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Georgia hospitals and physicians plug new clinical data exchange

By Dave Barkholz  |  May 25, 2016

A physician-hospital organization affiliated with Navicent Health in Macon, Ga., is partnering with Stratus Healthcare to potentially offer information technology services to doctors and rural hospitals in southern Georgia.

Q&A: Meditech founder Pappalardo says invention was 'my overall destiny'

Q&A: Meditech founder Pappalardo says invention was 'my overall destiny'

By Joseph Conn  |  May 23, 2016

In a far-ranging conversation with Modern Healthcare reporter Joseph Conn, A. Neil Pappalardo discusses his Sicilian family influences and early education in upstate New York, his technical training at MIT, his passion for invention, and his goal of conveying ownership of Meditech to its employees.

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.

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.

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