American Nurses Association President Pam Cipriano (one of Modern Healthcare's Top 25 Women in Healthcare) says nurses are well-positioned to improve healthcare quality and care coordination and take on new roles as more care moves out of hospitals.
The CMS paid out more than $380 million in incentive payments through its physician quality-reporting system and electronic-prescribing incentive programs, but more than 400,000 providers accepted pay cuts rather than participate.
It's easy to find condemnations of the lack of electronic data-sharing between providers these days. And yet, according to IT vendors, data-sharing is on the upswing.
A measure to reinstate limits on lawsuit awards for pain and suffering in medical malpractice cases is heading to Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon's desk three years after the state Supreme Court overturned lower caps.
Citizens Medical Center agreed to pay the government $21.8 million to resolve allegations that the county-owned hospital illegally paid doctors for cardiology referrals, the U.S. Justice Department announced Tuesday.
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force affirmed that women ages 50 to 74 should have a mammogram every two years. For women in their 40s it should be an individualized decision, the panel said, drawing immediate fire from radiologists.
Dr. John Morley has been appointed chief medical officer of Jacobi Medical Center and North Central Bronx Hospital, both part of the New York City Health and Hospitals Corp.
Dr. Tom Deas, Jr., shares first-hand experience on the benefits received and value that can be realized -- for providers, patients and all involved in the delivery of care -- with clinical data interoperability, timely exchange of patient health information and the effective use of analytics.
Dr. Christopher Chen, CEO of Miami Gardens, Fla.-based ChenMed, knew his physician-led primary-care group would have to optimize its performance to successfully expand from its home base. One factor giving him confidence was its custom-built electronic health-record system, which includes patient...
What are the best jobs in healthcare? If you didn't pick audiology or biomedical engineering, then you might want to check out a recent ranking compiled by CareerCast, which lists the top 200 jobs in the U.S.
Physician assistants and nurse practitioners cheered passage of the bill that killed Medicare's sustainable-growth rate formula. But a failed attempt by Yale University to expand its PA program with an online option reflects the difficulty of trying to rapidly grow the healthcare workforce.
The healthcare industry is celebrating the demise of Medicare's sustainable growth-rate formula for paying physicians. At least a few skeptics are already questioning the new framework, which is intended to push doctors to embrace value-based pay.