Payments and revenue-cycle-management firm Emdeon is contemplating an initial public offering, according to a report in financial publication The Street. If completed, the offering would return the firm to the public markets; it had most recently gone public in August 2009, before being bought out...
Jerrit Tan, a first-generation Chinese-American, used to skip school to act as a translator for his immigrant parents and extended family when they visited a doctor. Now he has developed a smartphone app that provides medical interpretation services in 15 languages.
The Obama administration appears to be making broader changes to protect consumer information on the government's health insurance website, after objections from lawmakers and privacy advocates.
Dr. Atul Butte, 45, will be director of the University of California at San Francisco's new Institute for Computational Health Sciences.
Data Points for the week of Jan. 26, 2015, covered the following topics: Medicare, insurance, costs, insurers
Digital health companies often complain their work is choked by federal privacy and security rules that were developed for a different age. HHS' Office for Civil Rights signaled this week that it wants to help companies understand the law and is willing to be flexible to foster innovation.
The American Medical Association is calling for an overhaul of a federal program to test and certify electronic health-record systems for suitability in the EHR incentive-payment program. Its request has been joined by 34 other medical specialty societies and healthcare professional organizations.
Roper Industries, a Sarasota, Fla.-based company that invests in technology products, has struck another healthcare deal, this time with Strata Decision Technology.
Merger-and-acquisition deals among healthcare providers continue unabated. Assuming bigger means better, health systems are merging, acquiring or affiliating with other hospitals and medical groups, forming larger integrated delivery networks. To maximize value and minimize risk from these...
President Barack Obama used some of his State of the Union oratory to lay out a grand vision for “precision medicine” and announce an initiative to realize it.
The University of California at San Francisco has appointed Dr. Atul Butte to lead its new Institute for Computational Health Sciences. Butte, 45, will also become executive director of clinical informatics for University of California Health Sciences and Services.
Ten years ago, President George W. Bush briefly mentioned electronic health records in a State of the Union address and the federal government is now in the midst of a multibillion dollar effort to promote the technology. Can the same thing happen with cybersecurity?