 11:08 am November 07, 2012
With President Barack Obama scoring a big victory Tuesday night, earning many more than the 270 electoral votes he needed for reelection, the healthcare industry is responding to the outcome, and the impact it may have on the future of care delivery.
By Tom Sullivan 10:47 am November 07, 2012
Obamacare has survived both a Supreme Court challenge and now Mitt Romney's promise to "repeal and replace." But very real questions remain about its future, since it's as unpopular as ever in some states. Questions about federal funding of health IT are also still lingering.
By Diana Manos 08:53 am November 06, 2012
With so much of America's healthcare future on the line after the election - partisan budget battles looming and talk of either moving forward with Obamacare or starting over under President Romney (depending what has happened at the ballot box by the time you read this) - one thing has stayed relatively stable over the past eight years, and...