Even as value-based contracting proliferates, the financial incentives for hospitals and medical groups to eliminate waste and improve care have barely changed.
HHS' Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology has named Dr. Michael James McCoy its first chief health information officer as the agency shifts its focus toward improving the interoperability of EHR systems.
A Massachusetts judge last Thursday rejected an agreement that would have allowed Partners HealthCare to acquire three hospitals.
Partners Healthcare soon might find itself back in court after a Massachusetts judge rejected an agreement that would have allowed the Boston-based system to acquire three hospitals. But Partners may not have better luck the second time around unless it tries a completely different approach.
A Massachusetts judge rejected an agreement that would have allowed Partners HealthCare to acquire three hospitals, saying the expansion would allow the Boston-based system, already the largest in the state, "to exact higher prices from insurers for the services its providers render.”
Several of the nation's largest health systems and insurers are joining together in a new task force with the goal of shifting 75% of their business to contracts with incentives for quality and lower-cost healthcare.
Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey says she is concerned about a deal that would allow Partners HealthCare to merge with South Shore Hospital—but won't stand in the way if the court signs off on the proposal.
Partners HealthCare System in Boston saw its ratings downgraded by Moody's Investors Service when the agency rated new bond issues expected this week.
Partners HealthCare System in Boston saw its ratings downgraded last week by Moody's Investors Service when the agency rated new bond issues expected next week.
The 2015 J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference in San Francisco got off to a feverish start Monday. Here are some quick observations and news tidbits.
IBM Corp. and Epic Systems Corp., likely hoping to show why their joint bid should win the Defense Department's $11 billion, 10-year EHR contract, Wednesday unveiled a 17-person group they've assembled to help advise the department and guide it through implementation if they win the work.
Tufts Medical Center and neighboring academic facility Boston Medical Center have announced talks to “explore a partnership.”