Affordable Care Act

Eric Topol, MD, spoke to future of medicine, apps, business models and more.
By Bernie Monegain 07:32 am September 30, 2014
Known for his rapid fire, entertaining talks on the condition of U.S. healthcare today, the famed cardiologist and innovator paused to answer questions from the AHIMA audience at a separate session after his Monday morning presentation.
By Bernie Monegain 07:38 am September 24, 2014
In an op-ed in Wednesday's New York Times, former National Coordinator for Health IT Farzad Mostashari, MD, and Bob Kocher, MD, former special assistant to President Obama on healthcare and economic policy, make the case that the Affordable Care Act is indeed lowering healthcare costs and delivering better care.
Google Glass
By Bernie Monegain 10:51 am September 02, 2014
A startup that plans to take Google Glass to healthcare and other markets has landed $8.4 million in venture capital.
By Mike Miliard 02:32 pm August 27, 2014
Venture capital funding for health information technology surpassed $1 billion for the first time in Q2 2014 -- far surpassed, in fact, with $1.8 billion raised in 161 deals, more than doubling the $861 million raised in the previous quarter.
Growing money
By Bernie Monegain 10:41 am August 27, 2014
A Mississippi health system and three hospitals in Texas, Indiana and Alabama are illustrating how hospitals can thrive, even in a tough economic environment. One hospital increased its revenue by $8.2 million after improving clinical documentation. Another changed the way it collected for services and boosted revenue by $6.1 million.
By Anthony Brino 09:52 am August 27, 2014
HHS has tapped an insurance industry veteran who managed one of the few well-functioning state exchanges during the initial enrollment period to lead the federal insurance marketplace.
By Anthony Vecchione 10:48 am August 25, 2014
The recent Ebola outbreak in West Africa has raised public awareness about the risks of healthcare associated infections, as U.S. healthcare workers in Africa acquired Ebola while working in a healthcare setting. Here in the U.S., data mining technology is a valuable weapon for combating HAIs.
By Kaiser Health News 09:34 am August 21, 2014
A decade ago almost all doctors kept paper charts on every patient. That is changing quickly as laptops become as common as stethoscopes in exam rooms. Here are some frequently asked questions about this evolution underway in American medicine and the government programs sparking the change.
Man holidng lightbulb with sprout inside
By Mike Miliard 10:30 am August 05, 2014
Healthcare technology is hot stuff, with startups and investors from Silicon Valley to the Charles River chasing after the next paradigm-shifting blockbuster innovation. Each passing quarter sees an ever-increasing tally of eager rounds of funding. But what will be the lasting impact of some of these products?
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By Evan Schuman 08:54 am July 24, 2014
The joys of unintended consequences never end. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act required hospitals to get paid based on how much they improved their patients' health rather than on how many tests and procedures were completed. The intent was to improve patient care.

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