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Obama uses popular TV, radio to pitch HealthCare.gov to Generation X

By Adam Rubenfire and Rachel Landen  |  December 15, 2014

President Barack Obama pitched HealthCare.gov in interviews with three seemingly unusual outlets on Friday—a hip hop radio station in Raleigh, N.C., a sports radio show and a morning talk show led by "American Idol" host Ryan Seacrest. But it's not the first time the president has used...

Two N.Y. HIEs merge as state works toward statewide exchange

By Darius Tahir  |  November 17, 2014

HealthlinkNY, a new health information exchange, was announced Monday as the result of two existing New York regional exchanges merging. The union comes as New York attempts to create a statewide health information network, claiming to be the first state in the country to do so.

Oregon cuts ties with Oracle's health exchange

By Associated Press  |  October 23, 2014

Oregon is cutting its last ties with a botched health insurance exchange portal built by Oracle Corp. as the state and the high-tech company pursue lawsuits against each other.

Despite challenges, panels see progress on healthcare interoperability

Despite challenges, panels see progress on healthcare interoperability

By Joseph Conn  |  October 15, 2014

There is interoperability in American healthcare, more than is generally thought, a federal health IT official and multiple advisers noted during a rare joint meeting Wednesday of the two main federally chartered health information technology advisory panels.

Former Oracle exec tapped to lead Cal INDEX

Former Oracle exec tapped to lead Cal INDEX

By Joseph Conn  |  September 02, 2014

David Watson, most recently the global vice president of healthcare product strategy for Oracle Corp., has been named CEO of the California Integrated Data Exchange, the proposed not-for-profit, statewide health information exchange.

California Blues plans launching health info exchange

By Joseph Conn  |  August 09, 2014

California's two Blues insurers are committing $80 million to launch a new health information exchange, which they hope will initially attract more than 30 of the state's largest healthcare provider organizations.

New California health info exchange faces obstacles

New California health info exchange faces obstacles

By Joseph Conn  |  August 05, 2014

Plunking down $80 million and blending claims data from two giant California Blues health plans in a statewide health information exchange raises hopes that interoperability across the Golden State may finally be at hand. But neither money nor 9 million patient records guarantee success of an HIE...

California Blues plans put up $80 million to fund new HIE

California Blues plans put up $80 million to fund new HIE

By Joseph Conn  |  August 05, 2014

California's two Blues insurers are committing $80 million to launch yet another health information exchange in the Golden State, one that its founders claim will initially attract more than 30 of the state's largest healthcare provider organizations.

Missouri governor vetoes limits on health navigators

Missouri governor vetoes limits on health navigators

By Modern Healthcare  |  July 12, 2014

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon, a Democrat, vetoed legislation that would have limited who could work in the state as a health insurance guide and blamed a national conservative group for injecting an error into the model legislation.

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