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IMS, Quintiles to merge into $23 billion company

By Adam Rubenfire  |  May 03, 2016

IMS Health Holdings and Quintiles Transnational Holdings, providers of life science product development services, announced Tuesday that they would merge to create a company valued at more than $23 billion.

MedData to acquire patient engagement software developer

By Lydia Coutre, Crain's Cleveland Business  |  May 02, 2016

Brecksville, Ohio-based MedData—which provides technology-enabled healthcare services like revenue cycle management and analytics—has acquired Duet Health of Columbus, Ohio. Terms of the purchase were not disclosed.

Docs face stark choices under new Medicare pay proposal

Docs face stark choices under new Medicare pay proposal

By Beth Kutscher  |  April 30, 2016

The new draft regulations designed to change how Medicare pays clinicians represent the most sweeping overhaul the CMS has made in a long time to the business of running a physician practice.

How Medicare's new payment overhaul tries to change how docs use tech

By Adam Rubenfire  |  April 30, 2016

Medicare's new system for paying physicians will kill off the so-called “meaningful use” regime the government has used for the past five years to judge whether providers deserved to be rewarded for using electronic health records.

Will Medicare's physician payment overhaul drive more docs to hospitals?

Will Medicare's physician payment overhaul drive more docs to hospitals?

By Beth Kutscher and Adam Rubenfire  |  April 27, 2016

The CMS has started to answer the many questions surrounding how physicians will get paid under the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act. But some stakeholders were immediately dissatisfied with what they saw, and the 963-page rule may have raised as many questions as it answered.

Michael Garfield named CEO at Mercy Health Cincinnati

Michael Garfield named CEO at Mercy Health Cincinnati

By Modern Healthcare  |  April 23, 2016

Michael Garfield has been named senior VP and CEO at Mercy Health Cincinnati. He takes over for John Starcher, who last month was named incoming president and CEO for parent system Mercy Health, also in Cincinnati.

Tee Green steps down as CEO of Greenway Health

By Michael Sandler  |  April 20, 2016

Greenway Health co-founder Tee Green is stepping down from the top office at the Carrollton, Ga.-based electronic health record and practice management company. He will stay on full time as executive chairman to focus on innovation and growth initiatives. Scott Zimmerman will replace him as CEO.

Blog: Revisiting Hillary Clinton's record on healthcare

Blog: Revisiting Hillary Clinton's record on healthcare

By Harris Meyer  |  April 19, 2016

Two people with first-hand knowledge of Hillary Clinton's history on healthcare say she has done outstanding work in expanding coverage and research funding, and that the Clinton they know is nothing like the self-serving politician described by her critics.

Q&A: 'We have a long way to go yet on patient safety'

Q&A: 'We have a long way to go yet on patient safety'

By Modern Healthcare  |  April 16, 2016

National Patient Safety Foundation President and CEO Dr. Tejal Gandhi discusses diagnostic errors and unintended harm from EHRs as well as other patient-safety issues. She spoke with Modern Healthcare reporter Sabriya Rice.

Better scheduling through math

Better scheduling through math

By Beth Kutscher  |  April 16, 2016

One area in healthcare that is ripe for improvement is the scheduling process. It's a challenge that LeanTaas, a 6-year-old company based in Santa Clara, Calif., compares to a game of Tetris.

Xerox pays $123 million settlement to part ways with California

By Joseph Conn  |  April 15, 2016

The state of California and Xerox Corp. have reached a $123 million settlement to end their contract to replace the state's Medicaid claims processing system. The state's Department of Health Care Services will walk away from the nearly decade-long effort and start over with a new approach.

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