Affordable Care Act

Athenahealth Vice President Josh Gray leads athenaResearch.
By Bernie Monegain 10:31 am July 16, 2014
There has been no increase in new patient visits since the Affordable Care Act took effect. This, according to ACAView, a report from cloud-based EHR company athenahealth and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The report, released today, is the first of quarterly reports to come gauging the various metrics associated with healthcare reform.
Hospital technology concept
By Mike Miliard 10:03 am July 02, 2014
The Dorenfest Institute for Health Information has opened up new HIMSS Analytics data, offering insights into the IT usage patterns of thousands of U.S. hospitals and ambulatory clinics.
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By Mike Miliard 01:44 pm June 26, 2014
A strategy most often applied to industries such as manufacturing and aviation might unlock the potential for better care at lower cost, according to a recent report from the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology.
By Diana Manos 10:21 am June 26, 2014
Anyone under the impression that doctors don't like technology in general might be mistaken. Rather, what many share distaste for is meaningful use. That's according to Mari Savickis, assistant director of federal affairs at the American Medical Association.
Capitol building
By Bernie Monegain 10:43 am June 23, 2014
Politics and poor management led to the breakdown of the government's health insurance website during its launch and in subsequent weeks, a new Senate report concludes.
By Healthcare IT News 10:48 am June 16, 2014
A computer programmer and a kid in a Batman suit walk into a pancake sounds like a joke, but it really happened, and now the programmer, Dave Vockell, has a new product to bring to market. It's an app to help seniors talk to their doctors about medical care.
Sylvia Matthews Burwell
By Tom Sullivan 07:03 am June 06, 2014
The U.S. Senate voted in Sylvia Matthews Burwell as the new Secretary of Health and Human Services on Thursday afternoon. Burwell, the former head of the Office of Management and Budget, was confirmed 78-17. Before and after the vote, Burwell both faced her share of fire and garnered high praise.
Laptop with shattered screen
By Bernie Monegain 10:41 am June 02, 2014
Even as healthcare providers across the country are struggling to make their new, expensive technology work, a new survey shows providers are more frustrated with their purchases than ever.
By Bernie Monegain 06:48 am May 30, 2014
The annual PayerView Report from health IT company athenahealth, released today, reveals the healthcare payer that has the best relationship with providers and the one that has the most problems.
By Erin McCann 01:59 pm May 29, 2014
It seems almost unfair. Clinical IT systems, in the last few years, have generally enjoyed a monopoly in the applications spotlight, often leaving operational apps sitting in the shadows, on back burners and positioned at the tail end of healthcare's to-do list.

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