Mega-mergers by commercial insurers are prompting mergers by hospitals and creating an arms race that is not improving the cost of care for consumers.The real secret weapon is big data, which is still years away from being properly harnessed and shared among providers so they can manage the health...
The American Society of Clinical Oncology has expanded its cancer treatment outcomes program to 58 physician practices across the country.
Dr. Paul Tang, 62, is the new VP and chief health transformation officer at cognitive computing venture IBM Watson Health.
Commentary: Medicare's 'big data' tools to fight and prevent fraud yield over $1.5 billion in savings
Taking “big data” mainstream has given the CMS the ability to better connect with public and private predictive analytics experts and data scientists, as well as collaborate more closely with law enforcement.
Regarding the recent article “Presence Health rethinks its Lean initiative,” Lean and Lean Six Sigma are needed in healthcare more than ever. I
Ayasdi, a tech company in Menlo Park, Calif., uses an applied math concept known as topological data analysis, which finds patterns in vast and complex data sets. The technology has applications in population health, drug discovery and revenue-cycle management.
A not-for-profit group that works closely with the North Carolina Medicaid agency has developed a data-driven transitional-care program intended to connect the right patients with the resources that are most likely to work.
Cara James, director of the Office of Minority Health at the CMS, runs the agency's program for addressing racial health disparities. She recently discussed the agency's efforts with Modern Healthcare reporter Steven Ross Johnson.
Cara James, director of the Office of Minority Health at the CMS, runs the agency's program for addressing racial health disparities. Modern Healthcare reporter Steven Ross Johnson recently explored the agency's efforts to address healthcare disparities.
Researchers studying the pods of killer whales that arrive each spring in Washington's Puget Sound want a new tool for their scientific arsenal: electronic health records.
Access to genomic data on cancer has raised hopes for rapid advances, but many worry about clinicians’ ability to effectively use the information.
The electronic health record was meant to be the “Great IT Hope,” yet decades later, healthcare still languishes in a disconnected state, says Athenahealth co-founder Jonathan Bush.