Bryce Olson, a 47-year-old Intel marketing executive wants to link medical records from across the U.S. and the world into a vast virtual warehouse for research.
One of the top priorities of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology is implementing the data-blocking and interoperability measures listed in the 21st Century Cures Act.
2017 will be a year of challenge and opportunity for the pharmaceutical and medical device industries thanks to the 21st Century Cures Act, which passed with their vigorous lobbying support.
Hospitals that had the worst readmission rates prior to the Affordable Care Act improved the most, the authors found.
The sheer scope of the opioid crisis—as well as the geographic and demographic changes in the kinds of people affected—propelled a landmark policy shift toward treating addiction as an illness rather than a crime.
Turbulent times always produce winners and losers, and the 2016 elections, MACRA, the 21st Century Cures Act and the general pace of change in the healthcare industry created plenty. Here are just a few.
The earthquake of Donald Trump's presidential election victory casts a completely different light on the healthcare politics and policy developments that preceded it this year.
Cyber-insecurity mounted in 2016 as a series of high-profile attacks signaled the dark side of the federal government's huge push to provide every American with an electronic health record.
Insurers, providers, policymakers, employers and consumer groups spent much of 2016 blasting the pharmaceutical industry's pricing of prescription drugs.
Nestled within the 996 pages of the 21st Century Cures Act that President Barack Obama signed into law last week is a change to the way hospitals are judged when patients are unnecessarily readmitted.
At the very end of the 996-page 21st Century Cures Act, buried behind sweeping legislation to speed up cures for cancer and fight the opioid crisis, is a little provision that could drive enrollment in the individual insurance market.
By requiring Medicare to account for patient demographics as it levies penalties on hospitals for excess readmissions, the 21st Century Cures Act signed into law on Tuesday addresses long-standing demands from hospitals, but it also raises fresh concerns.